Up The Big N, Anhydrous Ammonia and Snow,
Another High Water Mark in Washington State and Idaho.
Water Mark in 2016
By Ross Jordan of St. John, Washington, Century Farms.
Anhydrous Ammonia and Snow are critical for top yields.
Drop the tillage, get in Control of Stored Soil Moisture, Soil
Erosion (wind and water), and Critical and Expensive Crop Nutrients.
Exactrix TAPPS is NH3 at 82-0-0, APP or Ammonium Poly Phosphate as
10-34-0 and ATS or Thio-Sul® as 12-0-0-26S in a unique process
control of heat and crystallization.
Less is More as the growing crop prefers Ammonium (NH4) and Snow for
the percolation and digestion of the Exactrix yield driving
Move up to an average of $120 more net income per acre, right to the
bottom line on acre after acre in the PNW.
visual review of the control center for banding nutrients with 1% CV
of application. Yielder® VRT Technology from Exactrix is next.
University of Idaho field in Whitman County, Rosalia, Washington was
applied with Exactrix extreme uniformity and chemical availability
of crystals of TAPPS.
All pictorial information is No-tillage in a pea rotation area.
About 7,000 acres of No-tillage farming in 12 different crops in two
rainfall zones for Ross Jordan and company, Century Farms.
Annual cropping of 12 different crops, higher rainfall above 21 inch
allows annual cropping.
A 17 inch and greater rainfall uses a 3 and 4 year Chem-fallow
rotation with spring wheat and winter wheat and winter peas.
Soil moisture is stored with 70% of the moisture coming in the
winter or snowy months of the Pacific Gulf of Alaska storms.
Exactrix® Timing of TAPPS™ Nutrient Application…..9 months out of
No-tillage Pre-plant banding of TAPPS nutrients, 82-0-0, 10-34-0,
12-0-0-26S or Thio-sul®, fall or spring timeline.
No-tillage 10-34-0, 12-0-026S, soil deep banded Alfalfa with
Exactrix, early fall.
No-tillage banded TAPPS into established winter wheat and winter
canola late fall or early spring.
No-tillage June TAPPS Banded Chemfallow.
Every month the ground is not frozen nutrients are applied. About 9
months of nutrient application time line.
Crops are all No-tillage for maximum stored soil moisture.
Austrian Winter Peas.
Mustard, Fumigant Grade and Oriental.
Garbanzos or Chick Peas.
Dark Northern Spring Wheat.
Hard Red Winter Wheat.
Soft White Winter Wheat.
Quinoa (40 acres)
Anhydrous Ammonia is a good buy all the way to $2,000 per ton. The
key is too not use as much of it by making Anhydrous Ammonia more
Technology on your side of the fence.
“Exactrix TAPPS™ formulation(1% CV of application) goes to the limit
one more time. The large field is excellent from the top to the
bottom “. June 11, 16.
All acres are a No-tillage system with single disc banding and
seeding in two pass. The next step is VRT mapping and application
from Tom Gehring of Agri-Trend, a Trimble supported company.
A very nice
crop with Exactrix® TAPPS simultaneously banded on 12 inch and
seeded on 7.5 inch, and a comparative with the competition indicates
nitrogen stability problems on the horizon field.
The No-tillage technique delivers about 4 more inches of soil stored
moisture and saves about $40 per acre in operations involving shank
tillage in a Tillage system. The technique also allows a rapid
expansion of the farm size. Management allows about 2/3 of the TAPPS
to be fall banded for the spring crops.
The Exactrix in Variable Rate Site Specific puts another $60 per
acre back into the bank account by reducing N and P use and hitting
the crop nutrient target where the yield counts.
Higher rates in high yield areas and lower rates in low yield areas
based on stored soil moisture.
The No-tillage, Exactrix TAPPS™, process of application brings $120
more net income to the bottom line.
Another factor is the excellent timing of nutrients and all
operations completed with No-tillage at .7 of the soil lab
recommendation for N and .5 for the soil lab recommendation for P.
The TAPPS banding Exactrix equipped, Deere 1890 also allows late
October banding into growing winter wheat. Delaying the TAPPS
application to 30 days after seeding can be very important for
proper management of winter wheat and winter canola.
Thus the 1890 seeding drill also uses seed row starter P. Exactrix
Wing Injection will now be considered to boost performance in
alfalfa and winter canola with the 50 foot Deere 1890 on 7.5 inch.
The 40 foot 1890 will need some more modifications before it can
considered for Exactrix Wing Injection.
Exactrix® wing Injection utilized for banding
starter fertilizers including Thio-Sul® just outside the seed
germination area (angled 20 degrees or 3/4 inch to the outside of
High rates of fertilizer can be applied at time of seeding that
otherwise would be toxic in the row. The tool is highly successful
and utilized across the Great Plains.
The Exactrix Wing Injection approach for sensitive crops like
alfalfa and canola provide quick uptake by seminal hair roots.
Garbanzos can also be properly fertilized with this technique using
fluid grade, calcium sulfate and liquid biological materials and
Two varieties are seeded, 1529 and Ovation and
thus the contrasting colors of green. A nice head size and filling
well for the next four weeks…Soft White Winter Wheat has high yield
Another observation was a good looking flag leaf. Soft White wheats
fill in about 6 weeks timeline with a flag leaf that is about twice
as large as a Great Plains wheat.
Great Plains wheats fill twice as fast. About half time is required
to fill for Great Plains Hard Red Winter Wheat.
The June weather is the difference in the PNW when moisture and
lower temperatures allow longer filling and greater yields. Stored
soil moisture is also much greater with soil depths of 200 feet and
A high yielding harvest will take place in early August. Taking
about 11 months to raise and harvest a crop. The Great Plains Hard
Red Winter Wheat takes about 9 to 10 months from planting to
Seeded with the Pape Deere 1890 about September
15 to the 20 th. Rows paired in 5/10.
Exactrix TAPPS banded sometimes before and sometimes after the
seeding, makes no difference both machines run
together in the field.
In 2017 a full menu treatment with GS-3, VR, Site Specific
application of TAPPS for most all Jordon fields with Variable Rate
site specific, Exactrix TAPPS™, Tri-Ammonium Poly Phosphate Sulfate
plus micros in 4 zones.
This is a good crop color and a high quality stand from the top of
the clay laden hilltop, tillage eroded soils (50 to 70 bu./A) ,to
the bottom land and toe slope with high production capability (up to
180 bu./A on the elevated toe slopes).
An excellent crop in the 100 to 125 bushel per
acre range….well above average. Seed row starter and Exactrix banded
Another neighboring field of winter wheat on the
horizon with nitrogen stability problems and irregular emergence.
No-tillage and Exactrix TAPPS™ works very well to reduce N use and
make Phosphate more crop available.
Nitrogen from Exactrix® is 166% more crop available and phosphate is
200% more crop available.
“You cannot buy it….you have got to build
Good management will produce a good uniform field
of wheat in a 2 pass system of Exactrix banding on 12 inch single
The banding Deere 1890 is followed by a seeding 1890 on 7.5 inch
seed row spacing.
Seeding two varieties in paired rows.
High variability in stored soil moisture in the
steeply rolling Pacific Northwest, Palouse Loess soils, slopes to
65% compounded produce high yields at the angle of repose.
Deep soils that are forgiving to the point that any tillage system
will work in the short term.
No-tillage has the advantage long term production, higher soil life
and quality with more stored soil moisture and higher yield
A No-till spring pea rotation leaves an
opportunity for top yields with NH3, APP/ATS/Micros, Auto steering
Case Quad track with the 1890 single disc, banding tool bar.
The TAPPS bands are stabilized with Thio-sul at 12 inch centers
using the 1890.
Exactrix Wing Injection is utilized for 4.5 inch
deep banding of TAPPS with the Deere 1890,
Liquid fertilizer as 10-34-0 and 12-0-0-26S or Thio-sul® is injected
first and NH3 82-0-0 is injected second forming Crystals of TAPPS.
A larger and thicker blade with special edge line improves
penetration and is installed in hillside farming to band deeper.
Working together and overlapping with outstanding
machine production in September 2015, with a good guidance system it
is possible to run both machines with their own agenda.
It is true, 12 inch band spacing will produce higher yields than the
Deere 1895 20 inch Mid-Row banding drill in Spring Cropping. This is
especially known to be true with Yielder Drills.
Why is this so? Fall banding TAPPS assures a percolation with slowly
melting Snow at 33 to 40 degrees F soil temperatures.
The result is a mellow Phosphate band chemistry, outstanding
phosphate efficiency and better root targeting for spring crops
moving to maturity rapidly.
Clay ridge tops cannot store as much moisture as compared to the
lower slopes or lower elevation areas of the field.
In 2017 Variable Rate Site Specific, fall banding techniques will
raise the bar on yield and the net profit margin.
Thus the clay hilltop application rates will be in Zone 4 or 50
bushel wheat per acre or much lower than high rate Zone 1 at 180
bushel wheat yields.
The Exactrix banding tool bar application as variable rates are
constantly changing in the cab.
The 4 section machine is changing rate with 4 sections turning booms
on and off independent of the application rate.
All rates and functions are based on site specific application using
prescription maps from Agri-Trend.
Argi-Trend is the largest agricultural consulting firm in North
America regarding small grains.
The seeder is the Pape modified Deere 1890. 7.5
inch Seeding on top of the 12 inch TAPPS bands from the 1890
Quinoa is an expanding acreage crop from the
Andes. An ideal food source for many South American Indians.
Now a more balanced diet, non gluten, for North America food buffs.
You have questions, how to fertilize Legumes,
Brassicas and Quinoa.
A new stand of alfalfa established in a single
pass without prior tillage.
Seeded by Jeremy Smith for Greg Jordan using a Horsch minimum
Alfalfa responds to Exactrix wing injection using the Deere 1890.
Nutrients such as APP or Ammonium Poly Phosphate, 10-34-0 and ATS
or Ammonium Thio-Sulfate 12-0-0-26S or Thio-Sul® are applied to the
side of each row.
KTS or Potassium Thio-Sulfate or 0-0-25-17S, Ammoniated Zinc,
16-0-0-20Zn and Boron -0-0-0-16B can be also be applied.
Exactrix Wing Injection produces excellent
results. A patented process and utilized on Deere 1890 and Case 500
Fertilizing crops such as soybeans and canola require a wing
injection technique to maximize the emergence of the just planted
Seed row fertilizer cannot be used with tap rooted crops or legumes
and Brassica crops. Go to www.exactrix.com/dewi.htm
Another Key Point…How much do these systems cost and how quick is
The entire investment is typically paid back within the first year.
Your Great Plains Reporter.
Another Good reason to drop the tillage.
An adjoining field using tillage to establish a Mustard crop.
Mustard is an ideal No-tillage crop with the Deere 1890 Single Disc
opener controlling seeding depth on a firm seed bed.
Osmotic movement of germinating moisture requires no tillage tears,
voids, or parting lines in the Global Skin.
Go Fast Video. Exactrix Banding Tool bars.
At 9 mph, single disc Deere 2510 Exactrix TAPPS Side dressing small
corn at North Bend, Nebraska, Tim and Randy Reznicek.