Paul Gangwish and Tim Reznicek
A Corn Belt Highlight Tour.
Production by Paul Gangwish and his crew.
This particular 80 acre field averaged 280 bushels per acre in last year's drought and heat....and now the rest of the story.
Exactrix Mustang Openers, P-51C on 15 inch centers banded the field in April 17, 2013...at 8 mph...at 150 pounds N and about 20 gallons of APP/ATS.
The planters did the job in a very good alliance to the previous corn rows.
The TAPPS banding was done at a 5 degree angle at a 6 to 7 inch depth on 15 inch centers...at 61.3 feet in width.
The fact that the Case 940 tool bar ran in wet conditions and handled the residue perfectly has been impressive.
Kevin Medow, Exactrix TAPPS fall banded,
170 lbs N on NH3, 8 gallons 10-34-0 , APP 4
gallons Thiosfate ATS (12-0-0-.265
average rows...allows ridging and 36 inch beds.
Moore built tool bar - 24 Mustangs to goKevin has had some very good yields....and very pleased with the Monosem...and TAPPS.
Kevin is setting up a new Moore Built Tool Bar with Mustang Openers, P51-C.
Side Dressing Seed Corn. Syngenta/Yockey.
Ridge till Production of Seed Corn for Syngenta, NK.
P-51A Mustangs...20 x 3/8 single edged Yielder Blades. Grease type hubs. Banding at 4 to 5 inch depth. Closing wheels may be required when banding a bit shallower in ridges.
The sealing is more difficult at 4
inch depth since it is not possible to form a vacuum injection technique
The key in TAPPS and TAPPKTS banding is to run the Mustang as deep as physically possible...for better drought stress...and better geometry of placed P. Another plus of banding deeper is absolute vacuum sealing with no closing wheels required.
P-51A Mustangs can be modified to B or C series...with much bigger Yielder Manganese Steel blades....but it is probably simpler just to trade the openers for bigger openers.
Closing wheels are not required when banding deeper but may be required if there is a tillage history...or no chance for growing roots.
John runs at high speed...10 mph is nominal with the twin 1, 000 gallon NH3 tanks at 25 feet with 20 Mustang openers on 15 inch centers.
SteveMcCasland (Read more about Steve HERE)
Banding June 22nd, 2013
As Steve Says....when quizzed about his 2012 yield at 316 bushels per acre.
"Guy , it is the Exactrix Mustangs that made the difference"...Steady as she goes with Deep banding at 8 inch depths of TAPPS....
The polish on the 3/8 x 24 inch Yielder Manganese steel blades are a pretty good indicator of the depth of the Exactrix TAPPS band.
Steve is applying
on 15 inch centers at 6 mph at 130 pounds N as NH3 and 12 gallons APP/ATS....
Monsanto DeKalb is providing the genetics again in 2013.
What is different in 2013?...
Steerage....Orthman Tru Trackers modified to Shadow Trackers to allow the tool bar to also steer.
The big Case
Planter ran the same Orthman/Trimble tool bar steering system in May. The
30 inch Orthman steerage discs
The steerage is by Mike Vaughn of Wagner Equipment at Burlington, CO. Steve and Mike teamed up to take yields higher yet on rolling slopes of the 20% to 30% rolling sandy soils of Yuma.
The Trimble RTK design keeps the Magnum 305 on the mark.....The 40 foot tool bar with 2 point lift assist is held in place by setting the 3 point guide blocks loose...This allows the Orthman Shadow Tracker to follow the planter rows on sub inch accuracy...
Big Corn...means a good yield in side dress techniques by Steve McCasland at Yuma, CO…..a very impressive day on June 22, 13 at 4,000 feet above sea level.
Steve used the same system on his Case Planter….with a Quad-Track…so the guidance systems works well with an articulated Quad Track as well as with the non-articulated straight frame Magnum.
See videos of Steve.
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