and Better In Idaho
Chickpeas are Buckpeas at Wittman Farms
Hot Mustard, University of Idaho. Fumigant Mustard.
North American No-till Farmers, Congratulations
on winning Big, real big, a Million Dollars more in your lifetime.
Update on Next Exactrix
Husker Harvest at Grand Island, NE. September 11, 12, 13.
Eric Odberg’s view of
Wittman Farms Mustard Field
at McCormack Ridge about 15 airmiles due south and 5 degrees
west….and 25 Idaho road miles. Coyote Grade Road , Hwy 95 along the
Clearwater to Spalding Mission to Lapwai and up the Webb Road to
McCormack Ridge Road climb from 1,100 feet to 2,400 feet….Yes sir
about 25 miles to drive and to view about 15 miles.
Dick and Todd Wittman’s
view of Eric Odberg’s farm. Due North and 5 degrees east and close
to Moscow Mountain at 5,000 feet just to the left on the horizon.
Elevations are about 300 feet lower at Wittman Farms between these
two points. About 15 airmiles and 25 driving miles. That is the
University of Idaho is next to Moscow Mountain. Home of exceptional
plant breeders who do a lot with little.
Clearwater Country of
the Tom Beal district.
Loaded with Salmon and Steelhead. Viewing North and east.
Due South of here is the convergence of the Salmon River with the
To the west is the Snake River Canyon.
Wittman Farms is a unique triangle of Idaho Rivers.
These rivers are loaded with an improving run of Steelhead and
Producers using No-tillage and Exactrix equipment adds tremendous
value to “Idaho’s Clean River Image”.
Keeping water clean is one reason of many why the fishery is
improving at an improving rate. Ocean fishing has been reduced.
All about Steelhead Fishing, From July to April. 10 months,
Top yields and a big
an overall yield range of 120 to 140 bushels per acre based on
varieties and rotations of fields. Eric also raises Canola and
Mustard which adds value to yield.
Idaho view property at
the top of Coyote Grade.
Looking east into the Bitterroot range.
We are 2,000 feet above the Clearwater River and mountains in Latah
county go to 5,000 feet.
The Soft White Wheat you see standing in these field could be in
Japan or Korea in 30 to 60 days thanks to the Corp of Engineers and
the great expansion of the Columbia and Snake river Dam system in
the 50’s and 60’s .
Ready for the locker.
Crocket ratings for the lobby.
Garbanzo Beans, Chick
doubt about it a very good No-till crop and ideal for the wildlife
at 20 to 22% protein.
Garbanzo Beans meet or exceed profitability expectations based on
the hard work of plant breeders of USDA-ARS at Pullman, Washington.
fact legume breeder Fred Muehlbar is the granddad of the crop and is
highly recognized and retired.
University of Idaho,
Mustard Program. Wittman Farms, McCormack Ridge. A contract crop of
fumigant grade mustard.
Mustard is a Weed control crop…some plants were in the 6 to 7 foot
range. Oriental Mustard for export and fumigation.
High in soil fumigation qualities, this crop will break yield
barriers in corn production.
results have occurred with Mustard as Fumigant crop and in
combination with Trap Crops.
great stand is all the producer needs.
The following wheat crop will jump in yield by 10% to 20%.
Along the Arkansas River in hybrid corn production use fumigant
mustard, corn yields can double if nematodes are the problem.
Not a high yielder…highest
yields are 3,000 lbs. per acre subsidized with irrigation. This is
probably a 2,000 to 2,500 lb. crop. The pods are purpose pubescent
and fight off insects. Another advantage of Mustard is the pods are
tough and have less shatter than Canola.
This plant is about 48
inches tall. Some plants were 72 to 84 inches tall.
Mustard biomass produces a cyanide gas when it is worked into the
soil at bloom.
hidden power of mustard is the rotational fumigation.
University of Idaho Mustard can make a 100 bushel per acre
difference for corn yields in Kansas….along the Arkansas River on
sandy soils in Mark Ricker country of Lyons, KS.
Root damaging Nematodes rule the soil profile until Pacific Gold
mustard is introduced into the fumigation effort. An early seeding
of Pacific Gold Mustard in March allows soybeans and corn to be
planted in May with record corn and soybean yields in October.
The fumigation effort in May requires a gyro mower and light tillage
to work in the Biomass of Mustard.
A you tube video is available for training. WSU is highly
2,000 foot drop off. Welcome to Idaho. The Roads of Idaho are
difficult, The View and the Wealth make up for it.
Wall, Lots of horsepower with the 550 horsepower Case Quad Trak
means hill climbing on the AB line.
is all because of No-till.
A 30 foot 1895 No-Till Air seeder has served for 14 years with
Exactrix TAPPS formulator and Mid-Row Banding. This could be last
season for the 1895. It will be used to seed Garbanzos.
Tractor and a Small Drill makes a lot of sense with No-tillage
farming….straight up and down the hills. No soil erosion is the
Snake River where the Clearwater River meets the Snake there is a
river barge headed for the Pacific Coast at Portland. The Snake
River terminal is awaiting the grain to be delivered from this
field….about 15 miles away.
September to December each year, along the shore and in the rivers,
there is also about 5,000 river fishermen waiting for the Salmon and
Steelhead run on the Columbia and the Snake. Wheat is going down and
Salmon and Steelhead are going up.
Fish and Wheat, Idaho produces both without interference from
commercial fertilizer and misapplication.
Yields are good, the last field averaged 127 bushels per acre.
This field is coming in at 120 bushel average with some areas at
200 plus bushel per acre.
The best ground will be in the 175 bushel per acre range and it will
be in the tank tomorrow with this Class
9 combine built in Grand Island.
The combine is out of level 25% to 40% of the time with 27%
leveling. The Sieve is a self-leveling design which picks up the
difference to 39%.
So the really sensitive crops like Bluegrass still require a full
of level condition….whereby the self- leveling sieve keeps the grain
sample clean without loss over the side.
combine levels to 27% and the self-leveling sieve adds 12% more
leveling to 39% total.
of the previous combines had self-leveling sieves that were very
popular. IH was famous for the 51 sieve which leveled up and down
extreme side to side leveling came from the great engineers at
Stockton, California at the turn of century. Best and Holt joined to
form Caterpillar and the 36A became their premier combine.
Deere later acquired the 36A and 36B combine business when
Caterpillar moved into the development of the Diesel engine.
36B had a self-leveling, reclean sieve and fan that added
capacity up and down slope. The 36A leveled to 65% with dual
What a view with
this Case/Hillco mechanical wonder in some of the best dryland
farming in the world.
Wall, It is all attitude from here on out.
Clearwater River is just below us at 772 feet above sea level and we
are in a combine at 2,800 feet.
That means trouble for fish if you can control erosion and get the
snow and rainwater to go in the ground exactly where it falls.
Single Disc openers like the Deere 1895 and the Bourgault 3720 allow
this to happen. In No-till in the PNW, Shank type openers are never
selected for hill climbing. In fact the hills are steep enough that
it take two tractors to hill climb and run the AB line.
Odberg at end of day. Eric has big news for the accountant.
in 120 to 130 bushel per acre range.
All VRT-Site Specific with Exactrix TAPPS. Cut the fertilizer bill
rates typically range from 40 lbs. N per acre to 120 lbs. N per
acre, with 4 to 5 management zones.
Exactrix has cut the fertilizer bill in half with no top dressing
required. Exactrix Uniformity makes VRT-Site Specific possible.
is a good video. Eric Odberg on the job as a No-till Farmer
National Award Winner for the top nutrient manager in No-till.
Similar producers own Exactrix equipment in the PNW and are able to
make VRT-Site Specific work very well.
Point Accuracy, Super Injection of Nutrients. Exactrix TAPPS and
TAPPKTS high pressure injection to 300 psi makes uniformity work on
steep slopes and makes the fertilizer 200% more crop available. The
process is powerful.
You can see
the results and listen to one of best producers in the West.
2018. 7:00 PM.
to get the compressor and blow off the dangerous organic dust.
Combine fires are problem as a hot bearing can smolder overnight and
the fire department will be on the job about 4:00 AM.
End of day operation….it takes about 1 hour to clean up the combine
so the day ends early at 7:00 PM.
Here is how it was done 80 to 90 years ago.
The US has all 7 Oceans to Protect to keep the
World Economy moving ahead.
“Trade Wars are easy to win.” Just make it a little sooner
machine orders have been a little lax since May with the decline of
commodities 20% to 50%.
“The Battle Line
is right here…in Spokane.”
Soybean farmers of the USA…..be aware that your hard efforts, your
risk taking, your need to supply a world economy are backed by the
United States Navy and Marines.
This is war over protein and hogs.
Canola Meal and Soybean Meal
have close to the same protein value of 36.6 to 37.5 per cent.
Hybrid Canola has another advantage when properly fertilized oil
content can exceed 45%.
There is no premium for high oil content in Soybeans.
Soybean meal has disadvantages compared to Canola. Canola produces
better quality milk cows and humans with high Oleic acid and low
Omega 3. This means more milk, better meat and healthier people.
China is second to Canada in Canola production world-wide in the
15 million US tons range. It is going to take a lot of Canola
Meal to take the place of Soybeans.
The Chinese on are on the mark…they want to drop Soybean Meal from
This Trade War may not be as easy to win if hogs like Canadian
Keeping the sea lanes open and world markets accessible is our job
Where ever you go on this planet you will find a powerful and fine
force in support of Life, Liberty and Pursuit of Justice, The
are the ultimate form of American power projection and remain a
capability no other Navy on the planet possesses.
They are the most expensive ships—let alone weapons—on the planet.
In the coming decade, a single
class supercarrier, the successor of the venerable
cost nearly the entire annual defense budget of Canada,
and this doesn't include the billions worth of aircraft deployed as
part of the
But what's really irreplaceable are the close to 6,000 souls that
call the ship home while underway.
Keep the World Economy Moving Ahead, Ford, 78 CVN.
Nuclear Power at its finest. $13 Billion without the aircraft.
Another $4.5 Billion amortized cost that must be added ($37.5
Billion R&D Program Costs)
Program costs for 9 new CVN over the time line of 20 years will
include a rail gun and precision lasers that are powered by
oversized nuclear reactors from Bechtel.
This CVN is a bargain at $17.5 Billion total unit and development
The US budget starting in October of 2018 is $4 Trillion or 4,000
Billion Dollars. Domestic programs have been compromised.
The 2017- 2018 defense budget is $610 billion. The 2018-2019 budget
was approved by Senate in June for $719 Billion.
Or 36 times bigger than Canada’s annual defense budget.
The US has roughly 11 times more people. The US spends 17% for
defense of the $4 Trillion Federal Budget.
So the Canadian budget should be 3.2 times larger per capita to
participate on the world stage. The Canadian budget should be $66
The scenery and the people are nice in Canada but there is a price
to pay for freedom, and liberty as we also must stick together to
protect our markets and technology.
The US Taxpayer will bear the burden…the money comes from the little
folks to make this happen.
Big US corporations help the cause most of the time.
The next time the Chinese want to negotiate a $2 Billion price for
highest quality Spring Canola think about the United States Navy and
Marines and why the Spring Canola will be delivered on time and with
virtually no objection by the US Taxpayers.
Support for the World Economy comes from “Battle Row” of the CVN
with up to four CVNs at a time in the Gulf War.
CVN, Cruiser Valor Nuclear,
78, Gerald R Ford has about $4.5 billion in Research and Development
costs. Presently the $13
billion leviathan is on sea trials, fitting for new aircraft and
awaiting an air wing of 75 F-35C Lighting II aircraft. There goes
another $9.1 billion for F-35C’s. The Marine version is about the
same for the F-35B.
So it comes down to three oceans for Canada and for the USA, seven
oceans to protect for a world economy to flourish.
F-35C Lightning II, About $121.5 million per copy. 75 on board at
Countries by military expenditures (absolute) in 2014, based on data
from the World Bank
This article is a list of countries by military expenditure
in a given year.
Military expenditure figures are presented in
United States dollars based on either constant or current
These results can vary greatly from one year to another based on
fluctuations in the
exchange rates of each country's currency. Such fluctuations may
change a country's ranking from one year to the next.
The first list is based on the
Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) 2017
Fact Sheet, which includes a list on the world's top 15 military
spenders in 2016, based on current market exchange rates.
The second list is based on the 2016 edition of "The Military
Balance" published by the
International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) using
average market exchange rates.
Canola Production World Wide, Winter and Spring.
Double the profit margin fast.
When it is dry the TAPPS bands must go deep at 7 to 8 inches to
develop deep roots.
Technical Marvel of No-tillage and Exactrix TAPPS. Positive Down
Pressure, Mustang tool bar at 40 feet with P-51C, 10 to 20 inch band
spacing. Lohn, Texas, The Heart of Texas, No-tillage Headquarters
and Lance and Ronny Helberg.
Band-ammonium, $30 to $60 more net income per acre in a close
margin, dryland farming operation, No-Tillage P-51-CUE, Deep Banding
TAPPS Vermiculated in Unique Involute bands on 15 inch centers.
Up to $150 more net income in irrigated production.
In Kansas Conditions, In Nebraska Conditions Profit Margins double
of TAPPS at Quinter, KS, July 27, 16. Just south of Interstate 70
and 5 miles west of Quinter, KS north of Road Z. Don Tilton,
accountant and an
Exactrix owner/producer at Quinter, KS. Banding up to 7,000 acres
per year. Dryland No-tillage production of Corn, Winter Wheat,
Winter Wheat or a three year rotation in a nominal 19 inch rainfall.