Alfalfa Maintained To Maximum Production.
July 17, 19, Ulysses, KS, On the Arkansas River Flood Plain at
Overcoming Alfalfa Decline In Kansas Conditions., After four cuttings at September 3, 2019.
Banding very deep in established Alfalfa stands with Mustang Openers.
What happened to old Alfalfa stands in production decline?
Why Band with TAPPKTS and Mustangs? The Alfalfa stand was no longer economical to keep in production.
Gary Dick, an outstanding production agronomist, formulated a plan with Kevin Shapland in 2019.
How to bring back old stands of Alfalfa using Mustang Openers and TAPPKTS with Micros and Fulvic Acid.
The soil is basically blow sand of the southern sand hills of the Arkansas River in Grant County, Kansas and not too far from Garden City, KS
Headed for Green Chop in about 5 days.
Yields will be available in 30 days.
Mustang Recovery of Alfalfa….Banded with Exactrix Tool Bar using TAPPKTS, micros and Fulvic acid into old stands of take-out Alfalfa. Set up 15 inch band spacing.
“Mustang Openers banding 8 inches deep on 15 inch centers also altered surface compaction. Harvesting Machinery and Manure Application Machinery had set up surface compaction which may have slowed soil movement and uniformity of irrigation water.: GJS
Powerful economics on blow sand soils of the Great Plains, South of the Arkansas River and just due north of the Cimarron River in Grant County Kansas.
Manure over the top goes about so far in these very sandy soils of the Arkansas River valley and the Cimarron and right along the Santa Fe Trai. lSupplying the giant dairies of up to 15,000 head of Black and Whites of South Western Kansas.
New roots develop where the blade has cut the old root. TAPPKTS with Micros and Fulvic in Vermiculated Bands.
Mustang Banding occurred in April of 2019.
Inspection of the 7 year old root systems showed good root health.
unknown factor is the Rhizobia. The Rhizobia did not appear to be active.
At Walla Walla, Washington at the edge of Blue Mountains. Right next to Touchet River. The fishery is about 4 and 15 miles away and always loaded with fall migration of Steelhead in large and small rivers. The Touchet and the Walla Walla Rivers are small compared to the Columbia and Snake which are within 30 miles. These clean running Blue Mountain small rivers are mountain spring fed. They are famous to sportsmen seeking migratory fish.
Check out the TAPPKTS bands, the depth of bands and selected soil movement.
Go Deep, Go Fast, In No-till at 1% CV levels of uniformity. Less is truly More.
A video camera installed at the injector of the opener provides constant feedback to the operator as to the band placement. . The bottom of the P-51C slot is 7 to 8 inches. This is the negative pressure area and is normally visible in most soil types.
At set up…The injector foot should rub the od of the blade edge at the 2.5 inch depth of the injector. A blade and injector gap of 3/8 to ½ inch is acceptable. This means the rocker block should be reset every 1 inch of blade Diameter wear. If wear is excessive a ½ inch blade can be used.
Several pictures have been included in previous Exactrix and Bumper Times reports showing very wide gaps between the Yielder® blade and the Exactrix® injector foot.
These very wide opener gap positions are not approved by Exactrix in Corn production….but tolerated in dryland wheat production when the machine must be stretched to 20,000 acres in tough conditions. Whereby deadlines are imminent and the wear of the unprotected Injector feet are destroyed in the salvage operation
Gyros are most likely removed when banding to 8 inch depths.….unless the producer desires to run at 10 to 12 mph at 45 feet on 15 inch spacing.
The Mustang Tool Bar shown below at Munday, Texas averaged 9.5 mph over 20,000 acres based on the controller. This is a 4515, positive down pressure, 7 x 7 tool bar.
The machine was not set up correctly at end of the season….the Gyros should be removed to provide much deeper banding for future crops….and the injector foot should have been moved forward to reduce wear. The Injector foot must operate in the shadow of the blade…….by repining the tool holder to the forward position.
The Mustang injector feet were badly worn since they were outside the wear protection zone of the blade….and replaceable bit design was installed.
These very wide opener injector foot gap positions are not approved by Exactrix in Corn production….but tolerated in Texas dryland wheat production at 50 to 75 lbs. N and 8 gallons APP/ATS or KTS when the machine must be stretched to 20,000 acres in tough fall and winter conditions.
Spacing the Injector Foot further back is not going to meet the needs of Rotational Band Loading, long term with bands at 7 to 8 inch depths being most desirable in Texas conditions.
Advanced and early wear begins to occur on the Injector Foot when spaced further back. This wear can be avoided if the Injector foot rubs the blade at initial set up…and the gap becomes no greater than 3/8 inch. If the blade is wearing faster than 1,000 acres per adjustment or 2,000 acres per adjustment is preferred…then a ½ inch blade can be installed at ½ x 24.9 x Elliptical Extreme Double edge.
An Exactrix Yielder single edge blade offers the most wear life, protection of the injector foot and will make some compromise in soil movement as shown below. A single edge blades should be tested on each new machine…they must be set up in match sets to cancel each other. Qty. 2, one set up left and one set up right.
Many producers prefer Yielder single edge blades with some soil movement. There are two types of single edge… standard 2.5 and extreme 4 inch single edge The edge is blunt at .060 to .090 width to with stand rocks.
It comes down to soil type, conditions and depth of band and the crop. Cover crop also changes the soil movement.
Here is a good picture of Extreme Single Edge, 26.5 diameter, CUE on the steepest farmland in the world at Walla Walla in Chemfallow Winter Wheat/Spring Wheat Rotation.
pattern, This is not 15 inch band spacing of the Great Plains.
As conditions and crops change the tooling can be changed. The same machine will work in all soil types
P-51CUE. Extreme Single Edge. Standard Injector Foot. ½ x 26.5 single edge.
The TAPPKTS and TAPPS Bands must be deep.
Banding Deep in Sod…..Coastal Bermuda Grass has big need for KTS and NH3 or ammonium and not nitrate.
Also the demonstration tool bar is set up with 3 different types of blades including single edge.
Demonstration Machine Feb. 14, 2019 at Hugoton
with different blades and different injectors.
The winter wheat is a TAM 212…designed for grazing and grain. The wheat crop had a record performance for carrying stocker feeders. The crop broke dormancy on time. The following double crop at this pivot was planted to Sudan Sorghum for Feed and further grazing.
Banding into wheat stubble for double crop soybeans. A twelve row Deere planter running on top of 15 inch bands of TAPPKTS…within 45 minutes of each machine pass.
40 lbs. N as NH3, 5 gallons of KTS and 5 gallons of APP. Hugoton KS. July 16, 19. A goal of 45 bushel following a good winter wheat crop of 100 bushel.
A quick fill-up of APP/KTS to form Tri-Ammonium Poly Phosphate Potassium Sulfate.
Planting Double Crop Soybeans, July 16 requires a frost free period to October 1 to 10 at Hugoton, KS.
Inoculant goes in the seed box as the planter heads back to field.
Planting 30 inch directly on top of one dedicated 15 inch TAPPKTS vermiculated bands at Hugoton July 16, 2019.
Maturity typically moves ahead by 10 days with bands directly under the row with TAPPKTS.
August 25, 2019, Double crop Soybeans just starting to bloom at Hugoton, KS, Kramer Seed. Ben McClure running with marginal water that is dedicated to corn pivots. First 40 days it is a dryland crop…followed by a finish with irrigation, It appears that this Mid July seeding date should be about 2 weeks earlier. But maybe not…considering a 40 bushel crop is the goal and water sharing with corn is a critical part of the mystery of double crop Soybeans.
SRS in combination with Ferralene® can make a gigantic difference when double cropping in the summer months.
Soybean, and Sunflower double crop….and winter canola and winter wheat must have 50 to 80 gallons in the row for a great start under irrigation.
The SRS project is an absolute winner for
The cost is about $6.50 per acre to get a guaranteed stand with no fertilizer bill.
Gyros Removed and banding as deep as the tool will go….about 8 inches in depth and directly under the row and to the side 15 inches.
KTS® banded deep, allows the soybean plant to build drought stress tolerance under center pivot prouction at 100 degrees F.
KTS® is a very big deal, as big as Shell and TVA’s development of APP, 10-34-0.
TKI has made, the
greatest single development in the fertilizer industry in 30 plus years.
For sure Feralene® should be applied site specific in Soybean Production.
Using Looking Glass Manifolds or applied with SRS systems.
With VRT-Site specific and the 2KP third product injection overcomes Iron Chlorosis of Soybean, Milo and Corn.
A Site specific or pocket application of Third Product, seed row zone injection of Ferrilene® has powerful economics on 20 million acres.
Typically this exclusive Exactrix technique reduces Iron Chlorosis cost from $60 per acre across the entire field to $5 per acre on average.
Using high yielding soybean seed the yield function goes from zero bushels per acre on 20% of the land to 100% of the yield on all acres on 100% of the land using NH3, APP, KTS and Metals Micros plus 3rd product Ferrilene® with Binary Banding. Fulvic acid can be considered in the depleted soils of the Great Plains.
Soybeans can now be raised on another 20 million acres on the metals deficient soils of the Great Plains.
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