Recommended applications, Following the Ortho Ratio, 27-12-0-7S.
Yielder Paired Row Seeding vs 10 inch Yielder Seeding….nutrients
are much more crop available with paired row seeding. Most often
30% to 40% more efficient.
The Yield jump is 20% in spring crops and 10% in winter crops as
compared to 10 inch Mid Row banding 1895.
It is very easy to think that your old rates are correct…..the
rates must be designed around the opener as per my previous
Paired Row may require testing of rates and quality. This is a
very big deal long term….we are talking millions of dollars over
the next 20 years.
Always remember the soil raises the crop….not the fertilizer….The
fertilizer is a stimulant….Fertilizer can hurt yields. Poor opener
design can hurt yields.
With No till old TAPPS and TAPPKS bands remain crop
available…..and you are now producing deep bands 180% faster for
future crops using TAPPS and TAPPKTS plus Zinc.
Follow the Ortho Ratio. And always use Ammonium….No nitrate.
Ammonia is Amino, Only Amino can single step or directly form
amino acids or proteins.
Nitrate is a two-step operation to make Amino Acid and there is a
17% energy loss.
If you need more volume with liquids to improve the flow…..use
K-Row 23. Never use Nitrate in the row.
On winter wheat you should try 2.5 gallons of APP and 3 gallons of
K-Row 23, you can try it in re-crop winter wheat or winter wheat
on spring wheat to control browning root rot over the winter….but
do not use on legume soils.0
Remember….always remember….all starter fertilizers use Ammonium
NH4 and never nitrate, NO3.
Like you and I have learned this over many years of testing and
working with the UNL, Dr. Schepers.
Barley and Western Soft White, Spring and Winter. Your average
rate, 54 lbs. N- 24 lbs. P-0-14S. Go to 4 to 5 gallons of KTS or
K-Row 23 to stiffen barley straw.
Protein Wheats Spring and Winter, VRT starts or averages,
81-36-0-21S plus micros.
No seed row fertilizer in spring crop….as this causes high root
set and drought stress and thins.
Use PGR to shorten the barley straw. PGR is Too tricky on wheat.
PGR on Malting and Feed Barley is worth 500 to 1,000 pounds more
yield. Work with Kevin Melville.
Eric Odberg at Genesee, Idaho,
Spring soft white club wheat, Spring club- 73.08#'s of nh3,
20.14#'s P, 30.63#'s S, 4.02 #'s Zinc, 2.01#'s boron.
“I really don't think I over applied.” as per Eric.
Spring Club was applied with too much N. It has 91 pounds of N
when 30 to 40 pounds N would be fine.
And the Spring Club was probably 10.8 to 11 % protein If your
protein came at 11% or 13% you need to reduce by 30 pounds N to 60
pounds N to make top notch soft white western white. Your goals
are milling quality for the orient. Fine cake flours with low
protein is the market…..and also some blending of flat bread in
the Orient requires low protein. Western White Milling Wheat is
about 10% Club Wheat and 90% Soft white.
So N is overapplied about 30 pounds N to 60 pounds N….which means
you probably need only apply 15 pounds of N as NH3 with 18 pounds
of ammonium N from the P and S. This means 9% protein. A protein
of 10% is also fine . You need to stop with the extra money as you
took a loss of $24 at 87 cents for N.
Opener root geometry and design changes the rate and the
efficiency. The root pattern geometry makes a big difference. Your
old 1895 is good machine but has been surpassed by high fertilizer
costs. Thus MRB with old fashioned non placement openers results
in poor economics. The fact is that 30 pounds of Applied N equals
1% protein. You have much higher efficiency.
You are missing about $40 per acre in your bank account mainly
because you have a very efficient opener…..and always remember
that the fertilizer you buy is only a stimulant with this advanced
designed opener….the soil provides most of the nutrients.
It is also good news to learn that you can reduce N by 60
pounds….since 105 pounds of lime per acre would be required to
overcome the 60 pounds over application of N. This adds another
$10 into your bank account over the long run….
So the real savings can also be added up and by the time you add
reduced fill time…you probably have $55.00 to add back into the
bank account next year.
Total N was too high in Highest Quality Malting Barley using the
Connect variety. It is a fact N rate must be adjusted downward.
This opener built by Ag Pro and modified by Exactrix gets a
endorsement for top nutrient efficiency. The opener is performing
at a very level and now the nutrients are not plant food. They are
Malting Barley is further discussed below.
Don’t forget….white wheat protein does not come with a premium.
And low protein in white wheat is desirable in all markets. When
nitrogen costs so much per pound of N at 87 cents….you could have
another $55 per acre because of uniformity and the opener.
These new machines, Ag Pro and Exactrix are million dollar
decisions over time….
Test Plots must be completed, the AgPro Exactrix Opener and 1%CV
of application is changing your program.
Spring soft white should be in the 9% to 10% protein range.
Roger Wilson, TVA, WSU, Phosphate expert, told me one time…..with
regard to Nutrients and Protein….His comment. “Always remember
Guy”, “Wheat makes yield first….and protein second.”
If you are not getting paid for protein….the rates need to be
reduced due to the opener.
The sulfur may also be too high for soft white spring.
It is the opener on 12 inch band centers and average 6 inch rows
that is making the big difference.
Test, Test, Test….next year.