Giant No-till Crops, Yielder dryland wheat
Making Big Crops.
The land has an old friend over two generations.
Yielder seeding winter wheat on Chemfallow and also applying Aqua
Ammonia and dry 16-20-0-14S deep banded between paired row of 8/12.
bander is an offset leading double disc that penetrates to 5 inches
with about ˝ the force required of a double disc. The Offset Double
Disc deep bander disturbs the soil but seems to produce great
Each tool bar
operates two seed openers and 1 deep bander. Nine tool bars on this
15 foot machine. The deep bander can also be used as a seed opener.
availability for 33 crop years. Serial number 480,
the 80th machine built in 1984,
went to the Dayton Conservation District in 1984.
has three Yielders. Steptoe Butte provides a unique landscape shot.
Whitman County’s non-volcano.
believe how powerful this machine has been in making yields up to
165 bushels per acre average in dryland wheat production.
Pat McConnel, Waitsburg, Washington, produced the highest 165 bu.
per acre average yields with this machine design.
Butte, 3 miles direct via the Red Tail Hawk and 1,300 feet higher.
seeding Oct. 6, 17, Roger Pennell. Dry
Creek Road. Steptoe Butte, Garfield, Palouse, Colfax triangle along
the Palouse River.
We will come back in about a month for a great shot of paired
rows of 2 and 3 leaf winter wheat.
Pennell Yielder, 1515, NH3 machine is paired row 5/10 or a 15 inch
band 7.5 inch machine used in spring cropping.
Pick your weapon.
Paired Row 8/12, 20 inch band centers, average 10
Allows highest level of P uptake and more off row light to the crop
Fungicides are not often required
because the canopy is open with big soft white wheat heads. Big fat
kernels at 8,000 per lb.
Paired row, 8/12, each seed row is 4 inches
away from the band. 6/12 is optimum with an 1818.
Paired Row 6/12 is 3 inches to the side of the band and allows
cereal root access with no seed row fertilizer.
The power play is No-tillage and highest levels of nutrient
A fill up of seed in stainless steel boxes. Seed
enough for 35 acres at the 100 lb. per acre rate.
Dennis is the curator of the Yielder.
Dry Fertilizer, built in Trail, BC and Pocatello, Idaho,
16-20-0-14S, a very good material. Dry Phosphate source, Keeps costs
low….a close competitor to 10-34-0 and 12-0-0-26S. Micros are the
advantage of liquids and accurate band rate of TAPPS and TAPPKTS
The last Yielder drills built in the 90’s were liquid machines due
to high flexibility and high crop available nutrients.
Uniform application became well understood when Yielder drills
raised the yield mark again with liquids.
Roger has his white gloves on. He is the man
and at the peak of his farming career. His son-in-law is ready to
farm. His son-in-law likes the plow, but this will change.
Aqua Ammonia at 20-0-0, a big flow at 1.4 lbs. N per gallon, up
to 80 gallons per acre. About 30 to 40 gallons per acre in this
rainfall, good enough to raise 135 bushel average soft white winter
Aqua Ammonia is NH3 saturated in water. It is just as safety
oriented as NH3. Meant only for experienced operators. An escape
from research machines. Seldom used outside of the Pacific
Aqua Ammonia is base line companion in the development of Exactrix
Liquid Injection of NH3. Takes 3 times more gallons of Aqua
Ammonia.with the only advantage being Uniformity and shallower
“Mort set his Aqua equipped Yielder drill at 80 lbs. N to raise a
good crop of winter wheat because he had Aqua. Son Guy set his 5
custom seeding Yielder NH3 drills at 120 lbs. N to raise a good crop
of winter wheat.”
That means the old fashioned Raven, John Blue, etc. Ammonia systems
wasted every third tank of ammonia.
Rodger the Dodger, a good athlete and he likes
his college, WSC, woops WSU, Idaho has always been a University.
Roger likes them both.
Your Great Plains Reporter.