Exactrix TAPPS drives Corn Yields to 280 to 290 bushels per acre
with VRT-Site Specific application and Mustang Openers.
Raising Average Corn Yields Too Higher Levels in
Giant Corn Crops. Kansas, Nebraska,
McCasland Breaks Record.
Banding Technique improves chances but raises costs in
the Stripper” Kramer Seed, Hugoton, KS averaged 278 bushel per acre
on one pivot at Hugoton in 2016.
Manure in the Kramer Seed system in sandy soil….top notch production
with Rotational Band Loading over 9 years.
2. No-tillage and Strip Tillage is used.
3. Ben says, “the crop is not quite as big in 2017 as 2016, but we
will take it”.
4. The whole system is coming together at Kramer Seed as Ben
Approaches Level 300.
5. TAPPS and TAPPKTS formulation in Strip Till.
6. All VRT-Site Specific. Single Disc and Strip Till.
7. Total nutrient investment, $64.00 per acre in 2017, Shooting for
6% to 8% of the gross income for nutrients in 2017,
nutrient costs came in about 7% or the gross income with corn
marketed in late June at $4.00 per bushel in the 245 to 250 bushel
per acre range.
Best in 2016, Ben McClure Managing Partner of Kramer Seed brought
the highest return in NUE at .585 lbs. N per bushel produced.
Ben McClure Video
nutrient cost is $64.00 per acre with a 300 bushel yield
potential using Exactrix VRT-Site Specific. However, windy and
cloudy late July to late September Harvest weather brought
yields down from 2016 to 245 to 250 bushels per acre.
Rotational Band Loading is working. all with Exactrix TAPPS,
TAPPKTS, Micros at 1% CV of application,
2. A power play with VRT-Site Specific with Exactrix strip
Till on 30 inch.
3. Net Dollars and a better return with an increasing Margin,
at least a 12% better margin on every acre in VRT-Site Specific.
Best Corn production area in the nation. The Panhandle of Texas,
4,000 feet elevation,
Ogallala Water is
ample with cool days and nights for pollination, This is “Big
Yielding” irrigated corn going to the largest dairies in the USA,
10,000 head and more per dairy.
1. The Texas Panhandle is Home of the XIT, a 3 million acre
pioneer cattle ranch, and the major asset high quality, Ogallala
2. Dalhart is the unwritten and well understood Republican
Headquarters for Texas.
3. A Democrat must pack a lunch bucket to pass through the
Panhandle of Texas.
4. Austin is the state capital and the XIT at Channing built
the capital with a land sale to British investors and the Farwell
5. Six State capitals are closer to Dalhart, TX than their
state capital at Austin, TX.
6. The landscape is beyond belief and the people of The Texas
Panhandle have a special state of mind.
7. Dalhart is
growth community for Dairy processing and a unique place in this
historical Big Country.
transcontinental railroads meet in a major cross section in Dalhart.
The railroads changed
The XIT and Dalhart forever circa 1886.
Note: After the Rock Island (UP) and Dallas
Denver(BNSF)railroads came to Channing and Dalhart, the cattle
drives continued for 15 more years, 15,000 head at a time per drive.
Along the trail, close to I-70, is Bovina, Colorado. It was a
watering hole. The Platte had to be crossed 80 to 100 miles west of
Julesburg, Colorado due to the Nebraska Herd Law.
From the XIT, Buffalo Springs Station, across the Great
Plains and north of the Yellowstone river. The US Calvary regulated
the crossing due to flooding and safety. The drovers turned the
horses loose and grabbed a bull’s tail to be pulled across the
flooding Yellowstone. Boy drovers became men in 3 months. By July
the herd was growing fat in the empty quarter of 2 million leased
acres of Eastern Montana and ready to be shipped in the fall.
Loading and going east from Miles City, Montana on the Northern
In the fall the Trail boss, the cook, the bookkeeper, and his
drovers headed back to Channing and the various ranch subdivisions.
Ready to go again across the wind swept plains of Colorado, Wyoming
and Montana from their home on the 3 million acre XIT of Texas.
Andy and Cody
Cover Assembled their Mustang tool Bar at Hartley, Texas and in
Channing, Texas, The XIT Headquarters.
and Cody Cover have two farms.
1. Firstly, one soil type is a silt loam or a tighter soil
and closer to Dumas, Texas.
2. Secondly, the big yielding farm is a Sandy Silt Loam about
5 miles North of Channing, Texas.
Dalhart Double Down, Getting on top of variability, with valuable
data for the future.
1. A series of high quality test plots.
2. A chance to make good, high quality information to share
with Exactrix owners and certain fertilizer dealers.
3. Exactrix offers $1,000 paid for Randomized and Replicated
STEEP test plots with a weigh wagon and a participating independent
cool days and nights at corn pollination, high quality, ample
Exactrix TAPPS with Micros, “Park the Manure Trucks”.
target the First Year, Level 300 Club at Dalhart, Andy
Cover...Binary Banding, Mustang, TAPPS, TAPPKTS, Micros, Manure
history in Sandy Low OM Soil at .6% or less than 1% OM. Application
140 to 170
total pounds N as NH3 and APP/ATS/KTS.
1. Using the UNL estimating system, 345 bushel averages
showing up in estimates, 20 around and 45 up, 900 kernels, per ear
2. Pioneer 1197 and 1257.
3. A 300 bushel average would be unlikely the first year with
Exactrix and no VRT-Site specific application.
4. Binary Banding changes the game plan. Drives the yield
potential even higher with 100% seminal root access to TAPPS and
TAPPKTS at emergence.
5. Yielder® Technology makes bigger margins and top yields.
6. Thio-sul® “The
Triple Threat Quarterback” adds critical nitrogen stability.
N-serve® and or DCD is never even considered.
September estimates using modeling UNL field estimates...moving into
Black Layer...15 to 20 days before the final Dalhart Double Down.
Potential for a world record at .485 lbs. N as NH3 per bushel plus
the OM credit...Exactrix TAPPS and TAPPKTS with Binary Banding
produces high anticipation of a Grand Slam, home run.
The final outcome
was 265 bushels per acre with Pioneer hybrid corn. In test plots
100,120,140,160,180 and 200 lbs. of Exactrix N as NH3 in TAPPS
formulation produced the exact same average of 265 bushels per acre.
This 265 bushel
average was a blessing due to tough weather in last two months,
considering wind and low levels of sunlight.
In a second series
of plots the best return was 145 lbs. N per acre with Exactrix TAPPS
in the 265 bushel range. Testing also indicated that corn yields
dropped when application rates went higher to 180 lbs. of Exactrix N
How could this be
true? The back side of the N yield curve was achieved at 180 lbs. N
per acre. Too much of a good thing. Highly crop available TAPPS at
1% CV brings on the challenge. Too much nitrogen can hurt yields.
The backside of the yield curve comes early with Exactrix TAPPS.
optimum rate seldom exceeds 145 lbs. N per acre as Exactrix NH3 when
formulating TAPPS and TAPPKTS with Micros.
Note: From Test Plots, Pioneer 1828 performed beyond
expectations and will be selected for production in 2018. Pioneer
1197 may be replaced.
from Rick, Post-Harvest 2017 from Beemer, Nebraska, Cattle Feeders
Paradise of Nebraska.
Rick Engelmeyer and his
brother averaged 275 bushels per acre and one field averaged 280
bushels per acre in 2017.
More than 15 years of
Exactrix Testing, N rates were on the mark at 140 lbs. N as Exactrix
NH3 to 160 lbs. N as Exactrix NH3.
Note 1: Every acre gets manure every year
with hog barns and cattle feedlots on the farm.
Note 2: Band Stability? A little more
yield in 2018, Thio-sul® formulating TATS with Manganese Sulfate
will be implemented in 2018.
Note 3: Pioneer 1197 remains a good
choice, however DeKalb has a couple of good potential hybrids.
Engelmeyer in Nebraska talks about his 2015 Corn Harvest and
crediting Exactrix for his fine yield.
Engelmeyer in Nebraska talks about his 2015 Corn Harvest and
crediting Exactrix for his fine yield.
300 Club, Rick Engelmeyer, Beemer, NE Tillage P-51C, 30 inch at 140
to 160 lbs. N as NH3 per acre.
1. Farm averages could hit 275 to 295 bushels per acre....some
fields have 300 plus bu. per acre corn yield estimates in
2. First Green chop field of 108 day corn came in at 270 bushels per
3. Rick Engelmeyer. 3.5% OM in 50 year manure rotation, 2,500
head cattle, 1,000 pigs....150 lbs. Exactrix N will raise 300 bushel
4. The application is single product Exactrix NH3 applied at
high pressures with Mustang Openers. There is a potential for a
at .5 lbs. N per
bushel of applied N with mineralized manure and OM providing the
balance of .1 lbs. of N per acre.
Kevin Medow, Tamora/Seward, NE.
Long Term, An Outstanding Exactrix Producer.
Kevin pays attention to the details.
No-Tillage, Fall Banding of Exactrix TAPPS with Mustang Openers in
Fall Banding TAPPS
and TAPPKTS, North of York, NE and west of Seward, NE.
No-tillage Corn on Corn, Seed Corn and Corn on Beans producer, Kevin
moving ahead with precision seeding and banding of TAPPS. TAPPKTS
Deep Banding to 7 inches with No-Tillage, Rotational Band Loading,
Balanced Nutrients and 1% application Uniformity is the key.
Powerful soils with no manure history, with potentials set at 300
plus bushels per acre.
Low operating cost of the Mustang Openers also allow high ground
speed at 7 inch depths.
Mustangs operate at 1/3 to ¼ the cost of the Deere 2510, Plus the
openers go about 70% deeper into the root zone without soil
Very close to the
highwater mark at Seward, NE as of early September estimates.
Level 300 Club, Kevin Medow, Tamora/Seward, NE, 118 day corn, 20
days away to harvest. Typical high yields, No VRT.
Yields remained in the 250 to 265 bushel per acre range. Potential
was great, windy weather was a big problem after Oct. 15, 17 with
certain varieties of corn. Kevin will change his varieties and will
implement a new management system in 2018.
good use of technology to stabilize nitrogen applied after Nov. 1.
1. STEEP plots with the best corn nitrogen scientists.
2. Heavy Duty Plot work lifts the future of the fertilizer
industry on the Platte River Valley.
3. Producers get a major jump in efficiency. Exactrix owners
moving their work load to the fall post-harvest period.
Fertilizer dealers have a windfall with Exactrix TAPPS and TAPPKTS,
Fall Banded Nutrients even up the work load with Thio-sul®.
It works every time.
takes less to raise more.” Exactrix Process Management makes a big
difference for a top notch manager.
High Field Wide Averages with
Mustang Openers At Gangwish Seed Farm, Shelton, Nebraska.
Specific application of Channel Varieties, Exactrix TAPPS and
TAPPKTS in Platte Valley soils have good economics.
Corn on corn yields with cover crop
soil protection continue to improve with No-tillage and Exactrix
TAPPS, TAPPKTS and Micros.
Longer Term, 118 day corn, finalized out at harvest with some fields
at 280 bushels per acre and some fields at 290 bushels per acre.
Even with windy conditions ear drop was not a problem indicating
good varieties and Exactrix TAPPS and TAPPKS supplying ammonium only
and micro-nutrients. Top yields and best economics are always
achieved with a balanced supply of NPKS and micros.
1. Generally understood an
oversupply of nitrate based N is a good way to thin the corn cell
wall resulting in lodging.
2. Disease potential is increased
and the plant becomes weak as the plant cells over elongate from
3. It is all in the books about
nitrate and urea. The plant prefers ammonium. Back to the books?
4. The salvage and convenience
32-0-0 management style is “a feel good” plan for a management
5. Over consumption or luxury
consumption of nitrate results in very poor economics when the
margin is close.
6. The potential for reduced yields
with nitrate based 32-0-0 is found in all cereals when solution
32-0-0 is over supplied.
The cell wall is thin and the result is lodging and weak stalks with
reduced yields. The thin cell wall of the leaf especially allows the
plant to expose the dark green color of the chlorophyll which builds
a false confidence. The best color for healthy corn is Steiger
Green. The same is true for the 6 classes of winter and spring wheat
and high quality low protein brewing barley.
7. Ear drop is a known problem with
over application of nitrate N.
More information about corn crop quality.
better than the owner.
Bars, Positive Down pressure at the wings. High floatation when
teamed up the high speed belted tractors.
and CUE openers allow banding on
10, 12, 15, 20
and 30 inch centers.
Banding deep to 7 and 8 inch depths will low soil movement.
Lift assist for
40 and 45 tool bars. Hydraulic trailer hitch. Liquid tanks provide
extra capacity from 150 to 600 gallon each.
The tool bar is
capable of 30,000 to 35,000 lbs. total additional weight in
combination with belted tractors from Case.
Your Great Plains Reporter.
Guy J Swanson.
DeKalb, Iron Chlorosis Tolerant Beans.
Exactrix TAPPS and TAPPKTS formulators. www.exactrix.com/EPM.htm
Exactrix Mustang Openers,
Single Super Phosphate, http://www.cropnutrition.com/single-superphosphate