KINZE NH3 PLANTER
|Beatrlce,NE. Steve Wiese of southeastern Nebraska modified his turntable, 16 row, Kinze planter to the Exactrix 2KA system. Steve also added a second starter fertilizer system for seed row P. A Big John Computrol planter and seed drop control system displays the seed drop pattern. The PC based display screen shows the seed drop pattern.|
|The variable rate, Big John Computrol rolling memory displays the actual spacing of the seed so the operator can adjust tractor speed to the maximum efficiency. The seed spacing Is based on optimum population for the soil. The ground speed for most applications 4.5 mph. A defective or plugged corn metering feed is easily identified.|
|Steve removed the Yetter 2996 openers that he had used in 2000. Bourgault MRB openers were installed in 2001. Opener performance in wet soybean residue was greatly improved with the Bourgault MRB fixed angle openers with closing wheels.|
|The Big John Computrol also drives the Exactrix E-6 Direct Injection NH3 pump. The seed rate and NH3 Is constantly changed based on the visual lay of the land and Steve's extensive knowledge of the soil productivity.|
|Since Steve is applying on both dryland and irrigated the
Exactrix NH3 rates vary between 80 and 140 lbs/N
per acre. This sounds low but when Exactrlx NH3 is applied at planting the reduction of NH3 Is about 30% as compared to the "old
fashioned" preplant NH3 pressure reducing systems. The pressure reducing NH3 systems have port to port variance of 30 to 40%. The Exactrix system has variance below 1%. Thus accuracy and the
timing of NH3 is perfect for maximum yields with minimum Inputs.
|The Bourgault NH3 banders are located about 5 inches away from the seed openers and mounted on a front extension of the planter bar. The Bourgault MRB openers are fixed at a 7degrees The openers trip up for soybean planting. Steve's Exactrlx system modification paid an average return of $40 net per acre in 2001. With 2,000 acres of corn production you can easily calculate an $80,000 return for a $25,000 investment.|
|Exactrlx NH3 reduction, 60 lbs....$12.OO/A.
Yield increase 10% or 14 bu 24.00/A.
Elimination of tool bar pass 7.00/A.
Compaction reduction with a single pass. ?$/A
Average net dollars per acre....$43/A us.
1. Calculate your own economics. The formula is a A. 10% yield increase. B. 30 to 40% reduction in NH3 at a 2 year average price of 18 cents per lb. of N. C. Elimination of the separate application of NH3 posted at $7 per acre by UNL. D. Improved soil
tilth, reduced compaction at $4 per acre. Thus A+B+C+D net dollars. The
figures often come out at $40 per acre net advantage.
Global Systems LLC
4501 East Trent Ave.
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