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Strip-Till

spring nitrigen placement
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12/17/2012 - 3:30 P
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DelShane Kluge
Hi, my name is Del from southeastern North Dakota. This last year we purchased a Remlinger strip-till machine and used it to place about 150 lbs of DAP an 50 lbs of K down about 6 inches, and looking for options on how to get the nitrogen out there this spring.

Historically we would have our local co-op spread our acres with about 50 lbs of k 150 lbs of dap and 200 to 250 lbs of urea, and dig it in in front of the planter. we also run about 8 to 10 gal of 6-24-6 down with rebounders on the planter.

I do have dry fertilizer coulters I could mount back on my planter and band down the nitrogen i need, using an old concord air cart i have, but is this my best option? and if so do I stick with the rule of thumb of being 2 inches aside and 2 inches below the seed furrow, or should I be banding inbetween the rows? Instead of using urea, is using 28-0-0 liquid a better solution? Thanks!
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12/18/2012 - 9:21 P
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Ben Adolph
If you can run dry product through the strip-till rig, a great blend is Ammonium Sulfate and ESN. ESN is an encapsulated urea that is great for time season N availability.
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12/18/2012 - 9:23 P
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Ben Adolph
*Mid season
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12/18/2012 - 7:40 P
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Steve Swan
My local elevator has a cart that they let out for free if you buy from them. The one I ran was a 16 row blue jet with 15 wavy coulters units. This works well.

I put part of my N on the fall with strip till anhydrous and the rest in the spring. Last year my custom fall strip till applicator had a screw up and missed four rows on N. I ended up rigging up stream nozzles for 32%N on 60 inch centers. With an inch of rain it appeared to work great. I liked the 60 inch spacing as by concentrating the application you get more of the UAN solution into the soil and have almost no possibility of volitization. I am thinking about doing all my side dressing with my sprayer this year.

In 2011 we got into an extremely wet situation. I am a pilot and flying around in August the only corn that was not yellow was the corn that had been side dressed in June although last year it probably wouldn't have mattered when the N went on although you need at least an inch of rain to get the N working.
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12/20/2012 - 5:10 P
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DelShane Kluge
thanks for the info!
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12/21/2012 - 6:28 P
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Larry Tombaugh
We put some N down in the fall as anhydrous in our strips with dry fertilizer. We will put some down 2x2 with the planter, and later sidedress with a Spikewheel rig. I think the split applications will help. We like 28% and stabilize it with Soil-Biotics X-Cell liquid. Test show it stabilizes longer than Nutrisphere, Agrotain or Avail.
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01/14/2013 - 1:33 P
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DelShane Kluge
How much 28% does a person dare put down with the planter, before you have to worry about burning the ground? I've been looking at the Spikewheel units, are they fairly easy to maintain and handle trash well?
  

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