Kinze Questions And Guiding A First-Time No-Tiller

Veteran no-tillers offer their advice about Kinze planters while a rookie seeks help with a rough field.

If you have any last-minute no-tilling questions, or want to offer any ideas for fellow farmers prior to the 2003 planting season, the time to act is now. The No-Till Farmer Farmer’s Forum message board is available for you to use 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Plenty of no-tillers just like yourself find knowledgeable answers to tough questions every day.

This month’s online page features a pair of intriguing discussions. The first deals with fertilizer openers with Kinze no-till planters, while the second has a novice no-tiller looking for direction.

Kinze Concerns.

I have a Kinze 2600 with pushers and am looking at going to liquid nitrogen instead of anhydrous ammonia. What kind of fertilizer openers will fit and what modifications, if any, are required?

Also, I’m looking at using Ag Spectrum’s complete system. They say that if you follow their complete package and have decent fertility levels to start with, you shouldn’t need to apply much fertilizer. This seems hard to grasp when all the university studies suggest you need a certain amount of phosphorus and potassium for a bushel of grain.


I don’t have a Kinze no-till planter but I have looked into what you’re talking about. You will have a weight problem with the tanks, openers, pumps, etc. There are some short-line companies making tank setups but Kinze does not advise going that route. Just use your head and there shouldn’t be any problems. A neighbor strips down his planter to get…

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