LOTS OF NO-TILLED ACRES. Greg Kreikemeir at West Point, Neb., added an Exactrix system to a 60-foot anhydrous ammonia rig that applies 80 gallons per minute, or 20,000 pounds of nitrogen per hour, when driven at 12 mph. The goal is to precisely apply anhydrous ammonia on his own 4,5000 no-tilled acres and custom apply anhydrous ammonia on 10,000 acres of his neighborâ??s ground this fall. With a going rate of $7 per acre for applying anhydrous ammonia, Kreikemeir calculates he can do 750 acres per day that would result in as much as $5,250 gross income for a full day of fertilizing.

Stretch Your Anhydrous Efficiency!

Here’s a system that can give you higher no-till yields, less nitrate leaching and reduce opener freeze up.

With growing concern over the efficient use of nitrogen, a new system for applying anhydrous ammonia more accurately may be just the ticket for no-tillers.

Called Exactrix, this single manifold system features the latest technology in anhydrous ammonia delivery that meets the accuracy you need for efficient no-tilling.

While vapor in conventional manifolds displaces liquid that leads to application inaccuracy, this system maintains anhydrous ammonia at or above tank pressure while eliminating inaccuracies.

Thanks to a precision-machined manifold, the unit features improved row-to-row accuracy. With a two-stage manifold, small ports distribute lower anhydrous ammonia rates that result in as good or better no-till yields. Increased pressure raises the floating piston to reveal large ports for higher application rates.

Currently available for no-till drills, toolbars and no-till air seeders, Guy Swanson of Exactrix Global Systems in Spokane, Wash., says high-speed, single-disc openers can be used to accurately place anhydrous 2 1/2 to 5 inches deep at speeds up to 12 mph. They will more accurately place liquid anhydrous ammonia in late fall banding, early spring banding and traditional no-till corn sidedressing than other injectors.

“These openers require less horsepower and disturb the soil less,” says Swanson, a member of the family that developed and manufactured the no-till Yielder drills. “Placement into heavy residue under no-till is possible with this system without any fertilizer opener freezing.”


With the single disc openers, Swanson says horsepower requirements are reduced to 75 percent of the shank type openers which generally can’t be used at more

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Frank Lessiter

Frank Lessiter has served as editor of No-Till Farmer since the publication was launched in November of 1972. Raised on a six-generation Michigan Centennial Farm, he has spent his entire career in agricultural journalism. Lessiter is a dairy science graduate from Michigan State University.

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