Tillage Innovation Profiles

 

Fred Dunlop, Stayner, Simcoe
Soil Type: Sandy loam | Farm Operation: Cash Crop
Years in Operation of Disk:

Tillage/Cropping System

System: Disk
Fall Tillage: Disk -1 pass
Spring Tillage: Cultivate - 1 pass

Planter Make, Model and Description
  • JD 7200 16 row
Tillage/Coulter Dimensions:
  • Lead Fertilizer coulter, trash whippers and Keeton seed firmer on planter with liquid fertilizer
  • coulter 6 from seed putting down N.

Fertilizer System:
Liquid In furrow: 5 gallons 6-24-6
Broadcast: (previous) fall applied 150 lbs of K, 50 lbs of MAP,
Dry Banded:
Additional Nitrogen on Planter: 40 gallons of 28%
Sidedress N:

Producer's Comments

Pros

Cons

  • One pass, all fertilizer and seed complete.
  • Ideal N placement.
  • Compaction is a concern, towing 1600 gallon cart behind the planter.
  • Prefer dry-starter over liquid on lower fertility ground.