Tillage Innovation Profiles

 

Bob Wood, St. Pauls, Perth
Soil Type: Silty Clay loam | Farm Operation:
Years in Operation of Disk:

Tillage/Cropping System

System: Disk
Fall Tillage: discs
Spring Tillage:

Planter Make, Model and Description
  • Flexicoil air seeder. CIH planter. Till Tech coulters
Tillage/Coulter Dimensions:
  • One coulter on planter is 2 inches off row delivering map.
  • Second coulter on planter is 6 inches of row with urea and potash.
  • 35 lbs of map on seed

Fertilizer System:
Liquid In furrow: 1 tank map 11-52-0
Broadcast:
Dry Banded: 130 lbs N at planting
Additional Nitrogen on Planter: second tank of urea 46-0-0 and potash mix
Sidedress N:

Producer's Comments

Pros

Cons

  • One pass corn panting system.
  • Too complicated
  • Dry fertilizer loading too slow. You must plan to change loading.
  • Requires an operator that is very in tune with their equipment, not much room for error.
  • This system is only capable of planting 100 acres per day at most, if there are no issues.