Tillage Innovation Profiles

 

Robert White, Port Hope, Northumberland
Soil Type: Sandy Clay loam | Farm Operation: Cash Crop
Years in Operation of Shallow (Aerway or Field Cultivator):

Tillage/Cropping System

System: Shallow (Aerway or Field Cultivator)
Fall Tillage: none
Spring Tillage: Occasionally

Planter Make, Model and Description
  • Case 1200 12 row/30 spacing
  • John Deere single disk fertilizer openers
  • Custom made dry fertilizer air delivery system
Tillage/Coulter Dimensions:
  • 12 trash whipper with single 13 x 1 wave coulter
  • 15 fertilizer coulter 2 x 2

Fertilizer System:
Liquid In furrow:
Broadcast:
Dry Banded: 11.2-11.2-16.7-11.2-.8zn-2.8mg at 225 lbs/ac
Additional Nitrogen on Planter:
Sidedress N: 30 gal of 28% in every other row

Producer's Comments

Pros

Cons

  • One pass planting
  • Quick Emergence
  • Plant 50 acres to one fill up
  • Good flotation on wet fields
  • Narrow road transport
  • Have to delay planting on no tilled fields.