1996 - Volume #20, Issue #2, Page #12[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
New-Style Starter Fertilizer Bander
The Nutrimate II consists of a 14-in. dia. leading notched blade and a 12-in. dia. smooth blade. The notched blade runs parallel to the planter's V-opener without disturbing the soil between the fertilizer and seed opening.
"The notched blade will go through heavy trash without plugging," says Larry Kuhlmann, Sunco Marketing, North Platte, Neb.. "The smooth blade makes a trench for the fertilizer and throws soil away from the row. Fertilizer can be placed 2, 2 3/4, or 3 1/2 in. from the seed and 1/2 in. above the seed or 1/2 or 1 1/2 in. below it by changing the position of a ęstandard'".
Optional dual placement openers are available for splitting applications or applying different fertilizer solutions at the same time. The openers are also repositioned by changing the position of a pair of standards. "Dual placement eliminates an extra trip through the field and lets you place fertilizer where it's most effective," says Kuhlmann. "You can apply a light solution of starter fertilizer close to the row on one side to start plants off, and a stronger solution farther away on the other side which plants can tap into once they get growing." Mounts with four bolts. Single opener system sells for $330 per row; dual placement for $550 per row.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Sunco Marketing, Box 2036, North Platte, Neb. 69103 (ph 308 532-2146).
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