DRY FERTILIZER OPTION
Krause Corp. introduces a new dry fertilizer metering system for its 5200 series grain drills in no-till and minimum-till types. The new system provides simultaneous placement of nutrients while seeding.
The new seed/fertilizer box has a 60% seed/40% fertilizer split for a total capacity of 3.2 bu./ft., and has a stainless-steel floor. The box can also be filled with 100% seed.
The metering system uses a non-corrosive meter driven by a 25-speed transmission for a wide range of fertilizer rates. Krause's precision residue opener uses a walking beam relationship of the front gauge wheel and rear press wheel to the opener. It provides depth control in minimum- and no-till conditions.
Pull-type no-till drills are available in 10-20-ft. styles; folding drills are available in 25-36-ft. lengths.
New from Spectrum Technologies is the FieldScout SoilStik pH Meter. The new tool makes lab-accurate measurements on-the-spot with a flat surface electrode. To use, simply touch the sensor electrode directly onto a moist soil sample. The SoilStik also measures pH of irrigation water and pesticide spray solutions.
The waterproof device features automatic temperature compensation and a data hold function. The SoilStik alerts when recalibration or sensor replacement is required, and the flat electrode will not clog.
The 2987 Magnum fertilizer coulter is new from Yetter. Allowing producers to fertilize at a faster rate and with minimal soil disturbance, the single-disk design has a lower draft requirement and takes less horsepower to operate.
The Magnum coulter is set at a 5° angle and uses a 22-in. blade. A fertilizer knife is available for an-hydrous ammonia, liquid or dry application and uses a self-adjusting, floating scraper with carbide tip.
Operating at an application depth of 4-6 in., the 2978 Magnum offers a spring-loaded, cast-closing wheel used to close and seal the slot opened by the blade and knife.