Precision Planting has developed FurrowJet, a new planter fertilizer attachment, and is launching the vApply suite of fertility control products to execute fertility plans across the entire range of application rates for all passes through the field.
FurrowJet Fertilizer Attachment
The planter fertilizer attachment, FurrowJet, accurately places liquid fertilizer in ideal locations for nutrient absorption. The attachment integrates dual-band near-furrow placement with optional third band in-furrow for maximum plant uptake, rate flexibility and ability to use a wide range of liquid product options.
The attachment mounts behind the seed tube to Precision Planting’s Keeton firmer bracket. It rides in the furrow right behind an integrated seed firmer with wings that slice the furrow sidewall to apply liquid fertilizer ¾ of an inch away from the seed on both sides of the furrow. FurrowJet product manager Jason Stoller says this places the fertilizer far enough to avoid seed burn, while still allowing seedling and crown roots to access nutrients. It also enables growers to increase rates of common starter fertilizers safely.
vApply and vApplyHD Fertilizer Control Systems
Precision Planting’s new vApply and vApplyHD fertilizer control systems allow growers to execute their fertility plan across the entire range of application rates for all passes through the field.
vApply is an implement-wide control system for liquid or granular applications, allowing 20/20 SeedSense SRM customers to control their fertility applications for both static and variable-rate prescriptions.
vApplyHD is an on-row liquid control product that incorporates flow measurement and control into a single device. Its row-by-row features include turn compensation, swath, automatic flow balancing and variable-rate prescription execution. The module is easy to install, simple to use and designed with flexibility. Without modification, it can be used from the lowest pop-up rates on the planter to the highest sidedressing rates, across the full range of speeds. vApplyHD can be installed as row-by-row control or as section control.
Additionally, Precision Planting will be offering FlowSense, a flow sensor integrated with 20/20 SeedSense to monitor and map row-by-row product application for existing liquid systems.