Central Valley Cooperative (in 5 locations – Nebraska, Kansas and Iowa)
Orthman 4row research designated 1tRIPr with new Montag smaller poly tank precision dry tank system. Plots being done this spring at Polk, NE.
In a cooperative atmosphere, Orthman and Pat McNaught and Mike Petersen with CVA Coop are going to carry out some field research at 5 sites; Cuba, KS, Polk, NE, Western Iowa, and Norfolk, NE plus an organic farm comparison of using pelletized chicken manure versus broadcast at Marquette, NE. We will be co-studying placement of P&K&S nutrients (dry products using what is commonly called 40Rock). Mick Goedeken, Lead Field Research Agronomist plans to compare this 12-40-0-18 dry fertilizer with broadcast operations of MAP or 11-52-0 + dry urea on No-Till. The dry products will be placed at 6.5 inches below the soil surface. This is the first year of carrying out research efforts with this Cooperative. We look forward to seeing and reporting what data is captured and how the products compare which they offer at their facilities across the 3 states.
Montag is offering of a dry distribution dual poly tank system, hydraulic drive and metering which mounts and dismounts on the 4row 1tRIPr demo unit Pat has to showcase the Strip-Till system with their new smaller dry system.
CVA is planning on 1 field day in late summer per site which we are asked to be part of those events.
The week of May 4 – 8, 2020 the CVA crew finished planting crops at all 5 sites.
Stay Tuned for follow-ups with CVA field efforts and data right here…