As interest in split-applied nitrogen for corn increases, sprayer manufacturers continue to look for ways to help farmers deliver nitrogen when the crop needs it most.
At the 2017 National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Kentucky, Hagie Manufacturing showed off its STS16 sprayer, which gives growers flexibility to deliver a combination of in-crop nitrogen and fungicide application.
In this video, Alan Hagie explains that more and more farmers are looking for split nitrogen application flexibility to ensure plants have access to the critical nutrient later in the season. The traditional approach of applying the bulk of nitrogen needs in spring continues to decline as mounting research shows that significant leaching during the season and volatilization can leave modern corn hybrids hungry for nitrogen later in crop year.
To address these needs, Hagie shows how the STS16 features a unique split tank that allows the sprayer to be used for a single nitrogen or fungicide product application or a combination of both. Hagie also discusses the company’s distribution deal that brings Hagie sprayers to farmers across Canada through the John Deere distribution network.
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