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360 Y-DROP

HEADS YOU WIN, TAILS YOU WIN.

Regardless of the season, with 360 Y-DROP, you win.

Sometimes, your return will be an increase in yield, as in 2015. That season, Mother Nature threw buckets of water over much of the corn growing regions of the country, which pushed nitrogen deep into the soil and making it unavailable to the plant. A mid-season nitrogen application through 360 Y-DROP fed the crop at the critical time and boosted yields by an average of 13.8 bushels per acre.

EXTEND THE APPLICATION WINDOW

Even in years in which nitrogen wasn’t the limiting factor for many, corn crops have responded to a mid-season application by adding over seven bushels per acre. The 360 Y-DROP delivers the flexibility to extend a mid-season application window from V6 to VT – more than 30 days – for more control over when and how the nitrogen is applied.

PRECISION PLACEMENT FOR INCREASED UPTAKE

Moving nitrogen application closer to the root mass improves effectiveness to the average of about five bushels per acre. With the 360 Y-DROP, nitrogen can be applied within mere inches of the stalk base leading to nearly 80 percent of the root mass being within the application zone. The funneling effect of corn leaves then pushes the nitrogen to the root mass for rapid uptake even with modest precipitation or dew.

BEST PRACTICES

PRECISION NITROGEN PLACEMENT WITH 360 Y-DROP

Flexibility

Adapt your nitrogen application rates to match the plants’ need immediately before the rapid uptake period.

Efficiency

Place nutrients near the stalk base where dew or small rain drives nutrients to the heart of the root system.

Extended Application Window

360 Y-DROP Sidedress extends the application window by one or two collars.

On self-propelled sprayers, apply from V4 through VT depending on sprayer clearance. 

 

Productivity

Apply in a wide range of conditions at an average speed of 5 to 11 m.p.h. Self-centering flexible risers minimize crop damage on turns and navigate over hills and terrain.

Protection 

Breakaway mounting brackets protect bases from ground impact.

Reduced Maintenance

360 Y-DROP Sidedress eliminates the need to grease bearings and replace worn coulters.

Compatibility

Mounting kit adapts to most booms and row spacings. Mounting frame remains in place and allows for use of conventional top-down spraying with standard wet boom.