REGARDLESS OF THE SEASON, WITH 360 Y-DROP, YOU WIN.
Sometimes, your return will be an increase in yield. In 2015, mother nature threw buckets of water over much of the corn growing regions of the US. That pushed nitrogen deep into the soil – making it unavailable to the corn plant. 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 a year where nitrogen wasn’t the limiting factor for many of us, corn responded to mid-season application by adding over seven bushels. 360 Y-DROP gives you the flexibility to extend the midseason application window from V6 to VT – more than 30 days – for more control over when and how your nitrogen is applied.
PRECISION PLACEMENT FOR INCREASED UPTAKE
Moving N application closer to the root mass improves effectiveness – and adds about five bushels. With 360 Y-DROP, you can apply nitrogen within 2 to 3 inches of the stalk base – that means nearly 80% of the root mass is in 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.
Where you place nitrogen is just as important as when you place it. Upgrade your coulter bar with 360 Y-DROP Sidedress and get precise nitrogen placement well into V6 for more flexibility and bigger yields.
UPGRADE YOUR COULTER
Coulter systems put a band of nitrogen 10 to 15 inches from the root mass of your corn plants. This slows uptake and increases the risk that you’ll lose nitrogen without significant rainfall. 360 Y-DROP Sidedress puts nitrogen directly at the base of the corn plant – right above the root mass. Then all it takes is a heavy dew or light shower to move the nitrogen into the soil for rapid uptake.
DESIGNED FOR BETTER APPLICATION
360 Y-DROP® gives you the flexibility to push your nitrogen application well into V6 by taking advantage of the vertical clearance in most sidedress bars. You also have more control over where and how that nitrogen is applied.
Adjustable riser length pushes nitrogen application as late as V7
Four-position adjustable arms allow you to quickly move from 15-inch to 30-inch rows
Variable rate nozzles are available for customizing the rate, time and placement of nitrogen
New breakaway risers give more protection on uneven terrain
SIMPLE INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE
Upgrading your coulter system to 360 Y-DROP is simple. And with no bearings or ground-engaging components, it’s also less expensive to maintain.
Simple retrofit for your current coulter bar
U-bolt mount system designed for most coulter bar sizes (4×6, 5×7, 6×4, 6×6, 7×5, 7×7)
Quick connect fittings for coulter supply hoses
Sidedress splitter to feed both sides of the base with one supply hose