Regardless of the season, with 360 Y-DROP, you win.
In today's tight market, managing input costs is critical. Nitrogen is typically the second most expensive input. Getting the most efficiency out of this investment is critical. Lowering nitrogen use efficiency from 1.0 to 0.7 can have a huge impact on profitability.
360 Y-DROP lets you wait for your final application so you can adjust rates to match the crop's needs. Wet. Dry. Ideal. You supply only what the plants need - protecting yield potential and reducing overall nitrogen costs.
TIMING AND PLACEMENT MATTER
The corn plant uses 75% of its N after V10. By re-stocking the soil's nitrogen supply later in the season, you are better able to supply only enough to allow the corn to hit your yield goal. Plus, unlike traditional coulter sidedress systems, 360 Y-DROP gives you a much wider application window - more than 30 days from V6 - VT.
Where N is applied is just as important as when it is applied. A corn plant acquires more than 60% of its N within seven inches from the stalk base. With 360 Y-DROP, you apply N right at the base of the plant. This ensures that nearly 80% of the root mass is within the application zone.
Four-position adjustable arms allow for precision placement in 15-inch to 36-inch rows and variable rate nozzles are available for precise rate control.
Breakaway mounting brackets and a flexible riser allow for easier navigation across hills and uneven terrain.
Curved hoses follow the corn rows and won't flop or "dance" which ensures nitrogen is delivered to the soil, not the stalk or leaves.
Adjustable arms allows precision placement in 15-inch to 36-inch rows.
Variable rate nozzles for customizing the rate, time and placement.
Breakaway mounting brackets and a flexible riser.
Shield to keep leaves from wrapping around the riser or hoses.
With the improved placement, frankly it's a game changer in terms of growing corn at a higher level in the neighborhood that we farm.
Stan and Aaron Smith, Southern Michigan
The corn we Y-DROPPED was drastically greener, and I could tell it was intercepting more light and the stalk had a lot more girth. The corn that had the coulter application eventually got the nitrogen but took a little longer. Read More
Jack Fombelle, Atwood, Illinois
Great day making good corn better in CenLa #ydrop @360yieldcenter Read More
Luke Sayes, Louisiana
I think we are getting better use out of our nitrogen, putting it there when the plant needs it so it’s not subject to leaching. And, we are able to get through our acres a lot easier, a lot less time. Read More
Nate Bonde, Nerstrand, Minnesota
The whole Y-DROP situation just makes sense. It utilizes the plant structure and you can't argue the agronomics of what it's doing.
Bryan Kuntz, Southeast Iowa
In 2015, Y-DROPs gave us the ability to go in after V8 which was critical because it was so wet early in the season. So the timing was critical. And the response was big. Read More
Justin Rufenacht, Archibold, Ohio
With 360 Y-DROP we are now much more efficient in nitrogen uptake and I have seen a great yield response.
Michael Anderson, Elm Creek, Nebraska
360 Y-DROP has gone from being a ‘just in case tool’ in the shed to apart of our daily operation. Read More
Brock Profit, Van Wert, Ohio