SpikeWheel technology has given us two big advantages. One is
to place the fertilizer exactly where the plant needs it — at
the root zone. Secondly, it has allowed us to apply the fertilizer
at the precise growing stage of the crop. This technology has
benefited our growers and operation greatly."
Sand Hollow Ag Supply
tillage is going to grow at a much faster pace in our area now
that we see the ease of applying fertilizer with the SpikeWheel
system. Not only the ease, but the accuracy, and the fact it
doesn’t disturb the soil."
Southwest High Cotton Winner 2004
am a local sales rep for Monsanto and we are very interested
in growing conservation tillage acres across central & south
Texas. Currently, most growers in southern Texas have very conventional
farming practices; however, there are 2 conservation tillage
systems that are most likely to be adopted and practiced in the
near future (Strip till & Hip & Go which is a modified
stale seed bed or ridge till type system). We do not have much
winter in southern Texas and therefore most fertilizer is applied
from mid to late November thru early Jan.( Planting usually begins
in early to mid February). Also, most fertilizer in conventional
systems is applied with a large spreader truck and then incorporated
with a field cultivator. This is done for efficiency as farm
size is quite large in this part of the state."
believe that Roundup Ready corn & cotton along with additional
earning opportunities with the new farm bill (conservation security
program) and a depressed farm economy will help encourage growers
to strongly consider adopting a conservation tillage system (reduced
tillage system). The SpikeWheel fertilizer applicator is an excellent
means of fertilizing in high residue situations which helps support
the benefits of conservation tillage."
Farm Service Manager