First Farm to Broadcast Fertilizer – RoGator 1300

hey everybody its Ryan and Andrew we
are on at my place right now and well Andrew what are you doing
We’re spreading fertilizer. why? because crops need it
exactly all right so the roGator is somewhere behind us and you want to tell
us just a little bit about what you’re using and what we’re putting down today
yeah so we’re putting on a blend of potash diammonium phosphate and ammonium
sulfate so AMS tap and potash we’re going on this particular farm we’re
going about 100 pounds of each and we’re looking at basically a little bit of
replacement value and build and try to be economical with it cool if we you
know we I take a lot of soil to us we’ve taken some tests at this farm and we
have kind of evaluated what’s going to be the best practice to get the best
yield the best price and so that’s numbers we came up with for here this
year doing a couple different programs here and there but we’re starting off
with this as a foundation approach and then we’re gonna take some tissue tests
this year and watch our fertility inside the tissues of the plants and make some
decisions going forward sounds good so what are some of the advantages of
broadcasting over air flowing or air flowing over broadcasting biggest thing
we looked at is cost yep and then there’s placement so placements always
important but with nitrogen nitrogen doesn’t typically always spin the same
way that potash and DAP is so I feel like I can get a very accurate spread
pattern with that potash and AMS with a spinner spreader when we’re starting to
do either high rates of fertilizer or trying to place nitrogen down at higher
quantities I want that airflow boom because you have a little bit more
control of how that product drops in that pattern so right now we’re running
an 80 foot spread pattern we’ve pan tested this and calibrated it so that we
know across all 80 foot you’re getting an even distribution of all three
products if we were trying to do this with
nitrogen right now we might not be able to see the same results especially if
we’re trying to run two to three hundred pounds of a urea type product in with
this mix I I wouldn’t tell you I could guarantee it’s going to be even not
saying it can’t ever be even but it’s a lot harder to get it accurate and that’s
why I typically go with the airflow the kind of technologies are using so that’s
a rotator 1300 with the g4 box we’ve got a viper four in there and then he also
has an iPad that he’s taking a look at boundaries and his location the field
make sure we’re spreading the right strips all right sounds good
and with that let’s get the broadcasting fertilizer or 18% more tonnage with a 13-foot
cutter bar over a ten-foot cutter bar mostly because of how often you’re
running across the field so with if you’re running a ten-foot cutter bar and
you’re raking it and then you’re chopping it we’re bailing it you run
over that field with tire tracks 100 you run over one hundred forty-seven percent
of that field so you’re basically covering every inch
of that field with tire tracks plus doing a like one and a half times
basically yeah so every time you run across the field you’re constantly what
you’re saying is bigger is better that’s what he said but I was really surprised
I’m a 13 foot snot big yeah but he said the number one size cutter bar in
Wisconsin is a tough what cutter bar we got alone half I mean that’s just what
grandpa bought back line and it was stupid cheap on the auction sale we
never thought we’d actually buy it back it’s just it was dirt cheap say we
couldn’t let it go I was shocked just from a tonne foot so 13 could be that
much of a difference in wheel traffic across the field I believe that I mean
it was three more feet that you’re taking was one pass it’s 33%
more coverage so yeah what do they say as far as one’s the optimal time to be
cutting physics 28 days I know the 28 days part but as far as starting 14th of
May comes to May 18th really don’t make it really easy for us yeah
farmer’s day no be planting so you talked a lot about the low lignin
alfalfa’s that are out there and he said in this part of the world the low lignin
alfalfa’s really don’t reduce the cutting you know he said we’re still on
a for cutting system but you said you were stretching out the amount of
daylight because we’re moving our cutting from 28 days to about 32 to 34
days and so instead of the last cutting being
September 5th between the 1st and 5th our last cutting now ends up being
closer to September 15th by going with a low lignin and a larger stretch of time
between cuttings and Grandpa Lee’s told us growing up that’s September 15th is
when you should be done cut in a way you’re giving it enough time to grow
back before that first potential frost that’s a better chance of surviving over
the winter right yeah and that’s what they’re still saying you know if you’re
on the regular 28-day cutting it’s really that first week of September but
you don’t want to go past the 50 crap max just finished broadcasting
fertilizer on the main farms and now they’re headed out to start broadcasting
on some of Travis’s acres and my own they probably won’t be able to finish
tonight but Andrew hopes that whatever they can’t get done tonight they’re
gonna be able to get done tomorrow provided that it doesn’t rain many of
you may have heard about the tragic flooding that’s been taking place out in
Iowa and Nebraska these past few weeks as such
dad Travis and I have decided to each donate two hundred and fifty dollars to
support farmers who have been affected by the flooding by state Iowa actually
has the largest percentage of our viewer base and Nebraska comes in at number
four so to try to send some love out west what I’ve decided to do is donate
fifty percent of all the proceeds from the Hal farms work store for the next 30
days to support farmers who have been affected by the flooding many of you
have been wondering when how Farms work sweatshirts and t-shirts are going to
come back into stock well starting today we’re gonna start accepting orders for
how farms work sweat shirts as well as t-shirts so if you’re interested in
helping support Nebraska and Iowa farmers be sure to check the description
head over to our website how farms were calm and either purchase some
merchandise or I will leave a link down in the description to where you guys can
donate to help support farmers who have been affected by the flooding with that
that’s it for this video thanks for watching guys be sure to check out all
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Author Since: Mar 11, 2019

  1. as I already knew the Kuster's are a class act…. Well done gentlemen well done. I have a son in central Ne and a daughter in the Columbus Ne. area and I know your help will be appreciated by all. Thank you and prayers to all.

  2. Cool video as always and thats just awesome for u guys to help all the fellow farmers u guys rock!!! I will be buying stuff to help out as well. Thanks Ryan have a good one

  3. Great video, Ryan. Andrew always does such a good job explaining what he's doing that even the non-farmers here (myself included) can make sense of it. Question: were you basing the decision to spread manure on one particular strip at Rockville on information from the yield monitor last fall? As always, there's a lot of information to process (which can only be a good thing if you know how to use it). Also, it's good to know that I'm in your #1 state by viewership. I'm happy to play a role in that.

  4. Me bring from Northern Iowa my ffa chapter has given me and a few other of our chapter members to take a trip to Nebraska to help a rancher get back on his feet

  5. Is there a sense as to how the flooding will impact the market this year? Will a majority of fields get planted in time where flooding has occurred?

  6. It's great to see you in the fields! Farmers are a tough crowd to hold down, especially when disaster strikes. A Country Boy Can Survive!

  7. Our buisness here in california is to broadcast spread dry chemicals and fertilizers on feilds for people we do pot ash as well as other fertilizers and treflan TR-10 herbicide on feilds here for other farmers here. We are looking at moving soon and mabye moving the buisness and continuing somewhere else do you think our buisness would do good there

  8. I used to haul them from Jackson MN when I pulled a double drop trailer and I had to unload it. Must be some high ground there that it dry enough

  9. Just ordered a couple of t-shirts to help.
    Did not realize that there was so much "science" to fertilizer but then, compared to when we had our small farm when I was growing up to now, let's just say 50 plus years have passed.
    Great video.

  10. Ryan I am no farmer but think maybe 60 years ago should looked at it my question is this very expensive
    God Bless All

  11. SPRING is in the AIR. After all the wetness talk, I noticed the RoGator made tracks in the dirt, but not very deep. Any issues with lowlands being super soft?

  12. Surprising with the high cost of fertilizer, that any spinner spreader would be used over the air machine. Maybe it's better to double spread at half rates with the spinner. We don't see any spinners anymore out here in southern Idaho.

  13. Just wondering if the manure is a substitute for the dry fertilizer or if the manure ground also gets a topping of the dry as well.

  14. +howfarmswork Are you guys going to get into anhydrous this year? Seems like this pass is only going to put down about 40 pounds of N 45 pounds of P and 60 pounds of K and 24 pounds of S a good mix. Also is he making that pass on just bean ground or spreading on both corn and bean ground? Sorry for the questions! Love your channel!

  15. Ryan, are you running bio diesel in your farm equipment, and do the tractors get better hours per gallon. Over standard diesel

  16. Awesome video kicking off the year fertilizer that's great I have one question how does he know where he stops when he runs out of fertilizer and how far does he how does he know how far to move over when he's done with one path? If you could answer that I'd appreciate it prayers to all affected by the floods very sad keep up the great work catch you on the next one Ryan you Travis and your dad are great farmers so keep up the good job be safe

  17. This video is absolutely incredible!!! Amazing quality, music, absolutely stunning in every aspect! This video is a whole new level

  18. Great video, I plan on making a purchase and/or donation to help the farmers impacted by the flooding. My question, how and where do you distribute the help? I have been wanting to help but how? Where? Who? Is the help intended to help them recover personally or farm operations? Make a video on this, I watch all of them.

  19. Would be neat to get all the farming YouTube channels that have merch together and get everybody to sign everybodies shirts or hats or whatever and then hold a big ebay auction selling the autographed stuff off where all the money gets donated to the relief fund. Might even be able to get the dealers who work with y'all to offer up shirts too. And really grabbing at straws here imagine the money y'all could raise if you guys could get ahold of living relatives of Deere, Case, McCormick, etc and get them to sign the stuff too.

  20. We fertilize too… just alot of "homemade" cow fertilizer! Must feel good to be back out in the field right? Best of luck to you this year!

  21. I've been spreading MAP and POTASH variable rate with the multi-applier. Running a Rogator 1300, I have a brand new 1300C coming in mid April.

  22. Great video Ryan and Andrew, you are half to look at one of these! They are very high tech and cool to sit in one!

  23. That conversation about mower width and compaction was super interesting. But an issue hardly anyone addresses is how much that can be minimized with appropriate sized equipment. Tedding or raking with a 50 hp tractor (all that is needed) will not have hardly any compaction impact. Tedding with 90 – 100 hp will. So will using the biggest mower a tractor can comfortably handle. John Deere specs say an 11'6" mower can be run with a 90 hp tractor. But of course, one uses what one has.

  24. Computers/GPS devices make the fertilizer and other nutrients applications much more even…no more burned or starved patches. Soil testing has, along with better seeds, expanded production yields into stratospheric levels.

  25. I just received 3 new t-shirts to support Ne/Ia farmers & ranchers. Thanks go to HFW for alerting the public to the need for this support. Iโ€™m happy to see others posting here on the positive results these support measures are generating.

  26. Can I send cash to you for a cap?I am sorry for those I can do is buy a cap from you.i am not working myself so can't do much.i come from nd and a farming background so now how those people feel.i was through the 1997 flood in north dakota

  27. Your videos are so informative and so well put together.i have no farming experience or back ground being a process engineer by trade but your posting are my first stop every night after work.๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ

  28. Love the big machines!! I picked up a shirt from farm focused for the relief fund. They are donating 100% of the shirt sales to flooding relief. Gotta order one from you now too!!

  29. May the Nebraska Farming Community have an overall recovery as soon as possible! May your field yields increase with positive results regarding your fertilizer program.

  30. I think its really great to see you helping the farmers and encouraging others to do so and do what they can as well, I know there's a lot of farmers in Nebraska that are gonna have a Very hard time recovering from this, I have people I've grown up with that are never gonna see some of their fields this year and some that have lost their cattle and hogs

  31. Hey Ryan was out look with friend for equipment replacement at Construction Equipment Sales They had Skid Steers in really good shape. in Your price range Florida. No Rust! under $30K 2018 JCB 155 For Sale In Jacksonville, Florida $28K 415 hours – Little higher but as my father said Deal Deal Deal myk

  32. Ryan and family, may God bless you guys this planting and growing season! May he reward you guys 10 fold for donating to the flooding victims of the Missouri and Mississippi River Valleys! So heartbreaking to see them in this situation and knowing that your own hometown and villages have been through that same tragedy last summer! Another amazing video! Thanks so much for all you blessed Farmers do for us!

  33. Hey Ryan, my families has a four wheeler that doesn't work well would you like to buy it and make a video of repairing it.

  34. Why do they take tissue samples to see what nutrients the plant has in it cause of the fertiliser you just spread or what

  35. When you spread manure doesn't that throw off the soil samples and the fertilizer that Andrew is spreading?
    It did seem that you was spreading on corn and Andrew was spreading on beans.
    I am not a farmer just a little confused….lol… love the channel and what you guys do. Keep up the good work.

  36. Wanna be farmer here so forgive any silly questions… that RoGater able to have different configurations outside of from the factory? aka. can you use a liquid spreader and remove the solid spreader or is it set from factory to that configuration? never seen a high riding solid spreader before.

  37. Spreading fertilizer and cow manure huh? That's cool. With the fertilizer being spread, how can you tell the difference between which with crop yields? Will that be when harvest time comes or during the growing season? I heard about the flooding in Iowa and Nebraska from this YouTube channel and the millennial farmer in Minnesota. Nothing on the mainstream media. Sorry to hear about that. I hope the water goes down so those people can put their lives back on track.

  38. Pretty cool what you guys are doing for the farmers affected by the flooding. You and your family are generous thoughtful people. I hope this season brings good crops and high yields for you guys. Great video too.. take care Ryan

  39. I noticed in this video the bobcat had a manure fork attachment instead of the bucket like in the previous video. What is the difference between the two, in terms of using them for manure.

  40. My dad and our family and 14 other people went to help flooding in Nebraska.. 4 pick ups and a 53ft semi trailer all full. Anything from baby stuff up to milk replaser and mineral blocks. My dad and uncle donated 20 mineral blocks.

  41. Thank you Ryan for donating to help the farmers here in Nebraska affected by the flooding it will be very much appreciated

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