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SP FAQ - Fertilizer placement (Banding)

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Does the placement of fertilizer influence crop yield potential?

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Don't other no-tillage openers also provide the capability of separately banding fertilizer at the same time as seed?

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Is there anything else special about how Cross Slot openers band fertilizer?

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What is wrong with "deep banding" anyway?

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How do we know that "deep banding" is not appropriate in no-tillage?

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Why can't farmers simply broadcast the fertilizer under no-tillage in the same way that they often do with tillage?

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If this is so then how is it that pastures, for example, respond to broadcast fertilizer?

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Given that you can place fertilizer in separate bands with Cross Slot openers, should growers be using more or less fertilizer when they no-till with these openers?

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Other manufacturers claim to be able to band fertilizer with their openers (called 'double shooting' ). Is this just sales talk?

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Does the fertilizer banding function of Cross Slot openers operate in all conditions?

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Is the fertilizer banding function of Cross Slot openers limited to dry fertilizer?

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How far away from the seed is the horizontal band of fertilizer with Cross Slot openers?

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Isn't that too close?

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How about anhydrous ammonia application with Cross Slot openers?

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On the flip side of the gas and liquid issue, is there enough soil 'throw' by Cross Slot openers to allow use of triflurolin herbicides?