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Energy Requirements and the Effect of Rotary Tiller Configurations On Cyanazine Distribution on Ridges

  • Robert G. Wilson (a1) and John A. Smith (a1)

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Experiments were conducted to determine the energy requirements and the most effective rotary tiller configuration for incorporating cyanazine {2-[[4-chloro-6-(ethylamino)-1,3,5-triazin-2-yl] amino]-2-methylpropanenitrile} on an 18-cm band centered on top of the previous year's corn (Zea mays L.) ridge. When the rotary tiller was operated full width at a 10-cm depth, the least cyanazine concentration was found in the center of the ridge, and the greatest concentration was found between ridges. The treatment having the greatest cyanazine concentrations in the center of the ridge and the least in the inter-row between ridges consisted of a ridge cleaner, a cyanazine application, and the rotary tiller configured to till a. 30-cm strip on the center of the ridge with a rotor enclosure. Energy requirements for operating the rotary tiller increased as the depth of operation increased, and the 10-cm depth of operation required less energy than two passes with a tandem disk.

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Energy Requirements and the Effect of Rotary Tiller Configurations On Cyanazine Distribution on Ridges

  • Robert G. Wilson (a1) and John A. Smith (a1)

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