Installation and Calibration

Installation of Fertilizer Equipment

To use NACHURS liquid fertilizers, your planter/drill may need modifications for in-furrow or precision placement.   Precision-placed fertilizer requires proper equipment for accurate application, pressure, etc. 

Calibration Procedure

  • Determine the recommended application rate/acre for NACHURS liquid fertilizer.
  • Calculate the distance required to drive in field for each nozzle to treat 1/128 acre. (ounces collected from one nozzle equals gallons per acre)



FORMULA:

Distance to Drive (feet) / Row Width (inches)

  • Drive required distance and collect output from one nozzle (check row and deep placement seperately).
  • Adjust to obtain desired output
    • Pressure pump:  Adjust pressure, speed or nozzle tips
    • Squeeze pump:  Adjust sprocket size
Example: Distance for each nozzle to spray 1/128 acre (one ounce collected per nozzle equals one gallon per acre)

Average Spacing (inches)
Distance (feet)
Average
Spacing
(inches)
Distance
(feet)
6
681
22
186
8
510
24
170
10
408
30
136
12
340
36
113
14
292
38
107
16
255
40
102
18
227
42
97
20
204
48
85


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