The Copperhead Nutrimate 3 was developed to precisely place fertilizer in correct proximity to seed, reduct germination problems, and encourage rapid plant growth. It works well in all farming operations including conventional, no-till, strip-till, and minimum-till. The NutriMate 3 places fertilizer in the root zone and not the soil surface. Developed to precisely place fertilizer in correct proximity to seed, the Nutrimate 3 reduces germination problems and encourage rapid plant growth.
It is mounted to the row unit, the parallel links let it float and the unit gauge wheels provide depth control so nutrients are precisely placed in relation to the seed. It can be easily adjusted for both depth of fertilizer placement and distance from seed. Its unique design allows discs to be pulled through the field which improves planter tracking, reduced bearing and disc fatigue, and eliminates stress on parallel linkage. The notched disc design leads smaller diameter smooth disc to allow soil penetration even in the highest trash conditions while still forming groove for fertilize placement. Leading notched disc runs straight and parallel to planter blades. The leading notched disc runs straight and parallel to planter blades. Smooth Disc forms a “V” allowing nutrient to be placed accurately in relation to the seed. This prevents V-seed opening from being distorted and soil between fertilizer and seed is not disturbed. The delivery tube, which is easy and inexpensive to replace and resists plugging places fertilizer in the bottom of the soil opening. The Nutrimate 3 features exclusive 10º pivot allows NutriMate 3 to flex independently of planter row unit. Its unique design allows discs to be pulled through the field which improves planter tracking, reduces bearing and disc fatigue, and eliminates stress on parallel linkage.
The NutriMate 3 reduces input costs and sub-surfaces application of dry fertilizer eliminates nitrogen loss due to volatilization. The banding of dry fertilizer use efficiency by as much as 100% depending on row spacing.