Deere’s new delivery system makes roots’ job easier

Deere and Company, Moline, Illinois, has entered into a multi-year distribution agreement with 360 Yield Center, Morton, Illinois, to sell and support 360 Y-Drop and 360 Undercover Application products through the John Deere dealer channel in United States and Canada.

The new 360 Y-drop liquid application device is dragged along the ground between two corn rows. However, instead of a single hose dribbling down the middle, 360 Y-drop splits the liquid flow into two separate hoses — one to the left and the other to the right — with each hose dribbling directly on the roots. This means no liquid flows into the middle.

In effect, putting nitrogen directly onto the root ensures that it’s taken up quickly, thus reducing the odds of escape into the environment.

The 360 Yield Center says that full-size field trials on 500 fields showed a 10 bu. benefit over mid-row coulter application, with some fields showing benefits in the range of 30 to 50 bu.


  • Late-season nitrogen application
  • Precision nitrogen placement
  • Variable rate nitrogen application
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