From the Ground Up, a New Way to Spray

August 19, 2015 11:40 AM

New system offers an innovative way to spray 

Traveling across the countryside this summer you may have noticed numerous sprayers quickly moving from field to field. With unfavorable conditions across parts of the Midwest, crops were hungry for a shot of nitrogen mid-season. In order to keep the corn plants happy, many of the sprayers were equipped with the 360 Y-drop. A system that redefines what sidedress is all about, according to Jim Hedges, director of sales with 360 Yield Center.


With new system enhancements, the 360 Y-drop now sports a new design to accommodate a wider window of application for corn of various stages, all the way up to R2 with high clearance sprayers. Additionally, it offers precise placement, closer to the stalk, which maximizes uptake.

See the new improvements on the 360 Y-DROP system.


Corn isn’t the only crop in need of extra attention mid-season, soybeans need love too. While the Y-DROP system is predominantly thought of as a nutrient application system, it can also deliver fungicides and insecticides, in addition to micronutrients.

“In the past, we’ve always thought we’ve had to apply from the top down. The whole philosophy here is let’s apply from the bottom up because that way we’re going to get access to both sides of the leaves, better cover and better product efficacy,” Hedges explains.

While spraying from the top down has always worked, Hedges says, this new system, he believes, will work better by penetrating the canopy and getting to those harder to kill insects and diseases.

360 UNDERCOVER in beans is a different way of spraying beans from the ground up. Jim Hedges explains this system and how it works.

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