Optional Fertilizer Fittings for Rebounder Seed Covers
About Optional Fittings
Each Rebounder has the option of allowing liquid fertilizer or chemical to be applied in various locations to accommodate your specific needs. With our Y-Not Split-It, you can place the fertilizer on both sides of the seed V, about halfway up the sidewall. This allows the fertilizer to soak into the sidewall rather than being put directly on the seed. Seed germination can be damaged when starter fertilizers or those with sulfur or high nitrogen content are placed directly on the seed (in drier or sandy soils). Soil types play a large role in what method of fertilizer application should be used (direct or split), so we would advise you to talk to your fertilizer dealer or crop consultant. Many farmers with higher rainfall and/or heavier textured soils sometimes put fertilizer such as: 10-34-0 or 9-18-9 on with the Y-Not Split-It.
Using the Y-Not Split-It with the Rebounder will give you a barrier of soil between the seed and the fertilizer. This little insurance could mean a lot to your peace of mind as well as higher yields. Many farmers and fertilizer/seed dealers are looking at this with great interest as a simple and beneficial way to give the crop an added boost in it's earliest stage of development. Ear size and bushels are determined early on in the developmental cycle, so you can see how this could be beneficial to the long term outcome. Even soybean yields can be increased with in-furrow fertilizer application. As much as five bushels per acre have been reported from farmers using the Rebounder with the Y-Not Split-It. On corn & beans this method also allows farmers to move away from the 2x2 application methods, which are expensive, high maintenance, and heavy on the planter. The Rebounder/Y-Not Split-It is a no-brainer!
Rebounder Optional Fittings - Model Type Examples
Below are just some examples of in-furrow optional fittings for the Rebounder Seed Cover.
Pictured from left to right:
Y-Not Split-It on a Super Tuff Orange Rebounder for a John Deere Style Planter (also works with other planter models). The Y-Not Split-it, distributes the fertilizer on each side of the seed into the sidewalls.
Secondly, the Hose Holder Kit, secured through the molded in tab on a Super Tuff Orange Rebounder, and shown on an IH 800/900 Series Planter (also works with other planter models). The Hose Holder distributes the liquid out front and on top of the seed, a little soil is mixed in with the fertilizer in this method.
Third, is the Straight Shot shown on a Super Tuff Orange Drill Rebounder (also works on IH 1200 Series Planters). The Straight Shot Kit distributes the liquid under the Rebounder, directly on top of the seed.
Fourth, are the Stainless Steel Tube options. Stainless Steel tubes can be used along with the Rebounder Seed Cover.
Not shown is the Granular Method.
- Fertilizes sidewalls of seed V
- Ensures that the seeds won't be drenched
- Apply up to 10 gallons per acre in furrow
- Less than 5 minutes to install
- Optional Bullet Check Valve - stops the flow of liquid at end of Y when pump is shut off
- Places liquids above and on the seed
- Keeps liquid off discs and planter
- Hose is secured with molded-in tab
- Distributes liquids evenly in furrow
- Places liquid directly on the seed from under the Rebounder
- Lower profile design
- Keeps liquid off wheels and discs
- Secured with metal plate
- Works with planters and drills
Stainless Steel Tubes
- Easy installation
- Affective liquid placement
- Durable, rust free stainless steel
- Works with planters and drills
- Great for starter application
- Works with Rebounders
- Applies granular in-furrow