360 UNDERCOVER®

Overview

When plants aren’t healthy, nitrogen utilization can be limited and yields can suffer. With 360 UNDERCOVER, you can target your fungicide, insecticide and nutrient application where it’s needed most — under the crop canopy.

KEY FEATURES

  • Flexible fungicide, insecticide and nutrient applications
  • Under-canopy application
  • Targeted application

TARGET PROBLEMS AT THE SOURCE

Protect your crops from late-season disease and insect infestations by applying protection where it’s most effective. 360 UNDERCOVER completely surrounds the ear leaf and upper canopy, attacking your target from the top, sides and bottom.

SMART DESIGN FOR SMART APPLICATION

360 UNDERCOVER mounts easily to your 360 Y-DROP® riser and glides smoothly through the field for targeted fungicide, insecticide and nutrient applications. It also gives you multiple nozzle choices, which allow you to adjust your application speed and pressure accordingly.

  • Each unit operates up to four multidirectional spray nozzles
  • Multiple nozzle types can be used for customized spray pattern and droplet size
  • Ability to gain 150-degree horizontal spray application side by side
  • Special shell design for better nozzle protection
  • Vertical positioning to match your crop’s growth stage
  • Ideal for simultaneous application of nitrogen and fungicide/insecticide in dual tank sprayers
  • Can be used in corn, seed corn, soybeans, wheat, cotton and sugar beets

 


Testimonials

Find out what farmers are saying about 360 UNDERCOVER® and how it’s helping improve their yields.

If you don’t control the white fly they’ll suck all the nutrients out of the plant and you might get half a yield or a third of a yield. Now they have some chemicals that work, if you can get the product to the leaf and that’s what the UNDERCOVER does. See More

Randy Merrill
Edinburg, Texas

Trial Data

360 UNDERCOVER VS. OVER-THE-TOP
SLIDE DECK
MULTIPLE CROPS
COVERAGE COMPARISON

+ 360 UNDERCOVER VS. OVER-THE-TOP

Key Takeaways

  • Spraying both in the canopy with the 360 UNDERCOVER and from the top from the sprayer boom resulted in the best coverage.
  • Coverage matters - the best coverage resulted in the top yields, an average of 3.9 bu/A more than no coverage.
  • In-canopy application with 360 UNDERCOVER allowed for optimal disease control especially this year for the stem rots in central Illinois.

The grower used 360 UNDERCOVER on a 60 ft. Miller system. This soybean field had multiple row spacings (12”,20”,30”) and populations (100,000 and 140,000) to study application effects in multiple management strategies. Insecticide, fungicide, and a foliar fertilizer containing Mn,Zn, and S was applied.

A check strip was left in each row spacing and each population. Strips included 360 UNDERCOVER in the canopy, above the canopy with the regular spray boom, and a combination of both in and above the canopy.

METHODS

  • The field was set in blocks with four application strips in each.
  • Blocks started from the west:
    • + 12” @ 140,000
    • + 20” @ 140,000
    • + 30” @ 140,000
    • + 20” @ 100,000
    • + 30” @ 100,000

Arrows point to above and below applications with 360 UNDERCOVER.

Strip APPLIED PRODUCT RATE CROP STAGE Average Yield bu/A
CHECK 81.25
OVER-THE-TOP Priaxor, Hero, Smart Trio 20 GPA R2 83.48
360 UNDERCOVER Priaxor, Hero, Smart Trio 20 GPA R2 83.48
BOTH Priaxor, Hero, Smart Trio 20 GPA R2 85.18
Results 1
STRIP
CHECK
APPLIED PRODUCT
RATE
CROP STAGE
AVERAGE YIELD BU/A
81.25
STRIP
OVER-THE-TOP
APPLIED PRODUCT
Priaxor, Hero, Smart Trio
RATE
20 GPA
CROP STAGE
R2
AVERAGE YIELD BU/A
83.48
STRIP
360 UNDERCOVER
APPLIED PRODUCT
Priaxor, Hero, Smart Trio
RATE
20 GPA
CROP STAGE
R2
AVERAGE YIELD BU/A
83.48
STRIP
BOTH
APPLIED PRODUCT
Priaxor, Hero, Smart Trio
RATE
20 GPA
CROP STAGE
R2
AVERAGE YIELD BU/A
85.18

+SLIDE DECK

METHOD RATE YIELD ADVANTAGE BU/A
AIRPLANE 3 GAL/A --
360 UNDERCOVER 12 GAL/A +35 BU/A
Results 2
METHOD
AIRPLANE
RATE
3 GAL/A
YIELD ADVANTAGE BU/A
--
METHOD
360 UNDERCOVER
RATE
12 GAL/A
YIELD ADVANTAGE BU/A
+35 BU/A

+ 360 UNDERCOVER IN SOYBEANS AND CORN

Key Takeaways

  • Even when disease wasn’t present in soybean fields, an application resulted in an increase in pod and grain fill.
  • 360 UNDERCOVER was able to spray into the canopy and knock out the progression of grey leaf spot from the lower canopy into the upper canopy.

On these farms, the grower, Aaron Downs, used a Hagie equipped with 360 UNDERCOVER to apply Headline Amp fungicide in Corn at VT and Priaxor in Soybeans at R2. Check strips were left within each field to study how plant health affects crop yields.

METHODS

Soybean Fields: Priaxor 4 oz/A applied via 360 UNDERCOVER at R2

Corn Field: Headline Amp 12 oz/A applied via 360 UNDERCOVER at VT

SOYBEANS

FIELD SECTION METHOD YIELD BU/A
Test Field 1 NORTH APPLIED 74
CHECK 69
SOUTH APPLIED 74
CHECK 62
Test Field 2 EAST APPLIED 73
CHECK 70
WEST APPLIED 74
CHECK 71
Test Field 3 FIELD AVERAGE APPLIED 71
CHECK 66

CORN

FIELD SECTION METHOD YIELD BU/A
Test Field 1 WEST APPLIED 246
CENTER CHECK 233
EAST APPLIED 245
Results 3
SOYBEANS FIELD
TEST FIELD 1
SECTION
NORTH
METHOD
APPLIED
YIELD BU/A
74
SOYBEANS FIELD
TEST FIELD 1
SECTION
NORTH
METHOD
CHECK
YIELD BU/A
69
SOYBEANS FIELD
TEST FIELD 1
SECTION
SOUTH
METHOD
APPLIED
YIELD BU/A
74
SOYBEANS FIELD
TEST FIELD 1
SECTION
SOUTH
METHOD
CHECK
YIELD BU/A
62
SOYBEANS FIELD
TEST FIELD 2
SECTION
EAST
METHOD
APPLIED
YIELD BU/A
73
SOYBEANS FIELD
TEST FIELD 2
SECTION
EAST
METHOD
CHECK
YIELD BU/A
70
SOYBEANS FIELD
TEST FIELD 2
SECTION
WEST
METHOD
APPLIED
YIELD BU/A
74
SOYBEANS FIELD
TEST FIELD 2
SECTION
EAST
METHOD
CHECK
YIELD BU/A
70
SOYBEANS FIELD
TEST FIELD 3
SECTION
FIELD AVERAGE
METHOD
APPLIED
YIELD BU/A
71
SOYBEANS FIELD
TEST FIELD 3
SECTION
FIELD AVERAGE
METHOD
CHECK
YIELD BU/A
66
CORN FIELD
TEST FIELD 1
SECTION
WEST
METHOD
APPLIED
YIELD BU/A
246
CORN FIELD
TEST FIELD 1
SECTION
CENTER
METHOD
CHECK
YIELD BU/A
233
CORN FIELD
TEST FIELD 1
SECTION
EAST
METHOD
APPLIED
YIELD BU/A
245

+ FOLIAR APPLICATIONS ON CORN AT VT

Water sensitive spray paper was placed within the corn canopy to evaluate (1) how far into the canopy sprayed product penetrated and (2) how much of the leaf’s surfaces the applied product covered. Spray paper was placed vertically on the stalk of the corn plant from the top to just below the ear leaf to determine penetration. Additionally two pieces of the spray paper were placed on the center of the leaf, one on the top leaf surface and one on the underside, to observe spray coverage.

Applications using three nozzle types were made: flat fan, Turbo TwinJet® and 360 UNDERCOVER® Turbo TeeJet nozzles. A total of 10 gal/A at 40 psi was applied.

Stephanie Zelinko | AGROLIQUID Field Agronomy Research Manager

V5 Treatments 2015 2016 Average
No Foliar Application 194.7 161.4 178.1
2 gal ferti-Rain (BC) 201.2 165.3 183.3
2 gal ferti-Rain (UC) 212.9 167.5 190.2
2 gal fR+ Headline (BC) 210.5 171.9 191.2
2 gal fR+ Headline (UC) 218.7 171.1 194.9
Results 4
V5 Treatments
No Foliar Application
2015
194.7
2016
161.4
Average
178.1
V5 Treatments
2 gal ferti-Rain (BC)
2015
201.2
2016
165.3
Average
183.3
V5 Treatments
2 gal ferti-Rain (UC)
2015
212.9
2016
167.5
Average
190.2
V5 Treatments
2 gal fR+ Headline (BC)
2015
210.5
2016
171.9
Average
191.2
V5 Treatments
2 gal fR+ Headline (UC)
2015
218.7
2016
171.1
Average
194.9
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