Posted 10/12/2021 01:40 (#9264453 - in reply to #9263614) Subject: RE: Treating Wheat
We have been using a product called sativa, but we switched to a product called raxil. No particular reason, it's a smidge cheaper and they had it in stock.
We buy our seed, then when we bring it home, we treat it out of the semi into our cone bottom bin. Then as we need it we load it out onto our single axle truck with the drill fill auger.
We use a 6in 40ft pto auger to treat the seed as it's going into the bin. It's 540 and we run the tractor at 1500 rpm. It is kinda slow, but if you push it, you won't get a good coating.
The treater tank and pump is one I got "free" from using goucho ten years or so ago. In has a electric diaphragm pump on it a a valve on the discharge of the pump to regulate the flow.
To set it you have to figure out what your auger puts out, don't go to fast or like I said it won't be as even of a coat. Get your auger loaded like you are going to run it during the process, catch 3 seconds worth of it, then weight it.
lbs caught x 2 x 10 = lbs per minute
Then cut your chemical with water, half and half. I think the rate for raxil is 5oz, so adjust your pump to put out 10oz per minute of the mixture.
We just z-tie the hose on to the remains of the auger guard so it will hit the wheat as it's going in.