Thousands of farmers walked through the miles of aisles at the 2011 National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, KY. With commodity prices high, attendees were upbeat and in a serious buying mood.

Here are some of the new products that were featured at the show.

Pre-apply nitrogen applicator

The new Nutri-Pro nitrogen applicator from Great Plains allows a grower to apply liquid nitrogen while doing light tillage from two days to a week ahead of planting. RTK guidance will help place the fertilizer right where the planter will run so the corn will have nutrients available immediately. The liquid fertilizer option features three coulters with double row cleaners.

The 12-row, semi-mounted unit (shown on the home page) lists for $41,300. It is equipped with a ground-drive John Blue pump and a 600-gal. on-board fertilizer tank. The applicator bar may be equipped as a pull-type, semi-mounted or fully mounted toolbar. It also can be used as a side-dress bar. Contact Great Plains Mfg. at 785/823-3276 or visit www.greatplainsmfg.com.