INDIANAPOLIS, August 28, 2018 â€” Nitrogen stabilizers are one option to protect nitrogen; however, the market is saturated with available products. With fall purchasing decisions around the corner, Corteva Agriscienceâ„˘, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, has identified key criteria to help farmers select a proven nitrogen stabilizer that is right for them.
Weeding through the myriad of stabilizer products can be tricky, and economic pressures make finding the best option even more important.
â€śThe nitrogen stabilizer category has been fairly disjointed with regard to product claims,â€ť says Kenny Johnson, CCA U.S. product manager, nitrogen stabilizers at Corteva Agriscience. â€śWhen farmers use a product that doesnâ€™t meet the correct criteria for a nitrification or urease inhibitor, they waste their money and arenâ€™t helping protect the environment. This makes it essential that they become informed about what makes a proven nitrogen stabilizer.â€ť
Corteva Agriscience recommends that farmers use three criteria in determining the right nitrogen stabilizer to use:
Two options that meet these criteria set are InstinctÂ® and N-ServeÂ® nitrogen stabilizers. Instinct and N-Serve maximize nitrogen by extending its availability for up to eight weeks, during critical growth stages for corn and wheat, helping crops deliver the maximum yield at harvest.
The technology in Instinct and N-Serve, Optinyteâ„˘ (nitrapyrin) slows the conversion of ammonium nitrogen to nitrate nitrogen by inhibiting the activity of Nitrosomonas bacteria. This process is significant because, although corn and wheat use nitrogen in both forms, the crops prefer ammonium. The ammonium form is more efficient for plants to use and less susceptible to loss via leaching and denitrification. Optinyte is proven to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, decrease leaching, increase soil nitrogen retention and provide an average yield increase of 7 percent.
Over the past 40 years, more than 1,000 field trials and university studies have proven that the technology in Instinct and N-Serve deliver bottom-line results. In addition, Instinct and N-Serve meet the efficacy and environemental safety requirements for EPA registration.
To learn more about Instinct and N-Serve and how nitrogen stabilizers can be incorporated into nutrient management plans, go to NitrogenMaximizers.com, or connect with Corteva Agriscienceâ„˘ on Twitter @DowAgroUS.
About Corteva Agriscienceâ„˘, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont
Corteva Agriscienceâ„˘, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP), is intended to become an independent, publicly traded company when the previously announced spinoff is complete by June 2019. The division combines the strengths of DuPont Pioneer, DuPont Crop Protection and Dow AgroSciences. Corteva Agriscienceâ„˘ provides growers around the world with the most complete portfolio in the industry â€” including some of the most recognized brands in agriculture: PioneerÂ®, EncircaÂ®, the newly launched Brevantâ„˘ Seeds, as well as award-winning Crop Protection products â€” while bringing new products to market through our solid pipeline of active chemistry and technologies. More information can be found at www.corteva.com.
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