Protect your crop with nitrogen maximizers

Instinct® and N-Serve® nitrogen stabilizers can increase the amount of time nitrogen is in the ammonium form and increase your revenue too. The active ingredient in Instinct and N-Serve inhibits the nitrification process by inhibiting Nitrosomonas bacteria to keep nitrogen in the ammonium form longer for crops to use, increasing nitrogen retention by 28 percent.1

Corn can take up and use nitrogen when in the nitrate form, but the nitrate form is susceptible to loss through leaching and denitrification. Instinct and N-Serve inhibit nitrification — the conversion of ammonium to nitrates — keeping nitrogen in the ammonium form longer, leading to more readily available nitrogen. The delay in the nitrification process allows for better root development in the plants during critical growth stages and for more efficient nitrogen uptake.

Regardless of fertilizer type, or whether farmers apply nitrogen early or split-apply with sidedress applications, using a proven product to protect your customers’ nitrogen investment is critical for crop growth and yield.

Instinct is used with UAN, urea and liquid manure, while N-Serve is used with anhydrous ammonia in spring, fall and sidedress applications.

Instinct and N-Serve work below the soil’s surface to extend nitrogen availability up to eight weeks in soil temperatures above 50 F for maximum crop growth and profit. 

In addition to extending nitrogen availability, the active ingredient in Instinct® and N-Serve® nitrogen stabilizers supports environmental stewardship efforts by reducing leaching into groundwater by 16 percent and decreasing greenhouse gases up to 51 percent.1    

For more information about protecting your customers’ nitrogen, visit NitrogenMaximizers.com or contact your Dow AgroSciences sales rep.

1Wolt, J. D. 2004. A meta-evaluation of nitrapyrin agronomic and environmental effectiveness with emphasis on corn production in the midwestern USA. Nutr. Cycl. Agroecosyst. 69: 23–41. doi:10.1023/B:FRES.0000025287.52565.

Instinct® and N-Serve® nitrogen stabilizers inhibit nitrification — the conversion of ammonium to nitrates — keeping nitrogen in the ammonium form longer, leading to more readily available nitrogen for crops to use.

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