The variables affecting farmers’ ability to maximize each acre are constantly evolving. Nitrogen availability is one factor directly linked to being profitable and environmentally sustainable. To achieve optimum field effectiveness, farmers need to know the products they select will deliver the greatest success.
How do nitrogen maximizers increase the effectiveness of fertilizer?
Instinct® and N-Serve® nitrogen stabilizers maximize nitrogen so crops can deliver the max in return. On average, they provide a revenue increase of $21 per acre.* By incorporating these products into a nitrogen management program, Instinct and N-Serve extend the uptake period so a crop can reach its maximum yield potential.
How do Instinct® and N-Serve® nitrogen stabilizers help sustain the environment?
Studies show the active ingredient in both Instinct and N-Serve nitrogen stabilizers increase soil nitrogen retention by 28 percent, decreases nitrogen leaching by almost 16 percent and reduces greenhouse gases by 51 percent.**
Instinct is a recipient of the EPA Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award, which recognizes the environmental and economic benefits of developing and using novel green chemistry. In 2014, the chemistry composing Instinct helped increase U.S. corn production by 50 million bushels — which equates to more than $205 million in additional production revenue for U.S. farmers — while reducing carbon dioxide emissions by about 664,000 metric tons.
Can crops retain nitrogen longer?
Instinct and N-Serve help protect one of farmers’ largest input investments: nitrogen. The two products are proven to maximize profit potential by extending nitrogen availability during critical growth stages. They work below the soil’s surface, keeping nitrogen available up to eight weeks longer for maximum crop growth and profit potential.
How can nitrate leaching be reduced?
To inhibit nitrate leaching, farmers should follow the 4Rs Nutrient Stewardship program — apply nitrogen from the right fertilizer source, at the right rate, at the right time, with the right placement.
When nitrogen converts to nitrate, it is more susceptible to leaching out of the plant root zone and is no longer able to provide nutrients to the crop. Instinct and N-Serve nitrogen stabilizers help keep nitrogen in the root zone for a longer period which reduces nitrogen loss through leaching and denitrification.
For more information, visit NitrogenMaximizers.com or contact your Dow AgroSciences sales representative.