Nitrogen stabilizers - Parrish and Heimbecker, Limited Crop Nutrients | P & H

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Prevent Nitrogen loss

There are 3 forms of Nitrogen loss:

  1. Volatilization is above-ground loss of nitrogen. This occurs when the soil’s urease enzymes break the urea molecules into ammonia gas. It can occur when fertilizer is broadcasted or shallow-banded during warm temperatures, when N is applied to moist soil followed by dry conditions, as well some soils higher in Ph are more prone to loss.
  2. Denitrification nitrogen loss occurs below ground when nitrate nitrogen is converted back to gaseous forms. It is found most often in warm soils that are poorly drained or are waterlogged.
  3. Leaching is when nitrogen is lost below ground as downward movement of water carries negatively charged nitrate below the root zone. It is most common in sandy soils and when there is heavy rain events.

How can a nitrogen stabilizer help?

The best and cheapest insurance you can buy protects your nitrogen investment so the dollars stay right where you put them. Nitrogen stabilizers help ensure that the nitrogen is available to the crop. No one can predict the weather. A large rain event can wash away your nitrogen investment, whether all the N is placed in front of planting or side dressed shortly after planting.

There are many variables in determining the amount of loss, but having a nitrogen stabilizer that protects against volatilization and denitrification will keep a large percentage of the nitrogen stable in the soil.

Depending on the application rate, saving even 80% of that nitrogen can save up to $45 per acre just in N loss alone even after the cost of the product.

Products from Nexus BioAg

Your investment in nutrients like nitrogen, potassium and phosphate are key to reaching your crop’s yield potential. Getting the most out of those investments is vital to your bottom line. Biologicals can play an important role in making these nutrients available to your crop – helping you make more efficient use of your fertilizer.

NexusBioAg has a range of biological products to aid with nitrogen fixation that contain specifically selected rhizobia that form a beneficial relationship with the plant, to help fix atmospheric nitrogen:

  • TagTeam BioniQ has five biological actives for nitrogen fixation, as well as assisting with nutrient use efficiency for pea and lentil crops.
  • Optimize LV is a retail-applied dual action inoculant specific to soybean, which includes the added benefit of a signaling technology called LCO.
  • Envita delivers a new mode of action for nitrogen fixation, applied in-furrow or foliar, in non-legume crops such as canola, corn, soybean and wheat.

Learn more about the products from Nexus BioAg

Contact your local P&H Representative to learn how to get the most out of your nitrogen application