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Yielding Comparable Results in a Time of Record High Input Costs
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As input costs climb to historic levels, growers around the globe are being forced to take a critical look at their nitrogen management strategies.
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These high prices are putting even more pressure getting the most out of a crop and maximizing yield results. Those growers who choose to protect their nitrogen investment will be better positioned in this current economic environment while maximizing their nitrogen investment. 

Keep Your Nutrients Where They Belong

A key part of the 4R Nutrient Stewardship approach is to make sure you’re getting the most reliable and efficient nutrient plant uptake. While this is always a smart strategy, it makes even more sense at a time when input costs and supply chain issues have placed additional pressure on growers. Those uncertain conditions have created a situation where the value of a nitrogen stabilizer is higher than ever.

Beat Price Increases by Extending Your Protection 

Thanks to nitrogen stabilizers like ANVOL®, growers are able to maintain yield results while actually using less nitrogen. At a time when soaring input costs are putting a heavier burden on operations’ nitrogen budgets, Duromide and NBPT—the dual active ingredients of ANVOL—have become even more valuable. Results from comprehensive ANVOL trials should give plenty of reassurance to anyone on the fence about investing in a stabilizer. 

In a 2016 Louisiana State University trial, ANVOL with Duromide reduced cumulative ammonia loss to 12 percent, compared to losses of more than 30 percent with untreated urea.¹ In addition, a recent peer-reviewed article concludes Duromide reduces ammonia volatilization loss from urea by up to 33 percent compared to stabilizers using NBPT alone2. That level of protection shows exactly why ANVOL is a must-have for growers looking to stretch their nitrogen dollars. 

Avoid Added Costs By Boosting Your Efficiency 

When you protect the nitrogen you apply, you maximize the nitrogen available for crop uptake. CENTURO® has proven to be an efficient, easy-to-handle nitrification inhibitor that brings peace of mind while also acting as an essential component for any operation using anhydrous ammonia or UAN. 

The below-ground protection of CENTURO gives growers the ability to safeguard their nitrogen—and the results are staggering. In 12 replicated trials3 conducted across four locations in Nebraska, Illinois and Missouri, CENTURO improved nitrogen use efficiency by up to 25 percent. Those results show it’s possible to protect your bottom line by making your nitrogen work smarter and harder. 

Protecting Your Nitrogen Investment Has Never Been More Important 

Don’t let your investment slip away. Whether your goal is to apply less nitrogen or to maximize the effectiveness of what you’re already putting down, your best move right now is to turn to proven stabilizers that can allow you to apply less of it. Talk to a retailer today to see how much you stand to save and learn how ANVOL and CENTURO nitrogen stabilizers can deliver optimal yields and a maximized return on investment. 


2Cassim BMAR, Kachinski WD, Besen MR, Coneglian CF, Macon CR, Paschoeto GF, Inoue TT, Batista MA. Duromide increase NBPT efficiency in reducing ammonia volatilization loss from urea. Rev Bras Cienc Solo. 2021;45:e0210017. 1The underlying data was provided by Louisiana State University 3University of Nebraska, University of Missouri, and the Illinois Fertilizer and Chemical Association under Research Trial Financial Support Agreements with Koch Agronomic Services, LLC. Koch Agronomic Services, LLC and neither these institutions, nor the individual researchers referenced, endorse or recommend any product or service. 


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For more than a decade, Justin Speth has worked in agriculture retail. He’s been hands-on with products since he started his career. During much of that time, he has faced challenges with the nitrogen stabilizer products he was using on anhydrous ammonia and urea ammonium nitrate (UAN).
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Each year, new agronomic solutions are introduced for growers to consider using to help them better their operation. The best of those allow growers to use fewer resources, potentially saving them money in the long run and promoting a more sustainable future.
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