Since its introduction, CENTURO® nitrogen stabilizer has helped deliver highly effective performance results and optimized yields. CENTURO has helped growers meet their nutrient management, nitrogen efficiency and yield goals, and has quickly become a proven nitrification inhibitor for anhydrous ammonia and UAN. Its noncorrosive formula is gentle on equipment and continues to be an easy-to-handle solution.
If you aren’t using CENTURO to protect your nitrogen—now is the time. See how the first nitrification inhibitor to receive EPA registration in the last 40 years is changing the way people look at stabilizers. Then, learn how it can give you confidence without the complication.
By keeping more nitrogen available for
plant uptake, research has shown CENTURO can improve yields.
Across a three-year study in Nebraska, Illinois and Missouri, fall-applied
CENTURO treated ammonia increased corn yield by an average of 6 bu/acre
compared to untreated fall-applied ammonia, and spring-applied CENTURO
treated ammonia increased corn yield by an average of 6 bu/acre compared to
untreated spring-applied ammonia.1
CENTURO has a noncorrosive formula to the metals used in anhydrous ammonia and UAN equipment, making it easy-to-handle, gentle on equipment and reduces downtime associated with equipment damage.
CENTURO gives retailers storage options by not requiring stainless steel tanks like other stabilizers. Store CENTURO for up to two years without harming equipment or reducing effectiveness.
There’s nothing complicated about this fact: a 2019 study in anhydrous ammonia across five site locations in Iowa, Nebraska and Indiana showed spring-applied CENTURO increased corn yield by 8 bu/acre over untreated ammonia.2 Both CENTURO treated ammonia and untreated ammonia applied at 100% of the nitrogen rate or an average application rate of 200 lbs/acre.
With its subzero freeze point, CENTURO allows the flexibility to store the product safely and easily for extended periods of time. CENTURO will not freeze and does not require cold weather protective equipment as long as temperatures remain above -9 degrees Fahrenheit.
With the ability to be added before, during or after the addition of anhydrous ammonia and UAN, and through the use of a side-kick system, CENTURO delivers the flexibility you need to run your operation with maximum efficiency.
See what people are saying about the proven, consistent performance of CENTURO.
Owner, O’Toole Inc.
It keeps the nitrogen there until we need it. I was impressed with it.
The noncorrosive formula* of CENTURO is key to us and to our member-owners. That is a big selling point to PCA and customers that have their own storage tank. I’m able to tell them: ‘This isn't going to hurt your tank.’ We trust CENTURO in our tanks, it isn't hard on your equipment and it protects your investment. That’s why we recommend CENTURO.
Agronomy Division Manager, Producers Cooperative Association
CENTURO continues to have an impact for growers. A recent University of Nebraska-Lincoln study revealed UAN treated with CENTURO showed significantly lower nitrate concentration compared to untreated UAN in soil lysimeter samples when averaged over a full growing season.3
Application Date: June 24, 2019
Site Location: Scottsbluff, NE; sandy loam soil
Lysimeters installed at application to depth of 5 ft.
Water samples collected weekly
Soil pH 8.2; 1.6% OM
Based on a single-site, single-season result in soil lysimeter samples in soil water at five-foot depth with spring-applied UAN at 180 lbs/acre as surface dribble band compared to untreated UAN. CENTURO applied at 2.5 gal/ton.
CENTURO also reduced average nitrate concentration in soil lysimeter samples to the same level as the control that received no fertilizer nitrogen.
When you protect the nitrogen you apply, you maximize the nutrients available for crop uptake. In a 2018 Illinois study, CENTURO treated UAN yielded a 17 bu/acre advantage over untreated UAN.
If you’re still not convinced of the impact CENTURO can have on your yield potential, consider this 2019 field trial on corn in Michigan where UAN treated with CENTURO yielded 28 bu/acre more than untreated UAN.
Yield was impacted by dry conditions that limited yield later in the growing season. Nitrogen loss still occurred to a level that was highly impactful to yields, presumably due to large event rainfalls during the late vegetative and early grain fill periods.
Learn about the features, benefits and proper procedures of operating the nitrification inhibitor pump for CENTURO. Following the outlined procedures can help ensure an effective and efficient season for you and your customers.