How Nitrogen Maximizers Work
PUT THE MAX IN.
KEEP IT THERE FOR 6 TO 8 WEEKS.
N-Serve® and Instinct® nitrogen stabilizers deliver maximum profit by extending nitrogen availability during the key growth stages of corn. They work underground, where up to 70 percent of nitrogen loss can occur through leaching into the ground or denitrification into the atmosphere.
51% LESS GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS*
The exclusive Optinyte™ technology found in N-Serve and Instinct reduces denitrification, reducing the escape of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.
16% LESS LEACHING N*
N-Serve and Instinct reduce the leaching of nitrates into groundwater by keeping the ammonium form of nitrogen available longer, ready for crop uptake.
6 TO 8 MORE WEEKS IN THE SOIL
By extending nitrogen availability in the soil for up to eight weeks, N-Serve and Instinct keep nitrogen available and ready when corn needs it most: during critical growth stages.
28% GREATER SOIL RETENTION
Healthy crops start with healthy soil. N-Serve and Instinct work below the soil’s surface to help retain nitrogen in the soil longer so it’s available when crops need it for maximum growth.
*Wolt, J.D. 2004. A meta-evaluation of nitrapyrin agronomic and environmental effectiveness with emphasis on corn production in the midwestern USA. doi:10.1023/B:FRES.0000025287.52565.99.
GET THE MAX FROM ANY NITROGEN SOURCE.
Any source of nitrogen is susceptible to loss through leaching or denitrification. N-Serve® and Instinct® nitrogen stabilizers work regardless of fertilizer type. N-Serve works with anhydrous ammonia, while Instinct maximizes nitrogen when used with UAN, urea and liquid manure.
ANHYDROUS AMMONIA (NH3)
Add N-Serve to BOTH spring and fall anhydrous ammonia to get the maximum benefit.† Nitrogen protected with N-Serve can withstand early season moisture events by keeping nitrogen in the ideal ammonium form longer, so it can help maximize your yield potential.
UAN (28% OR 32%)
Spring rainfall drives nitrogen lower into soil profiles, out of the reach of corn roots. Instinct is easily mixed with UAN fertilizer solutions to protect spring-applied nitrogen applications. Get the max from your UAN applications to get the max yield at harvest.
More Midwest farmers are adopting urea as their nitrogen source for spring, fall and sidedress applications. Instinct allows for easy impregnation onto urea applications. No matter when you apply urea, make sure it’s protected so your crops receive the maximum nitrogen when they need it most.
Instinct can be easily mixed into the pit prior to liquid manure applications in spring or fall. University of Minnesota research shows Instinct® nitrogen stabilizer applied with fall swine manure provided 10- to 12-bushel-per-acre yield increase and reduced grain moisture by approximately 1.3 percentage points at harvest.1
Select your nitrogen source and calculate your max profit.
NITROGEN WHEN YOUR CORN NEEDS IT.
Corn uses nitrogen in two forms: ammonium (NH4+) and nitrate (NO3–). But it prefers ammonium — because that form is easier for the plant to absorb and less susceptible to loss.
But ammonium can’t help your corn if it’s beyond the reach of the plants’ roots during critical growth times. N-Serve® and Instinct® nitrogen stabilizers act to slow down the bacteria that convert ammonium to nitrate, keeping nitrogen in the ammonium form longer. That means it’s there when your corn is ready for it — so your crop can reach maximum yield potential.
IT’S ALWAYS THE RIGHT TIME.
Whether you apply fertilizer in spring, in fall or in sidedress applications, N-Serve® and Instinct® nitrogen stabilizers can help you get the most from your investment by keeping nitrogen ready and accessible.
Early spring rains drive nitrogen lower into the soil through leaching, putting it out of the reach of corn roots. Without protection, corn crops can lose out on the nitrogen they need during critical periods of uptake, resulting in potential yield loss.
Applying Instinct with spring urea, UAN and liquid manure applications, or N-Serve with spring anhydrous ammonia applications, mitigates the risk of loss from spring rain.
Time and weather are just a couple of the variables that drive farmers’ decisions to apply nitrogen in the fall. By nature, all nitrogen sources are mobile and susceptible to loss. Applying N-Serve with fall-applied anhydrous ammonia or Instinct with fall-applied swine manure, you can protect nitrogen in the soil over the winter so it is available in spring.
Nitrogen management is a season-long practice, not a one-time event. Whether applying nitrogen early or split-applying with sidedress applications, you want a full return on your investment.
Weather is one of the major challenges of sidedressing nitrogen. Rain before application makes it tough to get across the field, while rain after application leaves nitrogen vulnerable to leaching and denitrification. Instinct and N-Serve nitrogen maximizers reduce nitrogen loss so it is available in the soil longer and ready when it’s needed, maximizing yield potential at harvest.