CUT THE COST
OF HIGH FERTILIZER PRICES
Fertilizer prices are up 40 - 50% for farmers in 2021.
Farmers who paid $100/acre last year are now looking at around $150/acre this year with some paying much more.
Supply of fertilizer is low due to increasing natural gas prices and energy, refinery restrictions, sanctions, transport issues and extreme weather.
THE #1 QUESTION
This year many of us are asking, “How much fertilizer will I be able to add at this price?”
But the question you should be asking is, “How can I more efficiently use the native microbes in the soil to reduce fertilizer rates and costs?”
To help farmers cut fertilizer rates this year, Microbiologist Rachel Raths is sharing
5 proven tips to help cut fertilizer without sacrificing yield.
HOW WE CAN HELP
For the past decade, Rachel and the Agnition team have focused on learning how farmers can reduce input rates and still harvest the same yield or better by using microbes to release tied-up nutrients in fertilizer and the soil.
This research led to the creation of patented Microbial Catalyst® technology which works by increasing enzymatic activity to breakdown plant matter and release nutrients that would otherwise remain dormant or tied-up. As a result, farmers get more out of their fertilizer investment while using less.
Microbial Catalyst technology has been proven on average to:
Microbial Catalyst technology has been tested in multiple research studies and field trials to determine the impact it has on fertilizer reduction for farmers. Microbial Catalyst technology powers all Agnition products in the following research studies:
Replacing Starter Fertilizer
- Over a 2-year period, 10 trials were conducted at 5 locations across the Midwest where starter fertilizer was replaced with Generate.
- Generate produced a yield advantage in 8 out of 10 trials with an average 3.55 bu/acre gain.
- Generate treated corn had a ROI advantage in 9 out of 10 trials with an average ROI advantage of 3.4:1.
- Overall, the total average economic advantage was +$27.75 by completely removing starter and using Generate.
Corn on Corn Fertilizer Reduction
- Generate was tested in a corn-on-corn strip trial to measure its success versus NPK rates at 100% and 75%.
100% + Generate compared to 100% Control = $38.75 Gain (4.7:1 ROI)
75% + Generate compared to 100% Control = $66.5 Gain (8:1 ROI)
Corn on Soybean Fertilizer Reduction
- Generate was tested in a corn-on-soybean strip trial to measure its success versus standard NPK rates at 100% and 75%.
100% + Generate compared to 100% Control = $12.25 Gain (1.5:1 ROI)
75% + Generate compared to 100% = $27.75 Gain (3.4:1 ROI)
Wheat Fertilizer Reduction
- Commence for Wheat seed treatment was tested in a trial in Romania to measure its success versus standard NP rates at 100% and 67%.
- 100% + Commence compared to 100% Control = $86.96 Gain (16.5:1 ROI)
- 67% + Commence compared to 100% Control = $39.28 Gain (7.7:1 ROI)
THE IMPORTANCE OF SOIL HEALTH TO REDUCE FERTILIZER USE
READY TO CUT FERTILIZER?
Let us show you how you can cut your fertilizer costs this year. Click the button below to get Microbiologist Rachel Rath’s 5 Tips to Cut Fertilizer – Not Yield webinar and whitepaper. Talk with our agronomy experts about your operation and your fertilizer reduction goals.