Protect Your Fertilizer Investment This Spring

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April showers bring … an increased risk of nitrogen loss in your fields.

“In the spring, soil temperatures are rising rapidly and we’re usually getting more rainfall. This causes soil bacterial activity to increase, specifically the Nitrosomonas bacteria that’s converting stable nitrogen into nitrate — an unstable, mobile form,” explains Heather Vosburgh, Nutrient Maximizer strategic account manager, Corteva Agriscience.

Without protection, corn crops can lose out on the nitrogen they need during critical periods of uptake, resulting in potential yield loss. That’s why Vosburgh recommends applying Instinct NXTGEN® or N-Serve® nitrogen stabilizers with any fertilizer applications made this spring.

“Nitrogen stabilizers are like an insurance policy for spring nitrogen applications. Even with early season applications, Instinct NXTGEN and N-Serve protect your fertilizer investment through rising soil temperatures and spring rains,” Vosburgh says.

The Right Stabilizers for Your Fields

The Corteva Agriscience Nutrient Maximizers portfolio offers you the ability to stabilize nitrogen in any form and with any application method you choose.

Instinct NXTGEN or N-Serve nitrogen stabilizers work with the following nitrogen fertilizer sources:

  • UAN: Instinct NXTGEN is easily mixed with UAN fertilizer solutions to protect spring-applied and sidedress nitrogen applications.
  • Urea: Instinct NXTGEN allows for 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.
  • Liquid manure: Instinct NXTGEN can be mixed into the pit prior to liquid manure applications in spring or fall.
  • Anhydrous ammonia: N-Serve can be added to both spring and fall anhydrous ammonia applications for maximum benefit.

Applying Instinct NXTGEN with spring urea, UAN and liquid manure applications or applying N-Serve with spring anhydrous ammonia applications mitigates the risk of nitrogen loss to improve your yield at the end of the growing season. In fact, N-Serve and Instinct NXTGEN nitrogen stabilizers are proven to increase yield by 5.2% when used with spring nitrogen applications.1

“Instinct NXTGEN and N-Serve are the most proven stabilizers on the market,” Vosburgh says. “These stabilizers are powered by Optinyte technology and proven to provide six to eight more weeks of nitrogen availability in the soil — our competitors cannot say the same.” 

Learn more about protecting nitrogen loss on your operation this spring by reaching out to your local retailer or visiting

1 Wolt, J. D. 2004. A meta-evaluation of nitrapyrin agronomic and environmental effectiveness with emphasis on corn production in the Midwestern USA. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems. 69: 23–41.

Instinct NXTGEN® is not registered for sale or use in all states. Contact your state pesticide regulatory agency to determine if a product is registered for sale or use in your state. Do not fall-apply anhydrous ammonia south of Highway 16 in the state of Illinois. Optinyte® is a registered active ingredient. Always read and follow label directions. 


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