Instinct NXTGEN® Nitrogen Stabilizer is Available for 2021 Season

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A new, enhanced formulation of Instinct® nitrogen stabilizer is now available. Instinct NXTGEN® provides the same nitrogen protection as the previous formulation, but with added benefits for you and your customers.

Specific improvements include lower viscosity for better overall handling during early spring applications, and a lower use rate of 24 ounces per acre versus 37 ounces per acre for better blending when mixing with urea.

“The lower use rate of Instinct NXTGEN allows for simplified mixing with urea by preventing clumping, stickiness and clogged machinery,” said Danny Leckie, the U.S. product manager for nitrogen stabilizers at Corteva Agriscience.

Instinct NXTGEN also is formulated for better mixing capabilities with tank-mix partners like ATS, Boron, Resicore® herbicide and other adjuvants. This is good news for your customers who use UAN.

Like the previous formulation, Instinct NXTGEN contains Optinyte® technology, which ensures up to eight weeks of unrivaled protection of urea, UAN and liquid manure during fall, spring and sidedress applications. The new formulation continues to keep nitrogen in the root zone for when corn needs it most to maximize yield potential and ROI for your farmers.

“The benefits of Optinyte technology are backed up by more than 1,000 field trials and university studies for over 45 years,” said Jeff Moon, market development specialist for Corteva Agriscience.

The Optinyte technology in Instinct NXTGEN has been shown to1:

  • Increase average yield by 5.2% when used with spring applications
  • Lessen greenhouse gas emissions by 51%
  • Promote 28% greater soil nitrogen retention
  • Reduce leaching by 16%

So, what does this mean for your customers? Instinct NXTGEN will give them the same great yield and environmental benefits along with application improvements for you. Watch the quick video in this article for a close-up look at how the product handles.

From now on, orders for Instinct from Corteva Agriscience will be automatically filled with the new formulation. You don’t need to ask for it specifically. However, if you have questions, you can always talk those over with your Corteva Agriscience territory manager. You can also visit Instinctnitrogenstabilizer.com or watch this video to learn more.


1Wolt, 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.

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