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Excelis Maxx Treated Urea at 75% Outyields Full N Rate by 5 bu/ac
A study conducted by our Research & Development team in the last growing season in our Innovation Farm in Wisconsin showed great results. The goal was to test the application of treated nitrogen and rates on wheat yield. The results found were an increase in yield with the use of nitrogen stabilizer Excelis Maxx at 1 qt/ac. But more than that, the treated urea outyielded the control even at a lower rate. Excelis Maxx treated urea at 75% outyielded the 100% N rate by 5 bu/ac.
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Nitrogen Role on Wheat
In the case of wheat production, nitrogen can often be the most yield-limiting nutrient. With fertilizer prices this year, it is critical to protect the nitrogen we apply. Nitrogen is responsible for promoting tillering, enabling photosynthesis, and building protein in the grain. – Penn State University
The two most common nitrogen fertilizer sources used for wheat production are granular urea and urea ammonium nitrate (UAN) solution.
How Nitrogen is Lost?
Nitrogen loss occurs through three methods, leaching, volatilization, and denitrification. UAN solutions contain three forms of nitrogen: Urea (50%), Ammonium (25%) and Nitrate (25%). Excessive moisture drives leaching of nitrates (NO3-) which occurs as water drives the nitrogen deep into the soil, out of the plants root zone. UAN with 50% of its nitrogen being Urea (CH4N20) is subject to volatilization or urea-hydrolysis. In this process, Urea is combined with water and forms ammonia, which evaporates into the air. Even small amounts of moisture such as morning dews can drive this form of loss.
Once Urea is in the soil, it joins with hydrogen and is prone to denitrification. All nitrates are subject to denitrification. In this biologically driven form of nitrogen loss, soil microbes utilize the oxygen in nitrate, leaving behind nitrous and dinitrous oxides which are released into the atmosphere and not into our plants. The point becomes clear, even when using split applied methods of nitrogen management, it’s crucial to protect your nitrogen investment.
The Value of a Nitrogen Stabilizer
The use of nitrogen stabilizers is a key component to slowing environmentally driven nitrogen loss. Excelis Maxx, by Timac Agro USA, combines three modes of action for improved nitrogen use efficiency. Our technology combines a stabilizer (NBPT and DCD), with soil microbial activators, that increase plant productivity and nitrogen utilization. This ensures more of your nitrogen gets into the plant, in turn, leading to significant yield gains, improving your bottom line.
Nitrogen Stabilizer Excelis Maxx Features
- The LCN Inhibitor Complex
- NBPT –urease inhibitor to control nitrogen loss due to volatilization
- DCD –nitrification inhibitor to reduce risk of leaching and denitrification
- Phenolic Extract -reduces oxidation of NBPT which improves its longevity
- Rhizovit® Complex – soil microbial activator
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