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“In rigorous on-farm field trials and scientific studies, farmers are seeing how Pivot Bio microbes are making a difference. It saves them time and reduces the amount of synthetic nitrogen fertilizer they are using. It’s good for the farmers, and great for our environment.”

- Natalie Hubbard, Vice President – Regulatory & Government Affairs


2018 Performance Report

Take a look at the exciting results collected from our growers during their 2018 growing season trials.


Pivot Bio PROVEN™ - The first nitrogen-producing microbe that is changing the way nitrogen is applied to corn. 

Pivot Bio PROVEN™ microbes are applied in-furrow during planting. The microbes create a symbiotic relationship with the corn plant, produce nitrogen and deliver it directly to the roots of the corn plant. Pivot Bio PROVEN™ microbes continually feed nitrogen to the corn plant throughout the growing season with peak nitrogen production during the crops’ most critical growth stages. Pivot Bio PROVEN™ microbes adhere to the roots of the corn plant and will not run off during weather events. This supports a more reliable and consistent method for delivering plant nutrition.


In a Field Near You

Pivot Bio offers farmers the first in-field microbial product that sustainably feeds nitrogen daily to corn crops. Available in most of the U.S. for 2020 planting, Pivot Bio’s product is an in-furrow application. Next gen seed treatment options are in the product pipeline.

An acre of corn requires about one pound of nitrogen daily during its early stage growth. As the corn matures, the nitrogen requirements dramatically increase during this critical growth period. Synthetic nitrogen fertilizer has been a source of nitrogen during this growth stage as long as the nitrogen is available, which means it stays put instead of leaching, running off or volatilizing. And we know 40-60% of synthetic nitrogen fertilizer never reaches the hungry plant.

When farmers use Pivot Bio’s nitrogen-producing microbes, they have the confidence that the nutrients will be available to the crop. Our microbes adhere to the plant’s roots and aren’t washed away, performing consistently regardless of weather, topography, or soil type.

In 2018, nearly 11,000 on-farm and research trials were conducted across multiple states, demonstrating Pivot Bio's nitrogen-producing microbes can reduce or replace chemical nitrogen, maximize yield potential and provide a strong return on investment for growers. Even more studies are being conducted in 2019 to refine new product concepts and better understand all the ways our microbes benefit crops.

If you are interested in Pivot Bio PROVEN™ for the 2020 growing season, sign up here.


Intent to Pivot Program

Pivot Bio PROVEN™ Corn Comparison

While walking one of our Intent to Pivot plots, we found this plot with plants fueled by Pivot Bio’s nitrogen-producing microbes were producing much bigger ears of corn when compared to the rest of the field without our microbes. Our farmers are seeing it at other locations, across a variety of growing conditions, soils, and corn hybrids.

Pivot Bio PROVEN™ Corn vs N Deficient Corn

We love walking the fields with growers! At this field, a plot without Pivot Bio microbes was planted adjacent to an Intent to Pivot Program plot. The plants without the benefit of our microbes had yellowing lower leaves, a sign of nitrogen deficiency. In the Intent to Pivot Program plot, the corn was greener. This was Pivot Bio’s microbes at work - providing nitrogen at just the right time, enabling better plant development.


Pivot Bio PROVEN™ Field Plot

Our drone captured this startling differentiation between the Intent to Pivot plot, outlined on the left, and the plot without Pivot Bio microbes, pictured on the right.

Safety Data Sheets

View our Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for all the safety information you need.