Harvest results from 2020 continue to roll in, highlighting the yield advantage farmers throughout the U.S. are seeing thanks to Pivot Bio PROVEN®. Performance report data from 2019 and 2018 demonstrates how Pivot Bio PROVEN® consistently outperforms synthetic nitrogen fertilizer year-over-year, providing corn growers improved yields and a more dependable nitrogen supply that isn’t lost to the environment like traditional fertilizers. As part of the studies, a plant survey was conducted that measured in-plant nitrogen near physiological maturity. Additionally, Pivot Bio also analyzed the impact of Pivot Bio PROVEN® on yield stability. Click below to see initial 2020 yield data, as well as the 2019 or the 2018 performance reports.

2020 Initial Harvest Results

As harvest results continue to be compiled from farmers throughout the nation, yield data will be added to the 2020 Pivot Bio PROVEN® yield map. Check back frequently for up-to-date results.

2020 Performance Report

Pivot Bio’s 2020 Pivot Bio PROVEN® and Pivot Bio RETURN® performance report analyzes millions of data points to better understand how the company’s microbes perform and deliver nitrogen to crops. This data helps Pivot Bio develop better products and gives customers the confidence to replace synthetic nitrogen with Pivot Bio products.

2019 Performance Report

Pivot Bio’s 2019 performance report includes more than five million data points collected across thousands of acres, hundreds of soil types, nearly 100 commercial farms, and five Midwest land grant universities.

2018 Performance Report

In 2018, the first year of on-farm trials, universities and farmers alike were eager to test Pivot Bio PROVEN® on their plots and in their fields.

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.


Pivot Bio RETURN® is now available for sorghum growers in select states.

Pivot Bio RETURN® is a biological nitrogen solution for sorghum growers. These nitrogen-producing microbes are applied in-furrow at planting. Pivot Bio RETURN® continually feeds your plants nitrogen during the crops’ most critical growth stages. Pivot Bio RETURN® adheres directly to the roots of the sorghum plant and won’t wash away in the rain or volatilize or leach into the soil.
Click below to see how Pivot Bio RETURN® performed in 2020 field trials.


In a Field Near You

Pivot Bio offers farmers the first in-field microbial product that sustainably feeds nitrogen daily to corn crops. Pivot Bio PROVEN® sales are now open. Available in most of the U.S. for 2021 planting, Pivot Bio’s product is an in-furrow application.

An acre of corn requires about one pound of nitrogen daily during its early-stage growth. As the corn matures, 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. Click here to read the full 2018 performance report.

In 2019, Pivot Bio PROVEN® was evaluated in field trials at six land grant universities and assessed across a range of nitrogen rates. Studies were also conducted to determine the impact of Pivot Bio PROVEN® on above-ground plant nitrogen. Click here to download the full 2019 performance report.

Initial 2020 results are being compiled and data will be available in the near future. Click here to see the initial 2020 harvest results.

Even more studies will be conducted in 2021 to refine new product concepts and better understand all the ways our microbes benefit crops. Additionally, a next-generation seed treatment option is in the product pipeline.

Are you interested in Pivot Bio PROVEN® for the 2021 growing season?



2019 Harvest Results

Pivot Bio Harvest Combine Load Auger Wagon Drone photo

Dan’s 2019 Harvest Report

Planting with Pivot Bio PROVEN® means more biomass in the field, and more nitrogen in the plant. In fields with visible differences between acres planted with Pivot Bio PROVEN® and acres without, the crop was calculated to assimilate as much as 38 lbs more nitrogen into above-ground biomass. Watch Dan’s field report video here.

Read The Report

Dan Poston in field photo

Good Science, Great Harvests

Dan Poston, Director of Agronomy, Pivot Bio, observing roots out in the field in Delaware. In sandy soils, nitrogen can be carried away by extreme weather; Pivot Bio PROVEN® keeps that nitrogen at the plant root. Watch Dan’s field report video here.

Read The Field Notes

50 lbs nitrogen applied vs 50 lbs nitrogen applied + Pivot Bio PROVEN™

Dan’s 2019 Notes from the Road

Based on what I have seen, I am confident that Pivot Bio PROVEN® can reduce nitrogen use in many fields and reduce yield variability in others. Pivot Bio PROVEN® truly represents the first major step in a decades long mission to help cereal crops fix some of their own nitrogen. 

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