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.
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.