Research Findings

Pivot Bio collaborates with multiple universities to conduct structured trials to demonstrate that our breakthrough replacement for synthetic fertilizer maintains or improves yield while delivering on our promise: helping growers achieve better profitability, predictability, safety, and sustainability.

Studies confirm Pivot Bio’s microbial nitrogen efficiently and reliably replaces up to 40 pounds of synthetic nitrogen per acre while maintaining yield and providing environmental benefits, including:

  • Nitrate leaching can be reduced by an average of 10 kilos of nitrogen per hectare (~9 pounds per acre) with the use of Pivot Bio PROVEN 40.
  • When combined with a Pivot Bio proprietary carbon additive, corn treated with PROVEN 40 could increase its yield advantage by up to 11 bushels per acre.
  • Higher yields and about $12.50 per acre in additional revenue were the results of a three-year study.

Independently Proven

Download an Executive Summary of the 2023 independent research findings.

Agronomy First

Cutting-edge science in agriculture only succeeds when it works for farmers. Together, our scientists and agronomists focus on creating products that perform in the field, are compatible with current practices, and increase ROI – taking the guesswork out of nitrogen management and giving control back to farmers.

Pivot Bio Agronomist Using a Drone in a Corn Field
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University Collaborators

Innovation requires collaboration. Pivot Bio partners closely with leading university agriculture programs to conduct structured trials to demonstrate how our breakthrough technology maintains or improves yield. The goal? To prove that Pivot Bio's products help growers achieve greater profitability, predictability and sustainability.

Learn About Our Products

  • Photo of Corn Crop

    For Corn

    Reduce synthetic nitrogen and boost corn biomass and yield with PROVEN® 40 and PROVEN® 40 On-Seed.

  • Photo of a Silage Cutter in a Corn Field

    For Corn Silage

    PROVEN® 40 ensures more tonnage per acre while providing predictable digestible nutrients, starch and protein levels.

  • Photo of wheat field

    For Wheat

    Boost spring and winter wheat biomass and grain yield while reducing synthetic nitrogen with Pivot Bio RETURN® and RETURN® On-Seed.

  • Photo of Sorghum Crop

    For Small Grains

    Deliver steady nutrition to sorghum, barley, millet, oats and sunflower, regardless of weather, with RETURN® and RETURN® On-Seed.