(Calgary) Rural Roots Canada – With seeding now underway on many farms, farmers are feeling the pinch as they deal with the rising input costs.
Diesel, gas and fertilizer bills are much higher than they were at this time last year.
So, how can you justify adding another cost to the already mounting bill?
Corteva’s Product Manager for Seed Applied Technology, Fungicides & Nitrogen Management, Kirsten Ratzlaff, says that the decision should always come down to ensuring you protect your investment.
“We are seeing very attractive commodity prices, so it becomes even more increasingly important to protect the investment as much as possible,” Ratzlaff said.
Have you thought about ensuring your plant has a steady and continuous nitrogen source throughout the growing season, and what will that mean in terms of plant productivity and yield?
Ratzlaff says nitrogen levels in the soil greatly vary across the country, making it hard at times for the plant to access it when it needs to.
“We know that nitrogen is really a core piece to the plant’s productivity and then yield at the end of the day.”
So making sure the plant has access to nitrogen throughout the growing season should be seriously considered.
This marks the first growing season that Corteva Agriculture has had its UTrisha N on the market for farmers to help support the crop’s natural vitality and resource management.
It is the company’s first nutrient efficiency biostimulant and adds to its biological product portfolio.
Ratzlaff says after a sprayer applies the bio-stimulant, it enters the plant through the stomata.
“It pulls the already existing nitrogen from the air that is not in a usable form for the plant in that state, and then converts it into something that the plant can then utilize.”
She adds it will then continue to utilize with capture and convert process throughout the growing season.
She says it’s a very continuous cycle and supplementing nitrogen program for the plant because it reduces its need to take in nitrogen in plants like cereals, canola, corn, and soybeans.
Ratzlaff says it compliments nitrogen stabilizers very well.
Every year producers work to become more sustainable, and this product is designed keeping that in mind.
Ratzlaff says their product has been in the works for a couple of years.