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Instinct NXTGEN™ is an enhanced formulation of Instinct® nitrogen stabilizer from Corteva Agriscience, with the same nitrogen protection benefits as the previous formulations, but at lower use rate — which simplifies blending with urea by preventingWatch Video
When you put the max in, you get the max out. Sounds simple. But farmers need to understand the how and the why. How do maximizers work? This video shows how nitrogen maximizers work to prevent nitrogen leaching and denitrification below ground.
N-Serve® nitrogen stabilizer is proven to protect producers’ largest input investment, ensuring nitrogen is available when and where corn and wheat need it most — in the root zone.Fact Sheet
Instinct® II nitrogen stabilizer is proven to optimize yield and profit potential of corn and wheat by inhibiting nitrification of applied nitrogen with UAN, urea and liquid manure.Fact Sheet
Maximize yield and minimize loss with an enhanced formulation. When using Instinct NXTGEN for UAN, urea and liquid manure, farmers and retailers will benefit from 6 to 8 more weeks of nitrogen availability in the soil.Fact Sheet
Corteva Agriscience experts address some of these hurdles with tips and information so that you can have more productive conversations with your customers about nitrogen stabilizers.Learn More
Instinct® and N-Serve® nitrogen stabilizers are the most effective way to maximize nitrogen below ground. It takes at least 15 to 20 times the rate of dicyandiamide (DCD) to be as effective as the standard rate of nitrapyrin.1
Currently, most DCD manufacturers don’t always reveal how much DCD active ingredient is present in current formulations, making it difficult, if not impossible, for the customer to truly know how much they are applying.
1Watanabe, T. 2006. Influence of 2-chloro-6 (trichloromethyl) pyridine and dicyandiamide on nitrous oxide emission under different soil conditions. Soil Sci Plant Nutr. 52: 226–232.
2McCarty, G. W., and J. M. Bremner. 1989. Laboratory evaluation of dicyandiamide as a soil nitrification inhibitor. Comm Soil Sci Plan. 20: 2049–2065.
3Bronson, K. F., J. T. Touchton, and R. D. Hauck. 1989. Decomposition rate of dicyandiamide and nitrification inhibition. Comm Soil Sci Plant Anal. 20: 2067–2078.
Adding excess nitrogen doesn’t mean an increase in yield or profit. Keeping the nitrogen in place longer with Instinct® or N-Serve® nitrogen stabilizer maximizes each nitrogen application, reducing the loss of nitrates into groundwater and producing maximum profit come harvest.
Manure is becoming an increasingly important fertilizer type across Midwestern corn fields in both fall and spring. But just like other nitrogen sources, it’s susceptible to loss through leaching and denitrification.
University of Minnesota research showed that adding Instinct® nitrogen stabilizer to fall-applied swine manure increased corn grain yield 10 to 12 bu./A compared with not using Instinct, when averaged across manure applications timings. November applications of manure with Instinct resulted in similar yield as fall-applied anhydrous ammonia with N-Serve® nitrogen stabilizer.1
1Vetsch, J., and J. Lamb. 2011. Applying Instinct™ as a nitrogen stabilizer for fall applied manure. http://blog-crop-news.extension.umn.edu/2011/10/applying-instinct-as-nitrogen.html?m=1
When applied with urea, Instinct® nitrogen stabilizer can blend easily with a drying agent in a horizontal and vertical blender for simplified application. Using Instinct with urea is critical to protect nitrogen. For example, if you apply urea on May 1, corn will emerge about two weeks later. By the V10 phase, nitrogen has been in the soil for eight weeks. Without Instinct extending nitrogen availability, there isn’t much left in a stable form in the soil at the point when corn needs it. Instinct can also be applied with UAN and liquid manure. N-Serve® nitrogen stabilizer can be applied with anhydrous ammonia.
No matter the size of your farm, fertilizer is one of your largest input investments each season - and nitrogen is vital for corn growth. It’s important to not only protect this valuable input but also extend it so it’s available during critical growth stages. Instinct® and N-Serve® nitrogen stabilizers are proven to extend nitrogen availability six to eight weeks after application.
Because Instinct® and N-Serve® nitrogen stabilizers do more than stabilize nitrogen - they maximize it. So your crops give you the max in return. On average, Instinct and N-Serve increase revenue by $21 per acre.*
*Based on 2015 Dow AgroSciences field trials resulting in an average 7 bu./A yield increase at $3/bu.
Instinct® nitrogen stabilizer is no more corrosive than the fertilizer applied to crops. When using recommended seals and apparatus, Instinct and N-Serve® nitrogen stabilizers are compatible with application equipment.
When applied with urea, UAN or liquid manure, Instinct is compatible with application equipment with correct label rates and when appropriate equipment is used.
Instinct® and N-Serve® nitrogen stabilizers are registered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as nitrification inhibitors.
A study from North Dakota State University shows the active ingredient in Instinct and N-Serve was the one product that successfully inhibited nitrification, whereas NZone and NutriSphere had no effect.
Instinct® and N-Serve® nitrogen stabilizers do not treat the fertilizer or the soil. Instinct and N-Serve are applied with fertilizer applications because they work below ground to keep applied nitrogen in the ammonium form, which is the form less susceptible to loss and more efficient for crops to use.
Instinct and N-Serve help protect waterways.
As with any crop protection technology, pesticide or fertilizer, use the right rate at the right time in the right place and in the right manner. Farmers should continue to practice sound stewardship practices to keep pesticides and fertilizers on the field and away from surface waters such as reducing drift, using buffer zones, maintaining grassy filter strips, and other common conservation practices.
**Wolt, J. D. 2004. A meta-evaluation of nitrapyrin agronomic and environmental effectiveness with emphasis on corn production in the midwestern USA. Nutr. Cycl. Agroecosyst. 69:23–41. doi:10.1023/B:FRES.0000025287.52565.99.
***Laskowski, D. A., F. C. O’Melia, J. D. Griffith, A. J. Regoli, C. R. Youngson, and C. A. I. Goring. 1975. Effect of 2-Chloro-6-(Trichloromethyl) Pyridine and its Hydrolysis Product 6-Chloropicolinic Acid on Soil Microorganisms1. J. Environ. Qual. 4:412-417. doi:10.2134/jeq1975.00472425000400030028x.
Instinct® and N-Serve® nitrogen stabilizers are compatible with equipment for simplified application. Instinct is no more corrosive than the fertilizer applied to crops. When using recommended seals and apparatus, Instinct and N-Serve are compatible with application equipment.
1(USDA) U.S. Department of Transportation. 2013. Testing and Recommended Practices to Improve Nurse Tank Safety: Phase II. USDA, Washington, DC.
Instinct and N-Serve are not bactericides.1 The active ingredient in Instinct® and N-Serve® nitrogen stabilizers is actually bacteriostatic, meaning that it slows, not kills, the movement of bacteria in the soil. Instinct and N-Serve inhibit nitrification, meaning they work on only one form of bacteria - Nitrosomonas bacteria - which converts ammonium nitrogen to nitrate nitrogen.
1Rodgers, G. A., and J. Ashworth. 1982. Bacteriostatic action of nitrification inhibitors. Can J Microbiol. 28: 1093–1100.
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