Instinct NXTGEN® Nitrogen Stabilizer

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Instinct NXTGEN® is an enhanced formulation of Instinct® nitrogen stabilizer with a lower use rate for easier handling. It’s proven to protect urea, UAN and liquid manure to maximize corn yield potential.

Low Use Rate

Instinct NXTGEN® has a one-third lower use rate than previous formulations. It’s effective at 24 oz/A. The low use rate allows for better compatibility with urea and prevents clumping, stickiness and clogged machinery during applications.

It’s possible to apply stabilized urea and label-approved herbicides at the same time, allowing for one field pass. This saves you and your customers time and money.

Simple Blending

Instinct NXTGEN® is formulated with lower viscosity for better overall blending with urea, UAN and liquid manure. It handles smoothly in cooler temperatures for easier early spring applications.

The product also has better mixing capabilities with tank-mix partners like ATS, boron, approved herbicides and other adjuvants. Blending and applications are simplified overall with Instinct NXTGEN®.

Proven Results

Instinct NXTGEN® nitrogen stabilizer, powered by Optinyte® technology, maximizes yield potential. This technology is proven by more than 1,000 field trials and university research. The product keeps nitrogen in corn’s root zone, protecting it below ground where up to 70% of nitrogen loss happens from leaching and denitrification.


Instinct NXTGEN® and N-Serve® nitrogen stabilizers with Opintyte® technology are also registered by the Environmental Protection Agency as nitrification inhibitors. All products with Optinyte® technology are registered by the EPA. There is only one other product with that registration.


When used with urea, UAN and liquid manure, Instinct NXTGEN® with Opintyte® technology is proven to:*


  • Boost yield by 5.2% with spring applications.
  • Extend nitrogen availability up to 8 weeks.
  • Reduce leaching by 16%.
  • Lessen greenhouse gas emissions by 51%.
  • Increase soil nitrogen retention by 28%.

According to a study by the University of Minnesota, Instinct NXTGEN® with Optinyte® technology increases yield by an average of 10 to 12 bushels per acre when used with manure applications.

Urea Applications Made Easy 

Instinct NXTGEN nitrogen stabilizer is an enhanced formulation of Instinct® nitrogen stabilizer. It has a lower use rate and lower viscosity for simplified blending with urea. Two retailers from Herman, Minnesota explain how it works and the improved features and benefits.

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Read about the economic, agronomic and environmental benefits of Instinct NXTGEN® nitrogen stabilizer.

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Spring Urea and UAN Applications

Depending on where you're located, spring UAN and urea applications may be getting underway soon. 

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Instinct NXTGEN® nitrogen stabilizer is available for the 2021 season.

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Why Stabilize Urea and UAN?

Read four reasons why your customers should stabilize Urea and UAN with Instinct NXTGEN® this spring.

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*Wolt, J. D. 2004. A meta-evaluation of nitrapyrin agronomic and environmental effectiveness with emphasis on corn production in the midwestern USA. doi:10.1023/B:FRES.0000025287.52565.99

Instinct NXTGEN® is not registered for sale or use in all states. Contact your state pesticide regulatory agency to determine if a product is registered for sale or use in your state. Always read and follow label directions.