COMPANY RESEARCHERS MEET. Corteva researchers present on N management at the 2022 Commodity Classic. Resource planning and analysis manager Brent Wilson talked about nitrogen planning for different hybrid plantings.

Corteva Touts Nitrogen Products as Input Prices Rise

Company researchers say improving nitrogen use efficiency and enabling plants to produce their own nitrogen are the top issues for future development.

As nitorgen (N) prices continue to soar, a panel of experts from the agriscience company Corteva recommend a few tips to help manage nitrogen carefully.

During an hour-long session at the 2022 Commodity Classic, Brent Wilson, the company’s resource planning and analysis manager, Bob Gunzenhauser, a manager of agronomy science at the Corteva-owned Granular precision farming company, and field scientist Mike Moechnig fielded questions from producers about managing applications for the rapidly pricier macronutrient.

The three discussed how the company attacks N planning on multiple fronts, and fielded questions from attendees about the status of the industry.

Homogenous Hybrids

While nitrogen uptake can be a concern while selecting what hybrid varieties to plant in your field, it shouldn’t be the top concern, Wilson says.

“I would love to be able to stand up in front of you and say there’s really significant differences that we can chase down and I have the recipe for how to manage each individual hybrid,” he says. “Unfortunately, we can’t find the data that really sustains that. And we’ve been trying.

“Each time that we try and chase this, we end up not finding significant differences with N rate or N timing on a product-by-product or hybrid-by-hybrid basis,” Wilson adds.

Instead, farmers should take heart that a successful N program for their property is likely to succeed regardless.

“The genetics seems to be a very small part of that whole variable response that we potentially see to nitrogen,” Wilson says. “You can build a nitrogen…

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Brian O'Connor

Brian O'Connor is the former Lead Content Editor for Conservation Agriculture in November 2021. He previously worked in daily print journalism for more than a decade in places as far flung as Alaska and the U.S. Virgin Islands, where he shared a national award for coverage of two Category 5 hurricanes that struck the islands in 2017. He's also taught English in Korea, delivered packages for Amazon, and coordinated Wisconsin election night coverage for the Associated Press. His first job was on a Southeast Wisconsin farm.

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