AMVAC and Azotic North America are collaborating to develop and commercialize the nitrogen-fixation product Envita to the SIMPAS-applied Solutions portfolio.
Envita is a naturally occurring food-grade bacteria that allows a to fix nitrogen (N), say company officials. Envita may be applied in-furrow by farmers to several crops including soybeans or corn. Officials at the company claim that it quickly establishes its roots within the plant and grows with it.
Officials at Envita claim that Envita can fix nitrogen very quickly, and it lasts for a long time, unlike rhizobia. This provides the plant with additional nitrogen during times of high growth, when nitrogen loss can occur due to environmental factors. Officials from Envita say that Envita supplies a steady, season-long supply to the plant’s cells with nitrogen, exactly where it is most needed for yield.
Envita joins a growing portfolio of SIMPAS-applied Solutions (SaS), which are products prescriptively applied with patented SmartCartridge container technology and using the SIMPAS application system to address unique agronomic needs. The SaS portfolio includes insecticides and nematicides as well as fungicides and micronutrients.
“With this new addition to SIMPAS-applied Solutions, growers will be able to utilize the precision of the SIMPAS system in areas where risk of nitrogen loss is greater such as in low-lying areas and on slopes,” said Jim Lappin, director of SIMPAS portfolio and alliances at AMVAC., in a news release. “This is important because applying additional units of synthetic nitrogen in high-yielding zones can begin to have a diminishing rate of return as N rates go higher. Envita provides an alternate source of nitrogen that continues as the plant grows or in conditions where uptake of synthetic N may be challenged.”
Envita is an ideal complement for the SIMPAS system that growers are adopting to address their agronomic demands where whole-field applications might not be financially justified or where variable rates at-plant inputs offer better return. SIMPAS gives growers the flexibility to apply exactly what’s prescribed, precisely where it’s needed, he said.
Source: Successful Farming