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For the 2020 season, Andrew McCrea wanted to see for himself if the new nitrogen application product, Pivot Bio PROVEN™, could really hold up to its catchphrase, “The nitrogen that stays put, weather or not.”
So he planted three corn test plots.
Andrew evaluates their progress in this third series of articles. Click here.
In early May, Andrew McCrea put in test plots of corn on his farm in northwest Missouri. One of those plots included Pivot Bio PROVEN™.
Recently, Ernie Sanders, vice president of product development at Pivot Bio, stopped by to examine the progress.
McCrea reports, “So far, the test plot passes the ‘eye test.’ The corn with the Pivot Bio PROVEN™ is a few inches taller and has less ‘firing’ of the bottom leaves. We’ve had very good growing conditions this summer —plenty of rain and not much health stress.”
Read more about the test plots here
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Andrew McCrea is a farmer who’s interested in emerging new technologies. One item that has held his interest is the use of nitrogen-producing microbes in corn.
Like almost every corn farmer, Andrew is always looking for ways to economically get his corn crop the nitrogen it needs throughout the season. Sound familiar?
Introducing Pivot Bio PROVEN™.
This spring, Andrew set aside a portion of his field for three test trial plots — one of those includes Pivot Bio PROVEN™. Learn more about those real life experiences here.
On May 9, Andrew McCrea, farmer/rancher and Farm Journal TV and radio personality, put in a test plot of corn on his northwest Missouri farm.
The plot included the new nitrogen application product, Pivot Bio PROVEN™. Andrew recently sent in this photo of the crop with the following report from the field:
“It's now been two months since the test plot was planted, and the corn is just beginning to tassel. So far, we've received timely rains, but the weather is turning warmer and drier. I'm eager to see how the corn with Pivot Bio PROVEN™ performs with its steady supply of nitrogen from the microbes on the plants’ roots. Be watching for a video update soon!” said McCrea.
All in all, three test plots were put in for side-by-side comparisons. Read the full story here
Is it possible? Is it true? Who has tried it?
Can the new nitrogen application, Pivot Bio PROVEN™, really live up to what the company is saying?
Farmer and Farm Journal TV and radio personality, Andrew McCrea, had the same questions. Curiosity got the best of him so he decided to see for himself if the claims are true that Pivot Bio PROVEN™ is making.
On May 9, he put in three test plots of corn using Pivot Bio PROVEN™ in one of those plots on his northwest Missouri farmland.
Andrew invites you to follow along as he details his real-life experience with Pivot Bio PROVEN™. He also encourages you to come back to this page often for regular updates.
The new nitrogen application product with the tagline —“The nitrogen that stays put, weather or not.”— caught the attention of farmer/rancher and Farm Journal TV and radio personality, Andrew McCrea.
Andrew has an inquisitive nature so on May 9 he planted corn in a test plot on his northwest Missouri farm. It was applied in-furrow with 10-34-0 starter fertilizer. Six days after the corn was planted, 3 1/2 inches of rain poured down in a two-hour period. On June 15, 60 pounds of nitrogen was applied over the top of the crop along with Aspire.
The photos above were taken seven weeks after planting. Andrew plans to conduct a root dig soon to see firsthand the benefits of Pivot Bio PROVEN™ and share his findings on this page.
All in all, three test plots were put in for side-by-side comparisons. Read the full story here.
Farmers have certain agronomic practices they use year after year that bring value on a consistent basis. However, they also keep an open mind on how to combine the tried and true with the new ways of growing crops. In his own words, farmer Andrew McCrea talks about a new nitrogen application for corn and how it’s a good fit with his long-standing practices.
Find out why farmer/rancher and Farm Journal TV and radio personality, Andrew McCrea, considers Pivot Bio PROVEN™ to be a big game changer for growers. In this video, Andrew explains how adding the right nitrogen product to your fields can minimize the negative impact of Mother Nature. Spoiler Alert: It’s the nitrogen that stays put, weather or not.
Follow Andrew McCrea as he conducts a test plot of Pivot Bio PROVEN™ on his family farm. In his own words, Andrew outlines the steps he’s taken to test this new product from Pivot Bio. Six days after the corn was planted, 3 1/2 inches of rain poured down in a two-hour period so Andrew is eager to see how Pivot Bio PROVEN™ holds up. “The nitrogen that stays put, weather or not” is being put to the test.
As a producer, you deserve a partner in the field that is backed by research and science. A partner that brings an innovative approach to your nutrient applications and has a history of proven success.
A partner that stays put, even in a rainy season.
“We saw greater than a 30 bushel per acre response from the Pivot Bio PROVEN™ product.” Read more thumbs-up reviews from growers who have used the nitrogen that stays put, weather or not"
The 2019 planting season was one most growers want to forget. Heavy rainfalls last year created challenging situations, to say the least. However, there is a nitrogen source that helps farmers thrive during those tough seasons. A product that stays put, weather or not.
Watch as Andrew McCrea, a farmer/rancher and a Farm Journal TV and radio personality, interviews Ernie Sanders, vice-president of product development for Pivot Bio. Sanders gives an overview on how Pivot Bio PROVEN™ adds nitrogen to your corn and the best way to use it for your operation. Pivot Bio PROVEN™ … a winner … weather or not.
For decades, farmers have applied nitrogen to their fields as a critical part of their crop nutrition program. Enter Pivot Bio PROVEN™, the first commercially available microbial product that captures nitrogen from the air, converts it to a form corn can use and applies it to the corn plant directly, every day of the growing season.
Hear Andrew McCrea, a farmer-ranch and Farm Journal TV and radio personality, as he presents farmer-to-farmer conversations focusing on best practices to boost yields. You’ll learn what’s working – and what’s not – in fields across farm country.