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Farmer Wins Nitrogen Efficiency This Season

05/06/2012 @ 11:00pm

Endeavor farmer wins AGROTAIN® nitrogen stabilizer from visit to agricultural meeting

Wichita, Kan. – Cal Dalton’s corn crop just became more nitrogen efficient, and all he had to do was fill out a card. During his visit to Commodity Classic in Nashville this winter, Dalton entered a drawing for and won 100 acres worth of free AGROTAIN® nitrogen stabilizer from Koch Agronomic Services, LLC to help protect his nitrogen investment this year.

“I had used AGROTAIN® stabilizer on urea and had really good results,” says Dalton. “I stopped in to the AGROTAIN® stabilizer booth at Commodity Classic to talk about using it with liquid nitrogen. With the cost of fertilizer, I have to make good use of my nitrogen.”

AGROTAIN® stabilizer is added to urea and urea‐based fertilizers to control costly nitrogen loss on the soil surface. When volatilization occurs, as much as 30 percent of the nitrogen can be lost before the crop has a chance to use it.

Because Dalton plans to fertilizer his fields with a liquid nitrogen application when he plants, he chose to receive free AGROTAIN® PLUS stabilizer. It has the same active ingredient as AGROTAIN® stabilizer with additional protection against nitrogen loss in the soil caused by denitrification and leaching.

“Because so many farmers are beginning to understand the problem of nitrogen loss, we knew there would be a high interest in AGROTAIN® stabilizer as the grand prize in our drawing,” says Koch Agronomic Services regional manager Martin Case. “By controlling nitrogen loss from volatilization, it helps farmers put more of their nitrogen investment to work for their crops.”

Dalton farms with his wife, Joanne, and daughter, Jayne. In addition to corn, the Daltons grow hay and soybeans and raise Angus cattle.

AGROTAIN® and AGROTAIN® PLUS stabilizer products were developed for corn, wheat and other major nitrogen‐consuming crops. Growers are urged to ask their retailers about fine‐tuning their nitrogen applications to become more efficient with AGROTAIN® stabilizer in the 2012 season. They can also learn more at www.AGROTAIN.com.

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AGROTAIN® is a registered trademark of The Mosaic Company and is licensed exclusively to Koch Agronomic Services, LLC. AGROTAIN® and AGROTAIN® PLUS nitrogen stabilizer products are manufactured and sold by Koch Agronomic Services, LLC under an exclusive license from The Mosaic Company.

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