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AMVAC, Azotic North America collaborate to develop N-fixation product for SIMPAS-applied solutions

Nitrogen-fixation solution Envita expands application options for the SIMPAS system

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. Farmers may apply Envita in-furrow to multiple crops including corn and soybeans. It quickly establishes itself within the plant and grows with the plant as the plant grows, say company officials.

Unlike rhizobia, Envita starts to fix nitrogen very quickly and lasts season long, say company officials. This provides the plant with an additional source of nitrogen during critical growth periods where nitrogen loss may occur due to environmental conditions. Envita provides a constant, season-long supply of nitrogen from within the cells of the plant exactly where and when N is needed the most for yield, say company officials.

Growing Portfolio

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. Across the SaS portfolio are insecticides, nematicides, fungicides, micronutrients, and solutions for soil health and fertilizer efficiency.

“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 to the SIMPAS system, which growers are adopting to address agronomic needs where whole-field applications are not economically warranted or where variable rates of at-plant inputs deliver better return, said Lappin. SIMPAS gives growers the flexibility to apply exactly what’s prescribed, precisely where it’s needed, he said.

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