Getting the Most Out of Your Dry Fertilizer

As combines roll through fields this fall, one of the first decisions for farmers regarding next year’s crop results relate to dry fertilizer. With fertilizer prices surging, growers are trying to find ways to maximize their investment. Scott Lay, Senior Director of Commercial Operations for Agricen, a division of Nutrien Ag Solutions, says that’s where Titan XC comes into play. Titan XC is a fertilizer enhancement technology that is applied as a coating.

“Really, in terms of benefits, what we’re looking for is the material has the ability to enhance the mineralization, or the breakdown, of dry fertilizer prills so that come next spring when the crop goes in the ground, we have greater nutrient availability to that growing crop. Which will in turn lead to a more consistent yield response at the end of the year.”

Lay says that across third-party trials and university results, Titan XC’s average yield response is 10.2 bushels per acre in corn and 4.6 bpa in soybeans. Even with fertilizer prices rising, Lay believes that type of response is worth the investment.

“It’s not what you spend, but what you get for what you spend that matters. The product, Titan XC, has been on the market for now 10 years, so we have nearly 50 million acres worth of commercial experience and results to draw on. What we’ve found is we get a more consistent yield result, which is the punch line and better ROI, but we’re able to increase the availability of nutrients by nearly 20 percent in the first year. So, if you can enhance the value, or benefit, of those dry fertilizer dollars invested by 20 percent, we think that’s a pretty sound investment.”

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