Azotic North America hires John Squire Ph.D. as lead agronomist
Squire brings decades of expertise to helping farmers use Envita N-Fixing bacteria to maximize crop productivity
For Immediate release
February 20, 2020: Raleigh, North Carolina. Azotic North America announces the addition of John Squire to lead their agronomic programs in the United States and Canada. Squire brings decades of experience and deep expertise in crop science to helping farmers take advantage of Envita’s revolutionary nitrogen-fixing mode of action.
Envita is a nitrogen fixing solution that fundamentally changes the nitrogen equation on farms. Applied in-furrow or as a foliar spray, Envita works from within plant cells to fix its own nitrogen. Air is 78% nitrogen and Envita bacteria naturally metabolizes N directly from the air, providing a steady source of nitrogen when and where the plant needs it most, all season long.
“Envita gives farmers a tool they’ve been waiting for in corn and other crops,” explains Squire. “I’ve spent the last two years working with Envita, doing trials, helping farmers and I’ve seen for myself the performance in the field. Envita has untapped potential and I’m excited to help advance the understanding, improve efficacy, and expand applications of this beneficial organism.”
“Grower demand for Envita has hit unprecedented levels for 2021, our third year of commercial production,” concludes Nolan Berg, General Manager Azotic North America. “John’s leadership will be a key part of helping farmers make the most of Envita on their farms as well as supporting our distributor and dealer agronomist network. ”
For more information contact:
Nolan Berg, Global Head Marketing & Communications
About John Squire PhD
A love of agriculture started at an early age for John and a career doing what he loves has followed. He earned a bachelor’s degree in the area of Range Science, a master’s studying Weed Science, and a Ph.D. in Crop Science. After completing his Ph.D., John worked for LG Seeds as an Agronomist, Forage Specialist, and Product Development, he then went to the alfalfa industry with Forage Genetics and WL Alfalfas. Later John worked as a Technical Agronomist with United Suppliers and with a merger, accepted a role doing research and product development with seed treatments and seed care for WinField United where he learned about Envita and wanted to try the technology. Seeing Envita as a revolutionary product in agriculture, John was integral in introducing Envita to growers as part of his work with Legend Seeds.
Envita is a naturally-occurring, food grade microbe that provides plants with the ability to fix their own nitrogen from the air. Applied in-furrow or as a foliar spray, Envita works from within plant cells to fix its own nitrogen. Air is 78% nitrogen and Envita bacteria naturally metabolizes N directly from the air, providing a steady source of nitrogen when and where the plant needs it most, all season long. Growers can choose to use Envita with their regular fertility program for a yield boost or deliver same yields using less nitrogen.
The Envita Difference:
- Increases corn yield on average between 5-13%, and in some cases up to 20%.
- Can replace an average of 27% of a corn plant’s nitrogen needs.
- Depending on corn prices and your local yield potential, Envita™ can pay for itself with as low as 1% increase in yield.
- Similar results were seen in soybeans as Envita works throughout the plant and not just in the root system where the natural nitrogen-fixing ability of soybeans exists.
About Azotic North America
Azotic North America was formed to introduce this natural nitrogen-fixing technology to farmers in North America. With North American offices in Raleigh, North Carolina, Guelph, Ontario and a global office in Nottingham, UK, Azotic has taken more than 20 years of academic research and created the first large scale, commercially available nitrogen-fixation product and is now offering it to farmers across the globe. Finally, there is no compromise between high yield production agriculture and nitrogen sustainability.