Frequently Asked Questions
A naturally occuring bacteria, Gluconacetobacter diazotrophicus, has a unique ability to enter plants and fix nitrogen from the air in a form that the plant can use. It lives in the roots AND the foliage of the plant to offer season-long nitrogen where and when the crop most needs it. Please visit our Science Behind Envita page to learn more.
We have yet to find a crop that Envita cannot successfully colonize and achieve N-fixation benefits. Most of our research and field trials have been focused on corn, soybeans, rice and wheat. Please visit our Crops page to see Envita results across different crops. If you are interested in testing Envita on a new crop, please contact us.
You can use Envita two ways:
1) apply your recommended fertility program (i.e. apply 100% of the N you planned to) and Envita will boost your yield OR
2) cut back your synthetic N fertilizer (i.e. apply 75% of the you N you planned to) and maintain your normal yield.
On corn, we see up to 20% yield increases when Envita is applied on top of recommended fertility programs, or growers can reduce approximately 25% of their their planned N fertilizer program and maintain traditional yields. Two great options.
On corn, Envita is proven to replace an average of 27% of the nitrogen needs of the plant. For example if a field has the equivalent of 200 lbs of N, Envita can replace 54 lbs. On other crops like rice, Envita can replace up to 50% of the nitrogen needs.
In-furrow is the recommended application method. Seed treatment is possible as an over-treatment on corn or a custom treatment on soybeans but requires higher water volumes than what growers may be used to. Please review our Use Instructions for details on in furrow applications and contact us if you are considering applying Envita as a seed treatment. Envita is currently available in a liquid formulation. If you would like to discuss using Envita with one of our agronomists, please contact us.
NEW! Envita is now available as a foliar application for Corn. With a spray window of V1-V6, Envita is ideally sprayed between V2-V3 stages. Please review Foliar Use Instructions for details on application.
Envita is available through leading retailers but has limited supply for the 2020 season. Please visit our How to Buy page where you will have the option of 1) connecting with a dealer, 2) reserving Envita acres or 3) buying directly from us.
Envita is a naturally occuring, food-grade bacteria endemic to North America and is not genetically modified. We are exploring OMRI certification. At this stage, the best approach for organic growers is to ask the local certifier if they will approve it. Envita is accepted by the USDA as Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS). It contains water, polysaccharides and pure culture of non-pathogenic organisms.
We thank you for your interest in selling Envita to local farmers in your community. Please contact us for more information.
Envita is a live biological product in a liquid formulation and like every living thing is impacted by extreme temperatures. We keep Envita in cool storage until needed to effectively keep the bacteria in ‘hibernation’, until we want them to ‘wake up’ in time for seeding.
So whether you buy through a dealer or direct, we will ship the product directly to your farm approximately 1 week before your intend to seed. Of course, seeding dates are difficult to pin down in the busyness of spring so we will be in regular contact with you to ensure we get Envita to you when you need it.
Please review our delivery policy for more information.
Upon receiving Envita, keep it away from extreme heat or cold. The product will perform best if stored at a cool room temperature (39 to 46 degrees) until use.
Do not open the bottle of Envita before you intend to apply it, and use all of the product in the bottle on the day that the bottle is opened. After mixing Envita for application, do not allow it to sit in the tank overnight. All Envita should be applied on the same day it is mixed in the tank.
Please review our use instructions for more information.
Yes! If you would like to discuss using Envita with one of our agronomists, please contact us. We will get in touch to answer any questions or concerns.