Dane Whitley – Ness City, Kansas
2019 Grower Program Profile
Ness City, Kansas
Farm size: 5,000ac
9 bu/ac (26.5%) yield increase with Envita
Yield of treated area: 43 bu/ac
Yield of untreated check area: 34 bu/ac
2020 acres of Envita booked: 1000
"We tried Envita on corn this year. We really thought we’d see no difference because we had 120 lbs of actual N applied, and very low yields with almost no rain. Seeing 9 bushels difference was impressive.
We’ve always struggled with the best way to apply nitrogen, we’ve dry spread, sprayed on liquid nitrogen. Leaching is always a concern and we know regulations will soon come to Kansas like they have other states.
A big concern for us is the unpredictability of the weather in this area, grain prices aren’t very high and we are just trying to break-even. So it hasn’t been a great year for us, everything was wet and it never stopped raining during our spring planting. Then once planting season ended it stopped raining, so it was very dry, lots of our fields yielded below what we hoped. We had a fertilizer yield goal of 120 bushels per acre, and we were only yielding about 50.
When we were harvesting we noticed the plants looked healthier in part of the field. We realized this was the area we had done the Envita trial, there was about a 8-9 bushell increase in this particular spot. We are definitely going to try Envita next year with our spring planting. I’m really interested to see what the results are going to be.
I would recommend this product, and we would like to try it out again - I think this is something everyone should be trying."
Bo Raulerson – Hayti, Missouri
2018 Grower Program Profile
2 corn in furrow trials
Trial 1: 31 bu/ac (13.96%) yield increase with Envita
Trial 2: 5.44 bu/ac (2.44%) yield increase with Envita
2019 acres of Envita booked: 1600
“Envita gives me the chance to fix what I don’t have a chance to do myself, whether it’s too much rain or we have other delays. So many things can go wrong on any given day, it’s good to know with Envita the plant can hold itself until I get there. You don’t want the plant to suffer because our timing is off.
It’s no different than us. We all need to stop for lunch and supper. The difference is, the plant doesn’t have all the options we do. It’s stuck in one spot and can only access the nutrition available. Envita gives me extra peace of mind that the plant is getting the nutrients it needs.
I’ve been excited for this stuff (Envita) to come along. I’m using it on all 1600 acres of corn next year and trying it out on some beans. I know it won’t always make that big of a difference everywhere, but it will be enough to make it worth it.”
North Central Iowa Grower
2018 Grower Program Profile
1 corn in furrow trial
Results: 26 bu/ac (18.84%) yield increase with Envita™
2019 acres of Envita booked: 600
“It was a wet year with over 50 inches of rain. We also had heavy winds at VT stage which led to green snap below the ear. The final stand was considerably lower than planted. The only difference in the Envita test was adding the Envita to the test.“
“We’re looking at 26 bushel/acre difference on corn. I was very impressed. We ran a test through Climate. It was at one point 6% higher moisture than my non-Envita crops and it all shows up on the test: there is quantifiable proof. Price is a big factor for future purchases. If we can hold the price down so we can take another look at it, I would be interested in purchasing for next year. I ran a lot of tests for a lot of companies, and only two of them were worth at looking at again. Envita was one of them. We are excited to move on. Count me in for next year.”
William Darnell - Caledonia, Mississippi
2019 Grower Profile
140ac of cotton
300 lbs to the acre more with Envita
Grades were .05 to .08 cents higher with Envita
"I had a sample of Envita and decided to put it on my cotton, about a 140 acre block. Cotton is our major source of income for us. We left 20 acres untreated. Once harvested we kept the cotton seperate - that field where Envita was applied turned out 300 lbs to the acre more and the grades were .05 to .08 cents higher.
Not to mention our cotton was better, the weight, the strength, the colour, quality (grade) - it all paid off, it was fantastic. The plants that were treated with Envita were out of the ground a day or so earlier as well, faster to get to emergence. It shocked me how quickly it was up - you could visibly tell the difference in the rows that were planted with Envita and the rows that were planted without.
I like to try new stuff on my crops, it’s all about doing more with less. I plan on using this product next year on my cotton and other crops and am really interested to see how it goes."