IMPORTANT UPDATE REGARDING ENVITA™ APPLICATION:
The concentration of Envita bacteria requires it to be diluted with water before being poured into the tank with starter/pop-up fertilizer. We’ve learned some farmers aren’t diluting Envita first as directed in the use instructions. This has the effect of shocking the bacteria into binding together creating a sludge-like substance in the tank and, in extreme cases, clogging the filter.
If you dump Envita directly into the tank, you will cause this effect.
To avoid any potential issues, use Envita as per use instructions summarized below:
Anything less than a 100:1 water ratio requires a jar test before planting to ensure compatibility with any starter fertilizers, etc. Take your diluted Envita and mix it with the starter mix. If it remains in solution, you are good to go. If it creates a biofilm, add more water and perform another jar test.
Although we have heard of some cases where a 10:1 ratio has worked, the ONLY way to know for sure is to follow the use instructions or do your own jar test.
Full Instructions for use of Envita™: In Furrow Application
Envita has the potential to replace nitrogen fertilizer inputs while maintaining high yields and can even provide a yield bump at a full rate of nitrogen fertilizer. In order to get the best results with Envita, follow these instructions for in-furrow application on corn.
Full Instructions for use of Envita™: Seed Treatment Application
For best results we recommend Envita be applied in-furrow. To be clear our research and field scale trials show equal results between seed treatment and in-furrow application – what is most important is that Envita be applied directly to the seed. Past formulations of Envita were less concentrated and required higher water volumes for seed treatments. Our current formulation allows for lower volume seed treatment volumes that are much more practical for commercial application.
We will guarantee results with Envita on Corn when applied in-furrow or as a seed treatment when label and use guidelines are followed (read more about our Envita Partner Program), we just want farmers to know that we have more experience and data related to in-furrow applications than seed treatment applications with our new formulation. If you have any questions contact us.