For eight years running, readers of No-Till Farmer magazine have voted AGROTAIN nitrogen stabilizer by Koch Agronomic Services the top product in the fertility/soil amendments category. Allen Sutton, who was on the product development team for AGROTAIN stabilizer, accepted the award on behalf of Koch at the National No‐Tillage Conference in Indianapolis, IN, January 11.
“Farmers who implement conservation tillage are some of the most knowledge‐seeking, discerning farmers in the industry, so Koch should be proud that its product has been recognized for its strong performance,” says Darrell Bruggink, executive editor and publisher of No-Till Farmer.
According to the company, AGROTAIN stabilizer is a great fit in no‐till operations. When they add AGROTAIN stabilizer to their nitrogen, farmers can apply urea and liquid nitrogen (UAN) to the surface without worries of losing almost half of their nitrogen to ammonia volatilization (losses into the air.)
Ammonia volatilization can be a major concern in no‐till fields, where higher levels of crop residue and soil moisture contribute to faster breakdown of surface‐applied nitrogen. AGROTAIN stabilizer blocks the activity of the enzyme urease in the soil from breaking down the urea long enough for a rain event or irrigation to incorporate the nitrogen into the soil.
“Koch Agronomic Services will only sell products that we know with confidence will provide value to farmers,” says Tom Snipes, vice president, commercial operations for Koch Agronomic Service. “AGROTAIN stabilizer is a scientifically proven product that performs consistently. Winning the no‐till fertility product of the year repeatedly is a testament to the reliable performance that no‐till farmers have seen over the years.”