If you are an ESN customer looking for the best way to manage your input costs, buying ESN at the same time you purchase urea for the season makes perfect economic sense.
Todd Latimer, Senior Marketing Manager for ESN, says that ESN pricing will largely follow the urea market. “ESN is comprised of urea; therefore, its price will generally trend in the same direction as the granular urea markets,” explains Latimer.
When you purchase ESN at the same time you purchase your other nitrogen inputs, it will help keep the spread in cost between urea and ESN constant.
“Fluctuation in the urea market can distort the price difference if the purchase price of ESN isn’t locked in simultaneously,” adds Latimer.
Having a plan allows you to make the most out of your time and money. By forecasting your ESN product requirements and informing your local retailer or ESN Marketing Representative, they can work to ensure your on-farm fertility needs can be met. If on-farm storage isn’t available, your retailer can provide options to lock in pricing.
About ESN Smart Nitrogen
As a controlled-release product, ESN releases its nitrogen in response to conditions that trigger plant growth. ESN is different from other enhanced efficiency fertilizers (EEFs), because it works by a unique mode of action, providing benefits for a longer time than is common for inhibitors and stabilizers.
ESN is a urea granule encapsulated in a polymer coating that protects the nitrogen from loss through leaching, volatilization and denitrification. ESN technology controls its release to match plant demand based on soil temperature. Your crops get the nitrogen they need, when they need it.
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