Graham McIntosh, Retailer, Manitoba

Graham McIntosh, Retailer, Manitoba

Nutrien Ag Solutions Branch Manager Graham McIntosh discusses how ESN fits into the 4Rs (right place, time, source and rate) for …

Melissa Webster
Steve Barron, Retailer, Manitoba

Steve Barron, Retailer, Manitoba

Manitoba retailer Steve Barron ensures his customers get the best return on investment from their crop nutrition while following nutrient stewardship …

Melissa Webster

ESN Webinar: Fall Application

This webinar provides tools to help inform fall application decisions. Watch a recording of Nutrien Senior Agronomist Dr. Alan Blaylock and …

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Fertilizer Recommendations for Winter Wheat

Fertilizer Recommendations for Winter Wheat

Get a great start on your winter wheat! In this webinar, Dr. Ron Heiniger, NCSU Professor and Extension Specialist, Corn/Soybeans/Small Grains, …

Melissa Webster

ESN nitrogen release trial: Norwood, NC

Our colleagues at Nutrien Ag Solutions in Norwood, NC recently conducted a trial measuring ESN’s nitrogen release compared to urea. The …

Melissa Webster
ESN: How it’s made

ESN: How it’s made

Have you ever wondered how Nutrien creates ESN Smart Nitrogen? After more than 20 years on the market, you’ve likely seen …

Melissa Webster
Blaine Hizer, Grower, Indiana

Blaine Hizer, Grower, Indiana

Indiana farmer Blaine Hizer is the fourth generation on his family farm raising corn, soybeans and hogs. We caught up with …

Melissa Webster
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Diagnosing nitrogen deficiencies

Nitrogen is one of the primary nutrients for plant growth along with phosphorus and potassium. When moisture is adequate, nitrogen encourages …

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ESN, your insurance against nitrogen loss

Growers are aware that nitrogen is subject to loss (leaching, denitrification, volatilization), which can cost yield and profits. Nitrogen loss can …

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Smart canola nitrogen management

Proper nitrogen nutrition of canola is critical to high yields and overall plant health, including the photosynthetic factory that converts solar …

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The nitrogen cycle, explained

Nitrogen is one of the most essential nutrients for plant growth. Although nitrogen gas in the atmosphere represents the largest quantity …

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Is ESN safe for my seeds?

Your seeds have maximum yield potential when put in the ground – from there, it’s up to your management and mother …

Melissa Huizenga
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Finding the perfect nitrogen blend

Every year, farmers evaluate planting options and associated cost. Nitrogen (N) is an essential input cost for which every farmer must …

Melissa Huizenga
Willie German, Grower, Tennessee

Willie German, Grower, Tennessee

Tennessee grower Willie German farms 8,500 acres of row crops. He started using ESN on part of his corn crop and …

Suzanne Fletcher
Mark McNabb, Grower, Tennessee

Mark McNabb, Grower, Tennessee

Mark McNabb farms 3,400 acres of corn, cotton and soybeans in West Tennessee. With the challenging weather conditions in 2019, he …

Suzanne Fletcher
Dillon Bishop, Grower, Tennessee

Dillon Bishop, Grower, Tennessee

Tennessee grower Dillon Bishop farms 3,000 acres of cotton, corn and soybeans on his family farm. ESN’s controlled-release has helped increase …

Suzanne Fletcher
Craig Massey, Retailer, Tennessee

Craig Massey, Retailer, Tennessee

Nutrien retailer Craig Massey shares his passion for agriculture with Tennessee growers by helping them grow the best crop possible. He …

Suzanne Fletcher
Conrad Powers, Grower, Tennessee

Conrad Powers, Grower, Tennessee

Tennessee grower Conrad Powers first started using ESN more than a decade ago. Hear how his corn, cotton, soybeans and wheat …

Suzanne Fletcher
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Maximizing your ROI with ESN

When evaluating if ESN is the right choice for your crops, the question shouldn’t be the cost, but the return on …

Melissa Huizenga

Busting the myths around ESN: Growing season edition

From pre-plant to fall and over-winter applications, we’re busting seasonal ESN myths. Soil temperature, heavy rain, fall applications and freezing all …

Melissa Huizenga
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What is responsive nitrogen?

Growers are faced with many options when making their nitrogen decisions, including the source, rate, timing and application method. When considering …

Melissa Huizenga
Stuart Askew, Grower, North Carolina

Stuart Askew, Grower, North Carolina

North Carolina grower Stuart Askew tried ESN for the first time in 2018. He explains how ESN helped increase his corn …

Suzanne Fletcher
Heath Cutrell, Grower, Virginia

Heath Cutrell, Grower, Virginia

Virginia grower Heath Cutrell discusses how ESN helped his corn crop through tough weather conditions including rain, flooding and hurricanes. With …

Suzanne Fletcher

Top 7 yields robbers for potatoes

Potatoes are the fourth-most produced crop on the planet after corn, wheat and rice. Even though we grow them in high …

Melissa Huizenga
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Tips for Nitrogen in Cotton

Nitrogen is an incredibly important and valuable element of good cotton production, but must be carefully managed for optimal crop performance. …

Melissa Huizenga
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Winter Wheat & ESN

Now is a good time to start planning for nitrogen topdressing for winter wheat. Wheat takes up around 2-2.5 pounds of …

Melissa Huizenga
ESN Farm Bill

How the new Farm Bill benefits ESN growers

Language in the new Farm Bill, signed into law late December 2018, gives explicit recognition to enhanced-efficiency fertilizers (EEFs) and recognizes …

Melissa Huizenga
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ESN on the air

Our ESN team of experts and agronomists love the opportunity to share ESN’s unique features and benefits with growers across the …

Melissa Huizenga
Nitrogen loss through volatilization

Understanding nitrogen loss: Volatilization

In addition to leaching and denitrification, volatilization is one of the three main nitrogen loss mechanisms. Volatilization is the loss of …

Melissa Huizenga

Storing ESN on your farm over winter

With delayed harvests across Western Canada and the U.S. putting a kink in fall plans, many growers may find themselves out …

Melissa Huizenga
ESN Smart Nitrogen is a smart choice for retailers

A Smart Choice for Retailers

More control over input costs If you are an ESN retailer looking to help your customers manage their input costs, remind …

Melissa Huizenga
John Bergen, Grower, Manitoba

John Bergen, Grower, Manitoba

Manitoba grower John Bergen started using ESN when he experienced leaching due to spring runoff. With his retailer and ESN rep, …

Melissa Huizenga

ESN celebrates Global Fertilizer Day

On October 13, we join the international agriculture community in celebrating Global Fertilizer Day. This day recognizes the vital role of …

Melissa Huizenga
Blair Mutcher, Retailer, Manitoba

Blair Mutcher, Retailer, Manitoba

Nutrien Ag Solutions retailer Blair Mutcher believes good customer service begins with getting to know the customer’s land and farm. With …

Melissa Huizenga

Should I fall apply ESN?

Weather plays a major role in the efficiency, profitability and overall success of your farm. As you know, spring often brings …

Melissa Huizenga

Understanding and Preventing Nitrogen Leaching

If you farm in a region with coarse, well-drained soils, chances are you’ve faced the threat of leaching. Many growers combat …

Melissa Huizenga

The Right Time for ESN on Soybeans

When it comes to soybeans, it may seem a little unusual to talk about nitrogen application. As a legume crop, soybeans …

Melissa Huizenga

Smart Growers Share Their ESN Experiences

Growers across North America are seeing positive results in their fields from ESN Smart Nitrogen. We asked followers of @smartnitrogen on Twitter …

Melissa Huizenga

Get More Control Over Your Input Costs

If you are an ESN customer looking for the best way to manage your input costs, buying ESN at the same …

Melissa Huizenga
Joe Larre, Grower, Saskatchewan

Joe Larre, Grower, Saskatchewan

Joe Larre, who operates Larre Farms in Northwest Saskatchewan, chose ESN initially for its efficacy on his corn silage crop. He …

Melissa Huizenga
Roman Domoshovitz, Grower, Saskatchewan

Roman Domoshovitz, Grower, Saskatchewan

Roman Domoshovitz started using ESN on his Northwest Saskatchewan farm, Roman Acres Inc., almost 10 years ago. He’s continued to use …

Melissa Huizenga

Top 5 Yield Robbers for Corn

From the time cropping is planned for the year, one of the many things growers have on their minds are yield …

Melissa Huizenga

Protein Pays with ESN

Wheat growers know that increased yields are only part of the story when it comes to increasing ROI and profitability in …

Melissa Huizenga

Busting the Myths around ESN

ESN Smart Nitrogen is a nitrogen granule coated with a flexible polymer. While it has been available for use in broad …

Melissa Huizenga

Over winter storage of nitrogen fertilizer

Fertilizer is an investment. You purchase it to increase soil health and yields, and you rely on it to perform well …

Melissa Huizenga

Fall-applied ESN on winter forages

Ensuring winter forages have a boost of nitrogen (N) in the fall before the ground freezes while still providing the correct …

Melissa Huizenga

Cut Nitrogen losses with ESN

Farmers are responsible for making important, difficult decisions daily. A farming operation is a business and farmers make economic choices that …

Michael Anthony

ESN on Manitoba potatoes

Potatoes are a high-value crop that require management and attention. Nitrogen (N) needs for potatoes depend heavily on a variety of …

Melissa Huizenga
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The intricacies of fall-applied nitrogen

For growers who applied their nitrogen (N) in the fall, the pressing question come growing season is how much N remains …

Melissa Huizenga
Diana Dyer, Cattle Rancher, Benton, MS

Diana Dyer, Cattle Rancher, Benton, MS

Diana Dyer raises Cattle in Benton, Mississippi and uses ESN on her pastureland because it delivers quick results and it’s easy …

Suzanne Fletcher

Cotton needs its nitrogen

Nitrogen is one of the primary nutrients needed by cotton plants, and is one of the most costly inputs in cotton …

Melissa Huizenga

It’s all in the blend

There’s a solution for growers looking to provide their crops with a boost of nitrogen (N) fertilizer at the time of …

Bryce Webster

A 4R Focus on Timing

Farms across North America have been buzzing with the opportunity to become better stewards of the environment and potentially increase yields …

Bryce Webster

One-pass: No Problem

One-pass fertilizer application gives growers an easy-to-see and quantifiable advantage. When growers refer to one-pass application, they’re talking about the practice …

Bryce Webster

Be SMART about moisture stress

When a farmer plants a crop the end-result depends on countless variables. Moisture is the leader of the pack when it …

Bryce Webster
Clifton Vining, Grower, Louisiana

Clifton Vining, Grower, Louisiana

Clifton Vining III uses ESN on his farm in Pioneer, Louisiana. After fertilizing with ESN he noted that ESN was still …

Suzanne Fletcher
Ag In Motion 2016

Ag In Motion 2016

We drop in with Ray Dowbenko, Senior Agronomist, Nutrien, and Todd Latimer, ESN Marketing Manager, Nutrien at Ag In Motion 2016. …

Suzanne Fletcher

The Nth Degree

Do soybeans need a nitrogen nudge? Pushing the soybean to another yield level may require additional nitrogen. Ted Shambaugh is testing …

Bryce Webster

Mitch Poiron, ESN Marketing Rep, Manitoba

ESN Marketing Rep Mitch Poiron sees ESN as an important tool on farms in Manitoba. ESN provides consistent results, increases average …

Suzanne Fletcher
Patrick Becker, Grower, NW Wisconsin

Patrick Becker, Grower, NW Wisconsin

Patrick Becker of Rooney Farms recently won a trial of ESN for his operation. Over the course of the growing season, …

Suzanne Fletcher

Mario Tenuta, Researcher, Manitoba

Mario Tenuta, Professor of Soil Science at the University of Manitoba, studies nutrient management on a variety of crops, including ways …

Suzanne Fletcher

What weather means for your nitrogen

Increasingly volatile weather conditions are changing how farmers handle their crop nutrients, including nitrogen (N), a key crop nutrient that is …

Bryce Webster

Benefits of Fall Fertilization

One of the biggest nitrogen management decisions a grower may face is whether to apply fertilizer in the fall or wait …

Bryce Webster

Coley Bailey, Grower, Mississippi

Coley Bailey farms 3,000 acres of cotton and 500 acres of grain on a farm his grandfather started in 1935. Bailey …

Suzanne Fletcher

Kelly Dupont, ESN Representative, Southern USA

Kelly Dupont, sales and marketing representative for Nutrien, believes in ESN because of its flexibility for growers. The controlled-release technology allows …

Suzanne Fletcher

Bill Bailey, Retailer, Mississippi

Bill Bailey has been an agriculture retailer for 29 years and currently works for Nutrien Ag Solutions as a senior sales …

Suzanne Fletcher

Top-dressing Corn

Nitrogen (N) top-dress can provide an economic return on investment, can improve N-use efficiency and can provide greater flexibility to adjust …

Bryce Webster

6 Tips for Smarter Nitrogen Management

Nitrogen is one of the most limiting nutrients in crops. Although there is no one-size-fits-all approach to nitrogen management

Bryce Webster

Smart Growers & Nutrient Stewardship

Maintaining sustainable business practices has always been a priority for growers in the agriculture industry. It ensures that their land can …

Bryce Webster

Hungry Canola – Feeding your bottom line

Supplying canola crops with the nutrients they need – when they need it – is a key factor for increasing yields. …

Bryce Webster
Carl & Robbie Hammond, Growers, Ohio

Carl & Robbie Hammond, Growers, Ohio

Carl and Robbie Hammond of Lower Gwynn Farm rotate between corn and soybeans on their 2,750-acre farm. After a wet spring …

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Adam Steinbower, Retailer, Ohio

Adam Steinbower, Retailer, Ohio

Adam Steinbower of Nutrien Ag Solutions sells chemical seed and fertilizer direct to farmers in Morrow County, Ohio. Steinbower says he …

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Mark Jackson, Researcher, Iowa

Mark Jackson, Researcher, Iowa

As a farmer and Director of the Iowa Soybean Association, Mark Jackson aims to improve research, the environment and market access …

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Mike Amundson, Retailer, Minnesota

Mike Amundson, Retailer, Minnesota

Minnesota retailer Mike Amundson recommends ESN to his growers to help them extend the nitrogen life in their corn plants. This …

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Dan Lane, Grower, Ohio

Dan Lane, Grower, Ohio

Dan Lane of Lane Farms manages 1,000 acres of corn, 1,000 acres of soybeans and a couple hundred acres of wheat. …

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Kenny Brown, Grower, Indiana

Kenny Brown, Grower, Indiana

Kenny Brown farms 7,000-8,000 acres in Shawnee Township located in central Indiana. He uses ESN because it allows him to use …

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Shannon Kessler, Retailer, Indiana

Shannon Kessler, Retailer, Indiana

Shannon Kessler is a retailer in West-central Indiana who focuses primarily on corn and beans with a small amount of wheat. …

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Lucian Jordan, Grower, Minnesota

Lucian Jordan, Grower, Minnesota

Minnesota grower Lucian Jordan primarily raises corn and soybeans with the addition of some pumpkin and nursery products. For the past …

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Kyle Brown, Grower, Indiana

Kyle Brown, Grower, Indiana

Kyle Brown farms approximately 8,000 acres, the majority of which is corn. He has been using ESN for over a decade, …

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Josh Kirkpatrick, Grower, Indiana

Josh Kirkpatrick, Grower, Indiana

Indiana grower Josh Kirkpatrick grows corn and soybeans and tells us how ESN gave him the confidence in the wet spring …

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Andy Oeding, Retailer, Minnesota

Andy Oeding, Retailer, Minnesota

As the Manager of Nutrien Ag Solutions in Big Lake, Minnesota, Andy Oeding deals with a wide variety of customers who …

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Paul Fynaardt, Grower, Iowa

Paul Fynaardt, Grower, Iowa

On Paul Fynaardt’s farm he has 145 acres of corn and 145 acres of soybeans. Both nitrogen loss and side dressing …

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Pete Fynaardt, Grower, Iowa

Pete Fynaardt, Grower, Iowa

Pete Fynaardt is an Iowa grower who started using ESN in 2010. The wet spring conditions ran him short of time …

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Ron Knoot, Grower, Iowa

Ron Knoot, Grower, Iowa

With 325 acres of corn and 325 acres of beans, Ron Knoot has seen the benefits of using ESN first-hand. With …

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Roy Chamra, Grower, Iowa

Roy Chamra, Grower, Iowa

Roy Chamra farms 1,000 acres of corn, 1,000 acres of beans and raises beef cattle. He finds ESN is a good …

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Tom Jackson, Grower, Iowa

Tom Jackson, Grower, Iowa

Iowa grower Tom Jackson started using ESN in 2010 after he experienced considerable nitrogen loss during a wet growing season. After …

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Brian Ashford, Grower, North Carolina

Brian Ashford, Grower, North Carolina

Brian Ashford is a manager and owner of Cherry Farms Seed Company where they produce wheat and soybean seeds. His experience …

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Jimmy Oliver, Grower, Virginia

Jimmy Oliver, Grower, Virginia

Jimmy Oliver farms 1,400 acres using ESN on wheat, corn, cotton and soybeans. In the wet climate of Smithfield, Virginia, Oliver …

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Danny Brite, Retailer, North Carolina

Danny Brite, Retailer, North Carolina

As Manager of Nutrien Ag Solutions, Danny Brite saw 700 tonnes/25,000 acres of corn and cotton receive ESN last year. Brite …

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Ross McKenzie, Agronomist, Alberta

Ross McKenzie, Agronomist, Alberta

Ross McKenzie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Soil Science and Plant Science, a Masters Degree in Soil Science and …

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Glen Findlay, Grower, Manitoba

Glen Findlay, Grower, Manitoba

Edgehill Farms has over 6,000 acres, 5,000 of which is annual crops. Fourth generation farmer Glen Findlay is in the business …

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Carey Findlay, Grower, Manitoba

Carey Findlay, Grower, Manitoba

As a sixth generation farmer at Edgehill Farms, Carey Findlay does his best to maintain organic matter, nutrients and micronutrients in …

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Mike Howell, Agronomist, Mississippi

Mike Howell, Agronomist, Mississippi

Tech Service Agronomist Mike Howell is currently conducting his third year of research on ESN and soybeans at the Delta Research …

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ESN Smart Talk Radio

ESN Smart Talk Radio features 45-minute conversations about progressive agriculture: the place where challenges are met with bold, inspiring ideas. Growers, …

Bryce Webster

ESN Missouri Plot Tour

With its variable landscape, low organic matter and susceptibility to wet weather and flooding, the Greenley Memorial Research Center near Novelty, …

Bryce Webster

2015 Field Days in Illinois

Between June 24th and September 10th, 2015, Illinois growers and related members of the agricultural industry will attend 11 field day …

Bryce Webster

Top science for the bottom line

Canadian Canola growers have a new tool to help them in their mission to increase productivity and profitability. The Canola Council …

Bryce Webster

Smart nitrogen, productive soil

Soil is the ultimate foundation for healthy crops and wholesome food production. In recognition of this, the United Nations (UN) Food …

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Farmers – our original innovators

In farming, innovation isn’t just about trying new things – it’s a matter of survival. Whether it’s embracing new technology, or …

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Deep roots, strong values

In an industry where technology shifts in the blink of an eye, some things remain constant. “Agriculture has changed a great …

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Good advice, good yields

Making smart input choices in the technologically complex agriculture industry is challenging. Many growers have found the path to success is …

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