John Niemeyer’s contact with crop farmers in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, northern Arkansas and parts of Wisconsin has allowed him to see firsthand the positive impact of ESN in every climate extreme imaginable – from drought to flood. The controlled-release nitrogen product provides growers with the ability to better manage input costs when the weather wreaks havoc.
ESN granules protect their nitrogen supply until growing plants need it. When temperature and soil moisture conditions are ideal, ESN gets to work. This function saves growers multiple passes and duplicate applications – while also boosting yield, says Niemeyer, an ESN Marketing Representative for the past eight years.
He said when it comes to calculating return on investment, crop farmers should ask themselves “can you afford to lose your nitrogen? Double paying for something that you’re putting on in the fall and then having to come back in the spring to issue more nitrogen, that’s expensive as well.”
Smart growers are always looking for ways to reduce costs while increasing yield, Niemeyer said, and that includes reducing equipment run time and fuel costs for applications.
“When budgets are tight and you have to plan ahead of time, then something like ESN is what you want to fit in,” he said.
Niemeyer said ESN has performed well under the extremely wet conditions many growers faced in some regions this past spring, when compared to the application of anhydrous ammonia.
“It’s s safer product than anhydrous, it’s faster to apply, and the delayed released is certainly a benefit we’re seeing environmentally.”
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