Pivot Bio launches first ever on-seed nitrogen
An Iowa farmer says a new seed treatment technology launched at this week’s Farm Progress Show could be a game changer for how farmers help improve the environment.
David Currie of Odebolt says the new On-Seed line from Pivot Bio will improve efficiency on his family’s farm. “I’m getting it ahead of season, so I know that I don’t have to do any spring tillage work or anhydrous,” Currie said. “This really eliminates a pass across the field and so it’s a really neat product for us and the future of our operation.”
Keith O’Bryan, Director of Agronomy and Seed Treatments with Pivot Bio, tells Brownfield On-Seed’s microbes cling to the root of the plant without any waste, providing nitrogen throughout the critical growing cycle. “It’s a consistent form of nitrogen for the plant,” O’Bryan said. “We’re putting nitrogen into the plant. It’s not in the soil. We can provide up to 40 pounds of nitrogen on a per acre basis.”
O’Bryan says On-Seed products are available for the 2023 growing season.
AUDIO: Keith O’Bryan, Director of Agronomy and Seed Treatments with Pivot Bio
AUDIO: Odebolt, Iowa farmer David Currie