Harsh and chemically laden fertilizers and pesticides have damaged agriculture in the same way as carbon dioxide harms our environment. Fortunately Pivot Bio has taken the initiative to make the agricultural sector chemical free. 2023 marks the launch of chemical free fertilizers by Pivot Bio, including PROVEN 40 and PROVEN 40 OS. They are especially formulated for corn crops and aim to maximize potential yield and provide a strong return on investment for farmers.
Pivot Bio has revealed some exciting news. Its leading product, Pivot Bio PROVEN™, has surpassed chemical nitrogen fertilizer in the company’s 2018 national trials. This achievement is a game-changer for farmers who have been using Pivot Bio PROVEN™, the very first sustainable nitrogen-producing microbe developed for corn. By incorporating this innovative solution, growers have consistently experienced remarkable results, including higher returns on investment and impressive outcomes such as significantly increased yields. In fact, relying solely on chemical fertilizer pales in comparison, with Pivot Bio PROVEN™ delivering a remarkable advantage of 7.7 bushels per acre.
Pivot Bio’s nitrogen-producing microbes were put to the test in nearly 11,000 on-farm and research trials conducted across various states. The results were truly impressive, showing that these microbes have the ability to not only reduce or replace chemical nitrogen but also maximize crop yield and provide a highly profitable return on investment for growers.
CEO and co-founder of Pivot Bio, Karsten Temme said, “Some of the country’s most progressive growers engaged with Pivot Bio to prove we could make their farms more profitable and sustainable using our product.”
“The $212 billion fertilizer industry has essentially remained unchanged for 100 years, until now. For the first time, there’s a better alternative. Growers using Pivot Bio PROVEN™ harvested stronger yields, generated improved economics and had confidence the nitrogen supplied by our microbes was working for them,” CEO added.
During heavy rains or when dealing with challenging soil types, farmers usually experience nitrogen loss. However, Pivot Bio’s nitrogen-producing microbes have proven to be even more effective under these conditions. In fact, they have shown an average advantage outperforming fields that solely rely on chemical nitrogen fertilizer.
With the consistent and efficient performance of Pivot Bio PROVEN 40, around 40 pounds per acre of synthetic nitrogen is replaced, all while ensuring that high yield levels are maintained.
About the Product
Following a natural process, the microbes are created through a fermentation process that only needs water, sugar, and basic nutrients to reach the desired concentration. Unlike synthetic nitrogen fertilizers, which depend on a complicated system of international inputs and fossil fuels, their manufacturing process consumes significantly less energy and emits almost no greenhouse gases. Additionally, since their eco-friendly fertilizer is made in the United States, farmers can have confidence in the stability of the supply chain.
Their microbes have a unique advantage over synthetic fertilizers. Instead of simply storing nitrogen in the soil, they bind to the roots and provide a continuous, reliable source of this essential nutrient to the plant. This guarantees that the crop receives the necessary nutrition during the crucial periods of growth, when it is most needed.
PROVEN 40 OS is considered as the best non-toxic grass fertilizer which is why it made it on the Times Magazine’s list of the most influential inventions of 2023.
Ways to Apply It
Their biofertilizer can be easily applied either on-seed or in-furrow, making it a convenient choice for farmers. Chemical free fertilizers by Pivot Bio perfectly complements their existing farming practices and seamlessly integrates with the planting process. Since these biofertilizers comprise microbial nitrogen, it is important for farmers to adhere to our comprehensive guidelines for handling, storage, and usage. By doing so, they can maximize the value they receive from their nutrient investment.
Benefits Backed by Research
Microbes in PROVEN® 40 have the unique ability to transform atmospheric nitrogen into a readily accessible form for plants. This means that the essential nutrient remains in place throughout the entire season, unaffected by weather conditions or the specific region of cultivation. PROVEN® 40 prevents nutrient loss from run-off, leaching, or volatilization.
Pivot Bio’s organic fertilizer PROVEN 40® helps fix corn nitrogen deficiency. It has been proven to deliver 11% more in-plant nitrogen and 10% more plant biomass compared to standard grower practices in national nitrogen studies.
Importance of Proven Fertilizers
Pivot Bio’s 40 On-Seed fertilizer by pivot bio seamlessly integrates with farmers’ current practices and equipment, providing a hassle-free solution to incorporate into their nitrogen management programs. With a mere 35% adoption in the U.S. corn market, the potential impact is enormous. Just imagine, almost 20,000 metric tons of nitrous oxide emissions could be eliminated or avoided, effectively removing around 1.5 million cars from the road. Moreover, the use of Pivot Bio PROVEN™ has the potential to prevent up to 500,000 metric tons of nitrates from leaching into our precious waterways. This is a game-changer for sustainable agriculture and environmental preservation.
About the Company
During the past six years, Pivot Bio has collaborated closely with farmers, researchers, and third-party partners to demonstrate the remarkable ability of our microbes to supply corn crops with essential nitrogen daily throughout the entire growing season. Their trials conducted in 2018, spanning across 13 states and more than 45 different soil types, successfully showcased the colonization of corn roots by these microbes. This proves the consistent thriving of our microbes even in the face of unpredictable weather conditions.
Chemical free fertilizers by Pivot Bio are not their single successful commercial product, but also a range of innovative and eco-friendly products in the pipeline. This includes a revolutionary line of nitrogen-producing microbes specifically designed for corn, as well as innovative solutions for wheat, soybeans, sorghum, and rice cultivation. With plans to reach beyond the borders of the United States, Pivot Bio is set to make a global impact, expanding its reach to Europe, Asia, and Latin US.