Agriculture Technologies products are used by growers throughout North America. These business people expect the highest efficiency and productivity from all the technology they use. And they expect an excellent return on investment. Our products consistently deliver.
In this section you'll find a variety of situations where growers have achieved better results, become more efficient, saved time and money - or all of the above - just by putting ESN Smart Nitrogen to work in their fields.
Please check back frequently to review new experiences from ESN users. If you have questions or comments of your own, please contact us.
"We will apply ESN on all 1800 acres of corn in 2011. ESN increased my corn yields in 2009 by 40 to 50 bu. per acre. I also raised some 250 bu. corn in 2009 by applying a 50/50 ESN/Urea blend."
"Corn was very consistent across the field. I irrigated every 4 days from mid-June to the end of July and the corn still did not fire up from nitrogen loss."
"Our 2010 corn was the best we have ever raised. My corn didn't run out of nitrogen and fire up like other fields I have seen. ESN eliminated my need to fertigate, saving me a lot of time and worry and CSP paid me back $10 per acre for using polymer coated nitrogen."
"I have had good luck with using ESN. It saves me a trip (down the field) because I can incorporate it with fertilizer. And I have not found any problems with ESN washing or leaving the ground. ESN releases nitrogen through the whole spring and summer which is great, since there are corn varieties that want nitrogen at different stages. I was really skeptical about whether ESN was going to pay for itself but every weigh-in that I made there was a yield advantage on the ESN corn anywhere from 10 to 20 bushels."
"ESN makes a lot of sense to us. Plants use it more efficiently, and it's better for the environment. We put 60 pounds of actual N in the seed row - 75% of which was ESN - and didn't see any crop damage. Our agronomist said plant counts were excellent. Some fields went as high as 75 bushels per acre, and our average yield was 55 bushels. It was the best crop of winter wheat we've had in three years. ESN is a heck of a nice product."
"I used it (ESN) for the 2007 crop... on the same variety of corn that was fall applied anhydrous. The ESN out-yielded the fall applied anhydrous by twelve and a half bushels. As for the environmental aspects of ESN, we can use filter strips to keep nitrogen from moving into the annual water and ground supply but I don't think we'll get near the run off from this (ESN) as we would from the 28% or anhydrous products. And I know it's going to save us on fuel, compared to pulling a forty foot tool bar with anhydrous."
"We used considerably less Nitrogen than we usually apply and still got an excellent canola crop. Yield ran about 45 bushels per acre. To get that sort of yield, we'd probably need 100 pounds of actual nitrogen. With ESN, we put on 60 pounds, all of it with the seed. So ESN saved us both time and money, and we didn't see any damage which is another huge benefit. ESN is also a uniform product that is very nice to handle."
"To me it's beneficial because of the time factor. This year we didn't get any fertilizer put on in the fall, we just put ESN on in the spring. Boom you're done and you don't have to worry about it."
"We've used ESN for two seasons and had nothing but good luck. We have to put Nitrogen in the seed row because a double-shoot system doesn't work under our dry conditions. In the past, we applied as much seed-row Nitrogen as soil moisture would allow, then top-dressed. Now we're putting all of our Nitrogen in the seed row because safety isn't an issue. We haven't seen any indication of damage and we're also saving the application expense of topdressing. Higher yield potential, safety and ease of use far outweigh the additional cost."
"We've used anhydrous in the past, fall applied, spring applied, and it seems like we always ran short in the growing season. ESN seems to stay there, you know, like spoon feeding (the corn) actually. ESN also saves us a trip over the field, compared to anhydrous. We'd be doing that late fall, early spring so it frees us up to just get out in the field and start planting."
"We used ESN in a balanced blend on both wheat and canola, and were extremely happy with crop development. Plant growth was very even throughout the summer, and the crops held in despite some hot, dry weather in July and August. From our experience with seeding into pea stubble and on land that has received manure over the years, we know that slow-release nitrogen works well. Given the conditions, wheat and canola that we fertilized with ESN did much better than we expected."
"It's been a yield go-getter for me. And it's also helped break down my residue. I had some samples taken from my corn fields and my nitrogen levels are there right now. It's in excellent shape."
"Hail damage will probably lower our yield, but we're still pleased with how ESN worked in our canola. We applied 90 pounds of actual N in the seed row - 60 pounds of ESN and 30 pounds of 46-0-0. We were very satisfied with the plant population and crop development over the summer. We sometimes worry about burning with seed-row Nitrogen, but the canola developed normally, and flowered and podded out nicely. We also saved some money and time because we didn't think it was necessary to apply ammonia in the fall as we normally do. ESN is going to be a good option to have in our fertility toolbox."