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AEA's Nitrogen Efficiency Program

Increasing input costs are top of mind as we head into the 2022 season. With AEA's Nitrogen Efficiency Program, growers can work smarter, reduce nitrogen usage, and save money.
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Get the most out of your expensive Nitrogen!

Discover an ideal, stable, slow-release, plant-available approach to profitable nitrogen (N) management in 2022 and beyond:


  • Stabilize free N in the tank by compounding it with the humic substances found in AEA’s HumaCarb.

  • Use Rejuvenate to promote quick microbial banking of N.

  • Ensure complete nitrate conversion in plant tissues by including Rebound Molybdenum and a sulfur source to provide the 10:1 ratio required for protein synthesis. 

See the detailed program.

From a plant uptake perspective, after microbial N, the second most efficient form of nitrogen is urea. Then ammonium, with nitrate forms being the dead-last least-efficient form of nitrogen. No matter the form applied, N only remains in the soil when bound or used by living things.

With these steps you can confidently reduce applied nitrogen, knowing that more N will be “mopped-up” and converted by soil microbial populations into amino/protein nitrogen.

Not all forms of nitrogen are created equal. 

Biotic soil nitrogen is more valuable pound for pound than any form you can apply. It is most efficient for plants to receive their nitrogen as amino acids and proteins directly from microbial metabolites in a living soil food web.

The achievable long-term goal of regenerative agriculture is to develop plant-soil-microbe communities and cropping systems that provide a substantial amount of the N, and many other fertility requirements, year after year. 

Grow healthy plants to make healthy soil—AEA’s Regenerative Soil Primer is foundational to making this a reality. No matter where you are on that journey, AEA’s Nitrogen Efficiency Program is geared toward economically maximizing your 2022 budget without sabotaging plant and soil health.

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N efficiency program
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Here's how it works...

Add HumaCarb at 3% of total fertilizer volume and/or Rejuvenate at 3% of total solution of N compound.

Add Rebound Molybdenum at 1-2 pint per acre.

Add ammonium thiosulfate (ATS) or other S source to achieve a 10:1 nitrogen to sulfur ratio in the finished solution.

Use Sap Analysis to monitor the nitrogen level throughout the growing season. Apply what is needed when needed.

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