Corteva Agriscience has launched Utrisha N, a nutrient efficiency optimiser, as part of its biostimulant portfolio, helping to meet demand for more sustainable crop protection products.
Utrisha N is an alternative nitrogen source that can supply actively growing plants with additional nitrogen to facilitate plant growth.
This breakthrough technology adapts to plants’ growth needs, helping to sustainably maximise crop yield potential.
Response to demand
Clare Stapley, Biostimulants product manager for Corteva UK & Ireland, said: “We’re launching Utrisha N in response to demand from European and UK consumers for food produced using sustainable crop protection products.
“Utrisha N is based on the endophytic bacterium Methylobacterium symbioticum, which works by converting atmospheric nitrogen into ammonium in the plant. This provides the plant with a reliable source of nitrogen throughout the entire crop cycle in an effective and controlled way.”
Utrisha N can be applied to a range of crops grown in the UK including oilseed rape, cereals and maize.
The launch comes as UK growers consider their fertiliser plans for 2022 amid rising prices.
Clare said: “This year has proven that nitrogen supplies can be volatile and costs to farmers can increase. This is completely out of their control, so many will be looking at alternative sources of nitrogen to maximise yield potential.
New and innovative solutions
“Corteva continues to bring new and innovative solutions to market by offering natural-origin products that work complementarily with our conventional crop protection solutions.”
The launch of the product reinforces Corteva’s offer to improve sustainable nitrogen efficiency and availability, enhancing yield potential and sustainability, in line with the company’s 2030 Sustainability Goals.
“This is another step forward for Corteva’s expanding global biologicals portfolio, which is dedicated to developing biostimulants, biocontrol and pheromone products with proven, predictable performance,” Clare said.
It will be available to UK growers through crop production specialists Hutchinsons in 2022 for use in combinable crops.