Dow Selects Name for Nitrogen Stabilizer

Patent-pending product will be known as INSTINCT.

Published on: Aug 20, 2008

Dow AgroSciences has selected the brand name INSTINCT for its new nitrogen stabilizer product designed for use with urea ammonium nitrate (UAN) and manure applications. An encapsulated product, INSTINCT offers growers a tool to stabilize nitrogen in the soil to make it less susceptible to loss due to de-nitrification and leaching. Adam Manwarren, product manager for Dow AgroSciences, says the name was chosen to emphasize the importance of including a stabilizer with N applications.

"Considering today's high corn prices, applying N is a common sense management practice for successful growers," says Manwarren. "The name 'INSTINCT' reminds growers that protecting their UAN and manure applications is just as important as applying the fertilizer in the first place."

Because it is an encapsulated formulation, INSTINCT will remain stable on the soil surface for up to 10 days, which gives growers greater flexibility in scheduling spring applications. INSTINCT is non-corrosive, will require no special equipment and will be tank-mix-compatible with herbicides, insecticides and fertilizers to fit existing application practices and equipment, save trips across the field and help lower fuel usage costs.

Currently under review by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the product holds a 24 registration in Iowa, and federal registration for the product is expected in 2009.