In a recent interview, the American Ag Network was able to speak with Ron Restum, National Vice President for North American Agricultural sales with Koch Agronomics. While Koch Fertilizer has long been a player in the nitrogen market, Koch Agronomics is a relatively new branch of Koch Fertilizer that came about through Koch Fertilizer’s purchase of Agrotain International. Through that purchase, Koch was able to expand their expertise in nitrogen to additives and manufactured nitrogen loss management products. According to Restum, one thing the company is particularly excited about is how well their products fit with the agronomic practices and challenges presented in the northern plains:
If your interested in working with a company that is constantly looking towards the future and constantly re-investing itself in products that will help you manage nutrient efficiencies on your farm, Koch Agronomic services is for you:
We were also able to speak with Greg Schwab, the Director of Agronomy for Koch Agronomic Services. He reviewed Koch’s premier product, Agrotain Nitrogen Stabilizer. Its a urease inhibitor that can be used with urea or UAN to help improve the efficiencies of those fertilizers.
Mr. Schwab also stressed just how much nitrogen can be lost through volatilization, even under average weather conditions:
Agrotain Nitrogen can be used with fall applied urea and can be used on most crops. Mr. Schwab was also excited to announce that the Koch plant in Brandon, MB has recently started making Super-U and as a result, the availability of Super-U, a related product will be improved. Super-U is urea with a urease and denitrification inhibitor already incorporated so it prevents all three forms of nitrogen loss, leaching, denitrification and volatilization.
If you have any questions on Koch Agronomic Products, please contact your retail agronomist