Syngenta Canada has announced it will sell Envita in Canada for the 2023 growing season.
Envita is a nitrogen-fixing bacteria product for non-legume crops, including corn, canola, cereals, soybeans and potatoes.
The liquid product, developed by Azotic Technologies, is applied in-furrow or as a foliar treatment, and performs similarly to n-fixing bacteria with legume and pulse crops, through a symbiotic relationship with the plant
The bacteria begin fixing nitrogen from the air soon after an Envita application, the company says, a process that occurs within cells of the plant’s leaves and roots and continues throughout the season, as a supplementary supply of nitrogen available from fertilizer treatments.
“Syngenta is excited to offer this new and innovative biological solution that gives growers more choice in how to manage their crop,” says Nathan Klages, biologicals business manager with Syngenta Canada. “Envita technology will help growers pushing for higher yields enhance their standard fertility program with systemic, season-long nitrogen in the right place at the right time.”
Field-scale trials conducted across Canada over the past two years have shown crops treated with Envita out yielded untreated checks approximately 80 percent of the time, the company says.