Optinyte™ technology is the brand name used for products that contain Nitrapyrin as the nitrogen stabilizer and Corteva agriscience formulation technology. This proprietary and highly effective nitrogen stabilizer is the technology in well-known products including N-Serve™, Instinct™, N-Lock™, eNtrench™ and Vindicate™ for example. Products containing Optinyte technology can be used with pre-plant, at-plant and in-crop applications of nitrogen fertilizer and used with liquid manure, bio-slurry, and granular fertilizers such as urea and NPK, ammonium nitrate or liquid forms of nitrogen fertilizer, such as 28% or 32% UAN. Products with Optinyte technology have shown agronomic, economic and environmental benefits when utilized in a wide range of crops including: corn (maize), wheat, canola (oilseed rape), cotton, rice, sugarcane, tree nuts and vegetables. Formulations containing Optinyte technology are currently approved for use in over 25 countries with future plans to expand to additional countries.
N-Lock™ with Optinyte™ technology is a proven nitrogen management tool that provides farmers with the rules of the Nitrates Directive. Optinyte technology has been shown to maximize the yield potential of their crop while reducing nitrogen leaching and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
How does Optinyte™ Technology Work?
Nitrogen stabilizers with Optinyte™ technology slow the nitrification process in soils by inhibiting ammonia monooxygenase, an enzyme found in Nitrosomonas bacteria that catalyzes and an important step in the conversion of ammonium into nitrate. As a result, the growth rate of Nitrosomonas bacteria and the associated ammonium metabolism is reduced. Thus the soil nitrogen is stabilized; it remains in the protected ammonium form in the root zone for a longer period of time allowing for better crop utilization as opposed to being lost into groundwater through leaching or the atmosphere through denitrification.