“Ammonia Could Top $2,000 per ton.” Fight Back With EXCAVATOR™


If you are thinking fertilizer prices will come down after just one wild season, you may want to plan a little further out, suggests Gary Schnitkey, ag economist with the University of Illinois.

Schnitkey recently told Brownfield Ag News the war in Ukraine and other factors point to further upward price pressure on anhydrous ammonia that could push prices above $2,000 per ton. “It will lead to more nitrogen fertilizer issues coming up as we move into the 2023 growing season,” says the ag economist.

More reasons to fight back by gaining experience with EXCAVATOR™ for residue breakdown and nutrient release, and REVLINE HOPPER THROTTLE to jump-start the crop in-furrow, says Mitch Eviston, founder and CEO of Meristem Crop Performance.

“This is not a one and done sort of year,” explains Eviston. “A small number of big fertilizer companies will want to hold on to these higher NPK prices, but there are ways to reduce your fertilizer bill and still feed your crop for high yields. It’s time to gain more experience with some of these new innovative practices.”

Earlier in the season, Meristem sent each of 688 growers across the Corn Belt enough EXCAVATOR™ to treat 25 acres will be pulling soil tests comparing treated and untreated fields and tabulating results. It’s the largest organized in-field research effort ever done on any biological crop input, explains Eviston, “We’re out to prove how EXCAVATOR™ can make nutrients available and improve yield across a wide variety of soils and growing conditions,” he says. 

“Opening up a new pipeline for innovation that helps growers improve their ROI is key to our mission,” Eviston says. “We want to reduce waste in the channel and help American farmers better compete in a global grain market. That means helping them keep more of every dollar they earn.”