Nitrogen for Sorghum & Small Grains

Pivot Bio RETURN®

With increasing commodity and global market pressure on corn and soybeans, many farmers are introducing smaller grains to their rotations, proving their value as food and feed ingredients. With RETURN®, farmers can deliver steady and efficient nutrition to small grain crops, including sorghum, barley, millet, oats, sunflower and wheat.

Find Your Local Team

Connect with your local team to learn how Pivot Bio can meet your nutrient needs.

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Farmers can replace a portion of their traditional fertilizer with Pivot Bio RETURN® to increase nitrogen efficiency and grow stronger plants while maintaining yields.

  • A Smart Investment

    Available on-seed or in-furrow, RETURN® can provide consistent nutrition without loss and with a proven ROI.

  • A Better Nitrogen

    The microbes in RETURN® convert atmospheric nitrogen into a plant-available form, providing a reliable source of the critical nutrient that stays put all season, regardless of weather or growing region, with no loss due to runoff, leaching or volatilization.

  • A Proven Performer

    RETURN® delivers increased grain yield, plant biomass and plant dry weight, both in reduced nitrogen practice and 100% nitrogen checks.

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How to Buy Pivot Bio

Pivot Bio has an extensive network of sales representatives working side-by-side with field agronomists to ensure farmers get the most value from our products. Many of our reps are farmers themselves who understand the challenges of modern agriculture and are committed to solutions that drive profitability and sustainability on the farm.

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N-OVATOR™ for Farmers

Using Pivot Bio microbial nitrogen is better for plants and the environment, eliminating nitrogen leaching and volatilization into the atmosphere. We created the N-OVATOR™ program to incentivize and reward farmers for lowering their synthetic nitrogen reductions and environmental impact.

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Product Stewardship

Available for application on-seed and in-furrow, our biofertilizer works with existing farming practices and seamlessly integrates with planting. Because our microbial nitrogen is a living organism, farmers should follow our handling, storage and usage guidelines to ensure they get the most value from their nutrient investment.

Nitrogen, Naturally

Learn how Pivot Bio’s science enables microbes to work as nature intended, supporting crop productivity and increasing ROI.

Proven Solutions

Review research, testing and field trials that confirm the efficacy and sustainability of our microbial nitrogen.

What Farmers Have to Say

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    We use Pivot Bio RETURN® 30 units of nitrogen throughout the whole growing season. If we don't have enough down, we have that cushion that Pivot Bio RETURN® helps us with. It makes it so we can have one less pass. With Pivot Bio, we can be a little bit more efficient with our nitrogen.

    Kyvan Keller - Conrad, MT
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    On sorghum, we run Pivot Bio RETURN® in furrow. It sticks to the roots. It helps the sorghum fix some nitrogen. But we've also seen in our two years of trying it on corn, that you also get bigger stocks and increased root mass.

    Dane Whitley - Ness City, KS
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    I want to use a product that is symbiotic with the soil. That works with the soil, that's not just laying there waiting for the plant to take it up. I want it to improve the health of the soil. And if I can keep improving the health of the soil and use less commercial fertilizers and let the soil and the plant do its own thing, then that's what draws me to Pivot Bio.

    Thomas Ridder - Marienthal, KS
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NLIGHTEN® Your Bottom Line

Pivot Bio’s NLIGHTEN® in-furrow tank system mounts on your existing planter to deliver the precise amount of microbial nitrogen, right at the root, on every acre. Through the NLIGHTEN® equipment reimbursement program, farmers can offset the cost of in-furrow equipment when they use PROVEN® 40 or RETURN®, making it easier to incorporate Pivot Bio products into their nitrogen management plans.

More Product Offerings

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    For Corn

    Boost corn productivity with PROVEN® 40 and PROVEN® 40 On-Seed.

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    For Corn Silage

    PROVEN® 40 ensures more tonnage per acre while providing predictable digestible nutrients, starch and protein levels.

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    For Wheat

    Maintain spring and winter wheat productivity with Pivot Bio RETURN® and RETURN® On-Seed.

Product Information

As with any input in your operation, knowing how to use Pivot Bio microbial fertilizer is key to ensuring efficacy and product performance.