2019 Paid Field Trials


BASF Corporation is the largest affiliate of BASF SE and the second largest producer and marketer of chemicals and related products in North America. The objective of the 2019 trial was to test BASF’s brand new fungicide brand line up for disease and crop health performance in both corn and soybeans.

Compass Minerals

Compass Minerals was a crop nutrition trial for corn, cotton, soybeans, and wheat growers. The 2019 trial evaluated the benefits of applying micronutrients in a system approach and identified the impact on plant development and yield.

Marrone Bio Innovations

Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI) creates products from microorganisms isolated from samples collected from unique niches and habitats such as flowers, insects, soil and composts. The 2019 trial allowed farmers to test a fungicide for increased control of plant fungal and bacteria diseases.

Pivot Bio – Corn

This project allowed farmers to test the first in-field microbial product to sustainably feed nitrogen daily to corn crops.  Pivot Bio PROVEN™ nitrogen-producing microbes are applied in-furrow at planting.

Pivot Bio – Spring Wheat

As Pivot Bio commercially introduced PROVEN™ for corn in 2019, they developed a formulation to be used with wheat, applied as a seed treatment.

Sound Agriculture

Sound Agriculture offered a 2019 trial to evaluate the benefits of a post-emergence foliar spray application in corn.  The trial also worked to understand, measure, and record farmer experience.

Terra Cibus

Terra Cibus, LLC is a new company focused on delivering new solutions to agriculture through unique microbial derived products. The 2019 trial allowed corn and soybean farmers to try a new product that improves the carbon availability early in plant development and through critical growth cycles.