InfoAg 2017 Presentation
The Tulane Challenge

Regency C
Thu, Jul 27, 2017
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM


Stable'N is a nitrification inhibitor process that utilizes electricity delivered into the soil by a retrofit to existing fertilizer application equipment.  This nitrification inhibitor works much like a traditional chemically based nitrification inhibitor, but it can be applied for much less cost per acre on a farm.  By inhibiting the nitrification process, many nitrogen fertilizers will not be converted into a form of nitrogen that can be easily lost from the soil - therefore more of the nitrogen that is applied will be available for the crop to use.  This type of protectionary practice can help farmers ensure that their crops will achieve yield goals without wasting or over-applying fertilizers.  Nitrification inhibitors are already a common practice on many farms, and our technology will help make this practice more economical and more regularly adopted.

Bryan Tomm
Farmer / Engineering Consultant
Hubele-Tomm Farm LLC / BT Industrial LLC
Carmi, IL 62821
Bryan grew up on a corn and soybean farm in central Illinois. As a result, Bryan developed a passion for agriculture which continued as he pursued a career in engineering. Bryan earned a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois and then worked for ADM for over 8 years in various engineering and management positions. Bryan now farms with his brother-in-law in southern Illinois where they farm about 2500 acres of corn, soybeans, and wheat. Bryan also owns and operates a small engineering consulting firm that focuses primarily on product development and reliability.