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Success is agriculture reinvented.
It’s progressive and forward-thinking.

It’s Hefty Naturals.

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Productive farming and progressive thinking go hand-in-hand. Each Hefty Naturals Product is formulated to address the problems growers face on the farm every day in the pursuit of healthier crops and higher yields. That’s why year after year, we’re vetting new ideas to keep our product selection fresh, innovative, and profitable.



So much more than biologicals! 

You’re not alone.

Products for everyone.

Hefty Naturals encompasses a portfolio of proven agronomic solutions. It’s more than biologicals and more than just soil additives. This complete product lineup provides naturally derived amino acids, growth hormones, organic acids, and biologicals when your crop craves them the most. Combine that with specially formulated water conditioning agents, and you’ve just created a complete application strategy designed to improve crop performance and build lasting soil health. It’s outside-of-the-box thinking for progressing our next decade of crop yield growth.

Each Hefty Naturals product is backed by a team of product experts, agronomists, researchers, and on-farm grower trials. For years, we’ve worked closely with multiple product formulation companies who help us bring quality options to market. We also conduct farm trials and communicate with trusted growers who test, observe, and document product performance in real situations so you have all the information you need to make a calculated investment.

Unlike many crop inputs that are intended to work for specific crops and those specific crops only, Naturals are designed to support overall soil health and plant physiology. Meaning it’s more than corn and soybeans. Every product supported by Hefty Naturals has a place in multiple crop systems. Whether you’re applying in-furrow or foliar, growing corn, sugar beets, or small grains, these products are natural to the plant, natural to the environment, and to your bottom line.


NEW from Hefty Naturals!


Built for a wide array of crops, Hefty Naturals products within Alpha Complete have delivered ROI across the country.  By combining their strengths into one 40-acre box, we’re simplifying the complexity of the naturals market.

Built for growers that don’t have in-furrow systems or, don’t want to continue dealing with the hassle of their system.
MAXX NS combines Nutri-Cycle, Heat Shield, a carbon technology, Zinc, Manganese, and Iron all into an 80/20 blend of talc and graphite. What sets MAXX NS apart is its Bio-Capsule technology. This ensures the microbes in Nutri-Cycle and Heat Shield are protected until you need them, mixing them right into the planter box.

NUTRICHARGE® is a patented liquid that helps deliver the maximum amount of Phosphorus to the plant over an extended period. It extends the release of Phosphorus fertilizer by reducing soil fixation and works best with the plant to extract Phosphorus that is fixed in the soil. By binding to Calcium, Aluminum, and Iron ions in the soil, NUTRICHARGE® prevents these elements from reacting with the Phosphorus.

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The biological foundation of crop production.

More than 25 proven microbials mean more than 25 ways to increase yield, including improved nutrient uptake and faster emergence.

Nutri-Cycle has proven to be a foundational product in the Hefty Naturals product line. This unique combination of microorganisms is created with more than 25 active, beneficial strains of bacteria and fungi. Nutri-Cycle’s combination is specifically designed to increase yield by improving nutrient uptake and promoting faster emergence.

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Improves crop performance and yield under all types of environmental conditions.

Heat Shield is designed to increase your crop’s tolerance to extreme field situations like salt, drought, cold, and heat. The biggest impact will come from Heat Shield when it’s included with a seed treatment or applied in-furrow. This is because Heat Shield is a beneficial fungus that lives and works inside the plant to increase its ability to withstand difficult growing environments.

There are six strains of Trichoderma harzianum fungi that make up Heat Shield and give it efficacy in a variety of extreme conditions. Heat Shield is a critical component of Hefty Complete Seed Treatments and has shown additional benefits when used with other biological products that promote plant health and increased nutrient efficiency.

The building blocks of Hefty Complete Seed Treatment in one simple application.
Nutri-Shield contains two of the most foundational products in the Hefty Naturals portfolio: Nutri-Cycle and Heat Shield. If you’re using Hefty Complete, you’re already getting the benefits of these products on every acre! Nutri-Shield takes the same proven microbe package from Nutri-Cycle and Heat Shield combined with 100% organic talc to create an easy planter box additive. While Nutri-Cycle is known for enhancing nutrient uptake and promoting faster emergence, and Heat Shield is designed for increasing your crop’s stress tolerance, combined in Nutri-Shield, these products offer many of the same great benefits of Hefty Complete Seed Treatment.
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A nitrogen-fixing soybean inoculant.
ROOTastic inoculant boosts your soybean yields by enhancing nitrogen uptake, even where soybeans are often planted. The active ingredient in ROOTastic is a naturally occurring bacterium that grows on plant roots. This forms root nodules and helps plants convert nitrogen from the air into forms the plant can use.
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Boost 10™ works in three ways to improve plant health and bridge the gap between inorganic fertilizers and the proteins plants create.
Made of more than 30 organic and amino acids, Boost 10™ promotes photosynthesis, generates more plant energy, and increases the uptake and organic conversion of nutrients within the plant. Boost 10™ applications can also improve the plant’s metabolism allowing it to better adapt to environmental stresses like heat and drought. The influence Boost 10™ has internally on your crop often results in larger leaf size, stronger stands, increased seedling vigor, and impressive root development.
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In-furrow soil amendment for nutrient mineralization.

Specifically created to work in conjunction with Nutri-Cycle, the six unique components in Micro-Cycle are a multi-species blend of bacteria in the spore form. Micro-Cycle mineralizes nutrients in the soil and increases the plant availability of sulfur, phosphorus, and silicon.

The phosphorus solubilizers are specific to targeting high pH environments. Potassium, silicon, manganese, and iron solubilizers release large amounts of these elements that are being stored in the soil. And, the sulfur cycle microbial booster turns elemental sulfur into sulfate for plant absorption.

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Foliar and soil application for nitrogen fixation.
N-Hydro contains four bacterial strains to produce more nitrogen for your plants. This product contains nitrogen fixing bacteria that work within the plant tissue to exchange carbon for nitrogen right in the leaves. N-Hydro will also help convert nitrogen into organic compounds within your soils and is great for supplementing nitrogen in high-yield soybeans. The compatibility with fungicides, fertilizer, insecticides, and virtually all cropping systems makes N-Hydro a great in-season foliar option for feeding nitrogen to your crops!
New to the Naturals portfolio in 2021, ExtraCate works with your liquid starter fertilizer applications, or by itself, to help unlock soil nutrients that will benefit your crops.
It works especially well in making Calcium more available to plant roots by solubilizing soil calcium (CaCO3) and other nutrients tied up in the soil. ExtraCate is formulated with a naturally derived organic acids complex that provides a one-two punch to soil nutrition. ExtraCate supports the solubility, availability, and uptake of a broad range of nutrients across all types of soil. Formulated with a safe-to-use acidic pH solution, ExtraCate may help with tank mix compatibilities in some situations.
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The next generation of fertilizer catalyst for all liquid fertilizer applications.
NuTex EDA™ is an essential chelated zinc product applied foliar or in-furrow that is designed to enhance both root growth and function of the plant. By increasing the plant’s efficiency of N, P, K, and other micro-nutrient uptake, NuTex EDA™ is best used as a supplement to chosen fertility programs. It can also create better chlorophyll density, perform with low doses, and mixes well with all pH fertilizers.
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Amplify crop yields and quality — from the ground up.
Reverb™ is a next-generation micronutrient-based fertilizer catalyst for soil-applied fertilizers and stalk decomposition. When applied with starter fertilizers and in-season nitrogen applications, Reverb enhances the uptake and utilization of applied nutrients. When applied in conjunction with liquid nitrogen, Reverb works synergistically with soil microbes to break down crop residue and debris, providing more soil nutrients for the next crop.
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Residue breakdown during decomposition.
If slow decomposition of plant or animal residue is a problem for you on your farm or ranch, D-Comp could be the answer. D-Comp is specifically designed to speed the breakdown of plant and animal residue. It even makes the composting process faster, usually without having to manually turn the pile. In fact, manure may convert to compost in 4 to 5 weeks instead of 4 to 5 months, and excess field residue may shrink more quickly. D-Comp is able to deliver these results because of its unique combination of 70 different bacteria and fungi.
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Biological solution for liquid manure management.

N-tercept is made of a liquid base with biological components. The liquid base is the energy source keeping the biologicals alive and providing them with the energy they need to work through the pile. This base increases and sustains the biological counts, while most products boost levels before plummeting. This base also has a natural tendency to stabilize ammonia.

The biological parts of N-tercept contain bacteria to liquefy the solids. Unique to N-tercept are bacteria specific to DDGs (dry distilled grains). Additional organic decomposers will break down lignin and cellulous while other biologicals in the formulation protect enzymes.

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Spectrum rapidly consumes organic matter and detoxifies odorous compounds such as ammonia, organic acids and hydrogen sulfide.
Spectrum is used frequently in outdoor ponds and lakes to purify dirty water, prevent algae proliferation and promote the healthy growth of fish and shrimp.
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BIO-PREP is a chlorine neutralizer.
Bio-Prep is a water pre-treatment that reverses the negative effects chlorine has on biological products. Chlorine is added to rural and municipal water sources to kill microbes and make them safe to drink. When you use water sources that have been treated with chlorine to fill your sprayer tank, that chlorine kills any beneficial microbes you might be trying to get into your plants. Bio-Prep turns chlorine into the safer chloride form, which is an essential plant nutrient and is no longer harmful to beneficial microbes.
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WATER-RITE is a water-correcting agent that neutralizes contaminants, preventing them from chemically damaging your crop protection, fertilizer, and biological products.
Water-Rite is a water pre-treatment designed to reduce the negative effects calcium, magnesium, iron, and copper have on fertilizer, herbicides, and pesticides. Using Water-Rite will also maximize the availability and efficacy of glyphosate and other phosphate chemistries. When combined with Bio-Prep, these two products are the ideal solution for keeping beneficial biology safe in tank mixes.