Every year, after harvest, farmers are faced with the decision of how to handle crop residue (stalks, leaves, roots, and other plant material). Options include baling and removal, mulching, and planting cover crops. However, the most beneficial option, by far, is no-till farming. Why? This technique conserves soil moisture, reduces erosion, and minimizes soil disturbance. It is especially effective for improving soil health over time. Taking it one step further, utilizing cutting edge products like the ones listed below can safely and effectively break down the organic matter, returning important nutrients back into the soil for the benefit of future planting seasons.
NutriPhi (Crop Residue Reducer)
NutriPhi is a valuable tool for facilitating the efficient decomposition of crop residues in row crops. This process accelerates the return of essential nutrients back into the soil, making them available for future planting seasons.
- Enhanced Crop Performance: NutriPhi expedites the breakdown of crop residues, resulting in a quicker release of nutrients previously bound within the decaying plant matter. This benefits crops by providing them with essential nutrients sooner than the typical residue decomposition process.
- Fostered Soil Health: NutriPhi plays a pivotal role in building organic matter within the soil, thereby contributing to overall soil health and fertility.
- Improved Seedling Emergence: By reducing the presence of residual stalk trash, NutriPhi creates a more favorable environment for seedlings, facilitating their emergence and growth.
- Herbicide Residue Remediation: NutriPhi can break down clopyralid and glyphosate with the help of its microbial metabolism.
Additionally, NutriPhi has been specifically formulated to address the needs of beef, dairy, and hog operations, aiming to effectively manage solid waste, reduce runoff, and mitigate noxious odors within barns, housing facilities, and lagoons.
Nutriquire (Soil Inoculant+)
Nutriquire Soil Inoculant is a microbial-based product designed to augment the active biomass within the soil. By introducing beneficial microorganisms into the soil, Nutriquire enhances plant vitality and the cycling of nutrients. A notable feature of Nutriquire is its inclusion of spore-forming bacteria, providing versatile options for mixing and application.
- Improved Fertilizer Program: Nutriquire enhances plant nutrient absorption, bolstering the effectiveness of fertilizer programs.
- Accelerated Growth: This product facilitates rapid germination and early plant vigor by stimulating root mass growth and promoting the development of the aerobic soil zone.
- Stimulation of Microorganisms: Nutriquire nourishes soil microorganisms, which, in turn, supply essential nutrients to plants through their productive biological processes.
- Ease of Application: It can be seamlessly mixed with starter fertilizers and commonly used herbicides like 2,4-D and glyphosate.
- Increased Yield: In a two-year corn and soybean trial, Nutriquire demonstrated its capacity to boost yields, resulting in an average increase of +12 bushels per acre for corn and +7 bushels per acre for soybeans.
- Application Options: Nutriquire is available for Soil Applied (SA), Liquid In-Furrow (LiF), and Foliar (F) applications.
DB32 is a blend of beneficial bacteria in the spore form that excel at breaking down all dead plant material. DB32 works extremely fast decomposing the dead plant cells to release the nutrients inside to your soil in an available form to feed the next crop.
BioChop is a uniquely designed blend of natural enzymes and microbes targeted specifically to promote crop residue digestion. BioChop uses a combination of natural additives and live strains that penetrate into plant tissues and begin converting it to soil organic matter. BioChop is also manufactured using Pursanova activated water technology which allows the product to maintain an optimized frequency for microbial processes without the need for synthetic additives.
If you want to ensure the long-term health and productivity of your fields, Family Safe Agriculture has the latest product innovations to safely and efficiently break down crop residues. Send us a message today or call Steve Banks to learn more: (515) 290-0586.