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Benefits of Biological Solutions for Agriculture

  • Saves time and money
  • Saves water
  • Increased soil fertility
  • Increased biological activity in soil with simultaneous increase in release of nutrients already present but previously locked away in inorganice chemical compounds or crop residue
  • Decreased compaction from equipment traffic or foot traffic
  • Loosens heavy clay soils
  • Higher germination percentages and and the production of stronger seedlings
  • Decreased disease pressure due to the production of biological antagonists to disease organisms and healthier plants
  • Sequestering of salts in the soil
  • Promotes healthier root zones
  • Reduced week pressure due to improved nutrient balance, reduction of aerobic decomposition, and improved oxygen-carbon dioxide levels in the soil
  • Increased breakdown of biodegradable chemicals in soil
  • Better use of available moisture or less capital outlay for irrigation water
  • Less capital outlay for crop protection chemicals
  • A safer, less polluted environment
  • Improves water penetration
  • Improves water holding ability of soils
  • Increases nutrient uptake
  • Stronger, sturdier, hardier plant

Earthworms and Soil Fertility
Earthworm populations of 10 per square foot can add 55 pounds of N (nitrogen), 64 pounds of P (phosphorus), 105 pounds of K (potassium), and 38 pounds of calcium (CA) yearly, per acre. Earthworm castings have 7 times more P, 11 times more K and up to 3 times more CA than the soil residue they consume! That's FREE fertilizer that you can take advantage of by providing favorable conditions for earthworms.

Did you know?
Research shows that only 10-30% of a crop's requirements come from fertilizer applications! The rest comes from the soil's ability to feed the crop. Build a humus rich soil teaming with biological life and your crops will thrive.

Antibiotic Soil Life
Healthy soil has beneficial microbes that actually protect your crops from disease. Soil microbes of the various bacillus families, streptomyces, pencillium, etc., all produce secretions that kill or suppress harmful fungi, molds, and pathogenic bacteria. Some bacillus produce a substance called Phytoalexin that not only helps control disease, but nematodes too.

Crop Residue Recycling
Both conventional tillage and no-till can expect the following results from a good Fall remediation program. Improved soil tilth, increased soil oxygen level, better water infiltration and more available nutrients for the next crop - all adding up to better yields the following year.

Conventional: Applying a residue breakdown product before disking, insures the highest nutrient return to the soil as quickly as possible. This is composting at it's best!

Example: A 150 bushel corn residue can return to the soil: 100#N, 37#P, 145#K, 26#Ca, 14#S. This can save on the next seasons fertilizer bill.

No-Till: Applying a Fall residue breakdown product on no-till soils has huge advantages. Top residue becomes brittle and break downs easily, this improves springtime planting conditions and virtually eliminates air seeder hairpinning.

Note: Research and actual field conditions have proven that the percentage of undecomposed crop residue remaining in the soil when the next crop is planted relates to the percentage of disease and insect carry over problems!

USDA Humic Acids Research
According to USDA research conducted in part at the University of Minnesota and submitted to the International Humic Substances Society Conference on July 21, 2002:
"Humic substances greatly benefit plant growth. Examples are their contributions in plant growth enhancement, increasing fertilizer efficiency, reducing soil compaction." The study, titled: Humic Substances for Enhancing Plant Growth also found that - "corn and soybeans particularly have responded to humic acid additions to nutrient solutions. Plant parameters affected are: root and shoot weight, root initiation, seedling emergence and growth rhizosphere microbial population, nutrient uptake and flowering." Additional study findings were that humic substances are a simple way of supplying trace minerals like iron and zinc without risk of over-application of nutrients.

Success Strategy
Continue to aim for good yields. One year of high yield and high prices will fix a lot of bad years. Drastically cutting inputs is not the road to take - it ensures that you will never have a good year.

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At PHD MAXIMUM CROP the customer comes first. PHD MAXIMUM CROP offers a complete line of nature friendly fertilizers and soil conditioners. These products have proven themselves time and time again in all types of soil conditions to increase yields and profits. Everyone needs to give our program a try. You'll be glad you did!
Along with our excellent fertilizer programs, PHD Maximum Crop offers a complete line of plant seeds.

We make no warranty of any kind, expressed or implied with respect to any products. Manufacturers and sellers obligation limited to replacement of product for defective material only. Neither seller nor manufacturer shall be liable for any injury, loss or damage directly or consequently arising from the misuse or inability to use the product.