Why choose Res+?

Res+ has distinct components that make it critical for residue degradation.
Crop reside degradation requires several key steps to completely break down residue and return key nutrients back to the soil. Ample microbial growth is required to establish the base population that degrades the residue. The two major factors in this breakdown are temperature and moisture, which work to help increase the degree and speed at which soil microbes grow. The microbes must reach threshold levels to effectively degrade the residue. 

Res+ facilitates these steps by the use of a dual action humectant, which sticks the Res+ to the residue and provides moisture to be retained within the residue. Both actions promote the rapid degradation of the residue by native microbes. The ideal combination of moisture retention with key nutrients for microbial populations to grow at maximum speeds, allows for the microbes to quickly coat and thrive on the field residue. 

Another consideration in the ability of microbes to breakdown residue is the type of microbes present and the Carbon:Nitrogen Ratio of the residue. Optimal placement of the three nitrogen source in Res+ leads to an increase in three key microbial populations that work together to degrade residue. The precise nutrient content of the Res+ produce also allows the microbes to thrive up to the point that they run out of carbon, which forces them to focus on degrading the residue to achieve more carbon. 

The combination of these factors allow Res+ to reduce residue in fields and create more fruitful and effective crops in the subsequent years. 

Why is residue important?

We know that corn residue is an execellent asset in farming because it is an important source of humus and nutrients for the soil. We also know that excessive amounts of corn residue can tie up nutrients for the next crop. Large amounts of un-decayed residue can hamper tillage and planting operations, reduce warming, create poor drainage of the seedbed, as well as harbor soil insects and disease. Having a unique blend of the essential nutrients on the residue instead of washed into the soil at the time of application is the main catalyst that drives Res+'s proven performance.