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How to Integrate Biologicals into Your Traditional Crop Nutrition Program


Whether you’ve had your eye on biologicals for a while or the ongoing fertilizer crisis across the globe has you seeking alternative crop nutrition solutions, we’ve got what you need to ensure a smooth transition from traditional crop inputs into this new wave of agriculture.

Successfully incorporating biologicals into your crop nutrition plan requires some strategic planning, but it doesn’t have to be complicated or challenging. While we pride ourselves on creating an individualized, integrated plan for each grower, we have products that provide immense benefits to any field.

Environoc 401 and Meltdown create the foundation of our agricultural product lineup. A combination of Environoc 401 and Meltdown is the perfect pair to start incorporating biologicals in your fields.

With Environoc 401 alone, we see an average +10.9 BPA and a $47.80 increase in net return per acre of corn, plus an average +14.3 advantage in sorghum and +3 in soybeans. Meltdown brings an average +20.5 BPA advantage in corn to the table. When the two are combined, the results multiply.

Why both? Meltdown has traditionally been used as a tool to breakdown crop residue and cycle nutrients back into the soil. When applied in the spring as a partner to Environoc 401, MeltDown will continue to break down complex carbons like cellulose, lignin and chitin, as well as ammonify organic nitrogen, fix atmospheric nitrogen and solubilize growth-attributing nutrients like phosphorus and potassium. We believe that the combination of these two biology teams are truly changing and creating a more biologically diverse soil that will better cycle nutrients to the crop.

When we applied Meltdown to soybean stubble, then planted corn and treated it with Environoc 401, we saw an average increase of 21% across 15 nutrient levels, as compared to fields treated only with Environoc 401. These products are great on their own, but they become even more powerful when combined. Plus, these products are suitable for any crop—you can apply them across all of your acres.

If you don’t have in-furrow capabilities, you can pre-treat your seeds with our Environoc Seed Treatment or broadcast BD-Biocast to replace Environoc 401, or broadcast BD-Biocast Plus to replace both Meltdown and Environoc 401.

Applying Environoc 401 and Meltdown on any of your fields is a great way to begin integrating biologicals into your traditional crop nutrition program. Then, you can grow your biological crop nutrition regimen from there. The possibilities are endless, but deciding the right products for you comes down to individual needs.

Get in touch with one of our agronomists to create a plan tailored to your specific needs and goals and find out where you should focus your inputs—it’s what they’re here for. We want to help you reach record-setting yields by utilizing products that perform acre after acre.