Nutrient Recycling Program

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If quickly and properly digested, residue contains a wealth of nutrients that help build organic matter and improve soil composition. SOIL Service’s Nutrient Recycling Program (NRP) provides the fuel your fields need to digest plant residue, paving the way for healthier, more productive soil.

Comparison of cornstalk roots with and without Nutrient Recycling Program

SOIL Service’s Nutrient Recycling Program Products

  • Nutrapathic™ Soil Restore – Stimulates beneficial mycorrhizae to help break down large pieces of residue.
  • Nutrapathic™ Liquid Bacteria Concentrate – Takes broken-down residue from fungi and reduces it further.
  • Sugar E-Boost® – Stimulates bacterial feeding, leading to better residue breakdown.
  • SOIL Cal® – Provides a soluble calcium source to aerate the top two inches of soil. Can help with nitrogen stabilization. If applying glyphosate with this program for burndown, do not use SOIL Cal.
  • 28-32% liquid nitrogen + ammonium thiosulfate – Provides a nitrogen and sulfur source for the soil biology. Extremely important when breaking down cornstalks, wheat stubble, and rye residue.

Could you benefit from our Nutrient Recycling Program?

One efficient, affordable way to judge the health of your soil is evaluating how quickly crop residue decomposes in your field. When remnants of a previous crop remain in a field for a year or more, this leaves the potential for disease. Diseases harbored in undigested residue can harm overall crop health and quality.

SOIL Service’s NRP:

  • Can be applied in the fall or spring to help break down remnants from the previous crop.
  • Can be paired with most herbicide programs.

It pays to decompose.

Ever wonder how much money is left in your crop residue? Consider a 200-bushel-per-acre corn crop. It has the potential to return approximately:

  • 85 lbs. of nitrogen,
  • 32 lbs. of phosphorus,
  • 220 lbs. of potassium, and
  • 14 lbs. of sulfur to the next crop.

At current fertilizer prices, this comes to approximately $250 worth of nutrients per acre left in your field for the next crop. It’s realistic to expect crops to use half these nutrients, so you have the potential to provide the next crop with $125 worth of nutrients.


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