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Residue Breakdown

Using the Crop Pro Gold Program throughout the season offers a huge advantage when it comes to breaking down the trash or crop residue left in the field after the harvest. By simply applying the Crop Pro Gold Soil Carbon Mix portion of the program after harvest, as directed, over the winter, the residue in the field will break down enough to basically disintegrate in the spring during tilling or discing. Burning of the crop residues is not needed, and planting into no-till ground is effortless.

 

 

Oat Field Stubble Residue jpg

 

Average Nutrient Contents in Straw (with 10% moisture)

Crop straw N
lb/ton
P2O5
lb/ton
K2O
lb/ton
S
lb/ton
Total $/ton (based on fertilizer prices of $0.99/lb N; $1.10/lb P2O5; $0.42/lb K2O; and $0.24/lb S)
Wheat 12 3.7 30 2.8 29.22
Barley 15 4.1 41 2.8 37.25
Oats 14 4.1 43 3.4 37.25
Peas 24 4.6 30 5 42.62
Source: http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/agdex2512/$file/519-25.pdf?OpenElement

 

Summary of crop stover/straw nutrient content and total fertilizer value of residue nutrients.
CROP NUTRIENT CONTENT TOTAL VALUE1 OF NUTRIENT IN RESIDUE PER TON TOTAL VALUE1 OF NUTRIENT IN 1200 LB BALE
N (lb/ton) P2O5 (lb/ton) K20 (lb/ton) S (lb/ton) $/ton $/bale
Corn 11 4 22 1 $21.69 $13.02
Soybean 10 4 17 2 $18.78 $11.27
Wheat 10 3 31 2 $26.39 $15.83
1 Based on Sept. 2011 prices.
Source: http://igrow.org/up/resources/03-2000-2011.pdf