5 Ways Biological Crop Nutrition Supports Regenerative Agriculture
Regenerative agriculture may sound like a buzzword to some, but it’s become a hot topic in the industry for a reason. Passing the farm down to future generations is often a goal for growers, and regenerative agriculture helps set those future generations up for success. BW Fusion’s biological crop nutrition products can help your farm become more sustainable and contribute to regenerative agriculture.
1. Biological crop nutrition helps treat problems in soil and plants, rather than mask them
BW Fusion’s biological products create solutions that unlock the natural ability of the soil and plants. Rather than applying a nutrient late in the season in an attempt to reverse a nutrient deficiency, biologicals provide the long-lasting bacteria and microorganisms necessary to avoid nutrient deficiencies in the first place. Understanding the needs of crops and soil allow you to design a crop management system that will be sustainable for generations to come.
2. Biological crop nutrition releases microbes that remain in the soil long after harvest
When the microorganisms in biological crop nutrition products get to work in your fields, they aren’t just providing a one-time fix. While foliar chemical applications last only as long as the plants they coat, the microbes in our products contribute to an ecosystem that continues to grow and evolve for years to come. These microorganisms will continue to build on each other and boost soil health for years to come.
BW Meltdown is a perfect example of this. Meltdown is applied post-harvest, but the microbes added during that application stay within the soil throughout future growing seasons as well. Plus, the residue-digesting microbes reduce the need for tillage, helping conserve soil.
3. Biological crop nutrition reduces the need for traditional chemical fertilizers
It can be hard to maintain sufficient nitrogen levels. Changes in pH levels can cause ammonia volatilization, and losses up to 50% or more of applied nitrogen. Microorganisms transform organic nitrogen compounds in the soil from molecules that are just taking up space in the ground to essential nutrition for growing plants. Start with the soil, and stop losing half of the money invested in supplying nitrogen to your crops. If you’re going to spend money, you want to make sure that it’s going to profit you in the long run.
Plus, while fertilizer markets are constantly changing, you can count on BW Fusion biological crop nutrition products to remain steady.
4. Biological crop nutrition helps boost overall soil biodiversity
The microbes in biologicals support the bigger picture of soil ecosystems. The tiny microorganisms and bacteria in biological crop nutrition products contribute to healthy, well-rounded soil that is home to worms, insects and all the creatures that create a diverse ecosystem within the soil for crops to grow and thrive. This allows better soil aeration and improved flow and retention of water and nutrients.
5. Biological crop nutrition improves farm efficiency through reduced yield loss and input costs
Biological diversity is the key to all-around plant and soil synergy, creating monster crops the second that seed hits the earth. This empowers crops to bounce back from stress inducing events throughout the growing season, without hurting yields. Biological crop nutrition products create stronger plants at a cheaper price than traditional fertilizers.
BW Fusion is proud to support regenerative agriculture through the continued production of sustainable biological crop nutrition products.