Drought stricken land requires extra help with naturally occurring microbes

Farm Forum

Justin, TX – Under normal conditions, the four seasons of farming are outlined by specific requirements and crucial steps between preparing, planting, growing and harvesting in order to sustain effective agricultural results. With ongoing and unprecedented drought conditions in place, pile and burn tactics not only hold an even greater fire hazard as the land is already so dry and readily flammable, but they also fail to restore the soil with essential carbon and microbial life. The current “mega-drought” has farmers in 30-35% of the country facing moderate to extreme drought conditions, according the US Drought Monitor. These conditions, mixed with the upcoming cold winter months, one would think would be worst time to consider doing something to rebuild the humus (carbon fraction) of the soil or replenishing the soil life. However it is a great time to do just that. Microbes do a lot of work during the winter months. It has been demonstrated that microbial activity increases the soil temperature by 2-4 degrees when organic matter is available for digestion. By using SD 25 you will be adding beneficial soil microbes that digest the plant debris (stubble) left behind after harvest but these microbes will start to multiply in the soil. Improving the soil life and improving the soil’s ability to hold nutrients and make water more efficient. Soil microbes, are essential to restore carbon, improve water efficiency, and improve nutrient holding capacity of the soil. Without a proper mixture of microbes in the soil, organic matter can’t be totally broken down and the soil becomes clogged with two much undigested organic matter that ties up nutrients. Bio S.I. Technology ( has designed a solution to this problem with SD 25 Field Stubble Digester. SD 25 replenishes the soil with naturally occurring microbes that convert and recycle nutrients in stubble to make them available for the next crop.

“SD 25 works beyond the growing seasons to prepare fields for future planting by releasing the nutrients tied up in leftover debris. Plant debris can be a real problem for the next planting season for some growers. SD 25 helps farmers re-use nutrients they have already paid for plus the benefits of adding carbon (humus) to help retain water and nutrients in their fields,” says Bio S.I. Founder and CEO, Wayne Tucker. The conversion of plant debris to humus aerates the soil and improves water penetration. Creating healthy soils is essential to continuous production of healthy, nutritious food for future generations.

SD 25 is an all-natural microbial formula that is safe for organic use. Unlike other stubble digesters, SD 25 is free of preservatives, which makes it safe for use in any setting. After harvest and before the ground freezes, growers should apply the initial application. SD 25 can be used successfully in till and no-till regimens, although it is important to beat the first freeze because microbial activity and decomposition are significantly slowed by cold temperatures. Growers will notice debris is significantly decomposed within 60-75 days. Apply 20-25 oz. of SD 25 per acre with a minimum of 10 gallons of water per acre. Also add 15 to 20 units of nitrogen to balance the C:N ratio for better breakdown. SD 25 can be used to digest any leftover plant debris; whether that be from corn, wheat, beans, barley, cotton, rice, milo, beets, sugar cane, hops, grasses or any other crop.