• A 1% increase in organic matter at 2015 commercial nutrient prices can increase land nutrient value by more than $650 per acre. This 1% organic matter increase can be composed of as much as 1000 lbs nitrogen and 100 lbs each phosphorous, potash and sulphur, as well as a host of other trace nutrients and secondary elements. Soil nitrogen and phosphorus efficiency improves when you increase soil organic matter.
• Organic nitrogen has 73% efficiency for uptake availability
• Commercially purchased nitrogen has roughly 26% efficiency
• A well-managed and maintained cover crop program can save a producer as much as $1,000 per year in mechanical drainage costs.
*Economic figures from independent internet sources. Salford does not guarantee specific economic advantages from cover crop seeding.