Holganix Bio 800 Breakdown: Enhance Planter Performance & Breakdown Crop Residue

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Break down your crop residue and enhance your fertilizer investment with Holganix Bio 800+ Breakdown. Our new product offering is ideal for farmers looking to enhance planter performance and to break down crop residue faster and more effectively.  

Holganix Bio 800+ Breakdown charges soil with a consortium of over 800 species of soil microbes, nitrogen, and microbe food. The microbes have heightened species that play a special role in crop residue breakdown. 

What can you expect from Holganix Bio 800+ Breakdown? 

  • Enhances planter performance 
  • Breaks down crop residue
  • Improves seed emergence 
  • Releases locked nutrients 
  • Builds soil health 
  • Improves emergence and stand establishment with any cover crop planted through residue

Watch this 1-minute clip featuring Barrett Ersek, Holganixc CEO & Founder, on why your farm should use Holganix Bio 800+ Breakdown. 


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In this blog, we discuss the following about Bio 800+ Breakdown: 

  1. How does Holganix Bio 800+ Breakdown work?
  2. How does Holganix Bio 800+ Breakdown differ from other crop digesters?
  3. How do you use Holganix Bio 800+ Breakdown?
  4. Holganix Bio 800+ Breakdown: Results from the Fields  
  5. Additional resources to learn more

How does Holganix Bio 800+ Breakdown Work?

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Holganix Bio 800+ Breakdown contains an entire microbiome or community of organisms that is both abundant and diverse. In a single jug of Holganix Bio 800+ Breakdown, there are over 800 species of active microbes, microbe food, and nutrient enhancers. In addition, Holganix has spiked Bio 800+ Breakdown with powerful slow-release nitrogen. 

To better facilitate the breakdown of crop residue, Holganix has tailored the microbes in this product to have heightened populations of microbes responsible for residue breakdown.  

Some of these microbes include, but are not limited, to Aspergillus niger, Aspergillus terreus, Penicillium polonicum, Gluconacetobacter rhaeticusi, Janthinobacterium lividum, and Pseudomonas veronii. 

These microbes break down crop residue to enhance planter performance, saving you time and frustration. Further, less crop residue means the soil warms faster, providing more evenly distributed seed emergence in the spring. These microbes also enhance your soil investment by releasing organic matter, building the soil microbiome, and unlocking nutrients in your crop residue.  

Watch this 3.5-minute video explanation from David Stark, Ph.D., Holganix President of Agriculture. 


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How does Holganix Bio 800+ Breakdown differ from other crop digesters?

Unlike other products, Holganix Bio 800+ Breakdown contains a diverse consortium of soil microbes. Holganix Bio 800+ Breakdown contains over 800 species of soil microbes, with a special focus on lignin degrading fungi and bacteria.  

According to the USDA, “having a healthy biologically active soil is key to the breakdown of residues... fungi specialize in breaking down lignin so high-fungal populations found in long-term no-till soils will be beneficial.” Adding lignin fungi via Holganix Bio 800+ Breakdown boosts populations in the soil and hastens crop decomposition.

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How do you use Holganix Bio 800+ Breakdown? 

Holganix Bio 800+ Breakdown is designed to be used after harvest, at a rate of 0.5 gal per acre. The total spray volume should be at least 15 gallons per acre. There are no re-entry restrictions associated with this product when applied without pesticides.  

Please note that Holganix Bio 800+ products can be stored at ambient temperatures, and out of direct sunlight, for four-to-six weeks out of refrigeration. Long-term refrigeration storage is provided for customers that meet purchasing minimums.


Holganix Bio 800+ Breakdown: Results From The Fields

A Farmer from Concordia, Kansas - “It starts breaking down the residue to the point that it just falls apart when ran over with a tractor, a tillage tool, or a planter. It really has helped in no-till situations where, in the past, we have dealt with residue lodging in the planter or not being able to get good seed placement because of residue. Applying the Bio 800+ Breakdown in the fall after harvest has just made all of these problems go away.” - Greg Conway, CP Agronomy.  

A Farmer from Southeast Iowa – Corn residue after vertical tillage. This picture was taken by the grower on November 10, 2022. Holganix Bio 800+ Breakdown was applied three weeks prior, at a rate of 0.5 gals per acre. The grower noticed amazing degradation. According to the grower, "I saw a noticeable difference on every field. You could touch the stubble and feel it fall apart easier. This will foundationally change the way I farm and reduce tillage, fuel, labor, and tractor wear." 

Note: The conditions in Iowa were good - warm and moist.

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A Farmer from Minnesota – Holganix Bio 800+ Breakdown was applied on this corn in May. These photos were taken by the grower two weeks after the application on June 13, 2023. In this picture, you can clearly see how easily the corn stalks are starting to break down.

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Want to learn more? 

Check out these resources to learn more about Holganix Bio 800+ Breakdown: 

Posted by Kaitlyn Ersek on Jul 13, 2023 10:30:00 AM

Kaitlyn Ersek

Topics: agriculture, crop residue, Holganix Bio 800 Breakdown

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