August 2017 e-Newsletter
DID YOU KNOW? 
Only about 2% of post-harvest biomass nutrients naturally return to the soil.
The rest is lost to the atmosphere.
 

DID YOU KNOW THIS? 
With Brookside Agra's unique Digester Program , you can return  
20-30% of biomass nutrients back into your soil's profile post-harvest and reduce your applied nutrients (NPK) in the spring.   
 
Brookside Agra's Digester Program utilizes  
two of our natural, proprietary products:
 

"A unique chemistry that I fully support from my research and use in the fields is a combination of Advanced Bio Pro and H2OExcel. When using Brookside Agra's Digester Program, I see those nutrient numbers climb into the 20%+ ranges. Of course, the results always depend on the climate and soil conditions. However, I always see this system pay growers back. As you approach the 20-30% range, there is enough value in the nutrients released from the biomass back into the soil that allows for incremental reductions in applied nutrients." 
 
                                    - Ben Elliott, Soil and Plant Nutrition Specialist, Insight Bio Ag, LLC
   

Return 20-30% of Biomass Nutrients Back into Your Soil with Brookside Agra's New Digester Program

Savvy growers want to know how they can get more out of their soil and biomass post-harvest, and reduce input costs. The plant and soil experts at Brookside Agra have developed a unique Digester Program that utilizes its natural products H2OExcel and Advanced Bio Pro to return 20-30% of valuable biomass nutrients back into the soil, therefore reducing the amount of nutrients growers would need to apply in the spring.

When using Brookside Agra's Digester Program that contains a biological combined with the components that support beneficial microbes and bacteria in the soil, growers should see a fairly quick response, said Ben Elliott, Soil and Plant Nutrition Specialist with Insight Bio Ag, LLC. The goal is to break down the biomass to make it easier to handle the following spring, and return as much of its stored nutrients back into the soil in the forms that are stable and can be utilized for the next crop.

"In the fields that I monitor, if we just let the biomass lay, there is only about 2% of the measured nutrients that can be returned to the soil. Where nitrogen is added, that number only goes up to about 6%," said Elliott. "The value of the nutrients released compared to the cost of the nitrogen and the labor generally does not pay anything back." 

New from Brookside Agra!
 All-Natural ABSORB PLUS™ Desiccant Powder   

Brookside Agra introduces new ABSORB PLUS™, an all-natural desiccant powder the provides sustained suppression and elimination of ammonia, moisture and odors in animal production and housing facilities.

ABSORB PLUS -
  • Improves air quality for animals and humans through excellent ammonia control 
  • Promotes healthy animal environments, for reduced death loss and increased profits
  • Won't harm humans, animals or the environment
  • Contains all-natural and antibiotic-free ingredients
ABSORB PLUS is ideal for use in swine and poultry housing, calf units, dairy loafing houses, animal bedding, dog kennels, livestock trucks and trailers and horse stables. ABSORB PLUS can be safely sprayed or blown on any surface, including the animals.

ABSORB PLUS is composed of 80% hydrated sodium calcium aluminosilicate and a 20% mineral mix of iron, zinc and copper. ABSORB PLUS contains no phosphorus, which eliminates concerns regarding manure management and application. It also poses no health threats to animals or humans.

All of ABSORB PLUS' separate components are on the Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) and FDA lists.

For more information about ABSORB PLUS, contact Tim Nelson, Vice President - Animal Health & Nutrition Sales at 402-560-7381 or tim.nelson@brookside-agra.com.
Product Spotlight


RemediPro™ is a high-performance, non-chemical and 100% natural product used to safely degrade sludge build-up and improve water clarity in closed and slow-flow water systems such as ponds and lagoons.
Pond "Before" RemediPro Treatment

Using a proprietary, 5-strain bacteria blend, RemediPro works to naturally reduce organic levels of scum, sludge, fats, oils and grease that can threaten good water quality and aquatic life in water retention and collection areas, lakes, ponds, water gardens, fish farms and hatcheries.

A decrease in water clarity can reduce water quality and oxygen levels, making sunlight unable to penetrate the scum on the surface. This condition poses a threat to aquatic life in the water by increasing temperatures,
Pond "After" RemediPro Treatment
disrupting photosynthesis and lowering dissolved oxygen which is essential for life.

The natural microbes introduced through RemediPro safely ingest
carbon, phosphorous, potassium and nitrogen at an accelerated rate, which limits the organic loading available and improves water quality.

RemediPro creates no risk to the environment, animals, humans or aquatic life with its only by-products of carbon dioxide and water. RemediPro is a dry bacterial blend available in conveniently packaged, cost-effective 8 oz water-soluble pouches that are simply tossed into the water for ease of dosing.

RemediPro has a selected bacterial consortium and has been scientifically proven to enhance the reduction of TSS (Total Suspended Solids), BOD (Biochemical Oxygen Demand) and COD (Chemical Oxygen Demand).

RemediPro is available for purchase online through our website. For additional product information Click Here or contact Tony Arro, Director of Sales - Specialty Products, at 618-628-8300 ext. 24 or tony.arro@brookside-agra.com.

Customer Alert: New Past Due Invoice Policy in Effect   

Effective July 1, 2017, Brookside Agra began assessing a late fee of 1% per month, up to 12% annually, on any invoice payments not received by the due date posted on the invoice.

We have enacted this policy due to the frequency of late payments from our customers. Brookside Agra is unable to hold money or act as a bank for our customers.

In fairness to our customers who consistently pay on time, we renew our commitment to keeping our costs as low as possible by managing our past due customers effectively and efficiently in this manner.

Thank you for your consideration in this matter. Please feel free to contact our Director of Corporate Finance/Global Logistics Donna Horton at 618-628-8300 ext. 25 or donna.horton@brookside-agra.com with any questions you may have regarding this new policy.

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O'Fallon, IL 62269