The Seven Major Benefits of Bourgault Mid Row Banders® in Dry Conditions
Farmers who adopted the Bourgault one-pass seeding system with Mid Row Banders® have reaped the benefits provided by placing the crop’s nitrogen requirements at the optimal location, between every other seed row. The wide array of agronomic benefits stemming from the ability to maintain superior seedbed integrity, while guaranteeing seed-to-fertilizer separation has been documented by in-house and third party research.
 
The benefits of the MRB® fertilizer system are most apparent when seeding in dry conditions.  The ability to maintain true separation between the seed and potentially toxic type and rate of fertilizer can be the make or break of a successful crop.
1. MRBs® preserve existing soil moisture.
The retention of existing soil moisture is critical in dry seeding conditions to ensure timely & even germination.  Read more ...
2. MRBs® maintain seedbed integrity.
Benefit #2 - MRBs maintain seedbed integrity.
Bourgault seeding systems with MRBs® can provide consistent seed placement even in dry, challenging conditions. Read more ...
3. MRBs® systems provide a smooth field finish.
Benefit #3 - MRB systems provide a smooth field finish.
The surface of the field is much smoother behind drills equipped with MRBs.  Read more ...
4. MRBs® safely place nitrogen & sulphur fertilizers.
MRB Benefit 4
The initial state of both nitrogen & sulphur fertilizers is toxic to the seed.  Read more ...
5. MRBs® establish a root dominant environment.
MRB Benefit 5
As developing roots encounter the nutrients emanating from the fertilizer band, the plant's roots will respondingly increase in size to uptake the nutrients that are available in the area into which they proliferate.  Read more ...
6. MRBs® protect the seed from dessication.
MRB Benefit 6
Virtually all fertilizers are a form of salt, which has a strong affinity to water.  Read more ...
7. MRBs® can eliminate nitrogen loss.
MRB Benefit 7
According to independent research, fertilizer loss due to volatilization (gassing off) robs farmers of potential profit.  Read more ...