Major Benefit #5 - MRBs® establish a root dominant environment.
MRB Benefit 5
There is adequate nutrients from the starter fertilizer, the soil and the seed itself for germination and initial seedling growth. At the same time, the mid row banded fertilizer is converting nitrogen from the initial toxic forms to the more mobile and non-toxic forms. 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. The development of a large root system will allow the plant to also maximize moisture uptake, which is especially important in dry years.