As interest grows in biomass to energy and other value added opportunities for Agricultural residues, AURI focused on the need to develop a useful tool to help individuals determine an accurate fertilizer replacement value for crop residue removal.

The Crop Residue Valuation Template tool allows individuals to calculate the fertilizer replacement value of crop residue removal along with projected residue yields for corn stover and wheat straw. AURI does not recommend utilizing soybean straw for biomass needs due to sustainability questions associated with soybean straw removal.

AURI would like to recognize and thank South Dakota State University for access to this template. The Crop Residue Valuation Template does not include harvesting, collection, or transportation values associated with residue removal.

File attached: Crop Residue Fertilizer Calculator.xls