Last year's residues are this year's nutrients. The nutrients in crop residue are a valuable addition to a grower’s fertility program, but accessing them can be a challenging process. One way that growers are addressing these challenges is through the use of agricultural biologicals that deliver concentrated, microbial-derived biochemistry. Such products can enhance natural residue decomposition and nutrient release processes. This document, created by Agricen, discusses how to maximize residue breakdown, nutrient release and nutrient mineralization with biochemical technology.