The 4R Nutrient Stewardship Program has named Verdesian Life Sciences a partner in recognition of their efforts towards making agriculture a more sustainable and efficient industry. The four Rs of the program apply to the right source, right rate, right time and right place for fertilizer application. These standards align with Verdesian’s commitment to grow row crops by maximizing inputs through research and development.
“Since the company’s inception, Verdesian has been committed to becoming a partner of the 4R Nutrient Stewardship Program,” said Greg Thompson, chief operating officer of Verdesian Life Sciences. “We are proud to now be recognized among an impressive list of industry leaders in environmental accountability. Verdesian will continue to support farmers by developing new and innovative ways for them to remain sustainable stewards of their land and simultaneously maximize their productivity on every acre.”
Innovative science and technologies developed by Verdesian help farmers deliver essential nutrients to their crops without being lost to the environment. Farming operations that are following the 4R principles see increased profits from decreased nutrient loss, which can also lead to improvements in the environment, such as a lower impact on local watersheds.
“We want inputs to make a farmer more efficient, so they can still experience a strong ROI while being cognizant of the environment,” Thompson said. “For example, our polymer technologies can allow farmers to reduce their phosphorus and nitrogen rates but still continue to meet their crop production goals and yield expectations. These are the types of innovative technologies we are continuing to develop and why the 4R nutrient partnership is a natural fit to the Verdesian core values.”