Leading The Field On Local Solutions For Sustainable Farming

Posted September 16, 2021 | By: Sarah Fox, Director Strategic Partnerships Sustainable Ag, Nutrien Ag Solutions

Changes in local practices play a positive role in sustainable agriculture as a whole

We believe it is our responsibility as a leader in agriculture to provide solutions for a more sustainable future. The sustainable practices growers and crop consultants implement locally can have an overall impact on soil health. As we wrap up the 2021 season and look toward the 2022 growing season, here are some local, manageable and sustainable practices that can lead your field to healthier soil and stronger ROI: 

  1. Install or update drainage systems — Drainage systems have many benefits for your soil and for fresh water. By either implementing or updating a drainage system, this will help with nitrogen runoff, in turn helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. 
  2. Plant cover crops — A common practice across the regions, planting cover crops naturally suppresses soil diseases, pests and weeds. In addition, cover crops help conserve soil quality and erosion.
  3. Reduced till/no tillage — Each field is unique, so whether you practice reduced till or no-till, these options benefit sustainability. Both practices also improve soil health with less equipment traffic on the field, allowing the soil to retain more organic matter and moisture, and ultimately providing a better seedbed at planting. 

At the end of the day, we’re passionate about customizing a solution of products, practices and technology for the best environmental outcome and yield for each grower, season after season.

What sets us apart is how we work with local growers using a whole-acre sustainable solutions approach. Throughout the year, our crop consultants help monitor performance and, at the end of the season, analyze the data to ensure growers receive a return on their investment. 

By using the latest technology from Agrible — a digital platform connecting growers to local agronomic experts — we’re able to measure environmental outcomes to continue making an impact for a more sustainable future.

To learn more about how we’re helping growers take control over their sustainable future, visit our Sustainable Ag webpage.

Plus, don’t forget to follow us on FacebookTwitterInstagram and LinkedIn for the latest in #SustainableAg.


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