Fertilizer is one of the most important ingredients for a profitable farm. Deciding on the rate, timing, form and placement of fertilizer, however, is a complex task with a lot of variables – and that’s where nutrient management tools come into play.
NutrientStar is a third-party, science-based program that evaluates the performance of commercially available tools, technologies and products designed to improve farmers’ nutrient use efficiency. Once a tool has been analyzed by our independent review panel, we share the finding with agricultural advisers and farmers, as well as retailers and food companies that are working to increase sustainability and transparency in their supply chains.
The NutrientStar independent review panel is composed of leading scientists and agricultural practitioners from around the United States. Through an objective and transparent review process, these experts use hard data from field trials to assess the performance of nutrient management tools. Their only agenda: all information on tools’ performance into farmers’ hands.