In support of promoting a more sustainable and efficient agricultural industry, Verdesian Life Sciences has been named a partner of the 4R Nutrient Stewardship Program. This recognition aligns with the company's commitment to help row crop and specialty crop farmers maximize the utility of input investments through the research and development of technologies that address everyday agronomic and environmental challenges.

"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."

The 4R principles of nutrient stewardship dictate that fertilizer applications should encompass the right source, the right rate, the right time and the right place. These principles are valued by Verdesian, and are incorporated to create new products and technologies that are backed by research and proven economically and environmentally sustainable for crop health and nutrition.

According to the program, the 4Rs "promote best management practices that achieve cropping system goals while minimizing field nutrient loss and maximizing crop uptake." Verdesian has built an extensive product portfolio that compliments the 4Rs approach through patented technologies that help growers best utilize their plant health and nutrition inputs.

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."

To learn more about this partnership, visit the 4R partners' page at nutrientstewardship.com. For more information about Verdesian Life Sciences, visit vlsci.com or call 800.868.6446.