To achieve these goals, Campbell will partner with , a cooperative of locally owned and controlled agricultural retailers, to help deploy the in target areas in 2015, including Nebraska and Ohio. SUSTAIN™, developed and deployed by United Suppliers in collaboration with EDF, combines a set of proven, effective technologies, practices and products that improve nutrient use efficiency and reduce soil erosion while enhancing productivity.
Dr. Daniel Sonke, Manager of Campbell Agriculture Sustainability Programs said, “Campbell is proud to partner with EDF and United Suppliers to work toward improving our product environmental footprint. SUSTAIN brings the right tools and resources to increase farm fertilizer efficiency, which in turn improves the health of the soil, water and local community resources.”
As part of the collaboration, EDF will also work with Campbell and United Suppliers to:
- Create additional fertilizer optimization and soil health initiatives for farmers,
“The demand for nutrient optimization tools is at an all-time high,” noted Matt Carstens, vice president of United Suppliers. “That’s why we are excited to offer SUSTAIN to additional retailers in Nebraska and Ohio, and to replicate this pilot project across other Campbell grain sourcing regions.”
at least half of U.S. grain acreage by 2020.
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