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How to Achieve Sustainability and Efficiency with Nitrogen Fertilizer

When it comes to getting the most out of a patch of land, an easy way to get high crop yield is by adding nitrogen fertilizer across the field. When farmers want to fertilize a field, they use their expertise and experience to guesstimate how much is needed. While this can be effective in driving yield, it can have harmful effects on the environment. For a long time, agriculture could either have a high level of sustainability or efficiency, but not both.

Proper nitrogen fertilizer management can improve farmers’ bottom lines and protect communities from excess nitrogen in their water supplies. What can growers do to figure out the optimal timing and amount of nitrogen to add to the soil? CIBO Technologies can help inform decision making by providing a science-based software that simulates soil and soil-environment interactions. CIBO can help break down ways to achieve sustainability at scale in both labor-efficient and resource-efficient ways.

The CIBO platform is able to simulate soil, nutrient, water, plant interactions, and management practices to obtain the desired crop yield. The software helps enhance soil nutrient use efficiency by providing insight into how fertility, water availability, and water holding capacity vary across a farm field, ultimately helping growers reduce overall nutrient applied while maintaining, or even increasing, yield. This enables growers to optimize their strategies to improve soil health without compromising yield. By classifying environments for their nitrogen loss risk and simulating nitrogen movement in the soil during the growing season, CIBO is empowering farmers to make the best decisions for their unique operations.

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