Yara North America Partners with Dairy Management Inc

Cindy Zimmerman

Yara North America and Dairy Management Inc. (DMI) have launched a unique soil health collaboration to explore the use of organic fertilizers derived from manure for the benefit of soil health and regenerative nutrient management practices.

The partnership will complement the Dairy Soil & Water Regeneration (DSWR) project and trials are currently underway at Yara’s Incubator Farm in Auburn, Alabama, to determine benefits of manure-derived fertilizers in combination with mineral fertilizers on water use efficiency, nutrient use efficiency, and crop yield and quality. Insights and findings from these trials will be shared across the dairy industry and others involved in the U.S. Dairy Net Zero Initiative, focused on the industry’s environmental stewardship goals of achieving GHG neutrality and improvements in water quality and quantity by 2050.

“Supporting innovations and explorations centered around soil health, nutrient management and water regeneration are key as we work toward our ambition of growing a nature-positive food future,” said Debbie Watts, VP, innovation and market development, Yara North America. “This cooperation with Dairy Management Inc. is a terrific example of Yara’s commitment to participate in the transformation of the food system through actions that reduce emissions, protect nature and improve livelihoods. The dairy industry can look to Yara as a partner and valued contributing resource in agronomy and soil health expertise.”

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