SustainabilityFertilizer Company Joins Potato Sustainability Alliance

Fertilizer Company Joins Potato Sustainability Alliance


Fertilizer producer and marketer Yara North America has joined the Potato Sustainability Alliance (PSA), the group says in a news release. As a member of the group Yara will work with processors, packers, buyers, grower organizations, conservation groups, academia and other stakeholders, to help drive ongoing improvements in potato sustainability across North America.

“We are delighted to welcome Yara into the Potato Sustainability Alliance to better enable farmers to meet their crop nutrition needs in a sustainable manner,” Laura Scandurra, PSA executive director, says in the release.

Yara was founded in 1905 in Norway. The company is a global market leader in crop nutrition, offering a wide range of products with production, sales and services, research and support operations in the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia, the release says.

“With a multitude of tools and services, Yara offers insights into crop nutrition and other aspects of potato production that will help to advance sustainability” Markus Braaten, market development fanager for Yara North America, says in the release.

Trending This Week

Are Lurking Pathogens Already Wreaking Havoc Below Ground?

Farmers usually feel pretty hopeful about the potential of their crops at the start: the most common comment I hear in early summer is...

Should You Invest in Finetuning? (The Answer Isn’t Always Yes)

Hi! I’m Heather. You might have seen my smiling face show up at your farm, or maybe we’ve crossed paths at a farm show....

Reducing the Wireworm Threat

As a national wireworm research project wraps, growers have more ways to control the pest. When Christine Noronha first started researching wireworms more than a...

Moving Regen Ag from the Pasture to the Potato Field

Work is underway to change the way potato growers think about regenerative agriculture. When the term regenerative agriculture first hit, it was almost strictly in...

Limited Supply Predicted for Processing Spuds

Despite good Canadian potato crop, North American processing market will be tight. After a late start to the growing season, the Canadian potato crop has...