SUSTAIN - for Growers


At Smith Fertilizer & Grain, we care about the long-term success of our customers. This means we strive to improve your bottom-line and to maintain your land for future generations. Our newly lanunched SUSTAIN platforms will help improve productivity and input effciency while building soil health and enhancing stewardship of natural resources.

What is SUSTAIN?

SUSTAIN combies leading, highly effective and field tested tools, technologies, and practices that are proven to help farmers improve nutrient use efficiency, soil health, and productivity. Farmers participating is SUSTAIN will work with our highly-trained sales agronomists to bring the latest learnings and scnience to the field in ways that are practical, usable, and effective in improving crop management for economic benefit and reduced risk.

Why SUSTAIN for a grower?

Growers will benefit from SUSTAIN through:

  • Improved farm management. SUSTAIN growers benefit from practices and technologies that improve efficiency, protect soil health, save money, and maintain high yields.
  • Reduced risks. SUSTAIN will help growers manage production risks in the face of unpredictable weather and price fluctuations.
  • Increased confidence. SUSTAIN will provide growers with more detailed management information, enabling them to know more about what is happening in their fields, and thus have more confidence in ways to optimize while minimizing the risks of change.
  • Increased market appeal for their farms. SUSTAIN will position growers at the forefront of marketplace momentum on sustainability. An increasing number of companies like General Mills, Campbell Soup, and Smithfield are developing and implementing sustainability programs aimed at improving the environmental footprint of commodity grain crops.
  • Improved reputation. SUSTAIN offers farmers and their retailers a way to document and communicate their effective and responsible management of the land. The program will enable farmers to show their neighbors and the public at large the value their lands bring to water quality, climate stability, soil conservation, and food security.
  • Opportunities for new revenue streams. The components and platform of SUSTAIN will create opportunities for interested farmers to participate in the carbon credit market. SUSTAIN will provide a clear pathway for farmers who want to tap into California’s cap and trade program, which will pay farmers anywhere in the US credits for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Detailed Program Information SUSTAIN Components?

Growers will benefit from SUSTAIN through:

  • Balanced N®: program to help you manage split-applications of your nitrogen to improve nutrient efficiency and reduce losses. This could include an in-season application of foliar slow release nitrogen.
  • Nutra-Links®: plant sampling to agronomically interpret plant nutritional status and to link that data to afoliar product application.
  • Adapt N: web-based nitrogen management decision support tools that use relevant data sources to adapt management in-season and evaluate progress post-season.
  • Nutrient Efficiency Products: N-Serve*, SRN*, Agrotain*, and NutriSphere-N*(*Pending review)
  • SoilVantage™: Precision conservation planning service for identifying areas of soil loss and designing practical solutions for erosion control
  • Cover Crops
  • Water Management
  • No Till/Low Till


NutriSphere-N is a registered trademark of Verdesian.