EPA and USDA announce ‘new fertilizers’ competition


EPA and USDA announce ‘new fertilizers’ competition

The EPA and USDA have announced a competition to develop new fertilizer technologies for corn production.

“The shared goal here is to accelerate the development of next generation fertilizers for corn production that can either maintain or increase crop yields while reducing environmental impacts to our air, land, and water,” EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said in a statement.

The competition will not have a monetary prize, but winners will receive scientific evaluation of their product and recognition from EPA, USDA, and other collaborators. They include The Fertilizer Institute, the International Fertilizer Development Center, the National Corn Growers Association, and The Nature Conservancy.

Winners will be announced in the winter of 2021.

Link to EPA news release