Increasing Nutrient Use Efficiency Amidst High Input Costs from FBSciences’ Agronomy Team

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MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 7, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Efficient use of resources is key to maximizing yield potential and optimizing a grower’s return on their fertilizer investment. Improving nutrient use efficiency (NUE) is a major concern for farmers as they plan input applications. In a recent study on biostimulants, growers cited an increase in nitrogen efficiency and a decrease in fertilizer expenses as one of the key drivers for the use of biostimulants*. As growers look to optimize inputs while meeting productivity goals, address regulatory pressure, and ultimately improve ROI, biostimulants provide a powerful tool to increase NUE.


Large fertilizer applications are an effective way to maximize yield, but this can result in offsite nutrient loss, which has led to increasing regulatory pressure. The European Commission aims to reduce nutrient losses by 50% by 2030, while maintaining soil fertility for crop production. This is projected to result in an overall 20% reduction in NPK fertilizer inputs. Compounding this challenge of reduced inputs, it is well known that 25–65% of fertilizers applied to crops are not fully utilized. Fertilizer efficiency can be impacted by a great number of factors, including environmental conditions, crop management, water quality, and soil health. As growers contend with these challenges, many are turning to biostimulants to optimize their NUE and increase their return on investment in fertilizer.


FBSciences is a leader in NUE. Our proprietary biostimulant technology, Transit®, forms the foundation for our comprehensive line of crop nutrition products. Transit Soil® and Transit Foliar®, our flagship biostimulant products, work inside the plant to promote the rapid uptake, absorption, and translocation of nutrients, improving NUE of both applied nutrients and those already present in the soil. This increased nutrient uptake and utilization of nutrients means that more of what growers apply will actually get into the crops, resulting in less runoff and leaching, and less waste of a grower’s fertilizer dollar. Increased NUE also reduces the necessary amount of applied fertilizer to achieve the same crop yield, meaning the same performance/results can be achieved with a lower application rate of other products. With soaring nitrogen fertilizer prices, being able to maintain efficacy and results with a lower application rate is crucial.

*Source: Stratovation group teams with TFI, Ara and DCLRS to release benchmark study on Farmer Perceptions of agricultural biologicals. Stratovation Group. (2023, April 13)

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Courtenay Wolfe

CEO, FBSciences

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About FBSciences

FBSciences, acquired earlier this year by Valent BioSciences, is a global leader in the innovation and commercialization of climate-smart biorationals for agriculture. The company’s naturally derived, proprietary technologies are the foundation for its biostimulant, biopesticide, and crop nutrition product lines. FBSciences has proven that its technologies and products increase quality and nutrient density, improve stress mitigation and recovery, produce healthier plants and higher yields, and increase utilization of other crop inputs. In addition, the company’s sustainable products provide measurable benefits to the environment, including increased nitrogen use efficiency, leading to N2O emissions reduction, decreased nitrogen runoff, and reduced CO2 emissions by increased carbon sequestration. With an opportunity for meaningful impact on every managed acre, FBSciences is committed to harnessing the power of nature to transform agriculture globally. For additional information, visit and follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. . (PRNewsFoto/FBSciences, Inc.)

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