Nutrient Use Efficiency (NUE)

Nutrient Use Efficiency (NUE) Grower Solutions from Verdesian Life Sciences


Alliance Ag & Grain helps farmers with sustainable efficiency and profitability though nutrient use efficiency (NUE) solutions supported by Verdesian Life Sciences. These solutions enhance crop uptake, reduce nutrient losses to the environment and improve yields. 


NUE is a measure of how well plants use available mineral nutrients. With tight margins, high input costs and unpredictable weather patterns, efficiency optimization is absolutely critical. Farmers need to pay close attention to enhancing soil fertilizer efficiency, and focusing on plant uptake and utilization using enhanced efficiency fertilizer (EEF) technologies that improve crop yields and quality by limiting nutrient loss by creating a nutrient use efficiency (NUE) plan.

To learn how to calculate a NUE metric for your crops and growing conditions and information on creating your own NUE plan, click here.

As a 4Rs Nutrient Stewardship Partner, Verdesian works with Alliance Ag & Grain to invest in science to discover and evolve NUE technologies for farmers. The 4R principles are built into the solutions that help farmers get the essential nutrients into and utilized by the plant as efficiently as possible without having the nutrients tied up in soil or lost to the environment. Click here for more information on Verdesian’s partnership with the Fertilizer Institute’s 4R Nutrient Stewardship.

Nutrient Use Efficiency Education – NUE University


NUE™ University is an online learning platform for farmers, crop advisers and retailers to learn about nutrient use efficiency (NUE) practices and technology, and how they can increase NUE, yield, crop quality and ROI for agricultural production.

For members of Alliance Ag & Grain, NUE University provides on demand learning modules on nutrient use efficiency technologies and NUE education from accredited university researchers, well-known agronomists, top crop consultants and many experts and authorities in agricultural production. Many NUE University learning courses offer Certified Crop Advisor CEU.

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