On February 8, 2022, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Agriculture – along with collaborators including The Fertilizer Institute, the National Corn Growers Association, The Nature Conservancy and IFDC – hosted the Next Gen Fertilizer Challenges Showcasing Webinar.

Watch the videos from the webinar on this page to learn about selected recipients and companies from the Joint EPA-USDA Partnership and Competition on Next Gen Fertilizers to Advance Agricultural Sustainability in the U.S.

Learn more about the challenge here: https://www.epa.gov/innovation/next-gen-fertilizer-challenges.

Next Gen Fertilizer Challenges Showcasing Event: Solver Videos

Next Gen Fertilizer Innovations Challenge

Tier 1 Winners

Pursell Agri-Tech, LLC: Urea 2.0 with FortiCore

Aqua-Yield: Biodegradable Nano-Smart Fertilizer

Tier 2 Winners

Fertinagro Biotech International: Phosphate Liberation Booster – PhosphoActive

Verdesian Life Sciences: Eutectic mixture technologies

AgTec Innovations Inc.: Smart-N

Honorable Mentions

Institute of Experimental Botany, The Czech Academy of Sciences: Plant Growth Regulator, STATUS®

Swanson School of Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh: Sustainable Agrochemical Carriers (SACs)

Holganix LLC: Bio 800+

Brandon Bioscience: PSI® 362 Precision

EEFs: Environmental and Agronomic Challenge


Corteva Agriscience: Instinct NXTGEN

EuroChem: ENTEC

MicroSource, LLC: Hi-Test

Harrell’s LLC: POLYON®

Nutrien Premium Fertilizer Technologies: ESN® Smart Nitrogen

Pursell Agri-Tech, LLC: PurYield™

Renuvix LLC: Biobased CRF Coatings

SABIC Agri-Nutrients Company: SABIC BCRU

AgroLiquid: Pro-Germinator

CHS: Trivar

The Andersons, Inc.: Struvite DG (SmartPhos DG)

Timac Agro USA: Duo Maxx and Top-Phos

Verdesian Life Sciences: AVAIL

Next Gen Fertilizer Challenges Playlist