Using Polysulphate to Lower the Carbon Footprint of Farming

New tools help more and more farmers and growers look for ways to reduce the environmental impact of their farms.

May 6, 2021
2 mins

As fertilizer usage is a contributor to the carbon footprint and environmental performance of a farm, we are pleased to be part of an international industry platform that helps farmers with the development and use of metrics for sustainable agriculture.

It’s Cool to Calculate

The Cool Farm Alliance has a clear mission: to enable millions of growers globally to make more informed on-farm decisions that reduce their environmental impact. The organization, of which ICL is a member, offers advice and initiates research that supports good farm management. It also offers the free-to-use Cool Farm Tool, which is an online greenhouse gas, water, and biodiversity calculator for farming.

Polysulphate Lowers the Carbon Footprint of Farming

There are an increasing number of initiatives to raise awareness of the farm inputs and management practices that have a positive effect environmentally – and help motivate farmers to choose and use them. This raised awareness is one of the factors encouraging more farmers to choose Polysulphate as a way to lower their carbon footprint, as Polysulphate fertilizer products have been found to have a lower carbon footprint than alternatives.

Communicating Positive Farm Environmental Progress Up the Food Supply Chain

There are numerous benefits of using Polysulphate, including improved crop yield, quality and returns on investment made in production. But the other results, such as contributing to overall improved farm environmental performance, are of interest to a rising proportion of food manufacturers, retailers and consumers who look to evidence from audits or accreditation for reassurance that the farmer or grower is practicing sustainable agriculture.