Nature-based solutions for sustainable crop production

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Nutrient Efficiency

On a mission to reduce
30% of global fertilizer use

Soil That Serves Our Climate, Communities and Ecosystem

Imagine removing 200 million cars from our roads. That is the potential of SOURCE.

While nitrogen and phosphorus are essential nutrients for crops, overuse of synthetic fertilizers has significant impacts on the environment and the health of local populations. Between production, transportation, runoff, leaching, and emissions, fertilizer takes a large toll on the planet.

SOURCE offers a solution. By activating the soil microbiome, SOURCE allows growers to easily reduce fertilizer use, without sacrificing yields.

  • LESS fertilizer

    Reduce fertilizer application by up to 25 lbs per acre


    Reduce N2O emissions (300x more potent than CO2)


    Reduce nitrate pollution


    Reduce aquatic deadzones

Programs in Sustainability

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Nitrogen Reduction Pilot Program

Offering growers a product that improves return on investment and environmental impact is one of the key values of SOURCE.

That’s why we have invited a select group of growers to participate in a nitrogen reduction pilot to demonstrate SOURCE’s ability to replace 25 lbs or more of nitrogen per acre and maintain yield, all at no risk to the grower.

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Carbon Credits

We believe all farmers deserve their due. That’s why we are partnering with Shell to measure SOURCE’s impact on agricultural GHG emissions.

Together, we have launched a feasibility study to explore offsetting and monetizing the reduction of farm-level N2O emissions, a gas with a warming potential 300x that of CO2.

The study lays the foundation for growers to sell carbon credits, incentivizing nitrogen reduction across the country and providing growers with another revenue stream.


Improved produce
for a healthier planet

On-Demand Breeding. On Demand Solutions.

With on-demand breeding, we are able to grow better tasting, more nutritions, planet- friendly produce in months instead of years, all without changing the plant’s DNA.

  • Food waste

    With improved longevity and durability, produce lasts longer and contributes less food waste.


    Expanded growing conditions means greater drought tolerance and resilience to a changing climate.


    Strengthened disease resistance allows for crops that require fewer chemical inputs.

Our Partners

The Nature Conservancy
Field to Market
U.S. Farmers & Ranchers in Action