California almonds have never been more popular, which is why they wanted to make a big statement with their sustainability practices, specifically nitrogen budgeting. By applying nitrogen fertilizers in amounts that exceed what the tree can take up, it is not only costly, but those nitrates can move through the soil beyond and the root zone potentially leaching into and contaminating groundwater.
To prevent such events that from happening, JVF worked in partnership with SureHarvest, the leader in farm management software to build the new tool. SureHarvest provided us with all of the requirements and guidelines for the nitrogen budgeting program management process and we worked closely with them to fine tune the overall online experience. We then implemented their logic, using our proven techniques, which resulted in a powerful, cloud based, agribusiness sustainability software used to improve nitrogen management concerning almond trees.
In the featured YouTube video from the California Almonds, you will learn about the sustainability management software that is now available online for almond growers. The tool allows growers to calculate their nitrogen fertilizer needs throughout the season, adopting cost-effective and environmentally responsible practices. All of the almond trees needs are based on yield estimates, leaf sampling results, and nitrogen already available.
Sustainable almond farming utilizes production practices that are economically viable and are based upon scientific research, common sense and a respect for the environment. Through the use the management software, we enable growers to improve their yields, reduce input costs, meet regulatory requirements, and maintain environmental stewardship. By improving the almond trees nitrogen management, growers will continue to be able to produce plentiful, nutritious and safe food almond colonels that we all love to eat.
With the increasing variety of farming management software available to you, how do you decide which system best fits your farming operation? The SureHarvest whitepaper provides a sample request for information as guidance for evaluating which farming data management system will be most relevant to your needs.
SureHarvest provides a full set of solutions for growers and agrifood companies pursuing sustainability strategies through farming management software, sustainability management software, sustainability consulting services and third-party sustainability certification throughout the agrifood supply chain. To evaluate and determine which farming management software system is right for your business, complete the form located on the SureHarvest download page. Once completed you will be prompted to download the SureHarvest whitepaper. This whitepaper is a comprehensive tool for designing a request for information to submit to vendors that will give you a way to evaluate which products will best serve your needs for farming data management and decision-analysis.
Since 1999, SureHarvest has helped growers farming a total of over 300,000 acres to improve profitability by increasing efficiencies, enhancing product quality and practicing environmental stewardship. While many farmers keep good records of their farming activities, SureHarvest provides a workflow process to improve efficiencies and decision-analysis reports to measure if farming practices are yielding intended results and achieving economic sustainability.
Website Launch Announcement
“SureHarvest is creating the ‘sustainable currency’ for the agrifood marketplace. We make sustainability quantifiable so that it can be measured, valued and rewarded. We seek practical, scientific solutions to resource use. Ultimately, our aim is to enable you to stay profitable.”
Dublin, CA February 13, 2009 – The agrifood industry has come a long way toward embracing sustainability since SureHarvest was first founded in 1999 by Dr. Jeff Dlott. SureHarvest believes in first measuring, and then rewarding growers for producing public benefits like cleaner water and air, job opportunities, and vibrant communities. SureHarvest sets out to design the knowledge and technology systems needed to create a sustainable currency, while exchanging environmental and social benefits in the agrifood marketplace.
Through the use of the World Wide Web, SureHarvest plans to reach stakeholders throughout the agrifood industry. SureHarvest’s vision of a marketplace based on a sustainability currency is here. With its scientific knowledge, practical know-how, trusted reputation and comprehensive software tools, SureHarvest enables growers and food companies to compete in the expanding sustainability marketplace.
“As your company grows, so should its presence on the web.” said Jason Franco, President of JVF Consulting, LLC. SureHarvest is taking the necessary steps to ensure their success on the net, with the assistance of JVF Consulting.
Powered and monitored by JVF Consulting, LLC, the SureHarvest website can be found at https://www.sureharvest.com
SureHarvest is a leading provider of software and services for growers and agrifood companies pursuing sustainability strategies, by offering sustainability management software, farming management software, consulting services and third-party certification. Six of the top 12 U.S. wine companies use SureHarvest software to manage their vineyards. SureHarvest Farming MIS is used by growers farming a cumulative 300,000 acres. SureHarvest’s Sustainability MIS powers the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance’s sustainability performance management system that confidentially houses self-assessment data from 1,026 vineyards and 230 wineries (www.sustainablewinegrowing.org). Dr. Dlott is a co-founder of the Stewardship Index for Specialty Crops, an initiative to develop a system for measuring sustainable performance throughout the specialty crop supply chain (www.stewardshipindex.org).