Deeper Dive Episode 3: Keeping Nutrients on the Field: Nutrient Optimization and Reducing Runoff

Larta Institute
March 25, 2021

Ideas, Energized: Deeper Dive Series

Presented by Larta and OCP North America
Hosted by Rodger Wasson of Farm to Table Talk

Episode 3 of Deeper Dive features Dan Poston, Director of Agronomy, Pivot Bio, and Jim Elser, Director, Sustainable Phosphorus Alliance. Nutrient management is a challenge in agriculture; when handled correctly, it can provide great benefit, but when mismanaged, it can result in serious consequences. Jim Elser, Director of the Sustainable Phosphorus Alliance, and Dan Poston, Director of Agronomy at Pivot Bio join host Rodger Wasson to discuss how innovation can play a key role in improved nutrient optimization and how nutrient efficiency and management can reduce nutrient runoff.

Themes: Sustainable agriculture, nutrient density, carbon capture, supply chain, social impact, rural development

Deeper Dive is a monthly limited series that will focus on the innovators and issues that are redefining global agriculture. Larta Institute has assisted and transformed over 6,000 early-stage innovations, working with entrepreneurs to help them achieve measurable goals and access specialized expertise through a unique network of industry experts and award-winning commercialization programs.  Larta also hosts the annual Ag Innovation Showcase, bringing together innovators, investors, and industry leaders  to  address today’s most pressing agriculture issues and to develop tomorrow’s solutions. Learn more by visiting or, and don’t forget to subscribe to Ideas, Energized for updates and new episodes.

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