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CHN Method, a revolutionary approach to nitrogen fertilization for Farmers.

Combining cutting-edge technologies and innovative agronomic practices is crucial in making agriculture more sustainable and resilient against climate change. Farmstar has been a leading solution in the French market for over 25 years and stands out as a flagship example of this evolution. Now, it is introducing the CHN method to its service, a new way to help farmers use nitrogen fertilizers smarter. This enhanced service will enable farmers to better manage their crops and contribute to the fight against climate change.

The CHN Method 

At the core of Farmstar now lies the CHN method, a revolutionary approach to nitrogen fertilization advisory developed by Arvalis – Institut du végétal. The CHN method functions like a smart tool, continuously assessing the needs of plants for its growth. It works interactively, integrating the nitrogen inputs provided by the farmers to determine the nitrogen requirements for their crops more accurately and efficiently. Trial results conducted in 2023 

show that implementing the CHN method has led to an average reduction of 12 kg/ha (Arvalis source) in applied nitrogen doses while maintaining optimal agronomic yields. This not only reduces production costs for farmers but also contributes to more sustainable resource use by limiting water pollution risks and preserving soil quality in the long term.

What Farmstar does:

Farmstar uses high-resolution satellite data and advanced agronomic models to provide farmers with accurate information on crop growth, plant health and input requirements, enabling them to make informed decisions throughout the crop cycle. From crop planning to yield management, Farmstar provides powerful fertilization advice to optimize agricultural practices and maximize productivity while reducing environmental footprint. Over 13,000 farmers in France use Farmstar every year, covering 700,000 hectares of land in France.

Financial Benefits and Reduction of CO2 Emissions:

The benefits of the CHN method extend beyond agronomic aspects, offering a significant potential of financial advantages for farmers and making a substantial contribution to combating climate change. At the scale of Farmstar, the application of the CHN method could result in significant nationwide savings by reducing the amount of nitrogen applied to fields. Extrapolating these savings, millions of euros could be saved annually by the farming community using the CHN method. Furthermore, by reducing the amount of nitrogen applied, the CHN method also contributes to a significant reduction in CO2 emissions associated with nitrogen fertilizer production. For instance, applying the CHN method across the current Farmstar hectares would lead to a massive reduction of annual CO2 emissions, making a significant impact in the fight against climate change.

In conclusion, Farmstar and the CHN method represent a powerful combination of technological innovation and sustainable agronomic practices, offering considerable economic and environmental benefits for farmers and society as a whole. By integrating these technologies into agricultural practices, society is better equipped to tackle the challenges of climate change and create a more sustainable future for agriculture.