Anuvia Plant Nutrients' GreenTRX for turf has received certification as a BioPreferred Product from the United States Department of Agriculture.
The USDA designation indicates that GreenTRX 16-1-2-17S-3Fe has a biobased content of 87 percent.
"The stringent multi-level application and testing process took months to complete and confirms that Anuvia’s product meets the USDA certification for a biobased product,” Anuvia director and senior vice president, research and regulatory affairs Jeff Burnham said. “Biobased products are derived from agricultural, marine and forestry materials–– materials not derived from petroleum."
The certification verifies that 87 percent of the carbon in GreenTRX comes from a biological source. This certification will allow Anuvia to use the USDA BioPreferred logo on product packaging and it will give the company preferential treatment as a supplier to federal agencies.
The goal of the BioPreferred program, created by the 2002 Farm Bill and reauthorized and expanded as part of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (the 2014 Farm Bill), is to increase the purchase and use of biobased products. Ultimately, the USDA hopes the program will spur economic development, create new jobs and provide new markets for farm commodities.
"Anuvia's sustainable environmentally friendly products are a great fit for this program," Anuvia CEO Amy Yoder said. "Innovative technology such as Anuvia's which uses biobased materials, reduces reliance on petroleum-based products and reduces negative environmental impact. This puts Anuvia in the forefront as federal agencies mandate that suppliers and their contractors purchase certified BioPreferred products."