BUFFER SUPPORT TOOLS BY SUSTAIN

WHAT ARE BUFFER SUPPORT TOOLS?
PROTECT LOCAL WATERWAYS AND HARVEST

We all want to keep nutrients and sediment where they belong — on farm fields. However, field runoff can wash away these crucial resources, ultimately hurting the surrounding waterways, biodiverisity and farm productivity. Structural and vegetative practices on the edge of crop and pasture fields, such as buffer strips, are one of the last lines of defense against sediment and nutrients leaving a field. That is why many farmers are looking to such practices to trap and treat water before it leaves the field and, in turn, help protect the surrounding natural resources.
TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS EXCLUSIVE TECHNOLOGY.

Agren® BufferBuilder allows farmers to work with a precision conservation planner to custom design field buffers that can help trap sediment while also maximizing their working cropland acres. With BufferBuilder, farmers can:
·    Distinguish areas of high sediment delivery
·    Target buffers to high sheet and rill erosion areas
·    Help protect water quality and access to productive land
·    Create a custom PDF plan of the buffer location
·    Receive a GIS layer compatible with other GIS software
 
HOW DOES IT WORK?

Utilizing site-specific management systems, soil condition and topographic information, BufferBuilder models the flow of water and sediment from row crop fields. This exclusive technology then identifies where filter strips would be the most effective and helps farmers properly determine and design the width needed along waterways.
BUFFERBUILDER SOFTWARE FROM AGREN KEEPS PRODUCTIVE ACRES IN PLAY
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USING BUFFER TOOLS ON THE FARM.

Working in complement with other precision agriculture tools and practices, BufferBuilder can help ensure the protection of natural resources and on-farm productivity. BufferBuilder is currently only available through Land O’Lakes SUSTAINTM. That kind of one-on-one support translates to more farmable acres and increased yield potential.
 
TAKE FEWER ACRES OUT OF PRODUCTION. WE TAKE CARE OF THE PAPERWORK.

When farmers choose to partner with the buffer experts from Land O’Lakes SUSTAIN, we deliver one-on-one answers to any unique questions about their operations. Additionally, our buffer experts assist farmers in completing their waiver form with the local soil, water and conservation district, and provide farmers with a shapefile to help keep as many productive acres in use. Putting our expertise to work allows farmers to focus on other growth opportunities. 

MAKING EVERY ACRE ITS BEST.

BufferBuilder is one of six tools in the SoilVantage suite from Agren® designed to support farmers in their sustainability journeys.

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The Land O’Lakes SUSTAIN goal is to support farmers with practical conservation practices that allow them to keep as many acres at top levels of production. To learn more about Land O’Lakes SUSTAIN or SoilVantage from Agren, contact your local SUSTAIN retailer or field staff representative.