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“Why are Sustane Natural Fertilizers specified for revegetation work in all climatic zones?”


Rapid Plant Establishment

  • Suståne fertilizers are long lasting and are weed free to promote native plants, grasses, and forbs establishment. Minimizing soil erosion and weed growth, and the need for repairs and re-seeding and the time required to achieve soil stabilization.

Low Environmental Impact

  • Organic nitrogen is released slowly to the plant, minimizing loss to the environment.
  • The longer N-release reduces energy requirements and labor vs. more applications of water-soluble synthetic fertilizers.
  • Suståne stimulates the natural cycling of nutrients and carbon between soil and plant.
  • Suståne reduces need for pesticides. Less pesticides reduce maintenance costs.
  • Suståne is biologically stable, pathogen free, will not reheat, will not combust, does not attract wild or domestic animals, birds or insects to establishment sites.


Low Carbon Footprint

  • Made from natural renewable agricultural resources, has a low carbon & green house gasses (GHG) footprint.
  • Suståne complies with regulatory mandate and exceeds most health & safety standards.
  • The Suståne process avoids the generation of more significant green house gasses such as methane and nitrous oxide.


  • With Suståne the energy required to transport is reduce 4:1 per kg. vs. wet compost.
  • Granulation simplifies handling allowing more accurate application of fertilizer. The product stays where it was applied.


Erosion Contol Brochure [pdf]


       As world demand for restoration of disturbed soil sites and the development of natural recreational areas increases, architects, planners and regulatory authorities look for design, inputs and management practices that will produce the best possible product with the lowest environ- mental impact. Today we now recognize and understand that the Environment is impacted, either positively or negatively, not only by inputs and management practices at the project location, but also at the source of manufacturing of the inputs selected. We all live in One World and it truly is a global community. How we manage our resources and manufacturing technologies in one part of the world, ultimately affects all other neighbors in the global community in one way or another.


Over 20 years ago Suståne was founded first on the basic premise of utilizing and refining renew- able agricultural resources that if poorly managed, might otherwise contribute to environmental issues that would require future generations to work harder to clean up. In the 1980’s Suståne and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency established new safeguards and techniques for recycling and redistribution of natural resources in the most environmentally benign way possible. The “Suståne” process became a consciously systematic way to better manage plant materials and agriculture’s rotation in the Nature’s carbon cycle. The Suståne composting and manufacturing process avoids production of serious greenhouse gasses like methane and nitrous oxide; and, utilizing Suståne products serve to augment native, ornamental, and agricultural crops’ capacity to naturally sequester and clean CO2 from our atmosphere.


       The resulting green product – the restored mine site, the new Green Roof, the highway right-of-way, the new landscape, the renovated sports pitch, the expanded park or newly opened golf course – ultimately grows into a verdant open space for all to enjoy and for generations to come. Over 20 years of applied research on Suståne natural fertilizers at over 100 universities and research facilities around the world have helped better define and understand how a new generation of organic and organic based fertilizers perform best in the growing zone; and serve to minimize any negative impact on our natural environment. It is our job and our responsibility to ensure that what we create and restore today is not only long lasting, beautiful to observe and enjoyable for all to experience …but also leaves our environment in a clean, safe and sustainable place for future generations to come.