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VLS Performance Guarantee

Frontier Coop and Verdesian Life Sciences understand there are many factors in agriculture that are out of your control. With all that uncertainty, we want you to know that you can count on Verdesian products to perform, and VLS backs them up with a yield increase guarantee. The guarantee is simple; use AVAIL® Phosphorus Fertilizer Enhancer and/or NutriSphere-N® Nitrogen Fertilizer Manager on your crops this coming season and if you don’t get increased yield at least enough to cover the cost of the AVAIL and/or NutriSphere-N VLS will cover the product(s) cost. We’re serious about being in this together and working to ensure you get the maximum return on investment. Meeting these qualifying criteria not only gives you peace of mind; it gives you the opportunity to have some fun in the sun!

Qualifying Criteria

  • The products must be used on new acres, those not currently treated with AVAIL and/or NutriSphere-N.
  • Submit completed enrollment form to your participating Ag Retailer Salesperson or Verdesian Sales Representative.
  • A check plot per field at least two passes wide, for each treated field; must be representative of entire field conditions. Size and total number of check plots per field/per grower to be determined on a case by case basis between Retailer, Grower, and Verdesian Sales Representative.
  • Check plot and treated acres must receive same fertilizer applications only difference being the AVAIL and/or NutriSphere-N.
  • Submit yield results (By December 1, 2018) from yield monitor map results (preferred) or scale tickets.


  • Program effective period: October 2, 2017 – December 1, 2018.
  • Completed enrollment forms must be sent in to Verdesian no later than June 30, 2018.
  • If the field is double cropped and only one fertilizer application applied, then both crops will be added together for yield benefit. 
  • Return on investment (ROI) will be determined using local market prices on day of harvest.
  • In the event of a verified claim, the participating retailer will provide the grower with a credit for the cost of the Avail and/or NutriSphere-N used or an equivalent amount of a free product the following crop season. Any claim must be submitted with all supporting information by December 1, 2018.
  • If the grower's crop is impacted by factors beyond Verdesian’s control (such as war, labor disputes (including strikes and lockouts), civil disorders, governmental acts, epidemics, quarantines, embargoes, fires, earthquakes, storms, pests, disease, drought, hail, or other acts of God) or if you fail to provide normal and customary care of your crops consistent with good agricultural practices for your crops and region, then this Verdesian Performance Guarantee shall not apply, Verdesian will have no further obligation hereunder, and you will not be entitled to make any claim under this Verdesian Performance Guarantee. Participants must promptly let Verdesian know of the occurrence of any of the foregoing events that adversely impacts their crops.

Yield Increase Contest

All growers participating in the Verdesian Performance Guarantee can be eligible for yield increase contest prizes.

  • The ten growers with the highest percentage yield increase will receive a prize.
  • To be eligible for contest prizes, growers must meet all performance guarantee qualifying criteria, and must submit a photo of crop development by June 30, 2018. Example of photo layout and required information will be provided at 
  • By participating in the yield increase contest, grower gives Verdesian Life Sciences permission to use submitted information and photographs in marketing and promotional materials.

Prizes for 10 Highest Percent Yield Increases

  • All 10 growers will receive a 75qt Orca Cooler (valued at $300).
  • The top three growers with the highest percent yield increases win a trip to Verdesian’s annual Pre-Treat to Retreat customer appreciation event. Each grower may bring one guest. Location to be determined. Pre-Treat to Retreat trip includes airfare, hotel, and meals. Trip valued at $5,000 per couple.

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