Sustainability

NorQuin Uses a Holistic, Principles-Based Approach to Farming Seeking to Strengthen Ecosystems.
Key Principles & NorQuin’s Approach to Regenerative Agriculture

Deep Understanding of Farm Operations & the Role Quinoa Plays

Quinoa promotes the growth of beneficial mycorrhizal fungi in the soil

Aids with improved uptake of nutrients for crops in following years such as phosphorus

Aids in restoring soil microbe flora

Minimal Soil Disturbance

Zero Till or Min Till

Crop Rotation

We work with growers utilizing a 4+ year rotation

Growers rotate between cereal crops, pulse crops, oilseed crops and others, increasing crop diversity helping increase soil microflora and health.

Keep Soil Covered

Our select growers that utilize intercropping / cover cropping practices in order to reduce inputs

Living Root Systems

Quinoa develops a deep tap root system that allows for Soil Aeration and Access to nutrients found deeper down for future crops

Our environment demands more sustainable sources for calories and protein; NorQuin delivers through its leading production efficiency and drought tolerant varietals.

NorQuin Wastewater Advantage

  • NorQuin uses a state-of-the-art process which conditions & processes seed without washing
  • NorQuin uses 5 litres of water per metric tonne vs South American processing which uses 500 litres of water per metric tonne.

Water Needs: Quinoa vs Other Crops

For every 1,000 acres of quinoa planted vs rice, 275 million gallons of water are saved — the equivalent of 417 Olympic-sized swimming pools.*

Average amount of water needed per growing season, per acre

47.2″ Alfalfa
22.6″ Rice (paddy) 21.7″ Sorghum, Millet, Barley, Oats, Wheat
16.7″ Pea
12.5″ Quinoa

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We drive creativity by developing innovative ingredients for your products. We know that your customers are constantly on the hunt for cleaner, healthier options. Chances are, we already produce quinoa in a format that’s tailored to your needs.