Re: A Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan On behalf of Fertilizer Canada and our members, I would like to thank you for the opportunity to comment on A Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan. Our industry continues to collaborate with a diverse group of Ontario stakeholders to proactively develop and implement industry-led programming that aims to reduce nutrient loss and […]
A new report published by Fertilizer Canada, Key Findings of the Canadian 4R Research Network, highlights 10 scientifically-proven 4R Nutrient Stewardship Best Management Practices (BMPs) across a range of cropping systems from Atlantic Canada through to the Prairies amply demonstrating the universality of the 4R Nutrient Stewardship approach.
The purpose of this report is to present the findings of the Canadian 4R Research Network (also referred to as the ‘4R Research Network’). After a three-year independent research project engaging nine researchers across the country, the 4R Research Network has provided much needed scientific evidence to support the efficacy of the BMPs associated with […]
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The 4R Certification standards were created by the 4R Ontario Steering Committee in close collaboration with the Nutrient Stewardship Council, the Ohio Agri-Business Association and The Fertilizer Institute in the U.S. to ensure alignment between cross-border efforts to implement 4R Nutrient Stewardship and minimize nutrient losses under the 4R Certification Program.
From 2012 to 2016, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) funded Fertilizer Canada’s project “Utilizing 4R Nutrient Stewardship to reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions from the application of fertilizer and other Crop Nutrients” under the Agricultural Greenhouse Gases Program (AGGP), delivering research and extension of 4R Nutrient Stewardship as a framework to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.
The Canadian 4R Research Network, a group of nine leading Canadian researchers, are collecting agronomic data which demonstrates the benefits of 4R Nutrient Stewardship to improve farmer economics, feeding the world, and protecting the environment. The findings are a result of $1.1 million in funding towards the Fertilizer Canada’s (formerly the Canadian Fertilizer Institute’s) project […]