FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 21, 2020
OTTAWA, ON – Ontario farmers, agronomists, students, and agri-retailers can now take a region-specific course on utilizing 4R Nutrient Stewardship best management practices on provincial soils.
“Fertilizer Canada is committed to providing training materials to ensure those using 4Rs have the most up-to-date information for applying the Right Source @ Right Rate, Right Time, Right Place® under Ontario conditions,” said Garth Whyte, President & CEO of Fertilizer Canada. “The principles underpinning 4R Nutrient Stewardship can be applied in any geographical location and farming system and encompasses highly effective fertilizer best management practices that help farmers feed our growing population and replenish nutrients in the soil.”
Fertilizer Canada in partnership with the Ontario Agri Business Association (OABA), Grain Farmers of Ontario (GFO), the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA), the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) and the Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario (CFFO) promote the sustainable use of nutrients for the benefit of producers and society. 4R Nutrient Stewardship training courses encompass the regional and science-based knowledge needed to optimize nutrient use efficiency and economic return at the farm.
The sustainable use of fertilizer products is a top priority for Fertilizer Canada. In addition to providing several training resources in the form of videos and online eLearning courses for various audiences from farmers to first responders. Students wishing to obtain a certificate of completion must complete the exam at the end of the training modules. Certified Crop Advisors (CCA’s) can also receive 2 Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) in Nutrient Management from completion of the 4R Nutrient Stewardship in Ontario course exam.
Farmers, agronomists, students, and others living in Ontario, interested in getting the most up-to-date training can find the 4R Nutrient Stewardship in Ontario course for free at elearning.fertilizercanada.ca.
Fertilizer Canada represents manufacturers, wholesale and retail distributors of nitrogen, phosphate, potash, and sulphur fertilizers. The fertilizer industry plays an essential role in Canada’s economy, contributing $24 billion annually and over 76,000 jobs. As the unified voice of the Canadian fertilizer industry, Fertilizer Canada works to promote the safe, responsible, and sustainable distribution and use of fertilizer. Please visit fertilizercanada.ca.