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Nutrient Stewardship

4R Designation

Help your grower customers get their acres counted


Sustainable farming is the future. In many cases, that future is already underway. 4R Nutrient Stewardship (Right Source @ Right Rate, Right Time, Right Place ®) lets the world know when food has been sustainably grown.

We want to demonstrate this to the world, by getting Canadian agri-retailers and crop advisors 4R Designated and counting millions of acres under 4R Nutrient Stewardship, to demonstrate how Canada is a leader in sustainable farming.

1. Education

Getting started is simple. Fertilizer Canada’s 4R Nutrient Stewardship three-part training takes an in-depth look at sustainable fertilizer principles, which earns a Certified Crop Advisers 5.5 continuing education credits.

Get Started

2. 4R Attestation

Submit the 4R Nutrient Stewardship attestation form to

3. Speaking to Your Grower Customer

Use the following resources to assist your growers in implementing 4R Nutrient Stewardship on their farms.

Provincial Templates

4. Get Your Acres Counted

Counting acres under the 4R Nutrient Stewardship framework is the best way to demonstrate to customers and stakeholders what our industry is doing to be forward thinking on sustainable agriculture.

Acre Report

Resources: Get the word out

Contact Us:

McKenzie Smith
Director, Stewardship & Regulatory Affairs 
Fertilizer Canada
T: (613) 786-3044

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