Our Focus Stewardship

4R Designation

4R Designation provides recognition for farmers who complete and apply 4R Nutrient Stewardship grower plans.

Help your grower customers get their acres counted

4R Designation – Offering Sustainable Solutions

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.

4R Designation eLearning

2. 4R Attestation

Submit the 4R Nutrient Stewardship attestation form to 4rdesignated@fertilizercanada.ca.

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3. Speaking to Your Grower Customer

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

4R Guidance Tables

4R Grower Plan

Provincial Templates

4R Nutrient Stewardship Planning Guide (Manitoba)

4R Nutrient Stewardship Planning Guide (Saskatchewan)

4R Nutrient Stewardship Planning Guide (Alberta)

4R Nutrient Stewardship Planning Guide (Prince Edward Island)

4R Nutrient Stewardship Planning Guide (New Brunswick)

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.

Count Your Acres Under 4R Nutrient Stewardship

Complete the 4R Acre Form below to get your grower acres counted and help demonstrate why Canada is a leader in sustainable farming.


  • Crop being advised under 4R Nutrient Management Plan



  • Information for Special Recognition (Optional)


  • Approval by 4R Agronomist

    By signing this Repository form and based on my professional judgement as P.Ag and CCA, I verify that the principles of the 4R Nutrient Stewardship have been reviewed and the grower’s nutrient management as discussed is consistent with the the principles of 4R Nutrient Stewardship.


  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

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