By Fertilizer Canada
August 2, 2018

Key Findings of the Canadian 4R Research Network Demonstrate Canadian Fertilizer Industry’s Role in Sustainable Agriculture

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.

Following three years of extensive research engaging nine scientists across the country, the Canadian 4R Research Network quantified the economic, social and environmental benefits resulting from advanced fertilizer management systems under 4R Nutrient Stewardship, using the Right Source @ Right Rate, Rate Time, Right Place®. These results enable growers from regions across the country to confidently implement practices that will increase the profitability of their farms while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions, leaching of nutrients through the soil and impacts on surrounding water resources.

See the full research report here: Key Findings of the Canadian 4R Research Network

Voir l’intégralité du rapport de recherche français ici: Principales constatations Réseau de recherche 4B

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