As 4R Nutrient Stewardship (Right Source @ Right Rate, Right Time, Right Place®) gains recognition in Canada and internationally as a best practice for on-farm nutrient management, growers are increasingly turning to agri-retailers and their CCAs for advice on implementing the program on their own acres. In fact, 56 per cent of farmers in 2016 said they rely on their local agri-retailer for information on the 4Rs.
Fertilizer Canada’s voluntary 4R Designation program allows CCAs to formally align their practices with the principles of 4R Nutrient Stewardship and provide farm customers with in-demand information, including 4R Nutrient Management Plans.
Becoming a 4R Designated CCA is simple. Fertilizer Canada is hosting a free one-stop workshop during the 2018 CAAR Conference, delivered by Dr. Dan Heaney.
Garden South Room, Hilton Garden Inn
90 22 St E, Saskatoon, SK
Feb. 13, 2018
12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Lunch is provided. Register at fertilizercanada.ca/events.
The 4R Designation program not only allows CCAs to provide farmers with reliable access to information on 4R Nutrient Stewardship implementation, but it also plays a role in quantifying the rise of sustainable farming in Canada. Acres managed by 4R Designated CCAs will be counted under Fertilizer Canada’s goal of capturing 20 million 4R acres by 2020.
Fertilizer Canada is hosting an additional free 4R Designation workshop in Winnipeg on Feb. 16 for those unable to attend the CAAR Conference. Registration details are available at fertilizercanada.ca/events.