4R nutrient stewardship key to climate change fight

Politicians need to recognize proper fertilizer use can cut greenhouse gases and should make 4R Nutrient Stewardship part of their climate change strategy, says Fertilizer Canada. The 4R program encourages using the right type of fertilizer at the right rate in the right place at the right time.

It “not only increases economic performance for growers but reduces on-farm greenhouse gas emissions by up to 35 per cent,” said Garth Whyte, president and CEO of Fertilizer Canada. A recent survey found three out of five farmers are aware of the program, he added.

The Canadian Canola Growers Association wants to see 50 per cent of canola production acres under 4R by 2025.

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