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It’s been a big year for fertilizer shipments

Fertilizer shipments of nitrogen and phosphorus reached record levels this year, says Fertilizer Canada, citing StatsCan data. Shipments of potash and sulphur were down slightly from near-record levels, for the year ended June 30. Shipments, based on nutrient content, reached record highs of 2.672 million tonnes of nitrogen, up two per cent from the year […] Read more

The anhydrous ammonia training video offers step-by-step instructions on hooking up and disconnecting a nurse tank.

Online training for safe handling of anhydrous ammonia fertilizer

The popular fertilizer is a toxic and highly corrosive gas that needs to be treated with great care

Farmers can renew their training on the safe handling and use of anhydrous ammonia fertilizer through a newly updated safety manual and video put out by Fertilizer Canada. Anhydrous ammonia is classified as a dangerous good under federal regulations. It bears the number 2.3 (8) — 2.3 means it’s a toxic gas while the (8) […] Read more


Ammonia nurse tanks won’t be idled, say groups

Farmers shouldn’t worry about their nurse tanks being sidelined this spring, say Fertilizer Canada and the Canadian Association of Agri-Retailers. Revised Transport Canada regulations came into effect earlier this year that increase the frequency of hydrostatic testing and visual inspection of ammonia nurse and applicator tanks. The rule change has the potential to sideline a […] Read more

Industry still looking for new NH3 tank rule break

Fertilizer Canada and the Canadian Association of Agri-Retailers (CAAR) say there will be enough anhydrous ammonia nurse tanks available to supply the fertilizer to farmers during this growing season. New Transport Canada regulations came into force Jan. 12, which affect the frequency of hydrostatic testing and visual inspection of ammonia nurse and applicator tanks and […] Read more