• Second FS PARTNERS Site Achieves 4R Certified Status

    Fertilizer Canada is pleased to announce that FS PARTNERS (Delhi, ON) has passed the 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification audit. FS PARTNERS Delhi joins the growing list of agri-retailers to achieve 4R Certified status in 2019, including FS PARTNERS Drayton, AGRIS Co-operative Cottam and Stoney Point, Thompsons Kent Bridge, and Setteringtons. The 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification […]

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  • New 4R Certification Program Launches With Help of Major Ag Players

    Water quality is a topic near and dear to the hearts of those in Florida agriculture, and the announcement of a new Florida 4R Certification Program focusing on improving water quality is proof of that dedication. Announced at the first 4R Field Day on November 22 in Parrish, Florida, the Florida 4R Certification Program is […]

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  • 2020 4R Advocates Showcase the Economic and Environmental Benefits of 4R Farming

    The Fertilizer Institute has revealed the 2020 4R Advocates, five farmer and retailer pairs who have teamed up to turn the 4R Nutrient Stewardship principles into practice, yielding economic and environmental benefits on their farms. “For nine years we’ve been honoring the true champions of 4R Nutrient Stewardship – the farmers and retailers who take […]

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  • Nutrient Stewardship Council Announces Updates and Additions to 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program Standard

    The Nutrient Stewardship Council is pleased to announce updates to the 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program Standard requirements, to incorporate up-to-date research, technology and best management practices; and create greater transparency and efficiency for program participants. For more than five years, the 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program has been operating in the Western Lake Erie […]

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  • Luckey Farmers Facilities Achieve Year Three Certification in 4R Nutrient Stewardship

    Continuing their commitment to improving water quality in the Western Lake Erie Basin, Luckey Farmers, Inc. facilities in Berkey, Bradner and Graytown have achieved certified status for year three through the 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program. The voluntary certification program is a concentrated effort by the agriculture industry to significantly reduce and prevent applied nutrients […]

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  • Second AGRIS Co-operative Ltd. Site Achieves 4R Certified Status

    Fertilizer Canada announces that a second AGRIS Co-operative site at Stoney Point has passed the 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification audit. AGRIS Stoney Point joins AGRIS Cottam, FS PARTNERS, Thompsons Kent Bridge, and Setteringtons as part of the growing list of agri-retailers in Ontario to achieve 4R Certified status. The 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program is […]

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  • Western Lake Erie Basin Upcoming Events

    November 13 & 14, 2019- Water Management Association of Ohio Annual Conference.  Columbus, OH.  Registration. November 15, 2019-  Oak Openings Science Summit.  1:00 – 6:00 p.m. Contact ashlee.decker@tnc.org. November 19, 2019.  Lunch and Learn: Nutrient Handling BBQ.  Paulding, OH.  11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Registration by November 12. ovember 19, 2019.  Environmental Professionals Network:  The Future of Wildlife […]

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  • Managing Phosphorus for Yield and Reduced Edge of Field Losses

    By Greg LaBarge, CPAg/CCA, Ohio State University Extension A new factsheet highlights eight steps to reducing edge of field P losses while maintain soils for increase crop production. The Phosphorus Nutrient Management for Yield and Reduced P Loss at Edge of Field-AGF-509 (https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/agf-509) highlight practices that can be used to reduce edge of field losses […]

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  • Farmers want quantifiable results of conservation

    Ohio State University Extension works to get more farmers to participate in water quality efforts. Source: Ohio Farmer Skepticism, more than anything else, is keeping farmers from changing how they apply fertilizer to their fields, according to a behavioral scientist at Ohio State University. Many farmers question whether the conservation measures they are being asked […]

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  • Western Lake Erie Basin Upcoming Events

    October 4, 2019.  Wetland Treatment Train for Removing Nutrients from Farm Fields.  9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  Lenawee County, MI.  Tour Location. RSVP to asherjer@msu.edu.  Wetland Factsheet. October 7, 2019.  Timber Sales 101 & Woodland Management Workshop. Williams County Conservation League, 12813 County Road J in Montpelier, OH.    5:00 p.m. with pizza.  Call the Williams SWCD at […]

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