• Farmers Team Up with Conservationists to Reduce Nutrient Runoff

    Experts at the Understanding Harmful Algal Blooms conference stressed the importance of collaboration between conservationists and farmers. The project manager of Blanchard River Demonstration Farms Network says it’s in the best interest of farmers to start making changes in how they fertilize their fields and get rid of manure. Farmer Aaron Heilers is on a mission to make […]

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  • Centerra Coop Loudonville Achieves Year Two Certification in 4R Nutrient Stewardship

    Continuing its commitment to improving water quality in the Western Lake Erie Basin, Centerra Coop Loudonville facility has achieved certified status for year two 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 from running off fields, which […]

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  • Research, Technology Highlighted at 4R Technology Review Field Day

    The 2017 4R Technology Review Field Day brought together more than 90 retailers, farmers and other interested parties to learn about agriculture’s continued efforts to improve water quality in the Western Lake Erie Basin and waterways across Ohio. The event was held by the Ohio AgriBusiness Association, in partnership with The Fertilizer Institute, Environmental Tillage […]

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  • Crop Production Services Delphos Facility Certified in 4R Nutrient Stewardship

    The 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program has announced that the Crop Production Services Delphos facility has been added to its growing list of nutrient service providers to achieve certified status. The voluntary certification program, now in its fourth year, is a concentrated effort by the agriculture industry to significantly reduce and prevent applied nutrients from running […]

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  • Helena Chemical Company Continental Facility Certified in 4R Nutrient Stewardship

    The 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program has announced that the Helena Chemical Company Continental facility has been added to its growing list of nutrient service providers to achieve certified status. The voluntary certification program, now in its fourth year, is a concentrated effort by the agriculture industry to significantly reduce and prevent applied nutrients from running […]

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  • Weather Affects the Gulf Hypoxic Zone, but it Doesn’t Mean Ag’s Hands Are Tied

    Research and experience tell us there is a delicate balance between sufficient fertilizer to make a crop and excess fertilizer resulting in environmental loss. The complexities of managing a system with biological, physical and chemical properties are confounding. And water “aka rain” – whether too little, just right or too much – creates even more […]

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  • Call for 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program Auditor Applications

    The Nutrient Stewardship Council, on behalf of the 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program, seeks to contract with consultants as 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program Auditors. The 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program was officially launched on March 18, 2014, and includes specifications for best practices for nutrient management for nutrient service providers in and around the […]

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  • Nester Ag Achieves Year Two Certification in 4R Nutrient Stewardship

    Continuing its commitment to improving water quality in the Western Lake Erie Basin, Nester Ag, LLC in Bryan, Ohio has achieved certified status for year two 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 from running off […]

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  • Nutrient Stewardship Council Chairwoman Receives Women in Agriculture Award

    A pioneering state conservation officer and a leading advocate for sustainable farming have been named winners of the 2017 Women in Agriculture awards presented by Purdue Extension. The awards were presented Thursday (Aug. 17) as part of the lieutenant governor’s Celebration of Agriculture program during the Indiana State Fair. Carrie Vollmer-Sanders, nutrient strategy manager for The Nature Conservancy’s North […]

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  • Nitrogen Nominations Open For 4R Advocates

    The 4R Advocate program recognizes farmers and retailers who are doing excellent work implementing the principles of 4R Nutrient Stewardship across their farm(s). The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) is now accepting nominations for the 2018 4R Advocate program. Program details and online application form are available at nutrientstewardship.org/advocates/become-an-advocate/. Application includes: details and supporting materials about your 4R […]

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