We are on a mission to spread the word on 4R Nutrient
Stewardship, using the right fertilizer source at the right rate, the right
time and in the right place. Don’t miss your opportunity to Learn and WIN!
The Fertilizer Institute (TFI), the International
Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI), Iowa State University and the United States
Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA/NRCS)
teamed up to create a set of online
learning modules for site specific nutrient management. Now we are offering you the chance to win by showing us what you know about 4R nutrient stewardship. Watch the “4R Module of the Month”, tweet us a fact you learned @4RNutrients using the monthly hashtag and you enter for a chance to win a $100 Visa gift card. One winner will be chosen at the end of each month.
April’s module is “Phosphorus” and the hashtag is #April4RFact. Access the modules at: 4R Educational Modules.
Congratulations to February’s winner Bailey (an Iowa State University student) and March’s winner Kelli (an agronomist for Nutra-Flo).
The free modules, located online, include downloadable
content, provide playable presentations with audio and contain links to
additional resource materials. The modules are ideal for individuals interested
in learning more about basic soil fertilizer, nutrient cycling and loss
pathways; and use of practices relative to source, rate, timing and placement.
Stakeholders addressing nutrient management on the farm, state and federal
nutrient policy, corporate food supply chain sustainability and agriculture
related conservation efforts will benefit from this knowledge.
Expanding knowledge to address site-specific nutrient
management takes time, but your efforts to utilize these concepts benefit your
customer, your organization and key stakeholders. Additionally, agriculture as
a whole benefits from a knowledgeable community of interested parties. We are
better served if individuals involved in state and federal nutrient policy,
corporate food supply chain sustainability initiatives, and non-government
organization conservationists have an improved understanding of nutrient use
concepts. The modules provide a solid knowledge base for individuals working
with growers as well as those stakeholders working in the area of environmental
quality and related policy.