REGISTRATION OPEN FOR THE FERTLIZER INSTITUTE’S ANNUAL 4R SUMMIT IN INDIANAPOLIS
WASHINGTON, April 29, 2016 – The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) today announced it is hosting the annual 4R Summit, which will be held June 14-15, 2016, in Indianapolis, Ind. The Summit provides opportunities for those interested in nutrient management and stewardship to learn more about the 4R Nutrient Stewardship program and hear from a broad range of 4R stakeholders, including growers, retailers, government partners, researchers, and others, about 4R Nutrient Stewardship efforts and impacts.
“As environmental concerns and the demand for food continue to grow, so does our understanding of the best agricultural practices needed to overcome these challenges,” said Chris Jahn, TFI President. “I encourage those who are interested in how the fertilizer industry is working with stakeholders to improve nutrient stewardship, increase agricultural productivity, and minimize impact to the environment to attend this year’s summit.”
This year’s summit will showcase the broad range of work occurring around the implementation of the 4R principles. Participants will hear from speakers about in-field implementation of the 4R principles, agribusiness involvement, government- and non-governmental organization-supported initiatives, and details on projects funded through the 4R Research Fund. The schedule this year will also feature concurrent breakout sessions, offering participants a choice of speakers and topics.
The 4R Summit will be held in downtown Indianapolis at the Hilton Indianapolis, and a block of rooms is available at a group rate. Registration and hotel reservation information is available online, along with a copy of the summit agenda.
Fertilizer is a component of sustainable crop production systems, and the fertilizer industry recognizes the need to efficiently utilize these nutrients. The 4R philosophy is an innovative and science-based approach that offers enhanced environmental protection, increased production, increased farmer profitability, and improved sustainability. The concept is to use the right fertilizer source, at the right rate, at the right time, with the right placement.
To help address this challenge, TFI works with the International Plant Nutrition Institute, the International Fertilizer Industry Association, and the Fertilizer Canadato advance the 4R nutrient stewardship initiative.