It is important to consider all nutrients sources applied to ensure crop nutrient requirements are met while optimizing plant nutrient uptake and reducing nutrient loss. The application of manure should be considered when developing a 4R Nutrient Management plan to cooperatively provide a crop with the Right Source and Right Rate of nutrients at the Right Time and in the Right Place.
Ontario has been a leader in nutrient management planning for crop production. The province has embraced 4R Nutrient Stewardship a valuable tool for meeting the province’s agricultural and environmental goals. 4R Nutrient Stewardship is a recognized part of the Ontario Government’s strategy to reduce nutrient runoff. The Ontario agriculture industry has proactively developed an industry-led 4R Certification program for agri-retailers which translates 4R Nutrient Stewardship into a set of auditable criteria.
Farmers know farming best. Make the most of your investment. Learn more about 4R Nutrient Stewardship at www.fertilizercanada.ca or connect with your local 4R Certified Agri Retailers or Certified crop advisor in your area for more information.
How to collect manure samples for nutrient analysis: