TFI Announces 2017 4R Advocates

Lizzy Schultz

The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) has named the 2017 4R Advocate winners, recognizing five farmer and retailer partnerships who are leading the way in implementing 4R Nutrient Stewardship practices on the farm. This year’s advocates farm 13,200 acres of land using 4R Nutrient Stewardship practices. “4R Nutrient Stewardship is a top priority for the fertilizer industry, which is committed to enhancing …

Ag Group, Award, Nutrient Management

Nitrogen Management Solutions from Agrium

Kelly Marshall

Temperatures across the U.S. have discovered winter, prompting growers to start thinking about next year, particularly when it comes to applying nitrogen. That’s where Scott Russell and Doug Akromas come in. They represented Agrium at the Trade Talk event at NAFB, a company that produces, markets and sells fertilizers. Nitrogen management is a big deal for a lot of reasons, …

ASTA, Audio, Nitrogen, Nutrient Management

Always Something New at Verdesian

Kelly Marshall

As Technical Development Manager at Verdesian Life Sciences, Todd Carpenter is responsible for phosphorous and potassium products, which is an exciting place to be, he says. “There’s new coming everyday!” Verdesian focuses on improving plant nutrition. “We do that through seed treatment inoculant products, through products that enhance nutrient usage efficiency in nitrogen and phosphorus and we’re working on potassium …

Audio, NAFB, Nutrient Management

Survey Highlights Illinois Nutrient Management

Kelly Marshall

USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), along with the Illinois Nutrient Research & Education Council (NREC) and Illinois Farm Bureau have released the latest Producer Survey.  The 2015 survey focused on questions relating to nutrient management and knowledge of  Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy (NLRS), as well as conservation practices like cover crops, edge-of-field practices, use of soil tests and erosion management.  Responses …

Ag Group, Nitrogen, Nutrient Management, USDA

Illinois FB and @GROWMARK Launch 4R4U

Cindy Zimmerman

The Illinois Farm Bureau Federation and affiliated county Farm Bureaus recently joined with GROWMARK and a number of FS companies to launch a program designed to demonstrate the efficacy of 4R nutrient stewardship practices at the local level. The 4Rs mean the right source of nutrient, at the right time, at the right rate, and in the right place. The …

Audio, FS System, Growmark, Nutrient Management

Soil Health Partnership Featured at Conference

Kelly Marshall

Several key organizations have gathered in St. Louis, Missouri this week to delve into soil health as a key element in carbon sequestration efforts.  “C-Quest: Charting a Course for Climate Research in Agriculture,” featured the Soil Health Partnership (SHP), a farmer-led initiative of the Nation Corn Growers Association.  Together with Monsanto Company, Washington University in St. Louis, Foundation for Food and …

Ag Group, NCGA, Nutrient Management, Soil Health Partnership

Illinois 4R4U Partnership Launched

Cindy Zimmerman

A partnership has been launched between the Illinois Farm Bureau and affiliated county Farm Bureaus, with GROWMARK and a number of FS companies, designed to demonstrate and investigate at the local level the impact and efficacy of 4R nutrient stewardship practices – the right source of nutrient, at the right time, at the right rate, and in the right place. …

FS System, Growmark, Nutrient Management

Verdesian Life Sciences Highlights Use of Phosphorous

Kelly Marshall

Key essential nutrients like phosphorous (P) will be an integral part of feeding 9 billion people by 2050, according to Verdesian Life Sciences and the International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI). All living things require this nutrient for life-sustaining processes, like energy storage. Studies from IPNI suggest P is being under-applied in significant portions of the U.S. Corn Belt. The issue …

Agribusiness, Nutrient Management

4R Nominations Due October 31

Kelly Marshall

The Fertilizer Institute deadline for the 4R Advocate program will be here soon.  Applications are being accepted until next Monday, October 31.  The program recognizes retailers and producers who are leading the way in 4R nutrient stewardship. “Our desire is to see widespread adoption of the 4R principles by growers across the nation in an effort to improve productivity and …

Ag Group, Nutrient Management

Alltech Mycotoxin Forecast

Jamie Johansen

Dr. Max Hawkins, Alltech nutritionist, is the one behind the scenes making sense of all the numbers and values collected from samples and creating the mycotoxin risk assessments. These assessments are sent out to the Alltech sales force and customer ensuring they get the most information back from a sample as possible. The World Dairy Expo was a perfect venue …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Corn, Forage, Nutrient Management, World Dairy Expo