Ohio 4R Advocates Featured on Youtube

Taylor TruckeyFertilizer, Nutrient Management, sustainability

fert instituteThe Fertilizer Institute recently featured Bill and Chris Heintz, owners of Heintz Farms near Lakeview, Ohio, and Kevin Doseck, Crop Production Services out of Botkins, Ohio, in a new 4R Field Report, recently released on YouTube.

The Heintzes, along with Doseck, work to implement 4R Nutrient Management practices on their more than 20,000 acres of farmland. “It’s important to maximize production while minimizing environmental impact,” Bill says. “This is just one aspect of management the 4Rs address.”

The Heintzes and Doseck were honored earlier this year as one of only five farming operations to be named 4R Advocates by The Fertilizer Institute and its 4R Nutrient Stewardship Program.

The 4R Nutrient Management key practices are:
– Right source: match fertilizer type to crop needs
– Right rate: match the amount of fertilizer to crop needs
– Right time: make nutrients available when crops need them
– Right place: keep nutrients where crops can use them

The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) is the leading voice of the nation’s fertilizer industry. Tracing its roots back to 1883, TFI’s membership includes fertilizer producers, wholesalers, retailers and trading firms. TFI’s fulltime staff, based in Washington, D.C., serves its members through legislative, educational, technical, economic information and public communication programs. Find more information about TFI online at TFI.org and follow us on Twitter at @Fertilizer_Inst. Learn more about TFI’s nutrient stewardship initiatives at nutrientstewardship.org and on Twitter at @4rnutrients.