Saskatchewan extends 4R nutrient stewardship agreement

The Government of Saskatchewan has signed on for another three years with the 4R nutrient stewardship program with Fertilizer Canada.

This extension will allow the province to continue to develop and deliver continued education, training, and expansion of the program.

4R stewardship is a fertilizer management strategy that focuses on the 4Rs: the right form, at the right rate, at the right time, and in the right place. The goal is to enhance environmental sustainability for producer operations by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, while maintaining or increasing crop production.

“Saskatchewan is a champion of 4R Nutrient Stewardship, and each year more of our producers are strengthening their operations and our agriculture industry by adopting proven best practices such as this one,” says David Marit, Saskatchewan agriculture minister. “Cooperating with Fertilizer Canada is a powerful way to encourage more producer participation, driving growth and, most importantly, increase environmental sustainability solutions, farm-by-farm, across the province.”

Saskatchewan accounts for 46 per cent of all 4R-designated acres in western Canada.