The Canola Council of Canada is offering incentives to growers to improve 4R Nutrient Stewardship on canola acres.
Shawn Senko, an agronomy specialist for the Canola Council of Canada, presented at Soils and Crops in Saskatoon, Sask., on the Canola 4R Advantage Program available to canola growers across the country.
The purpose of the 4R advantage program is to maintain and increase yield while reducing nitrous oxide emissions. The program is expanding 4R nutrient stewardship to improve fertilizer efficiency for the benefit of the grower and the land.
Senko states that the program funds best management practices including soil testing, enhanced efficiency fertilizers, preferred application, and field zone mapping.
To sign up for this program growers need to be working with a 4R certified agronomist through filling out the forms found on the Canola Council’s website. The next round of applications will be announced in April 2023, says Senko.
Senko says that the advantages of having a 4R plan is to help fund changes to nutrient management and ensure nutrients and resources are being used most efficiently.