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4R Nutrient Stewardship

4R Nutrient Stewardship


Sustainable Farming is the Future

Sylvite is working towards becoming a 4R Designated agri-retailer. The 4Rs of Nutrient Stewardship are becoming increasingly important within the agriculture industry, so a priority for us is that every product recommendation and application will ensure environmental sustainability. The many benefits of implementing the 4R program show farmers that sustainability and profitability can go hand in hand.

Sustainable use of fertilizer has social, economic and environmental benefits.


What is 4R Nutrient Stewardship?

Fertilizer is an important input for farmers providing nutrients to plants that are not readily available in the soil, helping farmers to foster plant growth and increase yields.

4R Nutrient Stewardship balances farmer, industry, and government goals to improve on-farm economics, crop productivity and fertilizer efficiency while benefiting the environment.
 

Why are the 4Rs important?

The Ontario agriculture industry is committed to working towards the long term improvement of the Great Lakes water quality. By supporting the need to protect and restore the ecological health of the Great Lakes, we are committed to being a part of the solution to ensuring the Great Lakes remain “drinkable, swimmable and stable.” The industry recognizes the potential for regulations, the importance of environmental stewardship and its role in ensuring the proper use of fertilizer.

Additionally, end-use customers are starting to demand that steps be taken to prove the agricultural industry is committed to sustainable practices.

If you have questions about how the 4Rs will affect you and your business, or you have questions about Nutrient Stewardship, contact us today.