TFI is proud to represent the commercial fertilizer industry in the United States; an industry that has a proud heritage. Our voice is powerful because of the strength of our membership — manufacturers, retailers, importers and others — who work together for a common cause. As an association, we are driven to provide the best results for our members and believe that every task undertaken must be accomplished accurately, expeditiously and economically.

4R Research Fund

At The Fertilizer Institute's (TFI) Fertilizer Marketing and Business meeting in February, a proposed 4R research fund was endorsed by TFI's Board of Directors. The research conducted in this program will establish sustainability indicators and environmental impact data, as well as provide needed support with a focus on measuring and documenting the economic, social and environmental  impacts of implementing 4R nutrient stewardship. To learn more about the program structure, the areas of focus for the research fund and the program funding mechanism, click here. If you have any questions, please contact TFI’s Director of Stewardship Programs Lara Moody at

Members Only Discounts on Resources

Fertilizer 101 Book

Fertilizer 101 serves as a tool for fostering a better understanding of fertilizer and its role in world food production, the environment and the global economy. This new book answers readers’ questions about:

  • Different types of fertilizer
  • How fertilizers are used
  • Information on the world’s fertilizer industry
  • Answers to commonly asked questions about fertilizers’ role in the environment

As a member of TFI, you can purchase your copy of Fertilizer 101 for $14.95. Download the order form to purchase your copy of Fertilizer 101. 

Commercial Fertilizers 2012

The 2012 edition of the Commercial Fertilizers report, a cooperative effort between The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) and the Association of American Plant Food Control Officials, has been finalized and copies are available for purchase.  Basic findings from the report show a 3.7 percent increase in U.S. fertilizer nutrient consumption to 22.478 million short tons for the fertilizer year ending June 30, 2012.  For additional information about the report’s findings and to place your order for a copy, please click below. 

Download the order form to purchase your copy of the Commercial Fertilizers report.