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  • ICYMI – TFI Responds to Hot Button Fertilizer Issues

    by Laura Kubitz

    July 18, 2014 Discussed (0)

    At TFI, our mission is to represent, promote and protect the fertilizer industry. One of the ways we do this is by effectively addressing issues that have a direct impact on you—our members. In today’s post, we highlight our most recent statements about critical industry issues.

    New Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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  • Partner News: IPNI accepting nominations for 2014 Science Award

    by Laura Kubitz

    July 10, 2014 Discussed (21)

    The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) is proud to be a part of a global network of organizations dedicated to responsible management of plant nutrition. Global food security isn’t an issue that can be solved by just one community or organization. In the interest of improving the lives of individuals worldwide, we’re pleased to occasionally share news from our partner organizations.

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  • Fertilizer Means Food: Improving Human Nutrition

    by Laura Kubitz

    July 1, 2014 Discussed (1)

    Food security goes beyond just having enough food. For people around the world to be truly healthy, they need access to a balanced diet that includes all of the essential nutrients – primary, secondary and micronutrients. We get the majority of our nutrients from the food we eat. Our food, in turn, gets its nutrients from the soil, but often what’s in the soil simply isn’t enough. That’s where fertilizer comes in.
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  • Fertilizer Means Food: Nourishing the Soil to Feed the World

    by Laura Kubitz

    June 19, 2014 Discussed (10)

    In 2013, approximately one of eight people in the world was suffering from chronic hunger and not getting enough food to lead an active life, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. As the world population is predicted to top 9.4 billion by 2050, the world’s food crisis is growing.

    To keep people around the world fed and healthy, global production of food will have to increase, and farmers will have to boost crop production in areas already cultivated.

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  • Fertilizer 101: Micronutrients

    by Laura Kubitz

    June 10, 2014 Discussed (6)

    Over the past few weeks, we’ve explored the various nutrients that boost plant production and keep people all over the world fed and healthy, including the Big 3 and enhanced efficiency fertilizers. This week, let’s take a look at the third category of essential crop nutrients: micronutrients. Micronutrients play a supporting role in overall plant health and development. Micronutrients promote essential plant processes and growth, which translates into nutrient-rich food for animals and humans. Read More »

  • Fertilizer 101: Enhanced Efficiency Fertilizers

    by Laura Kubitz

    May 23, 2014 Discussed (4)

    All over the world, researchers are striving to make advances in fertilizer technology that reduce losses to the environment and increase nutrient availability. One breakthrough was the development of Enhanced Efficiency Fertilizers (EEFs).  These advanced fertilizers give farmers another tool in their arsenal for achieving responsible nutrient stewardship.

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  • ResponsibleAg Seeks Program Manager

    by Laura Kubitz

    May 14, 2014 Discussed (5)

    A little over a year after the explosion in West, Texas, ResponsibleAg is now a reality. The website is live. The Board of Directors elected its chairman. A committee was created to oversee the development of technical content related to the program.  The next important step is to find ResponsibleAg’s program manager. 

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  • Fertilizer 101: The Big 3 - Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium

    by Laura Kubitz

    May 7, 2014 Discussed (2)

    It’s the earth’s cultivated cropland that keeps humanity alive and thriving. Plants provide food, fiber, housing and a host of other benefits, and fertilizer plays a key role in this process. As the world population is expected to exceed 9 billion by 2050, fertilizer will be needed more than ever to boost crop production to keep people fed and healthy.

    All growing plants need 17 essential elements to grow to their full genetic potential. Of these 17, 14 are absorbed by plants through the soil, while the remaining three come from air and water.

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  • 4R Research Fund Awards First Grants

    by Lara Moody

    April 30, 2014 Discussed (18)

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  • For the fertilizer industry, Earth Day is every day

    by Laura Kubitz

    April 22, 2014 Discussed (1)

    Nutrient Stewardship, TFI Updates

    On April 22, 1970, the first Earth Day was launched, sparking a worldwide environmental movement. During that first Earth Day celebration, more than 20 million Americans took to the streets and parks to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment.

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