4R Nutrient Stewardship Summit
The annual 4R Summit, sponsored by The Fertilizer Institute, will be held in Des Moines, Iowa on June 11-12 to share effective nutrient stewardship tenets and practices. Farmers, scientists, manufacturers, field agronomists, state and federal government specialists, and non-profit organizations were among the 238 attendees at the third annual 4R summit. Also present were conservation organizations, such as The Nature Conservancy, the Conservation Technology Information Center and the National Association of Conservation Districts, collaborating to make farming more efficient, sustainable and profitable.
This multi-stakeholder effort champions stewardship and sustainability using "4R" Best Management Practices: applying the right fertilizer source at the right rate at the right time and in the right place. These science-based practices deploy the right types of fertilizers more efficiently, at precisely the most effective rate, time, and place. Many research efforts are underway to identify sustainability and profitability impacts of 4R practices, and the Summit provided an opportunity to hear directly from the experts on the outcomes of their work.
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3101 East Locust Street
Des Moines, IA 50309
This all-suite downtown Des Moines Embassy Suites has the privilege of being the closest hotel to the Iowa State Capitol campus. The hotel is situated among the trendy eateries and shopping of the Historic East Village and the nightlife of the Court Avenue Entertainment District.