Innovative and Practical 4R Nutrient Management Strategies to be Highlighted in Virtual Field Day Event
WASHINGTON, March 8, 2021 – The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) and the Ohio 4R Nutrient Stewardship Council today announced the 2021 Field Day event will be held virtually on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, at 8 a.m. CST. The virtual field day will help agronomists, crop advisors, and producers better understand the benefits of nutrient stewardship and how to implement best management practices on their farms or with customers.
The field day, hosted by the 4R Field Day Alliance, provides practical demonstrations and education about implementing 4R practices. This year’s agenda offers an overview of the 4R program, a session on nutrient management for better yields and efficiency, and a discussion of the economics of the 4Rs. Participating certified crop advisors (CCAs) may earn three CEU credits for participating.
“While the principles of 4R Nutrient Stewardship are based in science, they are best demonstrated in a practical manner, such as the 4R Field Day,” said Corey Rosenbush, TFI president and CEO. “While we intend to host this event in person in the future, we hope this year’s virtual platform allows a larger audience the opportunity to benefit from this valuable information.”
The virtual field day will feature agronomists, farmers, and retailers who successfully use 4R nutrient management strategies. Additionally, equipment and technologies used to support these practices will be highlighted.
4R Nutrient Stewardship provides a framework to achieve cropping system goals such as increased production, increased farmer productivity, enhanced environmental protection and improved sustainability. To achieve these goals, the 4R concept incorporates the right fertilizer source at the right rate, at the right time an in the right place. The virtual field day continues the 4R commitment to support sustainability measures across all agricultural practices and society as a whole. 4R believes that in order to make the use of fertilizer sustainable it must support cropping systems that provide economic, social, and environmental benefits.
The event is free; however, advance registration for the 4R Nutrient Stewardship Virtual Field Day is required and is available by going to hbsound.com/4r.
Sponsors for this year’s event include The Fertilizer Institute, The Mosaic Company, Environmental Tillage Systems, the Ohio Nutrient Stewardship Council, and Corteva Agriscience.