4 R’s of Environmental Stewardship

The International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) issued a video this week explaining how farmers can practice conservation methods to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This mainly pertains to the application of nitrogen, which is one of the most widely used and needed fertilizers in the world.

The 4 R’s: applying fertilizer at the (1) Right source at the (2) Right rate, (3) Right time, and (4) Right place.

The 4 R’s are a core strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while supporting agriculture’s ability to meet the world’s production needs in a sustainable manner. The IPNI shows how social, economical and environmental goals can be enhanced through the adoption of these practices.

Agricultural producers are becoming more in touch with the need to conserve their resources while reducing their input costs and environmental footprint.  With the world population expected to double by 2050, it is becoming more apparent that farmers must meet the demand by producing more with less.

Through the use of science, precision agriculture and technology, farmers are gearing up to meet the demand of the environment and mouths to feed.

Watch and see how a new form of conservation based stewardship is rewriting the handbook of agricultural practices.