Implementation of 4R Nutrient Stewardship and the NERP in Alberta (Phase 2)

Canadian Fertilizer Institute II

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Across Alberta

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Fertilizer Canada is an industry association representing manufacturers, wholesale and retail distributors of nitrogen, phosphate, potash and sulphur fertilizers. Their mission is to be the unified voice of the Canadian fertilizer industry by promoting the responsible, sustainable and safe production, distribution and use of fertilizers.

Farming 4R Land Phase II builds on the producer engagement and economic analysis completed in the first phase of the project. The project goals are to develop implementation strategies for wide spread adoption of 4R Nutrient Stewardship (Right Source @Right Rate, Right Time, Right Place®) on the farm resulting in quantifiable GHG emission reductions from the use of NERP. The project included work with all stakeholders to raise awareness and increase 4R capacity in the grower community through training, providing templates and data management tools to ease accessibility.

The project:

  • Built a community of practice and engagement for all stakeholders including outreach to colleges and GHG-related buyers and offset providers
  • Provided the tools and resources for evaluation of 4R and NERP activities at the field level;
  • Measured the social, economic and environmental impact of the best management practice adoption; and,
  • Promoted the successes of participating demonstration farmers for recognition and advocacy in their community, within the region, amongst their peers and within the crop supply chain.

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ERA funded this project through the Biological GHG Management Program, administered by Alberta Innovates.