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Saskatchewan and Fertilizer Canada sign memorandum of co-operation

The Government of Saskatchewan and Fertilizer Canada have signed a memorandum of co-operation agreeing to work together on the ongoing implementation and adoption of fertilizer application practices using 4R Nutrient Stewardship (Right Source @ Right Rate, Right Time, Right Place).

"Healthy soil and crop nutrition are essential to crop production in Saskatchewan. The application of fertilizer using the 4R Nutrient Stewardship will help farmers continue to improve efficiency and grow more food," said Lyle Stewart, minister of agriculture, in a press release. 

The alliance will strengthen existing environmental stewardship by helping farmers to adopt science-based fertilizer application practices using 4R Nutrient Stewardship. This partnership will create awareness programs, enable collaboration with farmers in the province and implement communication strategies on sustainable best management practices, 4R demonstration farms, and web-based training materials, according to the release.