Switching gears today, guys. Instead of food and general ag information, I’m sending you to website where you can dig a little deeper into how and why the world uses fertilizers, and what we all must do to protect the environment.
When it comes to fertilizer, farmers are fairly large consumers. Yet, contrary to popular belief (read: any Google search about agriculture and the environment), farmers work very hard to be good stewards of the land.
Before applying chemicals, they go through extensive training and follow label directions. They employ conservation practices like no-till farming, remove land from production and set it aside for conservation, or even plant cover crops. They even utilize technology like precision planting and GPS technology to reduce waste on farms. And that’s not even all of it.
In other words, they do a lot. And they do it because they want to make sure the land is in good shape for the next generation of farmers.
But farmers aren’t the only ones who use nutrients. Homeowners, parks, golf courses and more all use nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium to keep lawns and landscapes healthy. All of those nutrients must be managed appropriately to keep the earth and water healthy.
So what role can you play? A good first step is to visit www.NutrientsForLife.org.
Nutrients for Life is a global organization consisting of members and collaborative partners that develops and distributes science-based materials to improve plant nutrient literacy, soil health knowledge and promotes fertilizer’s role in sustaining a growing population.
Spend some time on the Nutrients for Life website and you’ll know more than you ever realized you needed to know about managing fertilizer — and that’s a good thing.
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