Last month, the TFI Board of Directors approved a renewed five-year commitment to the North American 4R Research Fund for $6 million, a resolution approved in August 2017 by the Fertilizer Canada Board of Directors.
Since 2013, the industry has contributed $5.8 million toward 4R Nutrient Stewardship research that currently supports 25 projects in the United States and Canada. The fund has generated an additional $7 million in research funds by leveraging public and private dollars. The 4R Research Fund was established by Fertilizer Canada, The Fertilizer Institute (TFI), and the International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI).
Fertilizer Canada will be working to leverage this renewed funding with partners as well as federal and provincial governments towards research focused on the collection of nutrient management data that supports return on investment development, water quality in the Great Lakes and Lake Winnipeg regions with respect to Phosphorus run-off, and partnership development for communication strategies.
Today, each partnering association has issued a news release announcing the renewal of the fund to national media audiences. Read the full release here.