AGRI-BRIEFS
  AGRONOMIC NEWS ITEMS
From Agronomists of the
Potash & Phosphate Institute
655 Engineering Drive, Suite 110
Norcross, Georgia 30092-2837
Phone (770) 447-0335

Fall 2004, No. 1

BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES FOR FERTILIZER

In agriculture, as in many other industries, science has determined best management practices—practices that ensure efficient use of resources and minimize impacts on the environment. They enable profitability for producers while guarding the public interest.

So, what specific practices are best for fertilizer? Managing fertilizer consists of applying the right product, in the right amount, at the right time, to the right place. If a set of management practices is to be considered “best”, all four considerations must be right.

The practices that apply specifically to fertilizer are numerous and technical. The complexity of the choices demands the involvement of qualified professionals. Seeking out a qualified crop adviser is an excellent way for a producer to adopt the best management practices that improve both profitability and accountability.

—TWB—

For more information, contact Dr. Tom Bruulsema, Eastern Canada and Northeast U.S. Director, PPI, 18 Maplewood Drive, Guelph, Ontario N1G 1L8, Canada. Phone: (519) 821-5519; E-mail: tom.bruulsema@ppi-ppic.org.

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