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Using Fertilizer on Your Spud Fields Sustainably – A Spud Smart Roundtable Webinar & Podcast

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With more potato processing companies pushing for regenerative agriculture and other sustainable growing practices you may be wondering how the fertilizer you use is affected? In this webinar experts from the fertilizer industry explain how you can use fertilizer sustainably on your farm.

Experts from the fertilizer and potato industries take you through the 4R Nutrient Stewardship Program and share information on what you can do on your farm to use fertilizer in a more sustainable way.

  • What is Fertilizer Canada’s 4R Nutrient Stewardship Program?
    • It’s a sustainable farming program that teaches growers to use fertilizer at the right source, at the right rate, at the right time, in the right place. Growers can earn a 4R Designation by completing and applying 4R Nutrient Stewardship grower plans. In this webinar we dive deeper into what the program all includes and if it’s a right fit for your farm
  • What role does the Potato Sustainability Alliance (PSA) play in fertilizer usage?
    • The PSA is an organization focused on defining, measuring, and advancing potato sustainability. It includes members from the grower level all the way up to international companies, including fertilizer companies.
  • Why is correct fertilizer usage important for growing potatoes?
    • Proper nutrient delivery is critical for maximized yield and quality in potatoes, which is done through applying fertilizer to your fields. How do you maximize production while applying fertilizer in a sustainable way? In this webinar experts shared tips on fertilizing your spuds while keeping the environment in mind.

Speakers


Erika Wagner,
Potato crop manager at Yara North America

Wagner is in charge of all things potato at Yara North America, and during this webinar she shares insights on how to use fertilizer more sustainably on your farm. Proper nutrient delivery is critical for maximized yield and quality in potatoes, which is done through applying fertilizer to your fields. Wagner explains how you can maximize production while applying fertilizer in a sustainable way.


John Mesko, Executive director of the Potato Sustainability Alliance (PSA)

Mesko runs the PSA and in this webinar he shares information on how they work with the potato industry to keep sustainability in mind when it comes to fertilizer application. The PSA is an organization focused on defining, measuring, and advancing potato sustainability. It includes members from the grower level all the way up to international companies, including fertilizer companies. Mesko explains how fertilizer companies work with the PSA to reach their sustainability goals.


McKenzie Smith, Director of stewardship and regulatory affairs at Fertilizer Canada

Smith is in charge of programs at the Fertilizer Canada including running the 4R Nutrient Stewardship program. In this webinar she takes a deep dive into what the 4R Nutrient Stewardship program is. The 4R Nutrient Stewardship Program is a sustainable farming program that teaches growers to use fertilizer at the right source, at the right rate, at the right time, in the right place. Growers can earn a 4R Designation by completing and applying 4R Nutrient Stewardship grower plans. In this webinar McKenzie will explain all that the program all includes and help you to understand if it’s a right fit for your farm.

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