4R Plus practices are more effective when they are targeted in areas with the greatest runoff, nutrient loss and soil loss. No farm is the same, so talk to your crop adviser, conservation district representative or Natural Resources Conservation Service expert about the 4R Plus practices that are best for your acres.
Sources: Soil Management/Environment: Iowa State University Extension, Iowa Learning Farms, Conservation Choices: Soil Health Practices. Natural Resources Conservation Service
4R Plus is being guided by a coalition of agricultural and conservation organizations to support farmers’ efforts to implement precise nutrient management and conservation practices.
Precision Ag Specialist, Emily Doyle, says soil fertility testing is the foundation for a farm’s prescribed 4R nutrient stewardship program. Watch the video to find out why she encourages farmers to test soil.