The Province of Manitoba, the Canadian Fertilizer Institute (CFI) and Keystone Agriculture Producers (KAP) have signed a 4R Nutrient Stewardship memorandum of understanding (MOU) that formalizes a joint commitment to support agriculture production and environmental protection through improved fertilizer use.
A researcher with the University of Manitoba says, in addition to providing crop nutrients composted livestock manure offers a wide range of additional benefits for the soil.
Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship advises, effective immediately, it is lifting the restriction for the application of nutrients to crop land and golf courses across southern Manitoba for this spring.
After a year of abnormal wet across most of the Prairies, nitrogen and sulphur levels in the soil may be lower than growers expect.
A University of Manitoba soil scientist says the economic and social as well as the environmental elements are necessary to ensure the sustainability of Manitoba’s livestock industry.
Research conducted at the University of Manitoba has confirmed the availability of phosphorus for loss into the environment varies according the source of that phosphorus.