More efficient. More precise. More sustainable.
Canola 4R Advantage offers incentives to help growers initiate or advance 4R Nutrient Stewardship on canola acres. Expanding the use of 4R Nutrient Stewardship is an important opportunity to improve fertilizer efficiency, which is good for both farm productivity and our environment. Funding for Canola 4R Advantage is provided by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada through the Agricultural Climate Solutions – On-Farm Climate Action Fund (OFCAF).
Growers can apply for funding to help pay for best management practices (BMPs) focused on nitrogen management. Up to 85 per cent of eligible costs can be reimbursed – up to $12,000 per farm each year.
1. Soil testing
Soil sampling and lab analysis to help growers optimize nutrient applications based on soil needs and yield potential
2. Enhanced efficiency fertilizer (EEF)
Products designed to release nitrogen over a longer period of time so more nutrients can be taken up by plants, and less nitrogen is lost to the atmosphere
3. Preferred application
Methods that band nitrogen into soil near seeding time or apply nutrients while canola crops are growing
4. Field zone mapping
Consulting services to help growers pinpoint areas where applying more or less nitrogen can provide the best returns, based on past management practices, yield potential, terrain and a host of other factors
Learn more about BMP eligibility.
The first step: a verified 4R plan
To qualify for financial support, growers need a 4R Nutrient Stewardship Plan verified by a Certified Crop Adviser or Professional Agrologist who has earned the 4R Nutrient Stewardship designation from Fertilizer Canada.
To find a qualified CCA or P.Ag. in your area, visit the Fertilizer Canada website for a listing of 4R designated agri-retailers.
Why choose 4R Nutrient Stewardship?
4R practices help grow the value of canola – for farmers, and for our planet.
The canola industry’s goal is to see 4R Nutrient Stewardship practices on 90 per cent of canola acres. It’s one of the key sustainability targets of our industry strategic plan.
Learn more about 4R Nutrient Stewardship.
Funding for Canola 4R Advantage has been provided by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada through the Agricultural Climate Solutions – On-Farm Climate Action Fund (OFCAF).
The Canola 4R Advantage information presented on this website is the latest available, and is subject to change without notice as the program evolves.