The Illinois 4R Code of Practice has been officially launched by the Illinois Fertilizer and Chemical Association (IFCA). The Illinois 4R Code of Practice has been developed by the IFCA Agronomy Committee and Board of Directors. The 4R Code of Practice outlines principles that reinforce our industry’s on-going commitment to provide leadership in Illinois on reducing nutrient losses, assuring profitability for customers, protecting the environment and avoiding unnecessary regulations.
In the latest Summer 2015 Keep it 4R Crop Newsletter IFCA announced the launch of their 4R Code of Practice with an official call to their retail members and crop advisers to “take the pledge” to support the principles in the 4R Code of Practice with their farmer customers to enhance nutrient utilization and reduce nutrient losses.
The launch of the Illinois Code of Practice coincides with the launch of the new IFCA Keep it 4R Crop website at www.Keepit4RCrop.org where retailers will go to take the pledge and where later this summer the new website will feature the companies and persons who have pledged their commitment to this enhanced nutrient stewardship effort. The website also features examples of ag retailers in action and information about various 4R programs and nutrient management systems that IFCA promotes within the industry. Please feel free to check out the website.