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Remember the 4Rs of Nutrient Stewardship

by Nov 8, 2017Ag Leader

Making use of the earth’s natural resources in a responsible manner is something all farmers understand. We all want to keep doing what we love, so it only makes sense that we would conserve and steward the land that provides our livelihood.

Common sense conservation is truly a win-win. Producers save money while optimizing yield potential, and the environment is protected for the next generation.


GPS technology has been a major driver in farmers’ ability to correctly allocate crop inputs such as fertilizer. Soil Sampling technologies and Al Myers’ revolutionary invention of the yield monitor have forever changed the way we sense and manage the crop production environment. AutoSwath drastically reduces the amount of over-application. As you apply fertilizer this fall or hire it done, remember the 4Rs of Nutrient Stewardship.

  • Right fertilizer source at the
  • Right rate, at the
  • Right time and in the
  • Right place

Three of the pain-points experienced by most who have used variable rate technology are 1.) building the prescription, 2.) getting the prescription to the machine, and 3.) correctly applying the fertilizer. Ag Leader can simplify these processes with easy to use data management tools and DirectCommand product control in the cab. Operators even have the ability to adjust prescriptions last minute using the rate scaling feature of InCommand.

Remember, the best fertility plan is the one you execute!

To learn more about the 4Rs, visit Ag Leader’s rate controllers have numerous features that allow operators to address many of today’s application challenges. Click here to learn more!