The 4Rs: Help customers get the most out of their fertilizer application and maintenance

With commodity prices at a current low, it’s now more important than ever for your customers to ensure they’re getting the most out of their inputs. One solution? Implementing the 4R Nutrient Stewardship practices for fertilizer application and maintenance.

The 4Rs of nutrient stewardship consist of a guiding framework that centers upon applying the right source of nutrient, at the right rate, at the right time and in the right place. From this framework, your customers can track and achieve their cropping goals, such as increased production, profitability, environmental protection and sustainability.

Regardless of the market health, each growing season is still laden with uncertainty and risk regarding temperatures and precipitation patterns. However, by applying the 4R practices and using the right nitrogen stabilizer, your customers can extend nitrogen availability in the soil, maximize the efficiency of their nutrient management and protect their inputs from leaching and denitrification, even with fluctuating commodity prices and during the most ambiguous environmental conditions.

By using nitrogen stabilizers like Instinct® and N-Serve®, your customers are able to keep nitrogen in the right place up to eight weeks longer and, ultimately, maximize their growth to benefit their nutrient management plan.

For more information on the 4Rs, visit For additional details on nitrogen stabilizers like Instinct and N-Serve, visit, or contact your local Corteva Agriscience sales representative.

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