Focused on Results
Driven by Science
Guided by 4R Nutrient Stewardship
About The Foundation for Agronomic Research (FAR)
FAR is a non-profit research and education foundation created to improve the research, education, economic vigor and sustainability of agriculture.
4R Research Fund
The Fertilizer Institute, with cooperating partners, established the 4R Research Fund in 2013 to address knowledge gaps in nutrient management. Since then, the industry has invested $8.4 million while leveraging $8.8 million in other funding to support 4R research.
U.S. Funded Projects
- Purdue University
- Southern Illinois University
- University of Toledo
- Iowa State University
- USDA United States Department of Agriculture
- Kansas State University
- University of Illinois
- Utah State University
- Virginia Tech
- University of Arkansas
- UC Davis University of California
- University of Arizona
WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2020 – The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) today announced $800,000 in new funding through the 4R Research Fund for a research project led by University of Minnesota to evaluate and adapt the 4R Nutrient Stewardship concept for sustainable nutrient...
Highlights: Directly addressing challenges in nutrient loss reductions through government agencies requires specific structuring of financial research support. Practice-based innovations by farmers, agronomists, and scientists require system- and region-specific...
Highlights: Iron in agricultural soils has many direct and indirect effects on crop production. The availability of iron in soil and the efficacy of iron applied to crops can be framed by 4R Nutrient Stewardship principles. Management strategies to alleviate iron...