The “Plus” in 4R Plus involves in-field and edge-of-field agronomic and conservation practices increasing the resiliency and health of your soil, retaining nutrients and moisture for the crop, reducing soil erosion and runoff losses and improving water quality. These practices help your soil remain productive, especially under variable weather conditions. The end result of healthier soil is higher productivity, better return on investment, less nutrient loss and cleaner water.

 

TYPES OF CONSERVATION PRACTICES

  • Contour buffer strips
  • Contour farming
  • Cover crops
  • Crop rotation
  • Managed grazing (Rotational grazing)
  • Nutrient management
  • Integrated pest management (IPM)
  • Residue management: Mulch till