4R Plus combines the 4Rs of nutrient stewardship – the Right source of fertilizer, applied at the Right rate and Right time, and in the Right place -- Plus in-field and edge-of-field
conservation practices that can increase productivity, bolster soil health and improve water quality. Examples of these practices are cover crops, strip-till and no-till,  bioreactors and saturated buffers and others.

4R Plus materials

4R Plus Brochure

4R Plus Handout






Other 4R Plus Resources

4R Plus website
This website also has a blog featuring Iowa farmers and members from ACWA as guest authors.

Also on the 4R Plus website, see the Conservation Practices page for a description of the suite of practices that farmers can implement on their farms. Clicking on a practice takes you to an NRCS page with details about the practice, including technical notes, job sheets and other useful information.

4R Nutrient Stewardship website
sponsored by the Fertilizer Institute