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4R Plus Videos

What is 4R Plus?

4R Plus involves using precise 4R nutrient management along with conservation practices to achieve a more productive crop now and in the future. Find out why farmers say 4R Plus practices make economic sense.

The Many Benefits of Cover Crops

Fayette County, Iowa, farmer Tim Recker sees multiple benefits using cover crops. Watch the video to learn about the benefits he sees as well as some tips to get started.

4R Plus Practices Help Iowa Reach its Goals

4R Plus practices improve soil health and water quality, says Shawn Richmond, director of environmental technology, Agribusiness Association of Iowa. Learn why he says it’s important for all farmers to understand the goals set out by the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy.

Rethink Tillage

Fayette County, Iowa, farmer Tim Recker is experiencing multiple crop and soil health benefits since changing his tillage system. He says the less disruption to the soil, the better.

Soil Testing Makes Economic Sense

Precision Ag Specialist, Emily Doyle, says soil fertility testing is the foundation for a farm’s prescribed 4R nutrient stewardship program. Watch the video to find out why she encourages farmers to test soil.

4R Plus Means Dollars and Makes Sense

4R Plus is being guided by a coalition of agricultural and conservation organizations to support farmers’ efforts to implement precise nutrient management and conservation practices.

Introduction to 4R Nutrient Stewardship Practices

The 4Rs of nutrient stewardship – right source, right rate, right time and right place – are important in order to optimize yield potential while minimizing nutrient losses from fields. Learn about each of the 4Rs and why it’s important to have a nutrient plan.

4R Plus Practices for All Iowa Landscapes

There are 4R Plus practices that can be implemented on virtually any farm regardless of topography. Learn about the agronomic, conservation and land management practices that can work in every region of the state.

4R Plus Practices on Sloping Iowa Landscapes

Learn about the practices that can be used on sloping landscapes that are not tile drained. These practices reduce soil erosion and therefore, particulate phosphorus losses from fields.

4R Plus Practices on Flat and Tile-Drained Iowa Landscapes

Learn about edge-of-field practices best suited for flatter and tile-drained landscapes that direct tile water into treatment areas to remove nitrates and sediment.

Introduction to Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy

Watch this video to learn more about the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy and practices you can implement on your farm to help meet the goals for this important initiative to improve our water and soil.