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Winnipeg Free Press: Filling farm fertilizer footprint

June 18, 2024 — 

A 100-ton fertilizer-producing system costs approximately $925,000, plus storage. Larger systems could reach $4.7 million.

The price tag is large — but even so, it’s a way to stabilize fertilizer prices, said Mario Tenuta, a University of Manitoba soil ecology professor.

“This whole thing about making the fertilizer on the farm itself is just very attractive to farmers,” said Tenuta, a senior industrial research chair of 4R nutrient management. “I do see this approach being popular.”

Fertilizer is among a farm’s biggest costs, Tenuta added. It’s also among a farm’s biggest pollutants.

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