The Manitoba government announced Tuesday that they are continuing to support the agricultural industry and help producers develop resiliency for climate change by launching a new fertilizer efficiency calculator tool. 

Agriculture Minister Derek Johnson made this announcement at Ag Days in Brandon this week. He says that producers work tirelessly every day to produce high-quality, affordable food while protecting the environment.

"Our government recognizes producers face historically high fertilizer prices, highly variable grain prices, increased focus on environmental impacts of fertilizer use and the need to integrate, recalibrate and optimize all these variables in order to maintain farm profitability."

Johnson says that the Government created this calculator so that producers, agronomists and industry partners can quickly and easily assess the financial benefits of improving fertilizer management practices.

According to the Government, the calculator uses field-specific soil test results and science-based analysis to provide recommendations for optimizing fertilizer application on-farm.

A press release on the topic notes that the calculator compares a producer’s fertilizer plans to the most-and least-efficient fertilizer application cost per acre and net profit per acre, and it also provides a user-friendly dashboard score for cost efficiency, greenhouse gas efficiency, maximum profitability and maximum yield.

Read the full release from the Government here.