Five new proposals (out of seven) were funded in this year's round of awards. Congratulations to the researchers receiving funding for these important studies.
The 2014 Call for Proposals will be distributed in June, 2013
The Council hopes that through collaboration and a wide-spread awareness campaign that the fund can be better supported in the future. Please contact Bonner Karger or Char Khazae if you have questions or ideas for the council moving forward. Thank you.
- Your Fertilizer Tonnage Fee Working for You -
The ability to support research is made possible by a fund generated on the sale of fertilizer in the state. For each ton sold and reported, 10 cents is collected and placed into this fund. Other parts of the tonnage fee go to help support the UW Nutrient and Pest Management program, as well as ag chemical clean-up and other purposes. The program consists of a 7-seat council which is responsible for recommending projects to be financed by fertilizer research funds. The council members meet annually to select projects to recommend for funding. Recommendations are made by a majority vote of the council.- FRC Mission Statement -
"FRC funds research and other designated activities to provide a scientific basis for and promote the philosophy that the Fertilizer Industry supports economically and environmentally sound recommendations, practices and technologies on fertilizer material usage by the end user."- Program Objectives -
- To gain knowledge on fertilizer efficiency, plant nutrition, and groundwater and surface water protection that can improve agricultural profitability and protect resources.
- To provide information for Wisconsin farmers that can be used for making wise decisions regarding fertilizer use in Wisconsin.