OTTAWA, Oct. 13, 2017 /CNW/ - Historically, innovations in agriculture have been catalysts for positive change. The modernization of agriculture during the Green Revolution between the 1930s and 1960s lifted millions out of poverty and improved the course of history.
It was largely because of breakthroughs in fertilizer that made the Green Revolution possible. The development of the first chemically defined fertilizer in 1843 by Sir John Bennet Lawes, followed by the discovery of the Haber-Bosch process of ammonia synthesis in 1908, sparked an increase in farm productivity that provided more food and fibre than ever before.
The Canadian fertilizer industry has unmistakeably contributed to shaping modern society through its constant innovations to the way farmers deliver nutrients to their crops.
On Global Fertilizer Day on Oct. 13, Fertilizer Canada is pleased to announce the publication of its 15 Canadian Fertilizer Innovations booklet, which highlights the important role the industry plays in creating positive change in our country.
"As the backbone of agriculture, the innovations of the fertilizer industry have been essential in seeding the growth that brought us to where we are today and will continue to change the world for the better," said Garth Whyte, President and CEO of Fertilizer Canada. "With the federal government's focus on the new Innovation and Skills Plan, as well as increased support for agriculture from the Advisory Council on Economic Growth, we are proud to be able to share our industry's successful innovation history today."
Available at fertilizercanada.ca/innovations, the 15 Canadian Fertilizer Innovations booklet demonstrates how the fertilizer industry is a leader in innovations that have contributed to positive and dynamic social, economic and environmental fabrics in Canada.
Fertilizer Canada represents manufacturers, wholesale and retail distributors of nitrogen, phosphate, potash and sulphur fertilizers. The fertilizer industry plays an essential role in Canada's economy, contributing over $12 billion annually and 12,000 jobs. The association is committed to supporting the fertilizer industry with innovative research and programming while advocating sustainability, stewardship, safety and security through standards and Codes of Practice. Please visit fertilizercanada.ca.
SOURCE Fertilizer Canada
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