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Global Fertilizer Day

How the fertilizer industry is reducing nitrogen pollution.

Plants, people and animals need it to survive and thrive.

Crops need large amounts of nitrogen to support their growth, health and nutritional value. It is estimated that around half of that nitrogen comes from mineral fertilizer used by farmers around the world.

Because nitrogen is volatile and agricultural systems are leaky, some losses are inevitable when growing crops. The fertilizer industry is working with farmers to increase nitrogen use efficiency and reduce losses as much as possible.