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Farmers have opportunities to achieve greater nutrient-use efficiency and reduce nutrient losses when following the “4R Nutrient Stewardship” principles – applying the right fertilizer source at the right rate at the right time and in the right place. The principles use various best-management practices to optimize fertilizer-use efficiency. Among the practices are manure incorporation and cover crops.

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STEVENSVILLE — New Year’s Day, veteran female hiker Briana DeSanctis, 38, originally of Farmington, Maine, took the first steps of her 5,057 mile journey New Year’s Day. Embarking on the American Discovery Trail to cross the United States in a little more than a year, she began her journey from the coast in Cape Henlopen, Del.