Source: The Fertilizer Institute

The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) has launched its "Fertilizer101" initiative, aimed at providing interested parties with a central source of information on fertilizers. Key components of the initiative are a Fertilizer 101 book and a corresponding Web site.

"World population will grow to more than 9 billion people by the year 2050 and fertilizer will be increasingly important as modern agriculture works to feed a growing world," said TFI President Ford West. "We cannot allow the idea that food comes only from the supermarket to take root. It's in this spirit that TFI developed Fertilizer 101. We hope that readers and visitors to the Web site will gain information that provides a better understanding of what fertilizer is and why it's so important to our future."

Fertilizer 101 replaces TFI's Fertilizer Handbook, a well-established industry resource for fertilizer information. As was the case with the Fertilizer Handbook, the new book and Web site cover the important fertilizer fundamentals including information on essential nutrients, fertilizer production and definitions of commonly used fertilizer products.

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