At Mosaic, we are committed to the sustainable production and use of our products — grounded in the understanding that they help provide nourishment for billions of people.

We understand that crop nutrients are essential to feeding the world, but they must be applied sustainably to mitigate the potential for environmental damage stemming from improper use. We actively promote environmental stewardship on the farms where our fertilizer is used.

  • We approach the application of crop nutrients by following the guidelines of the 4Rs: Right Source, Right Rate, Right Time and Right Place. We promote the adoption of the 4Rs through the organizations to which we belong and the farmers who use our products.
  • The 4Rs system is directly connected to the goals of sustainable development. The system helps increase the amount of food produced on a given acre, which in turn helps conserve forest and unfarmed wilderness. The system also promotes water quality. Mosaic agronomists advocate that by applying the right nutrients in the right place, at the right rate and at the right time, there will be less potential for nutrient runoff.
  • In March 2011, Mosaic began using TFI's newly launched website,, to showcase resources and educational tools that support the 4Rs Nutrient Stewardship concept.
  • 4Rs Nutrient Stewardship concepts are incorporated into internal employee training and customer training programs.
  • Using the 4Rs as a guiding principle, we have developed tools used by certified crop advisors to help develop agronomic, economic and environmentally focused nutrient recommendations. By using these tools, farmers can reduce the potential for fertilizer runoff and also reduce the fuel used to apply fertilizers. Those tools include the Mosaic Nutrient Allocation Decision Tool and FieldInSite™.

    - The Mosaic Nutrient Allocation Decision Tool is designed to help farmers develop profitable, sustainable and high-yielding fertilizer recommendations.

    - FieldInSite™ is a process patented by Mosaic that helps farmers make smarter precision agriculture decisions, while managing their operations more profitably. It is centered on a set of products that address Variable Rate Nutrient (VRN) application and Yield Potential Mapping (YPM). FieldInSite combines agronomic expertise with satellite imagery, and can be used to plan management zones that promote efficient agriculture.
  • Mosaic is a sponsor of The Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC), a national, public/private partnership that envisions agriculture using environmentally beneficial and economically viable natural resource systems. CTIC is comprised of members representing the agriculture industry, conservation organizations and producers, and is supported by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service and other public entities.
  • Mosaic also supports CTIC's work on Upstream Heroes, a program that honors America's agricultural producers who efficiently manage their nutrients as part of a comprehensive conservation system. These farmers enjoy benefits to their bottom line while protecting water quality. In the Mississippi River Basin, CTIC, with support from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, facilitates three public/private partnerships working to further nutrient efficiency, thereby reducing the size of the Gulf of Mexico hypoxia zone.
  • Mosaic's AgCollege hosts 250 of Mosaic's strategic customers from the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Australia, Chile, China and India. Within the fertilizer industry, Mosaic AgCollege is known as the premier education, personal growth and leadership development event for fertilizer retailers.
  • Mosaic's agronomy network includes 25 agronomists in 10 countries. The team conducts training and field research, tests new ideas, and shares fertility management information and sustainable practices with farmers and dealers.
  • The advancement of agricultural technologies, education and outreach promoting the 4Rs is paying off. According to TFI and based on figures from the United States Department of Agriculture, between 1980 and 2010, U.S. farmers almost doubled corn production. In this same time period, through advances in best management practices and technology, farmers decreased their use of nutrients (nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium) from 3.2 pounds per bushel in 1980 to 1.6 pounds per bushel in 2010.
  • Mosaic is continuing to evolve a product stewardship charter that encapsulates a long-term stewardship vision. This charter helps ensure that product development, sourcing, storage, transport and use are undertaken in a responsible manner.