Launched in 2020, Plant Nutrition Canada provides science support regarding Nutrient Stewardship practices to better inform industry association personnel, agri-environmental scientists, agronomists, crop advisors, agri-retailers, policy-makers, agricultural value chain personnel, and farmers.
Strategic Plan 2020-2025
PLANT NUTRITION CANADA MISSION: Providing science-based support for sustainable management of plant nutrition
The Staff of Plant Nutrition Canada are:
Dan Heaney PhD, PAg, CCA 4R NMS
Dr. Heaney has worked as an agronomist and soil scientist nationally and internationally for over 35 years. He completed his education at the University of Alberta; earning his PhD (Soil Chemistry) in 2001. He is a Professional Agrologist and holds a practice license from the Alberta Institute of Agrologists in the areas of Crop Production; Greenhouse Gas Assessment and Management; and Biosystems, Biosolids, Compost and Manure Management. Dan is also a Certified Crop Advisor with a 4R Nutrient Management Specialization.
Over his career, Dan has worked in the academic, government, and private sectors. He recently retired from Farmers Edge where he was Vice President Global Agronomy. Dan remains actively involved in the digital agriculture space. His current work involves development of expert systems for nutrient management; implementation of 4R Nutrient Stewardship programs; as well as facilitating the adoption of on-farm carbon offset protocols in Canada and internationally. Dan holds an appointment as an Acting Member of Alberta’s Natural Resources Conservation Board. He also serves as the Hearing Director for the Alberta Institute of Agrologists and is a director on the Certified Crop Advisor Prairie Province Board.
Its partners include African Plant Nutrition Institute, Scientific Panel on Responsible Plant Nutrition, 4R Solution Project and 4R Research Fund.