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Ohio Environmental Quality Incentives Program Signup Period Ongoing

The USDA NRCS Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) provides financial and technical assistance to farmers to implement a wide variety of practices designed to protect resources.  

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New fertilizer applicator certification training for Ohio growers

Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences is ramping up its efforts to improve Ohio’s water quality through a new fertilizer applicator certification training program [...]

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Ag attorney sheds light on manure handling, application regulations

Manure Regulation in Ohio Peggy Kirk Hall, Asst. Professor, Agricultural & Resource Law Although long considered a natural fertilizer that can benefit our soils, manure has a history of increased regulation in recent years based on potential impacts to water quality.   The following explains how state and federal law regulates the production, storage and application […]

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Recording and slides available from September 26 webinar for ag retailers

On September 26th, 2014, the IPM Institute hosted a webinar featuring Kevin Elder, Ohio Department of Agriculture and Eric Schwab, Ohio NRCS. The webinar focused on the current state of the Western Lake Erie Basin and what ag retailers can do to improve water quality within the Basin in the wake of the Toledo water […]

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