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Ohio ag retailers participate in soil testing, nutrient application survey

A survey of agricultural retailers was undertaken to provide a benchmark of current practice adoption of soil sampling, type of spatial sampling, placement and timing of nutrient application currently being used in Ohio’s two major watersheds. The responding retailers provided services on 3.8 million acres representing 39% of Ohio’s row crop and hay production acres […]

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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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