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We work with ag retailers to improve management of our key soil, nutrient and crop-protection resources by keeping them on our cropland and out of our streams, rivers and lakes.

Why we are doing it

Ag retailers are key players in addressing nutrient runoff by ensuring their customers’ dollars stay on the field for crop nutrition, rather than running off into nearby waterways.


Our webinars present the latest nutrient management research and economic returns for ag retailer products and services that improve water quality.

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Ag retailer tools and resources

Learn more about the benefits of products and services your facility offers by downloading our free materials and accessing PARM’s interactive tools.

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Latest News

Prairie Strips Virtual Field Day August 27th

Attention CCAs! Register for the virtual prairie strip field day organized by the Sand County Foundation, SARE and STRIPS:

Nitrogen Smart: Interactive online course can help farmers increase profitability, improve water quality

July 30, 2020 8:55 am

University of Minnesota Extension’s popular Nitrogen Smart program is now available as an interactive online course, featuring short videos and quick quizzes to test your knowledge. Read more.

[Podcast] Cover Crop Management Tips

July 24, 2020 8:17 am

In this Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction podcast from the Illinois Corn Association, host Todd Gleason from University of Illinois interviews three cover crop experts on managing covers. Read more.


July 20, 2020 10:00 am

Experts believe these soil microbes could also have a big impact on the nutritional content of our food. Moreover, the plants we eat and the dirt we come in contact with may also directly fortify our own gut microbiomes. The discovery of this link between soil health and human health has commanded the attention of big food companies, farmers, scientists, and environmental organizations, and it’s sparked a research boom that may soon tell us whether soil microbes are as important to our longevity as daily exercise and a restful night’s sleep. Read more.

Crop Residue, Cover Crops Boost Soil Health Benefits

July 10, 2020 8:08 am

More and more growers are becoming interested in cover crops and no-till and the soil health benefits they can provide. A 4-year study conducted by South Dakota State University (SDSU) and USDA-Agricultural Research Service reiterates just that fact.

The study found leaving crop residue in the field and adding covers can positively impact soil health parameters such as soil organic carbon, bulk density, penetration resistance and soil water infiltration. Read more.

Curbing phosphorus losses: There’s an app for that

July 7, 2020 8:45 am

Designing an on-farm system for removing phosphorus in field runoff or subsurface drainage could become easier to do thanks to the “P-Trap,” a new software program from Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists and their collaborators. Read more.