Thomas Green, the director of the Partnership for Ag Resource Management (PARM), spoke with Brownfield Ag radio network last week on participating ag retailer efforts to keep the Great Lakes clean. PARM, a project of the IPM Institute of North America Inc., was initiated in 2010 with the mission of identifying and promoting best management practices (BMPs) to minimize phosphorus, track and report on the sales of those BMPs and on estimated reductions in nutrient inputs. PARM identified practices early on that were easily marketable by ag retailers, “When we started the project, we heard from the ag retailers that they really had an opportunity not only to educate their farmer customers but also their staff about the extent of the [harmful algal bloom] problem and the solutions that they had right there in their inventory.” Listen to the interview here.

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