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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 of animal manure in Ohio. Click here to read more

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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 crisis. Speakers included:  Kevin Elder, Ohio Department of Agriculture, shared his thoughts on how ag retailers can more effectively promote nutrient management solutions to their farmer…

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Webinar to examine economics of controlling algal blooms

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Experts will discuss the economics of water pollution control, particularly regarding harmful algal blooms, in an hour-long webinar beginning at noon Sept. 30. “Despite years of efforts to reduce phosphorus, our traditional conservation approaches appear not to be working as well as we wish,” said Brent Sohngen, professor of environmental economics with Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences and one of the webinar’s presenters. “It is really useful now for the farm community…

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Study: Most farmers willing to take more steps to improve water quality

By Tracy Turner | Posted on 9/18/2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio – Most farmers in the Maumee River watershed that drains into Lake Erie are willing to take at least one additional action to reduce nutrient loss on their farm if they feel like the action will benefit their farms as well as water quality. That’s according to new research from Robyn Wilson, associate professor of risk analysis and decision science in Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.…

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Dean announces $1 million water quality initiative

By Suzanne Steel | Posted on 9/17/2014 LONDON, Ohio – Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences announced a wide-ranging water quality initiative yesterday at the Farm Science Review. Called Field to Faucet, the initiative will seek end-to-end solutions to hazardous algal blooms and water quality issues, said Bruce McPheron, Ohio State’s vice president for agricultural administration and dean of the college, speaking to a crowd of 700 people at the Review’s opening-day lunch. “Toledo was a…

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