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CCSI offering four workshops on soil health and cover crops

Indiana’s Conservation Cropping Systems Initiative will host four workshops this  month focused on cover crops and advanced cropping systems for farmers and crop advisors – all of which will include sessions by Purdue Extension specialists. Program dates and locations: * March 11: Advanced Cover Crops, Brocksmith Farms, 678 S. Hickory Corner Road, Vincennes. * March 12: Advanced Cover Crops, Huffmeyer Farms, 4937 W. County Road 650 N., Osgood. * March 18: Advanced Cropping Systems, Jasper County Fairgrounds, 2671 West Clark…

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Resources from Technical Service Provider (TSP) Training

The IPM Institute recently held a training for Certified Crop Advisers (CCA) who were interested in becoming Technical Service Providers (TSP) in Nutrient Management. The IPM Institute has organized all the resources from this training in one location for participants.  If there are any documents that are missing or other resources are needed please contact Kip Studer, kstuder@ipminstitute.org or Mark Adelsperger, madelsperger@ipminstitute.org.  We will try to get those documents to you and make them available online.  If you are interested in becoming a TSP in the Western Lake Erie…

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Workshop to focus on reducing off-site movement of soluble nutrients

The daylong workshop will focus on discussing technologies and techniques to reduce off-site movement of nutrients and the barriers to their adoption and implementation, said Jim Hoorman, an OSU Extension educator and an assistant professor studying cover crops and water quality issues. Topics include: * Management and Treatment Options for Agricultural Subsurface Drainage * Controlled Drainage * BioReactors * Filters * Near-Zero Discharge Agricultural Systems * Livestock Manure Application Research and Future Trends * Landscape Conservation * Gypsum * Variable Rate Nitrogen…

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FREE Cover Crop Informational Webinar Series

ASA Online Courses “Cover Crops”       March 6-27, 2014 FREE Public Informational Webinar Series Your  Account   Questions? Contact Michele Lovejoy,       608-268-4947 1 CEU per Webinar View all online courses: agronomy.org/education soils.org/education FREE TO PUBLIC Improving soil health not only cleans up water quality and reduces soil loss but also provides a better environment for cash crops to succeed. Learn about basic soil health principles and how cover crops are key to making those happen on your farm.            …

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Registration to attend the Annual Area of Concern Meeting on March 18-19 in Chicago is now closed

United States Environmental Protection Agency has scheduled the 2014 AOC Annual Meeting for Tuesday and Wednesday, March 18-19. We regret to inform you that the conference is now closed to any further attendees.  It is still open for webinar participants. Please register to participate in the plenary sessions of the conference via webinar: (please note that all times are Central, “Chicago” time) 2014 Great Lakes Areas of Concern Annual Conference – Plenary 1 Tue, Mar 18, 2014 1:00 PM –…

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Dec. 12 Ag Retailer Meeting Presentation Slides Available

On December 12, 2013, more than fifty ag retailers, certified crop advisors and water quality advocates joined us in Toledo, Ohio to learn about ways for ag retailers to get involved in collaborative nutrient management initiatives to enhance water quality and crop productivity in the Great Lakes watershed. Ag retailers learned about the latest tools and technologies to prevent leaching and keep nutrients on the field. Speakers included representatives from: The 4R Certification Program Dr. Thomas Bruulsema, director, Northeast Region,…

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