Water Quality

Frequently Asked Questions – Ohio Senate Bill 150

The Ohio Department of Agriculture has put out a list of   for Senate Bill 150 – Agricultural Fertilizer Applicator Certification. You can find this resource at: FAQ’s Ohio Senate Bill 150 Other resources for Senate Bill 150 can be found at: Senate Bill 150 Please check our events calendar for several Agricultural Fertilizer Applicator Certification trainings in Northwestern, Ohio this month.  

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Now Available!! Phosphorus Loss Reduction Handbook for Agronomists

The IPM Institute of North America is proud to announce the release of their Phosphorus Loss Reduction Handbook for Agronomists. Download the fillable PDF: Click Here This handbook is intended for you and your customers to improve awareness of products and services that can reduce phosphorus, agrichemical and soil movement from fields. Resources in this handbook were developed by the IPM Institute of North America, the National Center for Water Quality Research and the Natural Resource Conservation Service, with financial support from the Great…

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Funds Available for Cover Crops, other Best Management Practices

Gov. John R. Kasich and members of his Cabinet announced major new multi- agency initiatives that make available significant resources to local communities and the agriculture community to help further strengthen protections for Lake Erie water quality and local drinking water supplies. The initiatives were unveiled by the directors of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Agriculture and Department of Natural Resources at the Kris Swartz Farm in Perrysburg. Highlights include: $150 million in zero-interest loans for local water…

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Factors for phosphorus loss from land to surface water

August 6, 2014 By Greg LaBarge, OSU Field Specialist Agronomic Systems Never miss the latest news affecting Ohio agriculture. Subscribe to Digital Dale and follow along via Facebook and Twitter. I am often asked in the conversation about issues of phosphorus from agriculture and water quality standpoint, “Is rate the only concern?”  If it were only that simple, we would likely already have seen reduced non-point source loads from a water quality monitoring standpoint. Most of us have reduced fertilizer…

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Media calls on NCWQR during Toledo water crisis

Aug 5, 2014 Dr. Laura Johnson, a research scientist with Heidelberg’s National Center for Water Quality Research, has been sought by various media outlets to shed light on the causes and solutions for Toledo’s recent water crisis. The crisis, blamed on a toxic blue-green algal bloom that produced elevated levels of the chemical microcystin in the western Lake Erie basin near Toledo’s intake facility, forced city officials to ban the use of tap water for consumption and other uses for…

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