What we are doing

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.

Webinars

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

Producers reap rewards of cover crops

08/27/2020 03:00 PM South Dakota State University finds cover cropping can increase profits for producers even in the first few years. The longer farmers use cover crops, the more likely they are to see the benefits and to use the conservation practice on a higher percentage of their farmland, according to a survey of eastern South Dakota producers. Read more

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Using Cover Crops to Reduce Nitrate Leaching

08/27/2021 1:30 PM Planting cover crops during the winter fellow period has potential for on-farm and off-site benefits. The preliminary data presented here demonstrates the ability of cover crops to recapture nitrogen as it moves through the soil profile during the fallow winter period, thus reducing the negative environmental impacts of excess nitrogen fertilizer use on drinking water quality in the municipal wells. Read more…

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Updated Building Soils for Better Crops Focuses on Soil Health Fundamentals

08/10/2021 1:30 PM Now more than ever, it is abundantly clear that healthy soils play an essential role in productive agricultural systems. Soils are foundational to the food we eat and fundamental to life on earth. Focusing on sustainable soil management has shown to increase farm and ranch profitability, improve crop yield and provide other critical services related to water, air and climate. SARE’s newest book, the fourth edition of Building Soils for Better Crops, provides rich detail on ecologically…

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WISCONSIN DNR, UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON DIVISION OF EXTENSION AND COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE AND LIFE SCIENCES ANNOUNCES NITRATE WEBINAR SERIES

July 30, 2021 12:00 pm Groundwater pollution from human activities and natural sources occurs across Wisconsin, which is particularly concerning for the 70% of Wisconsin residents who get their drinking water from groundwater.  The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced the launch of a virtual webinar series focused on nitrate in Wisconsin. The series will touch on the science and economics around a number of workable approaches for farmers shown to minimize nitrogen losses to groundwater. The webinars will…

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