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

Free webinar for ag retailers: What ag retailers should know after the Toledo water crisis

On September, 26 at 12 p.m. EDT, ag retailers are invited to participate in a free webinar to discuss current nutrient management opportunities in the Western Lake Erie Basin.   The webinar will focus 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 include:  Kevin Elder, Ohio Department of Agriculture, will share his thoughts on how ag…

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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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Best Management Practices To Keep Phosphorus On The Field

Best Management Practices To Keep Phosphorus On The Field Originally Printed in OSU C.O.R.N Newsletter 2014 By: Steve Culman, Elizabeth (Libby) Dayton, Kevin King, Greg LaBarge Looking at current Ohio field research and the literature available on the topic of minimizing losses of phosphorus at the edge of the field the following recommendations are a starting point to maximizing productivity while minimizing environmental impacts on water quality. Phosphorous Rate, Application and Timing Avoid overloading soils. Soil test and follow tri-state fertilizer recommendations. Where…

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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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USDA invests new conservation funds to improve Lake Erie water quality

WASHINGTON, August 19, 2014–Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that $2 million in conservation funds will be sent to Ohio to help implement conservation techniques that will help improve water quality. The Secretary said USDA is also partnering with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) to expand “boots-on-the-ground” capacity in the area and will be contributing an additional $1 million in technical assistance which will in turn be leveraged by the NFWF along with other public and private entities.…

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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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