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

Webinar Recording: Advisory Board Meeting

In case you were not able to attend our Advisory Board Meeting last week, we have provided a link below to watch a recording of the webinar. On this webinar, we will share our most recent progress towards identifying and developing ag retailer tools and services to improve nutrient management and profitability, as well as encouraging participation in NRCS programs in the Western Lake Erie Basin. This is also an opportunity for you to provide input on our proposed next…

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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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Technology, focused fertility smooth strip-till transition

Steve Berning is a big believer in measuring what he manages, which has helped him efficiently strip-till 2,000 rented acres of continuous corn at Galusha Farm in Warrenville, Ill. Berning credits an ambitious adoption of precision technology several years ago as key to preparing for his switch from broad-based tillage to strip-till in fall 2011. “I set a goal for myself that in 3 years, I would make the move to strip-till, and I remember talking with my trusted advisors…

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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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Webinar for watershed organizations: Tips and resources for communicating about nutrient decisions

On July 15, 2014 at 2 PM Eastern, watershed groups are invited to participate in a free webinar to hear strategies to recognize resource management issues and communicate concerns with growers and landowners. The focus will be on helping to resolve conditions that also contribute to phosphorus losses to Lake Erie Basin waters. Watershed organizations play a key role in promoting tools and strategies for improving water quality, preventing harmful algal blooms and advocating for sensible policies that work for farmers and the environment.

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Funds available to Ohio Farmers for Nutrient Management Planning

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) state office in Ohio has announced that July 18, 2014 will be the cut-off date for applications for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) – Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) funding in 2014. EQIP provides financial assistance to agricultural producers adopting a wide variety of resource management activities. The GLRI, established in 2010, provides a way for NRCS to focus on conservation that improves natural resources in the Great Lakes watershed. By targeting…

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