A new 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program is encouraging ag retailers and other ag professionals in the Western Lake Erie Basin to adopt proven best practices through the 4Rs.
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The extent and persistence of the dead zone problem over the years has sparked controversy, litigation, research, and now a possible solution: nutrient trading.
As sustainable agriculture grows in popularity, interest in custom strip-tillage is growing.
Last week 52 members of Congress urged EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy in a letter to acknowledge that the current ag worker protection standards are “limited” and “insufficient” to protect workers from the hazards of handling pesticides.
The independent entity formed by the Agricultural Retailers Association and The Fertilizer Institute will promote a culture of safety and security at the nation’s retail fertilizer outlets.
Ag retailers can share positive stories about stewardship and security at their location by participating in the DuPont Environmental Respect Awards program.
USDA NRCS, Ohio State Extension and IPM Institute will host a training event for CCAs to become Technical Service Providers qualified to write Nutrient Management Plans on February 25-26.
Cover Crop Solutions, a cover crop seed producer and agronomic solutions company, has named Dr. Tracy Blackmer director of research.
The annual conference will offer the latest information on conservation tillage including cover crops, no-till, soil quality, seeding technology, water quality and nutrient management.
The project, funded by a grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, provides for complete nutrient management plans that meet the needs of growers and ag retailers.
A unique approach to the Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watersheds Initiative could play a key role in improving the nation’s inland and coastal water quality.
Five growers and retailers have been recognized for their excellence in nutrient stewardship.
National Honey Bee Advisory Board and the Pollinator Stewardship Council have filed an appeal challenging the EPA for its approval of the pesticide Sulfoxaflor.
A new Conservation Effectiveness Assessment Project report for the Chesapeake Bay indicates producers have significantly increased conservation measures to improve and protect water quality.
The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is opening the Conservation Stewardship Program for new enrollments for federal fiscal year 2014.
The global initiative aims to boost bee health and establishes pollinator habitats on agricultural fields.
Results from a pilot project in the Western Lake Erie Basin of Ohio indicate that non-operator landowners are motivated and interested in reducing fertilizer losses from the fields they lease.
The Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) has announced its Cover Crop Summit will take place November 20-21 in the Fort Wayne, IN, area.
The Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) has received a $482,000 Conservation Innovation Grant to study the benefits of cover crops.