Water quantity and quality issues threaten to hamper agriculture on a wider scale in the not-too-distant future. Technology breakthroughs and improved practices are providing potential solutions.
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.
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.
There is still plenty of work to be done on major issues in Congress that could impact the crop protection industry this year.
From West Fertilizer to the Chesapeake Bay, fertilizer producers and dealers are keeping an eye on several Beltway developments in 2014.
Major challenges for ag retailers in 2014 start with questions surrounding regulatory compliance and the Farm Bill.
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.
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.