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 Fertilizer Institute joined a coalition appealing a U.S. District Court ruling on the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for nitrogen and phosphorus.
A USDA assessment shows the benefits of farmer-led conservation efforts to reducing the loss of sediment and nutrients from farm fields.
As the peak season approaches for Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB) on Ohio’s lakes, the Ohio farm community is pledging its best efforts to protect Ohio’s valuable water resources. An alliance of farm organizations, environmental advocates, academia, businesses and other interested parties have begun a multi-step initiative to positively affect water quality both short-term and over
Registration has opened for the Conservation Technology Information Center’s 2013 Conservation In Action Tour, which will explore innovative conservation practices in and around the Indian Creek watershed in Livingston County, IL, July 9-10. Celebrating the theme of Community 4 Conservation, this year’s tour will bring together agriculture leaders from all over the country – including
While many factors and sources affect water quality, Ohio corn, soybean and wheat farmers want to be part of the solution and do their part to maintain and improve the health of Ohio’s waterways. Ohio farmers share the same environmental priorities as their fellow citizens and are committed to doing the right thing for their
Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) will host a Learning Center Session on improving nutrient efficiency and increasing crop production at the 2013 Commodity Classic in Kissimmee, FL, on March 1, 2013. Partners from the Indian Creek watershed in Livingston County, IL, will share their insight on demonstration projects ranging from nutrient use efficiency plots to
A new set of fertilizer application regulations from the Office of the Indiana State Chemist helps ensure proper nutrient management and protects farmers and the environment, a Purdue Extension beef specialist says. The rule, which goes into effect Feb. 16, includes staging and application restrictions for both inorganic, or commercial, fertilizers and manure. It applies
Water will be the number one issue for agriculture in 2013. Will the drought pattern continue? How will water demands be rationed among irrigation, navigation and endangered species? Although water quantity may be the headline issue, the negotiation toward local water quality policies will also impact future generations of farmers. In the Chesapeake Bay watershed,
With the 2012 elections determined, it seems that we can expect more of the same from our nation’s capital unless our elected officials can find a way to get along. The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) is anticipating movement on a multitude of regulatory and legislative issues that will affect retailers and distributors of crop inputs