• Field to Lake: Soil, Science and Water Working Together

    The Fulton County Soil & Water Conservation District, in collaboration with John Deere, Henry County SWCD, The Nature Conservancy and Ohio No-Till, will host Field to Lake: Soil, Science and Water Working Together on July 26 in Fulton County, Ohio. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. and will include lunch. The day […]

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  • New Survey Results Provides Insight into Farmer Perspectives of 4R Program

    To better understand farmers’ nutrient management perspectives in the Western Lake Erie Basin, researchers from The Ohio State University’s College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences conducted a farmer survey in 2016. This survey focused on nutrient management practices related to nutrient loss, exposure and knowledge of the 4R principles and concern of water quality […]

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  • Mark Fritz – NFL Earth Day Series – Right Place

    Mark Fritz shares the importance of the Right Place in the 4Rs as part of Nutrients for Life’s Earth Day series. Check out the other videos in the series on NFL’s Facebook page.

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  • State Officials Updated on Research Projects to Prevent Algal Blooms

    In order to fight the problem of harmful algal blooms (HAB) on Lake Erie, there will need to be continuous research and new remedies created, state officials said. State officials including Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) Chancellor John Carey, Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor, Ohio Department of Agriculture Director David Daniels and Ohio EPA Director […]

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  • Nutrients For Life Foundation Celebrates 10 Years Teaching Fertilizer Education

    Source: CropLife Those in agriculture know fertilizer is a vital ingredient to grow strong, productive crops. In fact, fertilizer is responsible for 50% of the world’s food production. However, growers, crop nutrient suppliers and fertilizer manufacturers risk their social license to operate if the public doesn’t understand the benefits of fertilizer and its role in […]

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  • Events in Western Lake Erie Basin this Week

    The following events are being offered in the Western Lake Erie Basin this week: Van Wert County: Wednesday, March 29. Cover Crop/4R/Soil Health Meeting. 8 am to 12 pm.  Speakers are:  Dan Towery, Soil Health Partnership, Joe Nester, Nester Ag. and a local ag panel. RSVP required. Go to http://vanwertswcd.org/6136.html, 419 238-9591 ext. 4253, for […]

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  • New Guidance to Maximize Every Drop of Fertilizer in Ohio and Beyond

    By: Karen Chapman Source: Environmental Defense Fund Applying the right amount of fertilizer to a grower’s field is tricky: too little fertilizer means lost yields; too much fertilizer means wasted costs and potential runoff that causes air and water pollution. Meanwhile, farmers cannot control the weather, which can wreak havoc on the best-laid plans. One […]

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  • 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program Is a Model for Voluntary Nutrient Management and Conservation Efforts

    New Journal Article Cites Broad Collaboration and Solution-Centric Strategy for Success The country’s first 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program has been so well received in the Western Lake Erie Basin (WLEB) that it’s become a model for other regions where farmers are increasingly challenged to balance rising input costs, increasing demand for higher yields, and […]

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  • Fertilizer Applicator Certification Training to End Soon

    Source: Ohio’s Country Journal By Harold Watters, OSU Extension Field Agronomist We are still getting a lot of questions about Fertilizer Certification from farmers. Yes, this new regulation applies to you. You, being almost every farmer in Ohio. You have until Sept. 30, 2017 to become certified to apply fertilizer. And you all tell me […]

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  • Mid-Wood, Inc. Tontogany Facility Certified in 4R Nutrient Stewardship

    The 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program has announced that the Mid-Wood, Inc. Tontogany facility has been added to its growing list of nutrient service providers to achieve certified status. The voluntary certification program, now in its third year, is a concentrated effort by the agriculture industry to significantly reduce and prevent applied nutrients from running off […]

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