• Preview 2017 SERA-17 Annual Meeting

    This year the Southern Extension and Research Activity (SERA) – 17; will be meeting in Oregon, OH from August 14 – 17. This is an Information Exchange Group (IEG) administered through the Southern Region Land Grant Universities, and is composed of research scientists, policy makers, extension personnel, and educators. Their mission is to develop and […]

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  • Demonstration Farms Test Water Quality Management Practices

    Water quality demonstration farms in the Blanchard River watershed are getting plenty of interest from farmers next door and across the state, but nonfarmers are taking an interest, too. The media presence at a recent farm tour included reporters and photographers from the Toledo Blade and the Cleveland Plain Dealer, as well as a TV […]

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  • Getting More Precise With Water Stewardship

    An Ohio-based agriculture cooperative uses precision tools to help protect critical watershed areas. As the world balances a shrinking water supply with a burgeoning global population, the agriculture community is rallying to protect – and maximize – this vital resource. With critical waterways adjacent to large tracts of farm land, the agricultural community understands that […]

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  • Legacy Farmers in Custar Achieves Year Three Certification in 4R Nutrient Stewardship

    Continuing its commitment to improving water quality in the Western Lake Erie Basin, Legacy Farmers Cooperative in Custar, Ohio has achieved certified status for year three through the 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program. The voluntary certification program is a concentrated effort by the agriculture industry to significantly reduce and prevent applied nutrients from running off […]

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  • Ohio’s Western Basin of Lake Erie Will Not Be Listed as Impaired

    The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finally rendered a decision on Ohio’s list of impaired waters following several months of delay and two lawsuits filed to compel the EPA to make a decision. On May 19, 2017, the EPA decided to accept the Ohio EPA’s proposed list of impaired waters for the State of Ohio. Ohio’s list […]

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  • Researchers Examine Role of Virus in Toledo Water Crisis

    A glass of algae filled Lake Erie water

    Municipalities and scientists should consider more stringent methods of water quality monitoring following a finding that a virus was involved in Toledo’s water crisis, according to a new study. In August 2014, toxins from harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie caused officials to shut down the city of Toledo’s water supply, leaving more than 400,000 […]

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  • TNC and Partners Announce 2017 WLEB Nutrient Management Summer Events

    Learn about and celebrate agriculture, rivers, and Lake Erie in the WLEB and beyond. Events are open to the public. June 2017 June 3, Hardin/Hancock County: Young Agriculture Professionals Day. Blanchard River Demonstration Farms, OH. Contact Aaron Heilers for more information, blancharddemofarms@gmail.com. June 12-13: 4R Summit. Minneapolis, MN. National meeting of the 4R Program. More […]

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  • 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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