The index has significant water quality implications statewide, considering that misapplied phosphorus has a high likelihood of degradation Ohio’s surface water and is a major contributor to harmful algal blooms, experts say.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the NRCS will invest $41 million in a 3-year initiative to support the work of farmers in Ohio, Michigan and Indiana to improve water quality in the Western Lake Erie Basin.
A recent two day workshop concluded at Heidelberg University’s National Center for Water Quality Research (NCWQR) lab in Tiffin, Ohio. The event included an explanation of recent developments to the Nutrient Tracking Tool (NTT) that has been used in many watersheds across the country by USDA-NRCS.
Cover crops have many demonstrated conservation and soil health benefits, yet their use is still limited by perceived financial fears: crop yield reduction or no short-term return. Farmer and independent research agronomist Jim Stute previews his classroom session for the 2022 National Strip-Tillage Conference, in which he will provide a data-driven look at cover crop effects, including crop yield response, weed suppression and nutrient scavenging.
Discover 2-days of cutting-edge ideas, techniques and strategies in Coralville, Iowa., July 28-29. Join the most innovative, forward-thinking minds in strip-till to raise your level of strip-till profitability, efficiency and efficacy.
Kuhn Krause's focus, above all, is to continue to produce quality products to serve producers better; to strive to respond to their needs with new tools and new technology to meet their growing challenges. Agronomic practices are constantly changing, and at a faster pace now than ever.