Tracking product and service sales that benefit water quality makes good business sense
Ag retailers offer many products and services, in addition to variable rate P application, that can reduce ag input and soil losses from cropland. These include soil sampling, cover crops, custom application to band and incorporate P into the root zone, gypsum application and more. One of our goals is to promote sales of those products and services, to voluntarily contribute to water quality improvement. Each year, ag retailers in the Sandusky region have been completing a survey to report acres sold, allowing us to roughly project sales trends and also impacts on water quality.