Ag Retailers Driving Stewardship and Sustainability
VRT Cost-share program success, Adapt-N webinar announced, and ag retailer reports expanded into Great Lakes Basin.
Variable Rate Cost-share Success, New Adapt-N Webinar Announced and Ag Retailer Reports
Quarterly Newsletter - March 2016
Ag Retailers find success in Sandusky VRT Cost-share Program

Low crop prices have farmers focused on ways to minimize costs while optimizing inputs.  For many, variable rate phosphorus application makes sense for optimizing this input, but the costs to get involved can prevent many from taking the leap. The Partnership for Ag Resource Management (PARM) is helping ag retailers and growers overcome this barrier through a new cost share pilot using Variable Rate Technology (VRT) in the Sandusky River Basin, Ohio with funding from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.  
Learn to 'Boost Yields and Cut Nitrogen Losses with Adapt-N' and Earn 1.5 CCA CEUs! 

Join us for our next free webinar "Boost Yields and Cut Nitrogen Losses with Adapt-N"
Earn 1.5 CCA CEUs: 1 for Nutrient Management and 0.5 for Professional Development.
Tuesday, April 5, 2016, 11am-12:15 pm ET, 10am-11:15 am CT.

How do you manage nitrogen? Nitrogen is critical to crop growth, but 50% of it is wasted due to its management challenges. These nitrogen losses not only are a drain on grower profitability, but also impact our air and water quality. Hear from Greg Levow, Co-founder of Agronomic Technology Corp, on how you can take advantage of  Adapt-N for your clients' nitrogen management needs! 
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.

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Order free 4R wallet cards to distribute to your clients and colleagues!
  • Help your farmer customers identify fields at high risk of P loss, and to remember the key practices to keep P on cropland.
  • Wallet cards are a great handout at grower meetings and field days.  They are easy to distribute and help start a conversation about water quality.
  • We have distributed nearly 20,000 cards in the Great Lakes Basin.
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