Nutrient Stewardship for Cleaner Water (NSCW)

Nutrient Stewardship
for Cleaner Water

An OSU Extension Signature Program

Final Report is Available!  More than 209 on-farm research sites, nearly 17,500 farmer participating in Fertilizer Applicator Certification Training, and resources for farmers to reduce nutrient loss are just some of the goals accomplished by the Nutrient Stewardship for Cleaner Water signature program.

The Nutrient Stewardship for Cleaner Water initiative is an Ohio State University Extension Signature Program designed to improve water quality by helping growers efficiently use nitrogen and phosphorus to keep more of it on the field resulting in increased crop yields and farm profits and cleaner water

Nutrient Stewardship for Cleaner Water advances plant productivity while minimizing offsite loss of nutrients which lead to degradation of water quality. The signature program addresses ways of increasing nutrient utilization efficiency via in-field and edge-of-field best management practices that limit off-site movement of nutrients while increasing plant productivity thru small plot, on farm research and education.

On-Farm Research

New Technology - Vist our YouTube page!

Nutrient Stewardship for Cleaner Water's Five Integral Parts

Intermediate Goals (1-2 years) of the Signature Program

Long Term Goals (3-4 years) of the Signature Program

Harmful Algal Bloom Resources

Nutrient Stewardship for Cleaner Water 2018 Final Report (pdf)

Nutrient Stewardship for Cleaner Water 2015 Annual Report (pdf)

Nutrient Stewardship for Cleaner Water 2014 Annual Report (pdf)

Download Program Brochure (pdf)

2014 Signature Program Annual Report (pdf)