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.