Water Quality Stewardship Newsletter

The objective of these documents is to provide you with current and helpful information regarding water protection, and the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP).

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2017

September - Begin Planning for Fall Planted Cover Crops

July - During periods of heavy rainfall, agronomic management is amplified

June - Nitrogen presents unique challenges, but new technology can help farmers

March - Improve nitrogen management in corn by considering in-season applications or delayed-release products.

January - Developing a comprehensive nutrient management plan optimizes nutrient use, protects environment

2016


November - Soil testing provides a basic, effective method to protect and improve water quality

October - Strategically managing fall fertilizer application enhances tillage practices, protects water quality

September - Intensive soil sampling techniques more accurate and cost-effective than ever, providing value for farmers

August - Modern tile drains, control structures provide new solutions to improve yields, reduce nutrient losses 

June - Container Recycling a Simple, Easy, Important Way to Protect Michigan's Environment

May - Early Disease Management in Field Crops Brings Long-Term Benefits

April Precision agriculture technology provides better data and information

March - Controlling Herbicide-Resistant Weeds Takes Careful Planning Partnership 

February - Michigan's new Certified Fertilizer Applicator program provides opportunity for professional advancement, nutrient stewardship experise

2015


September - Drain tile, water management systems should be tailored to local conditions

August Used properly, cover crops can provide numerous benefits to soil, water

July Conserving land and water through Michigan's Pesticide Container Recycling Program 

June Precision and adaptability critical to achieving the greatest water quality benefit

April - Water Quality Concerns Elevated as 2015 Growing Season Begins

January Creating and implementing a Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan increases regulatory certainty, protects Great Lakes water quality

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