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“ Doing RIGHT today, 4R Tomorrow!”. Ohio SWCDs are Working Together to Improve the Quality of Life for All Ohioans! *Photo provided by the United Soybean Board. 4R Tomorrow Nutrient Stewardship. Agriculture is Being Challenged.

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“Doing RIGHT today, 4R Tomorrow!”

Ohio SWCDs are Working Together to Improve the Quality of Life for All Ohioans!

*Photo provided by the United Soybean Board

4R Tomorrow Nutrient Stewardship


Agriculture is Being Challenged

Population growth will continue to increase demands on production efficiency

Increased scrutiny related to land and resource management

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Growing Population & Demand

Population increase of 2 billion people by 2050

Production demand met by intensified

production, not increased land use

Seed industry predicts 3-4% yield growth

per year

Require optimal fertilizer inputs for greatest


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Increased Scrutiny of Land and

Resource Management

Negative headlines affecting public opinion

EPA aggressively pursuing rulemaking affecting agriculture

Environmental organizations litigating to force regulatory action

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What EPA Has Been Saying...

There are 14,000 nutrient related surface water impairment listings in 49 states

Over 47 percent of streams contain medium to high levels of N and P

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Row Crop N & P Contributions to theGulf of Mexico & the Chesapeake Bay

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What EPA Has Been Saying...


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Responding to the Challenges

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4R Tomorrow Program

  • Goal: Educate and engage all water quality stakeholders to reduce the amount of excess nutrients making its way into Ohio waterways
  • Key Themes:
    • Agriculture has a role.
    • Urban community members have a role.
    • All stakeholders must do their parts to reach our common
    • goal: better water quality in Ohio.

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Target Audiences


Crop Farmers

Livestock Farmers

Fertilizer Dealers and Custom Applicators



Lawn Care Industry

Municipal Wastewater Treatment Facilities


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Key Messages ---Agriculture

  • Challenging time for agriculture
  • Farmers must step up and show they are part of the solution
  • 4R Nutrient Stewardship
    • Right source
    • Right rate
    • Right time
    • Right place

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Framework 4 management systems & education based on basic universal scientific principles

1. Supply in plant available forms

2. Suit soil properties

3. Recognize synergisms among elements

4. Blend compatibility

1. Appropriately assess soil nutrient supply

2. Assess all available indigenous nutrient sources

3. Assess plant demand

4. Predict fertilizer use efficiency

1. Assess timing of crop uptake

2. Assess dynamics of soil nutrient supply

3. Recognize timing of weather factors

4. Evaluate logistics of operations

1. Recognize root-soil dynamics

2. Manage spatial variability

3. Fit needs of tillage system

4. Limit potential off-field transport

Slide from IPNI

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Implementing a 4R Plan

Identify economic, social, & environmental goals that cropping system objectives should address

Select site specific BMPs to address goals

Integrate BMPs for all goals and adjust

Document the plan

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Example Goals


Select appropriate fertilizer nutrient source, consider fertilizer form, consider enhanced eff. fertilizers


Grid or zone soil testing for rates, nutrient budgeting to plan management and application, address spatial variability; in season methods for in season decisions


Follow recommended times for nutrient applications, split apps to improve uptake, enhanced eff. fertilizers


Utilize app. methods that limit losses, incorporate fertilizers, couple apps. with appropriate soil conservation

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Key Messages: Urban

Agriculture is just one source of nutrients that cause algae blooms

Urban sources of excess nutrients include lawn and landscape fertilizers and municipal discharge

Homeowners and businesses can make a difference by practicing backyard conservation:

Using the right fertilizer source at the right rate, right time, and right placement (the 4R principles)


Watering and water retention


Keeping debris off of hard surfaces and out of storm drains

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The 4R Tomorrow Team

The 4R Tomorrow Team will be comprised of individuals who want to do the right things in our environment in order to keep our natural resources sustainable and vibrant for tomorrow. This team will be working hand-in-hand to educate conservation best management practices in an effort to keep our soils productive, our waters clean, and our future bright!

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The 4R Tomorrow Team

The 4R Tomorrow team’s focus is Doing RIGHT today, 4R Tomorrow! Members will sign a pledge form made available by the SWCDs, and receive a membership card & other materials to encourage continued participation in the 4R Nutrient Stewardship program and the 4R Tomorrow Team.

  • The Pledge Form asks the member to commit to the following:
  • I “RESOLVE” to be a part of the solution!
  • I am “READY” to be a part of the solution!
  • I am willing to “REGISTER” to be a part of the solution!
  • I am able to “REACH” out to others to be a part of the
  • solution!

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4R Tomorrow District Tool Kit

List of tool kit elements

  • 4R Tomorrow FAQ Sheet, SWCD District Focused
  • 4R Tomorrow FAQ Sheet, Producer / Farmer Focused
  • 4R Tomorrow FAQ Sheet, General Public Focused
  • 4R Tomorrow Nutrient Stewardship Management Talking Points
  • 4R Nutrient Stewardship Management Brochure
  • 4R Tomorrow Team “I Resolve” pledge form
  • Sample News Release, Program Kick-Off Announcement
  • Sample News Release, Fair Announcement
  • Sample News Release, Farmers & Homeowners Working Together
  • Sample News Release, 4R Tomorrow Year End Success
  • Sample Letter to the Editor
  • 4R Tomorrow Powerpoint
  • Farmer Breakfast Workshop Template

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Next Steps

  • Farmer Action Plan
  • Plan for a 4R Nutrient Stewardship outreach through a “Farmer Breakfast,” tour, cover crop workshop or other potential venue where 4R Nutrient Stewardship strategies can be discussed.
  • Media Outreach
  • Use the media templates to announce program and share the 4R Tomorrow Team Information to encourage individuals to get involved. Additional tools such as Public Service Announcements and other radio spots will be made available to reach additional audiences as well!

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Next Steps

  • Social Media
  • Use Social Media tools such as Facebook or Twitter to promote program, workshop and events geared towards the 4R Nutrient Stewardship and Backyard Conservation Programs. Highlight the importance of becoming a member of the 4R Tomorrow Team – as we are “Doing RIGHT today, 4R Tomorrow!
  • Fairs, Festivals, School & other District Events
  • Use the brochure and other outreach tools at events to share the message in an effort to get individuals interested and involved!

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The RIGHT Time for Nutrient

Stewardship is RIGHT Now!


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The Fertilizer Institute Plant Nutrition Institute Protection Agency Soybean Councilhttp://www.soyohio.orgODNR, Division of Soil and Water Resources

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