The Michigan Department of Agriculture has announced a soil testing
reimbursement program for farmers in the Western Lake Erie Basin following
recommended nutrient management practices.
Director Gary McDowell says farmers will be able to test and
incorporate new technologies to address phosphorus loading in Lake Erie. He says precise soil analysis can result in
more efficient fertilizer use.
The Soil Testing to Reduce Agriculture Nutrient Delivery or
STRAND program promotes the use of grid or zone sampling, variable rate
applications, yield monitors and upgrades that help farmers with nutrient