What's Core 4?
Core 4 is a
common-sense approach to improving farm profitability while
addressing environmental concerns. The approach is easily adaptable
to virtually any farming situation and can be fine tuned to meet
your unique needs. The net result is better soil, cleaner water,
greater on-farm profits, and a brighter future for all of us.
Sustainable soils which increase long-term productivity
result from increased organic matter, improved soil
moisture, reduced compaction, sequestered carbon, and
reduced erosion from water and wind.
In addition to food, fiber, energy and other renewable
resources, agriculture can also protect and improve water
management skills and utilizing the latest appropriate
technologies result in higher levels of economic efficiency
and cropland productivity
A brighter future for all
Consumer expectations include more than abundant food, fiber
and energy. They also expect agriculture to protect air,
soil, water, and wildlife.
Crop Nutrient Management
Pest Management (IPM)
Does it work?
Lake Erie/Maumee River Basin,
Indiana and Ohio
Herrings Marsh Run, North