Helping Virginia Overcome the WIP III Reporting Challenge

Public Private Partnership


We designed respectDOWNSTREAM to assist Virginia’s Residential owners to avoid the over application of fertilizer and other soil amendments. We made it user-friendly and east-to-operate, ultimately providing the residential homeowner specific scientific instructions, based on their own scientific soil analysis provided by Stewardship Labs. We show the homeowner:

  • Exactly what products to apply
  • Exactly how much to apply
  • Exactly what month to apply them

Prescription Soil and Plant Nutrient Mgt., LLC has developed respect downSTREAM in furtherance of the following mission:

Under the auspices of a Public-Private Partnership with Va. Tech/VCE to develop, introduce and gain acceptance of on-line technology engineered to enable the Commonwealth of Virginia to prescriptively verify the amount of nutrients and amendments applied by urban-located, single-family detached homeowners.

In so doing, the Commonwealth, under egis of the Water Quality Act/WIP-III, will utilize our algorithic tool to both prescribe and instruct Virginia’s homeowners, precisely what and how much to apply, based scientifically on a 4 oz. soil sample analysis. Upon verification by the homeowner, Va/DCR will extrapolate the the applicable acreage data, under management and thereby move closer to achieving their compliance goal as mandated by the EPA.

Our Challenge

Virginia’s Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) is operating under an EPA WIP III mandate to document that a specified percentage of agricultural and urban acreage is under a nutrient management plan. Under EPA’s 2025 mandate, Virginia must report 363,000 urban acres as being under an acceptable and approved nutrient management plan or potentially risk forfeiture of federal funding.

Prescription Soil and Plant Nutrient Mgt. proposes working with the VaTech/VCE and DCR to adopt and deploy respect downstream as the means to increase the number of urban nutrient management plans and verifiable urban acreage under management.

Respect downSTREAM addresses Virginia’s goals as our soil testing service documents the plant as well as the square footage being cultivated by the homeowner and in combination with test results generates a scientifically supported, multi-seasonal, nutrient management plan, designed and developed by Va/Tech/VCE and implemented by DCR.

Our Proposed Solution

The respect downSTREAM program provides the homeowner with a method to know what amendments are needed to optimize growth of their lawn and garden. Most importantly, the proposed solution provides a voluntary verification method that will ultimately reduce fertilizer and soil amendment runoff and therein contribute to the overall health of the Chesapeake Bay.

The proposed program will apply to any and all and all Virginia homeowners who utilize our soilCORRECTION analysis, and receive our nutrient management instructions and then report to the Commonwealth/DCR, appropriately.

respectdownSTREAM and VA. Tech/VCE work in conjunction with our nutrient management system.

Our Goal

Our mission is the establishment of a Public/Private Partnership with Va. Tech/VCE and DCR designed to address regulatory reporting requirements imposed by the EPA and in so doing achieve two primary goals:

  1. To help protect and improve the overall water quality of Virginia’s streams, tributaries, lakes and estuaries of which all ultimately flow into the Chesapeake Bay.
  2. To ensure full compliance with the EPA 2025 mandate and thereby preventing potential loss of substantial funding as designated in WIP III.

Our Call To Action

Prescription Soil & Plant Nutrient Management in a Public/Private partnership with VA. Tech/VCE seek dialog with those stakeholders who by charter are responsible for protection of the Chesapeake Bay and the overall water quality throughout the Commonwealth.

Let’s All get Engaged and Do Our Part…

Help Improve Virginia’s Waterways and Protect the Chesapeake Bay!

Virginia's Watershed Area is the largest of All the States that Drain into the Chesapeake Bay


You will receive:

1. Soil Correction Analysis

  • Comprehensive scientific analysis of your soil deficiencies and requirements

2. Detailed Annual Instructions to Correct Your Soil

  • Annual calendar per season with detailed instructions
  • Instructions based on the results of your soil analysis

Stop Guessing. Stop Overapplying. Utilize Our System and Learn to TRUST SCIENCE!

At respectDOWNSTREAM, we work diligently to help our customers reduce the number of nutrient applications and ensure the smallest amount of product is applied for the desired result. We provide the homeowner a season-by-season schedule detailing the optimal time to apply each amendment and in so doing contribute to best management practices stewardship of the environment.

Follow our easy instructions to correct your soil.

  • Buy and apply only the amount in which you need
  • Stop over applying fertilizer and soil amendments
  • Eliminate wasted leftover products
  • Save your money and your time

SoilCORRECTED = Cleaner Water & Sustainable Growing

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