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  1. Managing Forage Stands Damaged by Fall Armyworm

    https://forages.osu.edu/news/managing-forage-stands-damaged-fall-armyworm

    fields. Base the application rate on a recent soil test. A sufficient nutrient supply will help the crop ...

  2. Amending Soils with Lime or Gypsum (NRCS 333)

    https://agbmps.osu.edu/bmp/amending-soils-lime-or-gypsum-nrcs-333

    The use of lime and gypsum as soil amendments can enhance crop production. The two types of ... material provide different outcomes in the soil profile which are important to differentiate to know when ... and where to best utilize these products. Lime, also known as agricultural limestone, neutralizes soil ...

  3. Nutrient Management Plan (NRCS 590)

    https://agbmps.osu.edu/bmp/nutrient-management-plan-nrcs-590

    conservation concerns related to nitrogen, phosphorus, and soil erosion. A nutrient management plan should be ... management plan should: match the nutrient needs of the crop with soil-available nutrients. It should ... the plan should attempt to limit soluble nutrients left in the soil at the end of the growing season. ...

  4. Cover Crops (NRCS 340)

    https://agbmps.osu.edu/bmp/cover-crops-nrcs-340

    regular growing season. Its primary purpose is to improve or maintain soil health and ecosystem quality. ... to feed and protect the soil, suppress weeds, and manage nutrients. They have been used in: ... production fields (grain, vegetable, or livestock) that are subject to soil erosion. A living plant will ...

  5. Subsurface Placement of Nutrient

    https://agbmps.osu.edu/bmp/subsurface-placement-nutrient

    Subsurface placement is the practice of getting nutrients placed into the soil versus leaving ... nutrients on the soil surface. Fertilizer sources commonly used today are highly soluble products that once ... soil can provide more binding sites or reduce exposure to runoff. Options for surface application ...

  6. Tillage Intensity to Maintain Target Residue Cover (NRCS 329, 345 & 346)

    https://agbmps.osu.edu/bmp/tillage-intensity-maintain-target-residue-cover-nrcs-329-345-346

    be used to manage soil moisture/ temperature by manipulation of residue cover. Tillage will ... incorporate inputs such as soil-activated, pre-emergence herbicides, and broadcast nutrient applications. ... tool operated at various speeds and depths will impact the intensity of soil disturbance and hold ...

  7. Saturated Buffer (NRCS 604)

    https://agbmps.osu.edu/bmp/saturated-buffer-nrcs-604

    buffer where the soil filters nutrient removal before naturally entering an adjoining ditch or stream. ... a subsurface main drains at least 15 acres. soils have a restrictive layer and no sand/gravel layers, and where ... a high water table can be maintained. there is at least 1 percent soil organic matter in the top 30 ...

  8. Crop Rotation (NRCS 328)

    https://agbmps.osu.edu/bmp/crop-rotation-nrcs-328

    wind erosion. Maintain or increase soil health and organic matter content. Reduce water quality ... degradation due to excess nutrients. Improve soil moisture efficiency. Reduce plant pest pressures. Provide ... https://agri.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/oda/divisions/soil-and-water-conservation/find-a-local-swcd   NRCS  https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/oh/contact/local/ Questions, concerns or ...

  9. Blind Inlet (NRCS 620)

    https://agbmps.osu.edu/bmp/blind-inlet-nrcs-620

    soils. A blind inlet can be installed any place where a tile riser is recommended, or where drainage in ... depressional areas is causing a problem. Water that flows through a blind inlet filters first through soil and ... management is encouraged for this practice to minimize soil disturbance and maximize its lifespan. Once ...

  10. Subsurface Drainage (NRCS 606)

    https://agbmps.osu.edu/bmp/subsurface-drainage-nrcs-606

    drained soils and/or high water tables. In Ohio, subsurface drainage is primarily used in fields with ... poorly drained soils and where there are seasonal high water tables or periodic saturated conditions ... a profit on the capital investment in subsurface drainage. Most of the water in soil pores is held in the ...

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