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  1. Cover Crops (NRCS 340)

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

    that cover crop treatment had significantly higher soil water storage at a 0- to 30-cm depth; greater ... soil water content on individual days during the cash crop growing season; increased field capacity ... An analysis of potential cover crop adoption and relative benefits to water quality in 10 counties ...

  2. Nutrient Management Plan (NRCS 590)

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

    slope; soil hydrologic group; infiltration/ponding potential; and the presence of concentrated water ... soil-stable and lost at low concentrations and at total pounds-per-acre rates in water flows. Unfortunately, ... potential of water impacts from phosphorus lost from agricultural fields increases with soil erosion ...

  3. Sampling

    https://turfdisease.osu.edu/sampling

    and can cause contamination with other microbes that might be in the soil. Do not add water to the ... package. Wrap your sample tightly in aluminum foil or newspaper. This will keep the soil (root zone ... material) from moving and getting on the leaves. When soil covers the leaves this makes diagnosis difficult ...

  4. Soil Test P value greater than 120 PPM (or P Risk Assessment of "High" to "Very High")

    https://agbmps.osu.edu/scenario/soil-test-p-value-greater-120-ppm-or-p-risk-assessment-high-very-high

    fields will be impacted by agronomic management, soil conditions and water movement resulting in higher, ... soil solution P concentrations are exposed to water moving offsite in tile or surface flows. Fields at ... phosphorus losses is collecting water samples for analysis. Water sampling results can identify if water ...

  5. Soil Test P value between 50 PPM and 120 PPM (or "Moderate" P Loss Risk Assessment)

    https://agbmps.osu.edu/scenario/soil-test-p-value-between-50-ppm-and-120-ppm-or-moderate-p-loss-risk-assessment

    fields will be impacted by agronomic management, soil conditions and water movement resulting in higher, ... soil solution levels are exposed to loss through tile or surface water with water movement. ... samples for analysis. Water sampling results can identify if water retention or filtering practices at ...

  6. Critical Concerns

    https://agbmps.osu.edu/critical-concerns

    Water quality impacts from agricultural land use often involve movement of sediment, nutrients, ... Nutrients—regardless of their original source—support plant growth in water, which can result in hypoxia (low oxygen) ... and formation of toxin accumulation. Pesticides can add to health concerns for potable water supplies. ...

  7. Soil Test P value less than 50 PPM (or "Lower" P Risk Assessment)

    https://agbmps.osu.edu/scenario/soil-test-p-value-less-50-ppm-or-lower-p-risk-assessment

    agronomic management, soil conditions and water movement resulting in higher, or lower, losses than would be ... A soil test that includes a value for Soil Test Phosphorus (STP) is useful to discuss both the ... Mehlich III. This STP value where soil test below that value has the greatest risk of yield loss is ...

  8. Phosphorus Removal Structure (NRCS 782)

    https://agbmps.osu.edu/bmp/phosphorus-removal-structure-nrcs-782

    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 ... phosphorus (DP) from drainage water leaving the field. The practice is best suited to sites where a history ... of DP concentrations in water leaving the site are measured at 0.2 mg/L DP or greater. These sites ...

  9. Open Channel/Two-Stage Ditch (NRCS 582)

    https://agbmps.osu.edu/bmp/open-channeltwo-stage-ditch-nrcs-582

    maintenance cost. It reduces downstream exports of nutrients and sediment. It improves plant-soil-water ... 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 ... higher flows. The vegetation provides some slowing of water flow where sediments and other heavier material ...

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

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

    particles Increases water infiltration at soil surface Effectiveness Liming Liming is a very effective ... (sometimes noted as water pH). It is a measure of the soil pH when the soil is mixed with just water. This is ... buffer pH value, which is used to determine the amount of lime needed to correct a soil water pH into ...

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