Nutrient Management Plan Development Programs
The Ohio State University Extension has four Nutrient Management Plan Writers working to assist farmers in developing free Nutrient Management Plans (NMP) in the Western Lake Erie Basin (WLEB) of Ohio. Plans provide both fertility recommendations and an environmental site risk for fields that help identify resource concerns impacting nutrient and sediment loss. Paulding County is fortunate have Tony Campbell housed at the Paulding County Extension Office to work with local producers.
NMP Writers will be on hand in most counties in the Western Lake Erie Basin on select days this winter to work with you on preparing a free NMP or CNMP; dates, times, locations listed below. We will work with any grain/vegetable/crop producers, and/or non-CAFO livestock producers who have the following information available:
-Soil tests from no later than 2015 in less than 20 acre zones** (If applying for NRCS - EQIP monies Soil Zones need to be less than 12 acres)
-Complete farm maps and/or FSA maps**
-Fertilizer program, complete with amounts and N-P-K products
-Implement details and information, and operation timelines
-Crop rotations and yield goals for 2017-2023
-Water locations in operation, artificial drainage practices, and type of surface drainage
-Manure: storage capacity, acres to spread on, number of animals, feed information
-NRCS EQIP program information (if planning to apply, or already applied)
**bring with you printed copies or electronic copies we can work with.
Important NMP Forms
- NMP Brochure (Overview of Program including all plan writer locations)