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. We have been able to do 33 plans with 17,877 acres in Allen, Defiance, Fulton, Henry, Lucas, Ottawa, Paulding, Putnam, Van Wert, Williams, and Wood Counties in Ohio and Lenawee Co, MI. 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 2014 in less than 25 acre zones** -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 2016-2022 -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 we can save If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call OSU Extension at 419-578-6783.
Nutrient Management Plan Development Program
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
OSU Extension, Lucas County at Toledo Botanical, 5434 West Bancroft, Toledo, Ohio 43615