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  1. Cover Crops (NRCS 340)

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

    A cover crop is a beneficial plant seeded into an agricultural field during or outside of the ... estimated 34–81 percent of the agricultural land could have cover crops integrated into their corn and ... Legume species fix atmospheric nitrogen into a form that plants and microorganisms can use. Nonlegume ...

  2. Nutrient Management Plan (NRCS 590)

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

    loss through tile or surface water with water movement. Generally, fields with STP below 50 PPM can ... be divided into areas that represent crop production potential. Common factors used are soil type, ... entered into computer programs to calculate nutrient needs. To meet nutrient needs, programs can balance ...

  3. Phosphorus Removal Structure (NRCS 782)

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

    flows of water into a structure containing P absorbent media. The water flows through the media where ... dependent. Structures can generally be placed in non-production spaces such as buffer areas near the field ... generally 2-3 times the agronomic STP need of many crops grown. Fields with a STP value of 100 mg/kg Mehlich ...

  4. 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

    (STP) is a good indicator for the potential risk of phosphorus movement at the edge-of-field into ... predicted from soil test alone. Fields with STP below 50 PPM (100 lbs/A) Mehlich III will generally produce ...

  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

    the edge-of-field into downstream waters. STP is a quick and widely available measure that can be used ... crop removal is likely the approximate losses occuring into offsite water movement.  Soil test once per ...

  6. 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

    the edge-of-field into downstream waters. STP is a quick and widely available measure that can be used ...

  7. Critical Concerns

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

    fall into three areas of agricultural management: erosion, nitrogen, and phosphorus.   erosion ...

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

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

    field tiles falls on to a vegetated bench rather than into the ditch’s main flow of water. Vegetation is ... https://agbmps.osu.edu/submit/email-general-questions-comments-or-concerns Extensive design details are provided in  NRCS Standard 582: Open Channel ...

  9. Constructed Wetlands (NRCS 656)

    https://agbmps.osu.edu/bmp/constructed-wetlands-nrcs-656

    recorded. Where effluent can be irrigated onto cropland, or discharged into a vegetative treatment area. ... agricultural production. Cost analyses should take into account the cost of the wetland as well as the acres ... Generally considered cost efficient with a cost per unit of nutrient reduction range from $1.60 to $5.00/Kg ...

  10. Vegetative Barrier (NRCS 601)

    https://agbmps.osu.edu/bmp/vegetative-barrier-nrcs-601

    Permanent strips of stiff, dense vegetation established along the general contour of slopes or ... https://agbmps.osu.edu/submit/email-general-questions-comments-or-concerns Vegetative Barrier (NRCS 601) ...

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