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  1. 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

    Based on how much crop residue is left on the soil surface, tillage practices generally fall into three ... a targeted amount of crop residue on the soil surface. The target is generally an after-planting residue ... accomplished using disc openers, coulter(s), row cleaners, in-row chisels, or roto-tillers planted into the ...

  2. Crop Rotation (NRCS 328)

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

    https://agbmps.osu.edu/submit/email-general-questions-comments-or-concerns Conservation Crop Rotation NRCS 328 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Surface Drain/Field Ditch (NRCS 607)

    https://agbmps.osu.edu/bmp/surface-drainfield-ditch-nrcs-607

    https://agbmps.osu.edu/submit/email-general-questions-comments-or-concerns Surface Drainage/Field Ditch (NRCS 607) ...

  5. Wood Chip Bioreactor (NRCS 605)

    https://agbmps.osu.edu/bmp/wood-chip-bioreactor-nrcs-605

    Considerations Two drainage control structures are needed to regulate water moving into and out of the ... https://agbmps.osu.edu/submit/email-general-questions-comments-or-concerns Extensive design considerations can be found  NRCS Standard 605: Denitrifying Bioreactor ...

  6. Water Control Structure (NRCS 587)

    https://agbmps.osu.edu/bmp/water-control-structure-nrcs-587

    However, they can also be used to speed up the velocity of the flow or divide the flow into more than one ... https://agbmps.osu.edu/submit/email-general-questions-comments-or-concerns Consult your SWCD, NRCS or a drainage contractor as proper sizing and construction are critical. ...

  7. 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 ... Effectiveness and Considerations Crop Production From a general crop production standpoint, plant-root systems ... availability support uptake. Plants generally have a greater percentage of their root systems located near the ...

  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. Nitrogen Recommendations When Organic N is Used

    https://agbmps.osu.edu/bmp/nitrogen-recommendations-when-organic-n-used

    adjustments. Numbers from handheld units can be entered into the following website: sensor based n rate ... through mineralization. Applying manure shortly before planting or into a growing crop can result in the ... highest utilization of N from manure. Applications that incorporate manure into the soil result in lower ...

  10. 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 ...

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