Ohio Department of Agriculture Now Accepting New Applications for H2Ohio Program
REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (Sept., 23, 2021) – The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) is currently accepting new enrollments for the H2Ohio Program.
Producers in the original 14-county targeted area of the Maumee River Watershed can sign up for the years 2022 and 2023. That area includes: Williams, Defiance, Paulding, Van Wert, Mercer, Fulton, Henry, Putnam, Allen, Auglaize, Lucas, Wood, Hancock and Hardin counties.
Farmers are required to submit a Voluntary Nutrient Management Plan (VNMP) at the time of application. Enrollment is open until January 15, 2022, and no practices can be started prior to March 15, 2022.
Under Governor Mike DeWine’s H2Ohio plan, ODA is leading efforts to reduce phosphorus runoff. Producers are being incentivized to implement proven, cost-effective best management practices.
Current Enrollees can now also add additional acres to the contract for years 2022 and 2023.
Please contact Sarah at Hancock Soil and Water Conservation District for more information.
Sign up with OACI to be eligible for H2Ohio payments
Sign up must be completed by June 10, 2021
If you have questions about the OACI sign-up process, contact Sarah Wayman at (phone: 419-788-4052; email: firstname.lastname@example.org) or OACI Project Leader Nikki Hawk at (phone: 419-852-2615; email: Nicole@ofswcd.org).
Voluntary Nutrient Management Plan (VNMP)
Variable Rate Phosphorus Application (VRT)
Subsurface Phosphorus Placement
For those of you who are implementing the manure incorporation practice for the H2Ohio Program, please turn in a current manure test. In addition to the manure test, we will need to know which fields and when you are planning to spread your manure. Please submit your manure test as soon as possible. When we receive your manure test, we will write a manure recommendation for you to utilize that follows tri-state recommendations. You must follow the manure recommendations in order to receive payment for this practice. Please remember to notify Hancock SWCD 24 to 48 hours prior to manure application. Additionally, be sure to follow Ohio NRCS 590 Standard and Senate Bill 1. Contact Sarah with any questions either by phone (419) 422-6569 or by email email@example.com
Conservation Crop Rotation – Small Grains or Forages
Overwintering Cover Crops
Drainage Water Management
Other Helpful Documents
Article titled “Why Tri-State and H2Ohio” by Kate Myers-Van Wert SWCD
Fill in the field name, acres, crop rotation, and practices
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Use to calculate the adjusted seeding rate for Cover Crops
Refer to Appendix A for criteria for seeding, establishment and maintenance including seed quality and testing requirements.