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Ohio Country Journal:
H2Ohio update | Although funding to implement conservation practices was postponed in 2020, it is expected to be available in 2021. Farmers who applied for funding this year will need to contact their SWCD office to revise their application and complete the required nutrient management plan.  |  Article

From Morning AgClips:
Manure: Reconnecting livestock and crop farming | A study by USDA ARS analyzed manure nutrients produced and crop nutrient needs for over 3,000 U.S. counties, identifying manure ‘sources’ and ‘sinks’. The goal is to develop a framework of ‘manuresheds’ for efficient utilization of manure nutrients.  |  Article  |  Publication

From UNL Water:
Can I irrigate animal manures on growing crops? | A good discussion of best practices for using dilute manures during the growing season and avoiding potential problems.  |  Article

Extending the manure application window: Post plant experiences | A summary, plus a 20-minute video, of Glen Arnold’s (OSU Extension) on-farm research on side dressing corn and wheat with manure.  |  Article

From SWCS Conservation NewsBrief:
Wetlands projects address water quality concerns | The  Black Swamp Conservancy, a land trust formed to preserve agricultural and natural areas in NW Ohio, is constructing wetlands in floodplains with the goal of capturing sediments and nutrients in runoff.  |  Article

Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy (NRLS) podcasts available | To reduce runoff of nitrogen and phosphorus, the NRLS recommends farmers implement a variety of practices. Podcasts focus on different best management practices, including episodes on managing livestock wastes. |  Article   |  Podcasts

From USDA ARS News Service:
Curbing P losses: There’s an app for that | In addition to testing different systems to remove excess P from field runoff, a USDA researcher has developed P-Trap an app that helps determine the best P-removal system for a farm.  |  Article