Best Practice: No application of Manure waste if nothing growing.

Ohio State University’s Extension office & Ohio’s Department of Agriculture reminded farmers in the Western Lake Erie Basin of Best Practices and Ohio law on February 15, 2017

“In the western Lake Erie basin watershed, the application of manure to frozen and snow covered soils require there to be a growing crop in the field. This could be a pasture, alfalfa, clover, ryegrass or rape crop. There must be enough vegetation visible to provide 90% cover of residue and growing vegetation. Radishes and oats would not qualify as a growing crop as both are typically winter killed.”
To read complete article: Ohio Country Journal 2/15/17

The manure you apply today flows to a water source when the ground saturates.
“”Do unto those downstream as you would have those upstream do unto you.”
        ― Wendell Berry
 

 

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