Interseeding Cover Crops

interseeding cover cropsEarly-Season Cover Crop Interseeding

Cover crop interseeding is a management practice used to plant cover crops into growing cash crops like corn and soybeans early in the growing season. This innovative practice addresses potential challenges that Ohio growers face with aerial seeding or after-harvest planting methods.

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Saturated Buffers in Northwest Ohio

Saturated Buffers in Northwest Ohio:

Reducing Drainage Water Volume for Improved Water Quality


saturated-bufferA saturated buffer is an innovative conservation practice with positive impacts on downstream water quality. While this practice has been studied across the Midwest, there is limited research about how this practice performs in northwest Ohio. As a result, Ohio researchers are addressing the benefits, costs, and other related issues of this practice within the topography and soil characteristics of northwest Ohio.

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Home Septic System Replacement

Rural property owners can help reduce nutrient discharge through a wastewater irrigation system. This home septic system allows wastewater to be reused through lawn and landscaping sprayers after the wastewater has been treated and disinfected.

To learn more about this system and its research on water quality improvements, download the fact sheet below.

Conventional Septic Systems vs. Wastewater Irrigation Systems


Grand Lake St Marys Wetlands Update 2020

GLSM wetlands have been monitored for nutrients and sediment weekly since 2017 in an effort to improve our understanding of their importance for both the local community and beyond. In GLSM, wetland acreage is expected to rise in the future as additional wetland treatment systems are already in the planning and implementation stages.

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Grand Lake St Marys Wetlands Update 2019

Wetlands are essential components of healthy watersheds because they improve water quality by sequestering nutrients and reducing runoff rates, provide habitat for wildlife by increasing habitat variability, improve groundwater conditions by providing recharge points, and enhance public resources use potential by providing increased opportunities for recreation and education.

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