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Virtual Wetland Field Trip

Learn about what defines an Ohio wetland ecosystem – from hydric soils and hydrology to wetland plants and animals – in this video from US…

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Improving Water Quality From Home

Nitrogen and phosphorus are essential nutrients all living things require. However, an overabundance of these nutrients in both ground and surface wat…

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Saturated Buffers in Northwest Ohio

Saturated Buffers in Northwest Ohio: Reducing Drainage Water Volume for Improved Water Quality   A saturated buffer is an innovative conservation…

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Wetlands: A Powerful Tool for Conservation

Near the shores of Grand Lake St. Marys in northwest Ohio, you’ll find a series of peaceful walking paths winding around panoramic wetland areas tha…

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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 reuse…

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Protecting Water Quality Between the Rows

To demonstrate the potential of in-crop manure application as a replacement to purchased fertilizer, Duane and Anthony Stateler of Stateler Family Far…

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Federal and State Conservation Programs in Northwest Ohio

Find a program to help you reach your land management and conservation goals. …

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Steeling Phosphorus: An Update on Blind Inlet Conservation

Chad Penn, a research soil scientist with the USDA-ARS, is evaluating the water quality effects of using steel slag, a byproduct from steel manufactur…

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Conservation Practice Economic Impact Calculator

Evaluate the economic impact of installing a wetland or other land conservation program will have on an individual field.…

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Fall vs In-Crop Manure Application Economic Return Calculator

Use this spreadsheet tool to compare economic returns and nutrient use from liquid manure applied in the fall versus in-crop application to standing c…

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