This episode is the first in a series that will help understand the breadth and depth of carbon program options for Ohio farmers.
H2Ohio is now open to farmers in Crawford, Erie, Huron, Marion, Ottawa, Richland, Sandusky, Seneca, Shelby and Wyandot counties.
If realized, this will be the fourth year out of the past six that the algal bloom will be rated less than 4 on a scale of 1 (mild) to 10 (severe).
Dr. Sakthi Subburayalu, Central State University Research assistant professor of soil science, will talk about the efforts happening in Central State University’s area to conserve and manage these resources.
The week is being held in anticipation of the release of the NOAA and the National Center for Water Quality Research official Lake Erie algal bloom forecast.
Hoewischer said he is confident that the trends being seen in dissolved reactive phosphorus will help Ohio reach the 40% reduction goal by 2025.
The free app is available to all farmers at onmrk.com.
The act breaks down barriers for farmers and foresters interested in participating in carbon markets so they can be rewarded for climate-smart practices.
The letter also addressed Ohio farmers’ commitment to water quality.
Jim Croskey uses cover crops – largely clover stands – on Dalroy Farms to improve soil health, as chopped forage for the cows, and as fodder for the honey bees.