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Ohio Applicator Forecast
The Ohio Applicator Forecast is designed to help
nutrient applicators identify times when the weather-risk
for applying is low. The risk forecast is created by the
National Weather Service and takes snow accumulation and
melt, soil moisture content, and forecast precipitation
and temperatures into account. The chances of surface runoff
in the next 24 hours are displayed on the overview map of the
state. If you zoom to street level, seven days of weather
conditions and runoff chances are predicted.
590 Application Map
This map has been developed utilizing the nutrient application standards from the 2012 Ohio NRCS 590 Nutrient Management Practice Standard. These optional standards were developed to:
The 590 Application Map displays several information categories to help users adopt the 590 guidelines. Information provided on this map includes soil drainage and flooding frequency classes, water table depth, N leaching potential and runoff vulnerability.
There are a variety of laws, regulations, and guidelines for the management of fertilizers and manures in Ohio. The Nutrient Regulation page summarizes these rules and the areas of Ohio where they apply; for example in 2011 special rules were enacted for watersheds in distress, and again in 2014 for land in the Western Lake Erie Basin.