No-Till & Drill Rentals
The Wayne SWCD has two no-till drills for rent. The no-till drills can also be used for (small grain, grasses, alfalfa) late summer cover crops, or for double cropping soybeans after a small grain.
Available are a 10’ (warm season grass box) (8 acre min.) and a 15’ (15 acre min.), which rent for $11 per acre. The equipment is for rent to the public in an effort to promote no-till planting in Wayne County.
Call Wayne SWCD's No-Till Specialist, Luke Nussbaum at 330-464-9563 to schedule.
March 19, 2018 | Plant Health
Pesticides must be stored and disposed of according to the product label instructions. Any unused product should be disposed of as Household Hazardous Waste.
Each year the Department organizes a Clean Sweep Pesticide Disposal program, funded by US EPA grants and state funds. The program assists farmers with a free of charge, safe and environmentally responsible disposal of unusable, outdated pesticides. No household or non-farm pesticides are accepted, nor are pesticides accepted from commercial companies.
Farmers generally cannot dispose of pesticides through household hazardous waste programs, and the Clean Sweep program allows them to dispose of old products responsibly. There are typically 3 collections per year, which move around the state. Collection locations and dates are usually announced during the summer.
Click here for the latest 2020 flyer with dates & locations.
If you'd like more information please visit the ODA website.
July 27, 2020 | Plant Health
REYNOLDSBURG, OH (July 27, 2020) – The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) has been notified that several Ohio residents have received unsolicited packages in the mail containing seeds that appear to have originated from China. The types of seeds in the packages are currently unknown and may contain invasive plant species. Similar seed packets have been received recently in several other locations across the United States.
If you receive a package of this type, please DO NOT plant these seeds. If they are in sealed packaging, do not open the sealed package. You can report the seeds to ODA online here or you may contact the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Anti-smuggling Hotline by calling 800-877-3835 or by emailing SITC.Mail@aphis.usda.gov. Also, if possible, please retain the original packaging, as that information may be useful to trade compliance officers as they work through this issue.
Unsolicited seeds could be invasive species, contain noxious weeds, could introduce diseases to local plants, or could be harmful to livestock. Invasive species and noxious weeds can displace native plants and increase costs of food production. ODA and APHIS work hard to prevent the introduction of invasive species and protect Ohio agriculture. All foreign seeds shipped to the United States should have a phytosanitary certificate which guarantees the seeds meet important requirements.
We will have the latest information regarding this investigation on our website.
Conservation Practices/BMP Examples
(Click on a title to see a photo example)
To provide a fixed route of travel for moving livestock, produce, equipment, and supplies; and to provide access for proper operation, maintenance, and management of livestock or conservation enterprises while controlling runoff to prevent erosion or improve water quality.
A facility with an impervious surface to provide an environmentally safe area for the
handling of on-farm agrichemicals.
This practice establishes close-growing grasses, legumes or small grain crops to provide seasonal protection. Cover crops help improve soil and water quality by reducing soil erosion, increasing organic matter and capturing and recycling nutrients in the soil profile. Cover crops can also be used to fix atmospheric nitrogen, reduce soil compaction, manage soil moisture and provide supplemental forage for livestock. Click to watch VIDEO of Aerial Seeding of Cover Crops.
A structure used to control the grade and head cutting in natural or artificial channels.
A natural or constructed channel that is shaped or graded to required dimensions and established with suitable vegetation. Click to watch VIDEO of Grassed Waterway Construction.
A seasonal polyethylene covered structure with no electrical, heating, and/or mechanical ventilation systems that shelters crops and extends the growing season in an environmentally safe manner.
Growing row crops, forages, small grains, or fallow in a systematic arrangement of equal width strips on or near the contour of the field slope.
This practice facilitates the accomplishment of conservation objectives by providing a means to control movement of animals and people, including vehicles. Including (1) exclude livestock from areas that should be protected from grazing; (2) control livestock where permanent fencing is installed as a component of a rotational grazing system; (3) confine livestock on an area; (4) control domestic livestock while permitting wildlife movement; (5) regulate access to areas by people, to prevent trespassing, or for purposes of safety.
A strip or area of herbaceous vegetation situated between cropland, grazing land, or disturbed land (including forest land) and environmentally sensitive areas.
Removing unmerchantable and unwanted trees, shrubs, or vines from wooded areas.
Protecting heavily used areas by establishing vegetative cover, by surfacing with suitable materials, or by installing needed structures. This standard also includes protecting areas used for livestock feeding and watering, loafing, exercising, or confinement by surfacing with suitable materials, and installing control structures, if necessary.
A rigid, semi-rigid, or flexible manufactured membrane, composite material, or roof structure placed over a waste management facility.
Utilizing springs and seeps to provide water for a conservation need.
A stabilized area or structure constructed across a stream to provide a travel way for people, livestock, equipment, or vehicles. Click to watch a VIDEO of Stream Crossing Construction.
Using agricultural wastes such as manure and wastewater or other organic residues.
(YouTube video of Concrete storage built for dairy cows in 2009)
An impoundment made by constructing an embankment and/or excavating a pit, or by fabricating a man-made structure.