The Wayne Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) offers a Cover Crop Program that is funded through the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD). Through this program, MWCD offers reimbursement for approved fields you apply for with a cap of 200 acres per applicant across eligible counties in the jurisdictional boundary of the MWCD District, unless fields are located within one of the specified MWCD Lake watersheds.
Why use cover crops?
Cover crops “reduce soil erosion, reduce nutrient leaching, store carbon, improve soil structure, increase water infiltration, reduce compaction, suppress weeds, enhance wildlife, fix nitrogen and serve as a forage product.”
(Rafiq Islam, Ohio State University Extension soil scientist)
Where can I get my seed tested?
Seed Sample Testing
March 06, 2018 | Plant Health
When mailing samples to the Ohio Department of Agriculture, please do the following:
Fill a quart-size zip-lock or other sealable plastic bag with the seed to be tested; double bag the seed and tape the bags shut.
Include your name, address, telephone number, variety of the seed, and lot number of the seed in each bag of seed sent for testing.
Indicate what tests are to be run on the samples submitted.
Mail the samples to:
Grain, Feed, & Seed Section
Ohio Department of Agriculture
8995 East Main St, Bldg 23
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Billing for the tests will be made upon completion of the testing of the seed. The lab fee schedule can be viewed here.
Information found on ODA website.