Farmers have found success with their operations after implementing water quality practices to reduce phosphorous and nutrient runoff from their crop fields.
Frank Burkett III from Stark County in eastern Ohio says he built additional manure storage on his dairy farm so manure can be applied to fields at optimum times of the year.
“The cover crops have been a great addition to our operation. The additional manure storage has allowed us to manage our nutrients and place them on the crops when they need them rather than the manure storage dictating when we do nutrient applications to our fields” says Burkett.
Burkett is the President of the Ohio Farm Bureau.
Terry McClure is from Paulding County in western Ohio on the Indiana border. He tells Brownfield finding productive uses for (TO KEEP READING, CLICK LINK BELOW):