2016 Nutrient Management & Water Quality Part 2: Digging Deeper - Muskingum Soil and Water Conservation District
General

Problem Description

The Muskingum Soil and Water Conservation District (MSWCD) is requesting financial assistance for a two-year study of soil samples, plant tissue samples, and water samples from 40 agricultural crop fields in Muskingum County.  This project continues and expands upon the MSWCD's analysis, which was funded through the PWM grant program in 2015.  The project will analyze soil fertility levels, biological activity in the soil, nutrient levels in growing crops, and water quality at tile outlets.  The goal of the project is to provide valuable information to agricultural producers on proper nutrient management practices.

Solution Description

The project goal is to analyze data on soils, plants, and water at agricultural sites to determine proper nutrient management.  Proper nutrient management results in reduced nutrient applications and a reduction in nutrient runoff, which adversely affects water quality.

Grant Funding

Total Project Cost:   $55,862
Requested Grant:   $21,302
Grant Awarded:   $21,100

 

Location Information

This project will involve samples from 40 agricultural crop fields throughout Muskingum County.

Activity Log

This grant was approved by the Board of Directors on February 19, 2016.

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