Crawford Soil & Water Conservation District
3111 State Route 98, Bucyrus, OH 44820 (419)-562-8280
 

Welcome!

    Our mission is to encourage and assist the people of Crawford County in making decisions for the wise use of our natural resources to provide a quality environment for all.



Conservation Districts are locally organized self-governing bodies chartered by the State. Through voluntary action and cooperation of landowners (and other stake holders), the District works to conserve land, water, forest, wildlife and other related resources for the benefit of all.


CRAWFORD SWCD 2016 TREE SALE

 Deadline for ordering is March 18th, 2016. Seedlings will be available for pick up at the office March 31st, from 3:00 - 6:00 pm and April 1st from 7:30 am – 6:00 pm. We do not deliver or mail packets. Make checks payable to Crawford SWCD, 3111 St Rt. 98, Bucyrus, Ohio 44820, Phone: (419) 562-8280.

Click Below for a PDF Printable:

Tree Sale Order Form                            Tree Descriptions


CRAWFORD SWCD 2016 Fish Fingerling Sale

 Deadline for ordering is May 10th, 2016. Fish will be available for pick up at the office May12th, from 1:30 - 2:30 pm. Make checks payable to Crawford SWCD, 3111 St Rt. 98, Bucyrus, Ohio 44820, Phone: (419) 562-8280.

Click Below for a PDF Printable:

         Fish Sale Order Form


 

Utilizing Liquid Manure

March 10th 12-2:30 Cost: $5 for handouts and a box lunch

Utilizing Liquid manure during the growing season and managing your dry manure storage pile, Our featured speaker will be Glen Arnold with his latest research on equipment to drag line growing corn all the way to ear fill - Reservations by March 3rd 

Crawford County Courthouse Lower Level Conference Room 112 East Mansfield Street Bucyrus Ohio 44820

Contact: Kendall Stucky, Manure Nutrient Management Specialist at 419 939 3065 or Jason Hartschuh, for more information at 419-562-8731

Crawford County Courthouse Lower Level Conference Room 112 East Mansfield Street Bucyrus Ohio 44820

Manure Law

On July 03, 2015 a new law went into effect regarding the application of fertilizer in the Western Basin of Lake Erie, which includes most of the cropland acres in Crawford County. 

The new law defines fertilizer as any source of nitrogen or phosphorous, which includes manure and granular fertilizers. 

The new law prohibits the following:

1)      Applying fertilizer on snow-covered or frozen soil

2)      Applying fertilizer when the top two inches of soil are saturated from precipitation

3)      Applying fertilizer when the local weather forecast for the application area contains greater than a 50% chance of precipitation exceeding inch in a 24-hour period.

 

The new law furthers specifies that the above prohibition does not apply if any of the following are present:

1)      The fertilizer is injected into the ground

2)      The fertilizer is incorporated within 24 hours of the surface application

3)      The fertilizer is applied onto a growing crops.

4)    For manure only:  In the event of an emergency, the Chief or the Chief’s designee provides written consent and the manure application is made in accordance with procedures established by NRCS 590 Standard for Ohio

Exemptions for manure only applications for livestock operations can be submitted to ODNR.  This would give small sized producers 2 years and medium sized producers 1 year to comply with the new law.  Large operations, or those currently permitted through the ODA, are not eligible for this exemption.  The exemption does not exempt the owner or operator from penalties or fines in the event they have a fish kill or other related incident.  Any operation found in violation of the new law can incur a civil penalty of up to $10,000 for each violation.

   Medium sized livestock operations have a stabled or confined animal range as follows:

        200-699 mature dairy cows

        300-999 cattle other than dairy

        750-2,499 swine over 55 pounds or more

        3,000-9,999 swine under 55 pounds

        150-499 horses

        9,000-29,999 laying hens or broilers

Livestock operations with animal numbers below those listed above, are considered small operations.  Those with animal numbers higher than those listed above are considered large operations.

If you have further questions or would like more information, contact Kendall Stucky, Manure Nutrient Management Specialist at 419 939 3065.