ODA Extends H2Ohio Deadline to Plant Cover Crops

Producers have until November 15 to plant cover crops

 REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (October 31, 2023) – Due to a late harvest and adverse weather conditions, the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) is extending the 2023 H2Ohio program deadline for planting overwintering cover crops.

H2Ohio producers enrolled in the 24 counties of the Western Lake Erie Basin will have until November 15, 2023, to plant overwintering cover crops.

For more information about the H2Ohio Program or the extended deadline to plant cover crops, please contact your local Soil and Water Conservation District.

H2Ohio is Governor DeWine’s initiative to ensure safe and clean water in Ohio. It is a comprehensive, data-driven approach to improving water quality over the long term. H2Ohio focuses on encouraging agricultural best management practices, restoring wetlands, and replacing home septic systems to reduce nutrients that contribute to harmful algal blooms. For more information on the H2Ohio initiative, please visit h2.ohio.gov.