A project of Knox Soil and Water Conservation District and Knox County Farm Bureau
Time to complete: 5 minutes
It's Simple and Easy:
You will need:
and one of the following:
Android Tablet or iPad
Android Phone or iPhone
Please note: you must have location services turned on in your device's settings menu.
All you need is an email address. It's free!
What's an applicator key? There should be one for each person in your organization. It's kind of like a username and a password all in one. You will (normally) only need to enter it once on each device you set up... but you can use it to log in to as many devices as you want. Your key might look like this:
(This is NOT your key: but you'll have your own very soon.)
After you've logged in here on the website, go to the Applicators screen.
On your first login, you will see that we have already set up one API key for you.
Make a note of that key, you will need it in Step 5 - Mobile Login.
Please note: applicator keys are always lower-case, but they are case-insensitive
Before you leave this screen, notice that you can add more applicators:
When you add a new "Applicator", he/she will be able to log applications to your account.
You can create farms and fields on the web or on the mobile app.
You can delete farms and fields, but only on the web.
We'll eventually need the latitude and longitude for your fields, so we can give you hyper-accurate weather. If you have this information, (especially if you have many fields), you might find it easiest to fill this out on the website first. But don't worry, you can adjust the field position on your phone/tablet, too!
Requirements: any iPhone or Android device.
Also free. Just go to the play store or the apple store.
Please note: you must have location services turned on in your device settings.
Press the Login button!
You can create applications on Mobile and Tablet.
Enter the date, fertilizer type, amount, and other details of your "Application".
With one click of a button, you can have a PDF file that you can Print or Share.
You have the tools to comply with SB1!
Real-time forecast data is provided by forecast.io. It's fantastic.
You can read more about their data sources on their website.
The ONMRK system will automatically fetch, analyze, and record a weather forecast for your field's location for the start date/time that you specify.
You should understand that the forecast data can change. As a storm approaches, the chance of precipitation changes for any given point on the map.
We're planning to apply fertilizer beginning at 9:00am TOMORROW .
If we choose a start date of tomorrow at 9:00am, the system will evaluate the hourly forecast for each of the next 12/24 hours beginning 9:00am tomorrow (as that forecast appears to us now).
If we choose a date far in the future, our weather forecast results will be less accurate...
But as the moment draws nearer, the forecast becomes more accurate.
When the moment arrives, the "forecast" becomes "history" and will never change.
We can log an application at any time, and the system will record the snapshot of the "target date" weather forecast, "as of" the moment we are logging the application.
"Fertilizer application records need to documented within 24 hours of the application and kept for three years by the certified applicator. There is no standard recordkeeping format, but Ohio agricultural fertilizer records need to contain the following items:"
* requirements are slightly different for manure and fertilizer.
This bill will become effective 90 days after the governor signed the bill on April 2, 2015 (on July 1). Rules implementing components of the bill will be drafted and completed ninety days after he bill's effective date of July 1. ref tbd
The bill restricts the land application of fertilizer (defined in the bill as phosphorus and nitrogen) and manure n frozen, snow-covered and saturated ground (when the top two inches of soil are saturated with precipitation) in the Western Lake Erie Basin ("WLEB").
The bill also restricts the application of fertilizer and manure if the weather forecast calls for a greater than fifty percent chance of precipitation exceeding one inch in a twelve hour-period. For manure it is a one-half inch in a twenty-four hour period.
Sec. 905.326. (A) (1) Except as provided in division (B) of this section, no person in the western basin shall surface apply fertilizer under either of the following circumstances: (a) On snow-covered or frozen soil; (b) When the top two inches of soil are saturated from precipitation. (2) Except as provided in division (B) of this section, no person in the western basin shall surface apply fertilizer in a granular form when the local weather forecast for the application area contains greater than a fifty per cent chance of precipitation exceeding one inch in a twelve-hour period. (B) Division (A) of this section does not apply if a person in the western basin applies fertilizer under any of the following circumstances: (1) The fertilizer is injected into the ground. (2) The fertilizer is incorporated within twenty-four hours of surface application. (3) The fertilizer is applied onto a growing crop.
Sec. 1511.10. (A) Except as provided in division (B) of this section, no person in the western basin shall surface apply manure under any of the following circumstances: (1) On snow-covered or frozen soil; (2) When the top two inches of soil are saturated from precipitation; (3) When the local weather forecast for the application area contains greater than a fifty per cent chance of precipitation exceeding one-half inch in a twenty-four-hour period. (B) Division (A) of this section does not apply if a person in the western basin applies manure under any of the following circumstances: (1) The manure is injected into the ground. (2) The manure is incorporated within twenty-four hours of surface application. (3) The manure is applied onto a growing crop. (4) In the event of an emergency, the chief of the division of soil and water resources or the chief's designee provides written consent and the manure application is made in accordance with procedures established in the United States department of agriculture natural resources conservation service practice standard code 590 prepared for this state.
NOTE : the above link also provides links for example forms
ONMRK is not a data storage service: It is your responsibility to save your records outside of ONMRK.
Fertilizer application records need to documented within 24 hours of the application and kept for three years by the certified applicator. There is not standard recordkeeping format, but Ohio agricultural fertilizer records need to contain the following items:
Please see the Help & Getting Started page first.
Then, just ask us for help if you need it:
We'd love to hear what you think!
Additional program support and funding provided by:
The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District, & Ohio Farm Bureau Federation
Copyright © 2015 - Knox Soil and Water Conservation District & Knox County Farm Bureau - All rights reserved.