WAP Farmer Application 2015 (pdf)

Guide to Nutrient Management

Tier 1 Survey Form for Croton LandownersLandowner participation in this program is voluntary. Eligibility is determined according to New York States Agricultural Environmental Management (AEM) priority ranking system. To take the first step in participating with WAC, request an application form by calling the Yorktown Heights office at (914) 962-6355 or download.

Watershed Agricultural Program Annual Report & Workload: 20162015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009

Map: Area Under NYC  Supported Programs, State Land, NYC Land in NYC Watershed 2015

Map: NYC Watershed Agricultural Program, Location of Participating Farms in NYC Watershed 2015

Virtual Farm Tour
Take this animated, self-guided tour through a typical Whole Farm Plan and the Agricultural Program’s Best Management Practices and approaches to protecting water quality.

Resource Guide for New York State Farm Owners and Operators (Environmental Finance Center)

Bio-Nutrient Rich Crop Workshop with Dan Kittredge
PowerPoint Presentations: Day 1Day 2

Water Use Reporting Requirement for NYS Dairies with 200+ Cows (2012)

BMP Prioritization (slides+audio): Watershed Ag Program & Your Future
Part I: Introduction
Part II: BMP Prioritization
Part III:  Annual Status Review & Whole Farm Plan Revision Process
Part IV:  Annual Workload Development

Farmer Education Brochures & Rack Cards
On-farm Horse Manure Management
Composting
Prescribed Grazing Management: Rotational Grazing
Pasture Management: Paddock Management for Horses

Agricultural Research Projects
WAC funds research to provide a scientific foundation for determining the value of the agricultural Best Management Practices that protect water quality on farms participating in the Watershed Agricultural Program. The main focus of this research is to evaluate methods for reducing phosphorus loss and pathogen risks. Funding from New York City Department of Environmental Protection and the Safe Drinking Water Act is provided to a wide range of county, state and federal researchers. Click below to view agricultural research projects related to the Watershed Agricultural Program.
Cover Crop Study
Grass and Hay Fertility
Starter P Project
Manure Management
Solar Calf Housing Research
Paired Watershed Research
Town Brook Research Group