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The potential payment under the proposed scenario is:
$

( lbs. total phosphorus x $ per lb. annual reduction)
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Answer the questions below to describe your field(s) and operation.

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Select a simulation saved to your account and build a detailed report. Once complete, a website link to the report will be displayed on the screen and sent via email sent to the address associated with your account.
The PDF report will include detailed outputs, survey responses, and a map.

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Select a payment estimate saved to your account to either load or delete it.

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Select a saved payment estimate to generate a report.

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To submit an application, use a simulation saved to your account:
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To import survey answers from a previous saved simulation, select the simulation below and click Import Survey.

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Login to your account to view your saved projects.
username:
password:
Fill out the form below to create a new account.

first name:
last name:
username:
password:
re-type password:
email:
organization:
Edit the fields below and press the Save Changes button
below to save the edits to your account.


first name: organization:
last name: email:
username: If you need to grant a partner organization access to your account, you can do that here:
password:
re-type password:
To delete your account, and all associated data (including digitized map features, BMPs, scenarios,
and reports), re-type your password and press the Delete button below. You will be asked to
confirm you request once more.


password:
Provide the email address associated with the account and click the Reset button
below.


email:


  

Scenario Name:
This scenario will be saved to the project


Does this scenario refer to a currently installed BMP or management change? No (hypothetical)
Yes
Notes:




Payment Estimate Name:
This scenario will be saved to the project
and will be associated with the simulation named .





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All associated fields, simulations, and results will also be deleted.

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All previously saved simulation results will also be deleted.

Make your edits and click the Save button below.
Project Name:


Simulation Name:
Part of project:
Simulated modules:
Does this simulation refer to a currently installed BMP or land cover change?
Notes:

Simulation Name:
Part of project:
Does this simulation refer to a currently installed BMP or land cover change? No (hypothetical)
Yes
Notes:



Through this menu you can delete multiple projects and simulations at once.


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Payments through this project are based upon the adopted conservation practices, acreage, estimated reductions in phosphorus and sediment loading to streams, and other incentives.

The results from this tool can be utilized to get an estimated overall payment for your conservation plan.

The table below lists the current base payment rates for eligible conservation practices. Practices that are no longer available are
Practice Description Payment ($/acre)
Conservation Crop Rotation Add wheat or small grain to the rotation that has not been part of the rotation for the past 5 years or more (followed by a multi-species mix cover crop which can be contracted for separately). $9.32
Cover Crop Plant an over-wintering cover crop single species. $45.00
Cover Crop Plant a multiple species mix with at least one over-wintering species. $56.00
Residue and Tillage Management, No-till On fields with less than 30% residue coverage, plant crops using no-till methods that result in at least 60% residue coverage after planting. $15.63
Residue and Tillage Management, Reduced till On fields with less than 30% residue coverage, plant crops using methods that result in at least 30% residue coverage after planting. $16.60
Filter Strip Native species. $132.31
Filter Strip Introduced species. $132.31
Filter Strip Native species, forgone income. $519.31
Filter Strip Introduced species, forgone income. $507.62
Nutrient Management Basic. $6.19
Nutrient Management Basic precision, using variable rate technology. $37.29
Reduced Phosphorus Application Applying phosphorus at draw down rates. $2.00
Reduced Phosphorus Application Applying phosphorus at draw down rates, using variable rate technology. $10.00
Phosphorus Application Timing Applying all phosphorus at planting time. $2.00
Phosphorus Application Timing Applying all phosphorus at planting time, using variable rate technology. $10.00
Phosphorus Application Method Band or sub-surface application of phosphorus. $2.00
Phosphorus Application Method Band or sub-surface application of phosphorus, using variable rate technology. $10.00
This tool supports the goals of Michigan State University's Institute of Water Research (IWR) project Accelerating Conservation Adoption in​ ​the River Raisin. The project is funded by the Environmental Protection Agency’s Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.

The tool allows users to digitize field boundaries in the watershed, describe the agricultural operations on the field(s), view modeled estimates of nutrient runoff, and evaluate potential incentive payments for adopting conservation practices.

Modeled estimates were produced through the Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) by researchers at the Graham Sustainability Institute at the University of Michigan (UM) and the Department of Food, Agricultural, and Biological Engineering at Ohio State University (OSU). This online tool was developed by IWR-MSU, and is part of the Great Lakes Watershed Management System toolkit.

Click here to complete an application for funding to the program by submitting a signed contract

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Please direct technical questions regarding the online tool to Glenn O’Neil (IWR-MSU: oneilg@msu.edu), and questions regarding the Pay for Performance project to Jeremiah Asher (IWR-MSU: asjerjer@msu.edu).
Click on the links below to begin guided tutorials of GLWMS functions.

Select a saved simulation in your account to explore all the possible combinations of survey responses. The system will email you a spreadsheet in which you can sort and identify the choices to maximize phosphorus reductions.


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How do I view aerial imagery for my field? How can I tell when and who took the picture.
How do I view aerial imagery for my field? How can I tell when and who took the picture.
1. In the example below, the drawn feature did not adequately cover the field's northeast corner.
2. On the Draw table, click on the orange pencil to edit the feature.
3. Use the feature anchors to move, resize, or reshape its boundaries.
4. Note the updated boundary and acreage.


1. Click on a project name to view its saved simulations.


2. Click on a simulation name to load its field boundaries and model results.













Select the Expand the selection option if prompted.

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Your current simulation is not saved.
It will be lost if you logout without saving it.

Built in partnership with the The Stewardship Network, Michigan State University Extension, the Graham Sustainability Institute, Winrock International, Ohio State University, and the Institute of Water Research, with funding from the Environmental Protection Agency’s Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. Institute of Water Research at Michigan State University, all rights reserved 2020