Evaluation of Pipeline Installation on Crop Productivity in Ohio


Numerous natural gas pipelines have been installed in across Ohio and neighboring states with installation to continue over the next several years. These installations have collectively resulted in a large amount of soil disturbance in the state, but the lasting effects of this disturbance on crop productivity, if any, is largely unknown. 
We conducted a multi-faceteted study to better understand the impacts of the Rover, Utopia and Nexus pipelines on soil properties and crop productivity. Some of this work is summarized here:

Pipeline soil disturbance







If you have any questions about this project, please contact Theresa Brehm at brehm.112@osu.edu or Steve Culman at steven.culman@wsu.edu.