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  1. Locally Grown Hops a Possibility for Ohio’s Booming Microbreweries

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/locally-grown-hops-possibility-ohio%E2%80%99s-booming-microbreweries

    production, pest management practices and phenology data.”  From preliminary research, Bergefurd said hops can ... a hop research program focused on production and marketing, said Brad Bergefurd, OSU Extension ... should be adaptable to most Ohio soil types. Research plantings will be done at the Ohio Agricultural ...

  2. Know Soil Nutrient Needs for Best Continuous Corn Management

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/know-soil-nutrient-needs-best-continuous-corn-management

    Ohio State University Extension soil fertility specialist with the Ohio Agricultural Research and ... an important aspect of fertility management." Additional OARDC research on fertility management ... February 26, 2007 WOOSTER, Ohio – Knowing a soil's nutrient levels increases options for ...

  3. Cover Crops Focus of Ag Day Program Feb. 16 in Paulding (Western Ohio)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/cover-crops-focus-ag-day-program-feb-16-paulding-western-ohio

    Cover Crops,” Robert Mullen, soil fertility specialist, OSU Extension and Ohio Agricultural Research ... crops are also being utilized as a nutrient management tool to recycle manure nutrients and prevent ... those nutrients from moving off site during heavy rains. They can also improve soil tilth and soil organic matter, ...

  4. Learn to Manage Manure Effectively at Manure Expo, July 9

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/learn-manage-manure-effectively-manure-expo-july-9

    have at their disposal, but managing manure effectively begins with knowing a soil's fertility ... University Extension soil fertility specialist, will discuss how manure application rate and timing effect ... unbalanced nutrient source that has to be managed appropriately," said Mullen, who also holds an ...

  5. Nutrient Management Key to Reducing Dissolved Phosphorus in Lake Erie

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/nutrient-management-key-reducing-dissolved-phosphorus-lake-erie

    follow the best management recommendations about soil testing and fertility, among others,” he said. ... phosphorus going into Lake Erie over the past 50 years, but must reevaluate nutrient management practices to ... known as “4R Nutrient Stewardship.” The 4R concept refers to the idea of using the right fertilizer ...

  6. Management Key to Getting the Most Out of Manure

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/management-key-getting-most-out-manure

    related to no-till and conservation tillage. This year's event covers nutrient management, soil and ... fertilizers, but management is the key to profit and crop performance. Jon Rausch, Ohio State University ... nutrients being lost to the environment." Existing nutrient levels in the soil, how much manure is ...

  7. Want to Save on Fertilizer? Run a Soil Test

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/want-save-fertilizer-run-soil-test

    to make fertilizer management decisions. Robert Mullen, an Ohio State University Extension soil ... January 30, 2008 ADA, Ohio-- With fertilizer prices continuing their upward trend, a soil test is ... fertility specialist, speculates that number has increased, but those growers not utilizing soil testing are ...

  8. Fertility Management Focus at Conservation Tillage Conference

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/fertility-management-focus-conservation-tillage-conference

    February 20, 2007 ADA, Ohio – Effective soil fertility management, either through commercial ... production and management practices. Robert Mullen, an OSU Extension soil fertility specialist with the Ohio ... it," said Mullen. Effective manure management starts with knowing a soil's fertility criteria to ...

  9. Variable Rate Application May Save Money, Boost Yields; Learn More at National No-Till Conference

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/variable-rate-application-may-save-money-boost-yields-learn-more-national-no-till

    types, yields and other known factors, farmers can divide the field into management zones and take soil ... lime, nitrogen, phosphorus and/or potassium. "Soil type, low fertility and pH levels are main ... Ohio farm using variable rate technology to manage fertilizer applications of potassium and phosphorus ...

  10. Don't Pass Up Rare Opportunity to Make Fall Fertilizer Applications

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/dont-pass-rare-opportunity-make-fall-fertilizer-applications

    two main fertilizer inputs made to the soil and extra care should be taken with how both are managed ... . "Soil test, soil test, soil test," said Mullen. "Know what your nutrient status is. If you ... higher soil temperatures and our weather pattern," said Mullen. "If you apply manure now, you ...

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