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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Ohio State Experts Work with State Agriculture Professionals to Devise Water Quality Recommendations

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/ohio-state-experts-work-state-agriculture-professionals-devise-water-quality-0

    agricultural nutrients from affecting or entering the western basin of Lake Erie using best management ... E-2567,  which provides information on the basic philosophy of nutrient management; Updated Tables for the ... report also encourages farmers to adopt production guidelines known as “4R Nutrient Management.” The 4R ...

  6. ECO Farming Saves Growers Money, Improves Soil and Benefits Environment, Researchers Say

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/eco-farming-saves-growers-money-improves-soil-and-benefits-environment-researchers-say

    forward in the soil to the next planting instead of resulting in soil nutrient runoff into our streams.  ... get the soil stabilized and use less fertilizer and have more nutrients available for crop production. ... , “reducing the amount of nutrients they may need to buy in the future,” he said.   “Fertilizer prices are ...

  7. Ohio State experts work with state agriculture professionals to devise water quality recommendations

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/ohio-state-experts-work-state-agriculture-professionals-devise-water-quality

    known as “4R Nutrient Management.” The 4R concept refers to the idea of using the right fertilizer ... agricultural nutrients from affecting or entering the western basin of Lake Erie using best management ... Alfalfa E-2567,  which provides information on the basic philosophy of nutrient management; ·         ...

  8. When You Must Apply Manure in Winter, Take Precautions

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/when-you-must-apply-manure-winter-take-precautions

    covering soil and water; nutrient and manure management; advanced scouting techniques; cover crops; crop ... January 18, 2011 ADA, Ohio-- Farmers are never encouraged to spread manure or fertilizer on frozen ... or snow-covered ground, but researchers know that sometimes it's inevitable. That's why ...

  9. Cover Crops Boost Soil Health, Nutrients, Earthworms and Lower Costs

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/cover-crops-boost-soil-health-nutrients-earthworms-and-lower-costs

    money spent on fertilizer applications, cover crops can also improve the health of the soil by ... support microbial efficiency and diversity, facilitate drainage, reduce soil erosion and nutrient ... Technology Conference. A “Soil Quality” workshop funded by North-Central Sustainable Agricultural Research ...

  10. Get a Handle on Best Fertilizer Methods at Farm Science Review

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/get-handle-best-fertilizer-methods-farm-science-review

    Agricultural Research and Development Center, and Jim Camberato, a Purdue University soil fertility and plant ... September 6, 2006 LONDON, Ohio-- Corn growers may skimp on some fertilizer applications in favor ... University soil specialists will help guide growers in making smart economic decisions during Farm Science ...

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