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  1. The Soil Fertility Lab has two new graduates!

    https://soilfertility.osu.edu/news/soil-fertility-lab-has-two-new-graduates

    entitled "Soil Health and Nutrient Dynamics in Agroecosystems of the Midwestern US", focused on ... elucidating how soil health measurements influence and are influenced by fertilizer applications. Noely's MS ... work, entitled "Evaluating the Effects of Long-Term No-Till and Crop Rotations in Soil Health and ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Completed Research Projects

    https://soilfertility.osu.edu/node/170

    key activities. Updating Field Crop Fertilizer Recommendations Soil Cation Balancing (Ca-Mg Ratios) ... We have successfully completed numerous research projects. This page documents and highlights some ...

  6. Infrared Spectroscopy- DRIFTS

    https://soilfertility.osu.edu/our-research/infrared-spectroscopy-drifts

    Illinois Urbana-Champaign: Dr. Andrew J. Margenot  LAB SUPPORT Bethany Herman, Soil Fertility Lab Manager ... Mason Gingery, Soil Fertility Lab Research Assistant Madison Campbell, Soil Fertility Lab Research ... profile. Our specific objectives include: Creating soil spectral libraries of visible, near, middle ...

  7. Updated Tri-State Fertilizer Recommendations Now Available

    https://soilfertility.osu.edu/news/updated-tri-state-fertilizer-recommendations-now-available

    provided sound guidelines for nutrient management. However, some changes in the recommendations have been ... objective framework for farmers to manage nutrients as judiciously and profitably as possible. ... Updated Tri-State Fertilizer Recommendations Now Available Steve Culman, Anthony Fulford, James ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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, ...

  10. Soil Cation Balancing

    https://soilfertility.osu.edu/our-research/soil-cation-balancing

    1900’s as part of soil fertilizer recommendation philosophies. BCSR proposes there is an ideal basic ... their anticipated effects on soils, crops, and weeds viewing soil balancing as a viable management ... farms, soils, weeds and crops. This integrated research-outreach effort will help fill critical gaps in ...

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