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  1. Low-impact Lawn Care

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/resources/human-dimensions/mental-models/basic-stream-and-watershed-ecology-lesson-plans/low-impact-lawns

    lawn care utilizes practices like soil testing, water conservation, careful cultural practices and ... limiated use of fertilizers and pesticides.  The major principles of this approach are to build a healthy ... soil and use simple steps such as soil testing.   Photo credit: ...

  2. Two-Stage Ditch Symposium

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/resources/stream-systems/two-stage-ditch-symposium

    agricultural land. Some researchers and soil and water managers are taking a closer look at the design of ... aquatic habitat and sediment and nutrient storage functions to our agricultural drainage networks. The ... constructed and maintained to maximize the transport of water off of the land to improve soil conditions for ...

  3. Soybean School Focuses on Increasing Yields

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/soybean-school-focuses-increasing-yields

    covering soil and water; nutrient and manure management; advanced scouting techniques; cover crops; crop ... Mullen, OSU Extension soil fertility specialist. "There's some indication that maybe we're ... specialists and scientists with the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, soybean experts from ...

  4. OSU Extension Offers Intensive Crop Production Workshops

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/osu-extension-offers-intensive-crop-production-workshops

    Production Workshop will cover such topics as tillage, conservation tillage, soil fertility, nutrient ... management requirements. • Feb. 6: Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, Wooster; 9 a.m. to ... crop producer workshops this winter covering topics related to crop production, weed management, plant ...

  5. Algae Blooms and Land Use Practices

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/resources/best-practices/algae-blooms-and-land-use-practices

    and how they may help reduce nutrient losses from agricultural lands while improving soil quality. ... This webinar was offered in February of 2011 as part of the webinar series "Research to ... lead to algae blooms in lake environments. Jim Hoorman will review the latest research on cover crops ...

  6. Fighting High Fertilizer Costs with Alternative Management

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/fighting-high-fertilizer-costs-alternative-management

    investing in commercial fertilizer. Mullen, along with other OARDC researchers, will be conducting studies ... A more direct, efficient way of managing fertilizer applications is to sidedress the corn crop ... to potentially save on fertilizer costs." Ohio State researchers will be conducting their ...

  7. A Peek into the World Beneath Our Feet

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/peek-world-beneath-our-feet

    as a whole, soil organisms are the living catalysts that change and move all of the nutrients in the ... soil." Gardener said that maintaining a healthy soil community can be achieved largely by managing the ... crops," said Gardener. "It's impressive to think that by simply managing soil carbon, you can ...

  8. Get the Most of Crop Performance: Soil Sample in the Fall

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/get-most-crop-performance-soil-sample-fall

    for plants to get the most of soil fertility, nutrients, and fertilizer, sampling should be conducted ... aware of sources of variation in the field that can affect soil fertility. "There are two groups: ... activity include tillage, fertilizer application methods and the form of nutrient source added. • Choose ...

  9. Manure Management Focus of One-Day Summer Event

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/manure-management-focus-one-day-summer-event

    to manure for their fertility needs. Manure management will be the focus of a one-day event, being ... nutrients as well as the role of calibration. Presented by Robert Mullen, Ohio State University soil ... those nutrients? What are the potential risks and liabilities? • Environmental Management. The role of ...

  10. ECO Farming: A New Farming System for the 21st Century

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/eco-farming-new-farming-system-21st-century

    “The goal is to protect the soil from soil erosion, increase water infiltration, and decrease nutrient ... mining it of nutrients, destroying soil structure and losing 60 to 80 percent of soil organic matter,” ... Continuous living cover, and Other best management practices,” said Jim Hoorman, assistant professor with OSU ...

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