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  1. Corn Residue an Option if Forage Supplies are Short

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/corn-residue-option-if-forage-supplies-are-short

    Robert Mullen, an OSU Extension soil fertility specialist. "The actual amounts of nitrogen, ... McCutcheon. "We can also help our pastures by fertilizing. Fall is an excellent time to fertilize. Proper ... soil pH and adequate soil nutrients will enhance forage competitiveness." For the latest ...

  2. Look to Soil Tests, Not Yields When Making Fertilizer Applications

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/look-soil-tests-not-yields-when-making-fertilizer-applications

    University Extension soil fertility specialist, said that producers should look to soil tests to determine ... potassium applications last year due to high fertilizer prices, but don't let bumper corn and soybean ... the level of potassium and phosphorus in the soil, then decide whether or not an application is ...

  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. Drainage Technology Can Better Manage Crops, Protect Environment

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/drainage-technology-can-better-manage-crops-protect-environment

    through the soil. "Such data teaches farmers how to best use the structures for nutrient management ... takes to manage crop nutrients while protecting the environment.   The sub-surface drainage structure ... allowing Sullivan to more accurately manage crop nutrients, such as nitrogen, and keep pollutants out of ...

  5. Farmers Can Take Steps to Decrease Manure Pathogens in Runoff

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/farmers-can-take-steps-decrease-manure-pathogens-runoff

    movement of pathogens and nutrients from the soil surface to the field drain tiles, with potential ... available demonstrating the transport of manure pathogens through no-till soils. Fertilizer chemicals and ... nutrients are also readily transported through no-till soils via macropores from the surface to drain tiles. ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Livestock Manure a Winner As Alternative Spring Crop Fertilizer

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/livestock-manure-winner-alternative-spring-crop-fertilizer

    Albert Maag of the Putnam County Soil and Water District said that research shows that farmers are ... management of their crops by effectively utilizing high-risk nutrients," said Maag. The swine manure was ... to produce yields comparable to traditional fertilizer applications, and the alternative option may ...

  8. Reduce Inputs, Improve Bottom Line at Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/reduce-inputs-improve-bottom-line-conservation-tillage-and-technology-conference

    fertility, nutrient management, crop management, soil and water, scouting, and precision agriculture. Two new ... Agricultural Research and Development Center, Northwest Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Districts, USDA ... around the country will focus on cost-saving, production management topics including cover crops, soil ...

  9. World's Largest Soybean Farmer to Present at OSU Extension Field Day

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/worlds-largest-soybean-farmer-present-osu-extension-field-day

    OSU soil scientist-- Fertilizer to food/soil nutrient cycle. • Missy Bauer, The Andersons-- Corn ... Mullen, an OSU Extension soil fertility specialist-- Starter fertilizers and pop-ups. • Keith Deidrick, ... crops production and management. The field day will be held from 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Fayette ...

  10. Phosphorous

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1538

    GENERAL INFORMATION Phosphorus is commonly found in soil, rocks and plants.  Phosphorus is an ... important fertilizer, but is also present in human and animal wastes, in sludges and in detergents. ... Phosphorus is relatively immobile in soil and will not reach groundwater except under certain conditions, ...

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