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  1. Ohio No-Till Summer Field Day

    https://oardc.osu.edu/events/ohio-no-till-summer-field-day

    No-till farming sounds simple. Just don’t till the soil, right? Farmers know better. Adopting ... no-till requires understanding how it affects drainage, soil structure, organic matter, weed control, and ... the application of pesticides and chemical fertilizers, all of which influence both yields and ...

  2. Manure practices, not glamorous, can be a star for both food crops and water

    https://oardc.osu.edu/newsletter/oardc-report-newsletter/september-october-2014/manure-practices-not-glamorous-can-be-star

    OSU Extension field specialist in manure nutrient management. The program emphasized practices and new ... Ohio Livestock Coalition, an event sponsor. “Nutrient management and water quality are critical ... improving soil quality and increasing crop yields when handled correctly,” said co-organizer Glen Arnold, ...

  3. Dr. Gary Pierzynski

    https://oardc.osu.edu/people/dr-gary-pierzynski

    Dr. Gary Pierzynski Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education 106 Agricultural ...

  4. Important Issues in Water Quality and Nutrient Placement Conference

    https://oardc.osu.edu/events/important-issues-water-quality-and-nutrient-placement-conference

    Conference participants are eligible for 4 hours of Soil and Water Management credit in the Ohio Certified ... Crop Advisor (CCA) Program and 1 hour of Nutrient Management credit, also in the CCA program. ... Extension, the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center and industry experts in agriculture, ...

  5. Water Quality

    https://oardc.osu.edu/impacts/water-quality

    fertilizer in the soil where crops can use it and to apply only what is needed for growing crops. ... algal blooms plaguing Lake Erie and other bodies of water in recent years. Researchers at The Ohio State ...

  6. Organic Mulches May Restore Fertility of Degraded Soils

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/organic-mulches-may-restore-fertility-degraded-soils

    soils in urban areas. Ohio State University researchers are studying the effects of composed yard ... organic mulches stimulated the growth of beneficial microbes, increased soil fertility, boosted plant ... disturbed soils in urban landscapes," said Herms. The researchers are focusing on mulches with a low ...

  7. Varying Soil Conditions Can Impact Nutrient Levels

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/varying-soil-conditions-can-impact-nutrient-levels

    soil specialist with the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC), said that the wet ... spring followed by a summer drought may have also affected soil nutrient concentrations. As a result, ... growers should test their soil for nutrient availability following harvest to determine whether or not ...

  8. Organic Crop Field Day

    https://oardc.osu.edu/events/organic-crop-field-day

    various aspects of agronomic, specialty and cover crops. A featured topic will be soil management using ... develop a more common, research-based understanding of soil balancing.” OFFER’s experiments on soil ... The Ohio State University’s  Organic Food and Farming Education and Research  (OFFER) program will ...

  9. Northwest Ohio Hops Field Day

    https://oardc.osu.edu/events/northwest-ohio-hops-field-day

    planting of hops. He’ll discuss hop cultivars, methods, pest management and more. ...

  10. Composting Boosts Turfgrass Growth

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/composting-boosts-turfgrass-growth

    where all of the nutrients are located, is stripped away. So soils where newly seeded turfgrass is ... urban developments. Ohio State University researchers have found that by adding an inch of compost into ... the top soil, perennial ryegrass achieves nine times faster cover and Kentucky bluegrass five times ...

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