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  1. Organic Research

    https://soilfertility.osu.edu/our-research/organic-research

    on-station research trials, economic analysis, soil health testing, and farmer surveys. The goals are to ... understand impacts of balancing on soils, crops, and weeds. To learn more about our lab's work on this ... : http://organicfarmingresearchnetwork.org.ohio-state.edu Soil health testing (USDA-Organic Funded, Organic Farming Research Foundation) Soil testing is ...

  2. Bethany Herman, B.S.

    https://soilfertility.osu.edu/people/bethany-herman-bs

    (SENR). Her primary responsibility was managing a research project that monitored water quality in the ... Sugar Creek watershed and surrounding areas. Bethany joined the Soil Fertility Lab in November, 2015 and ... cooperators in our research trials. Additional responsibilities include assisting with field research when ...

  3. Evaluation of Pipeline Installation on Crop Productivity in Ohio

    https://soilfertility.osu.edu/our-research/pipelines-and-crop-productivity

    effects persist               RESEARCH APPROACH We will evaluate crop yields and soil properties over the ... result in a large amount of soil disturbance in the state, but the effect of this disturbance on crop ... productivity, if any, is largely unknown.    We are conducting a study to better understand and manage the ...

  4. Locally Grown Hops a Possibility for Ohio’s Booming Microbreweries

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/locally-grown-hops-possibility-ohio%E2%80%99s-booming-microbreweries

    production, pest management practices and phenology data.”  From preliminary research, Bergefurd said hops can ... a hop research program focused on production and marketing, said Brad Bergefurd, OSU Extension ... should be adaptable to most Ohio soil types. Research plantings will be done at the Ohio Agricultural ...

  5. Know Soil Nutrient Needs for Best Continuous Corn Management

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/know-soil-nutrient-needs-best-continuous-corn-management

    Ohio State University Extension soil fertility specialist with the Ohio Agricultural Research and ... an important aspect of fertility management." Additional OARDC research on fertility management ... February 26, 2007 WOOSTER, Ohio – Knowing a soil's nutrient levels increases options for ...

  6. Culman Lab publishes another article!

    https://soilfertility.osu.edu/news/culman-lab-publishes-another-article

    measuring soil biology can be costly and difficult to translate into management recommendations. ... additional lab members Tunsisa Hurisso and Steve Culman as coauthors, in the Soil Science Society of America ... Journal. Their paper,  Sources of Variability that Compromise Mineralizable Carbon as a Soil Health ...

  7. 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, ...

  8. Learn to Manage Manure Effectively at Manure Expo, July 9

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/learn-manage-manure-effectively-manure-expo-july-9

    have at their disposal, but managing manure effectively begins with knowing a soil's fertility ... University Extension soil fertility specialist, will discuss how manure application rate and timing effect ... unbalanced nutrient source that has to be managed appropriately," said Mullen, who also holds an ...

  9. Nutrient Management Key to Reducing Dissolved Phosphorus in Lake Erie

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/nutrient-management-key-reducing-dissolved-phosphorus-lake-erie

    follow the best management recommendations about soil testing and fertility, among others,” he said. ... phosphorus going into Lake Erie over the past 50 years, but must reevaluate nutrient management practices to ... known as “4R Nutrient Stewardship.” The 4R concept refers to the idea of using the right fertilizer ...

  10. Management Key to Getting the Most Out of Manure

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/management-key-getting-most-out-manure

    related to no-till and conservation tillage. This year's event covers nutrient management, soil and ... fertilizers, but management is the key to profit and crop performance. Jon Rausch, Ohio State University ... nutrients being lost to the environment." Existing nutrient levels in the soil, how much manure is ...

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