Researchers Measure Long-Term Impact of Compaction
January 8, 2009 COLUMBUS, Ohio-- Farmers know that agricultural equipment can cause compaction in no-till crop fields, but Ohio State University researchers have found that, depending on soil type, compaction can be severe and persist for years. Based on ...
Nearly Half-Million Hits for Ohio MarketMaker in 2008
January 9, 2009 SANDUSKY, Ohio-- Ohio MarketMaker received over 425,000 hits on its Web site in its inaugural year in 2008, connecting buyers to local foods and allowing Ohio producers to network with businesses, restaurants and large retailers. Julie Fox ...
Ohio Soybeans Suffer in 2008
January 12, 2009 COLUMBUS, Ohio-- Ohio's 2008 soybean crop was one of the worst for growers in several years, with yields falling below 40 bushels per acre for the first time since 2003. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture November Crop P ...
Media Advisory: OSU Extension to Host Farm Bill/Crop Insurance Program Jan. 21
January 12, 2009 COLUMBUS, Ohio-- Media are invited to attend a 2008 Farm Bill and crop insurance program, sponsored by Ohio State University Extension and Farm Credit Services of America. The program will take place on Jan. 21 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at ...
Winter Raises Cold Stress Risk
January 15, 2009 WOOSTER, Ohio-- Despite cold temperatures, the activity of winter work may fuel a false sense of protection against cold weather hazards. If unprepared, laborers can be numbed into serious cold stress injuries, including hypothermia, fros ...
Renovating Pastures? Try Frost Seeding
January 22, 2009 ATHENS, Ohio-- Frost seeding is viewed as a low-cost method for livestock producers looking to renovate pastures while increasing yields and improving quality with little commercial nitrogen. Frost seeding involves broadcasting a grass or ...
Reduce Inputs, Improve Bottom Line at Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference
January 26, 2009 ADA, Ohio-- In today's economic climate, no-till farmers looking to reduce production inputs without hurting yields or their bottom line may find some solutions at the Ohio State University Conservation Tillage and Technology Confere ...
Soil Scientist Develops 10 Principles to Sustainable Soil Management
January 29, 2009 COLUMBUS, Ohio-- From food security to climate change to energy demands, the world faces a myriad of critical sustainability issues, all whose potential solution may lie right beneath our feet. Rattan Lal, an Ohio State University soil sc ...
Ohio Corn Yields Take a Tumble in 2008
February 5, 2009 COLUMBUS, Ohio-- A wet spring, dry summer and a hurricane in the fall dragged down Ohio corn yields, but it could have been worse, according to an Ohio State University Extension agronomist. "The yields for corn were about five bushe ...
Ohio Farmers Finding Risk Mitigation, Profitability and Conservation Wrapped in One Crop Production System
February 17, 2009 BUCYRUS, Ohio-- An alternative agricultural production system that supports two crops within the same growing season is winning favor among Ohio farmers for its risk management and conservation benefits. Modified Relay Intercropping (MRI ...