Spring Planting Decisions

If it stays dry this spring, it may be advantageous to minimize or eliminate surface tillage this year. – James Hoorman, Hoorman Soil Health Services

Crop Insurance and Planting Dates

“The most common question I have gotten this week is what is the earliest date I can plant with my crop insurance.” – Jason Williamson, of Williamson Crop Insurance

Cover Crop Benefits and the Soybean Microbiome (Part 2)

As we measure changes in the fungal community, we are using a DNA based approach and extracting all the nucleic acids that are present in our soil sample, and then we use a sequencing technology to identify the specific group of fungi found in the soil.

Cover Crop Benefits and the Soybean Microbiome

One research objective is to identify groups of microorganisms which consistently and positively correlate with soybean yield benefits within a corn-soybean rotation, that includes cereal rye and radish.

Soybean plants in the field.

Healthy Plants Create Healthy Soils

When plants are healthy, they transmit more energy into the soil in the form of root exudates and sugars to feed the microbes.

Planting Green: The Effects on Weed Control and Soybean Yield

By Dusty Sonnenberg, CCA, Ohio Field Leader: a project of the Ohio Soybean Council and soybean checkoff. Weed control is one of the major challenges …

Ohio Field Leader Soybean Pollinators

Practices that Promote Birds, Bees, and Butterflies

The annual value of insect pollinated crops is $29 billion per year and about 80% of flowering plants need pollinators to survive.

Soybean Field

Plant Nutrient Availability

Nutrients can also be classified as how mobile they are in plant tissue. 

What is a Drought?

“Drought is not typically assigned in the winter months due to cooler temperatures, lower evaporation rates, and not having growing crops.”

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