Soil Health Indicators

Soil biological life is the biggest indicator of good soil health.

2020 Field Crop Insect Recap

“There have been no sightings of soybean gall midge in Ohio.” – Dr. Kelley Tilmon, Associate Professor and State Specialist for field crop entomology at The Ohio State University

Making Precision Ag Technology All Work Together

“If we can look all through the growing season, and identify stage gates, where farmers have to make decisions; and then we can bring this A.I. to bear, I think it changes how we look at UAV’s and the value they can bring to agriculture.” – Dr. Scott Shearer

Drone flying over an Ohio soybean field with stinger platform suspended beneath.

Agriculture’s Big Picture Through Smaller Pictures

Farmers need data that leads to decisions they can take action on. With funding through a grant from the Ohio Soybean Council, Dr. Scott Shearer, and Dr. Mark Loux began looking at how this technology could be beneficial to Ohio’s farmers.

Planting Cover Crops Late

Most cover crops need a minimum of 60 days of growth before cold freezing winter weather limits growth. 

Trade Talks

“It is an eat or get eaten world out there in trade.” – USDA Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Affairs, Ted McKinney

A Common-Sense Approach to Regulations

“We came in and looked at the issue and looked at what the law says, and what the courts told us to do.” – Andrew Wheeler, Administrator, U.S. E.P.A.

Cover Crops Enhance Soil Health

Research has shown that cover crops and earthworms can effectively loosen compacted soil better than subsoiling equipment.

Reducing Nitrogen Runoff

“Healthy soils keep our nutrients recycling, plant available, and result in less nitrogen pollution.”

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