Research Projects

Field Leader Offers Tips for Managing Tough Ohio Pests Including Mexican Bean Beetles

Beneficial insects and pest management

“Not all arthropod organisms (insects) are pests. There are beneficial insects, spiders, predatory mites, bacteria, viruses, fungi, and nematodes. Each of these has a role in managing and suppressing pest populations in the field.” – Dr. Curtis Young, OSU Extension

Field Leader Explores Ag Equipment Innovations Challenger 1000 Series Tractor

Not just any other day. You are essential!

“The governor’s recognition of agriculture as an essential service should give consumers throughout Ohio peace of mind when it comes to our healthy, safe and affordable food supply.” – Adam Sharp, executive vice president of Ohio Farm Bureau.

Optimizing soybean planting decisions

“We set the yield potential of soybeans when we plant them, and then we work the rest of the season to protect that yield potential.” – Manni Singh, Assistant Professor of Cropping Systems from Michigan State University

Soybean Field

Soybean Research Recap

“Foliar fertilizer application on soybeans did not show a statistically significant yield difference.” – Laura Lindsey, OSU Extension Soybean Specialist

The Role of Soil Microbes

By James J. Hoorman, Hoorman Soil Health Services Soil microbes are abundant, making nutrients available to plants. There are more soil microbes in a teaspoon …

Cover Crop Termination

Terminating cover crops using the right methods at the right time will be critical to ensure timely planting and prevent the cover crops from competing with cash crops.

Rhizobia Inoculant Following the 2019 Season

“If soybean were planted sometime during the past three years, there should be an adequate Rhizobia population.”

Compaction or Poor Soil Structure?

“Cover crop roots may increase water infiltration down 3 feet or deeper to improve water drainage.” – James J. Hoorman, Hoorman Soil Health Services

Continuous soybeans and cover crops

“As the amount of rye cover crop increased, the soybean stand was positively impacted.” Keeley Overmyer, Graduate Research Associate, The Ohio State University

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