Research Projects

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

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.”

Building Soil Carbon

 Building soil carbon is dependent upon temperature, moisture, vegetation, tillage, soil texture, crop rotation,  and microbial activity.

Virtual Conservation Tillage & Technology Conference 2021

The annual Conservation Tillage & Technology Conference (CTC) will be virtual this year.

Improving Drainage with Cover Crops

Many cover crops improve soil structure and drainage.

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