Research Projects

Cover Crops Pay Dividends

Live roots soak up excess nitrogen and phosphorus and keep many micro-nutrients recycling in the soil while keeping the soil in place.

High Fertilizer Prices and Soil Sampling

Comparing your soil test value for phosphorus and potassium to the critical level defines the need for annual fertilizer application.

H2Ohio Cover Crop planting deadline extended for 2021

The H2Ohio Cover Crop practice planting deadline has been extended to November 1,

Plant Health Pyramid

In healthy soils, plants obtain more of their nitrogen as whole proteins, peptides, amino acids, or in the amide form from soil microbes; which requires overall less plant energy and leads to higher plant health.

Multimillion-dollar pilot watershed project set for NW Ohio

The new project “targets the ultimate goal of preserving Lake Erie while supporting agricultural vitality and environmental sustainability,” said Cathann A. Kress, Ohio State’s vice president for agricultural administration and dean of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES).

Transitioning to Improved Soil Health

Improving soil health starts with evaluating your soil and then fixing those problems. 

Lake Erie shoreline in Ohio.

H2Ohio Additional Enrollment in Original 14 Counties

Producers in the original 14-county targeted area of the Maumee River Watershed can sign up for the years 2022 and 2023.

Reading Weeds to Improve Soil Health

“Many weeds act as collectors of minerals that are deficient in the soil.  When weeds die, they often improve the mineral nutrition of the soil.  If farmers can understand what the weeds are telling them, they can change their management to reduce weed populations.” – James Hoorman, Hoorman Soil Health Services

Soybean Research and Information Network

“The idea is that it will be a site that researchers can log into and view white papers from previous research to gain useful information to benefit their current and potentially new research efforts.” – David Clark, Ohio Soybean Council

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