Research Projects

Federal Legislation and Carbon Markets (Part 1)

The Growing Climate Solutions Act (S. 1251) is necessary to establish parameters around the ideas surrounding carbon banking.

Variable rate sidedressing and inter-seeding cover crops

“By applying the phosphorus source during side-dressing, the nitrogen component is better utilized by the growing crop, and we are moving our phosphorus application out of the fall.” – Aaron Siebeneck

Improving Water Infiltration and Permeability

By James Hoorman, Hoorman Soil Health Services Our summer rains have been quite variable.  Some rains have been hard and fast while others have been …

Smaller Harmful Algal Bloom Predicted for Western Lake Erie

This year’s bloom is expected to measure 3, with a potential range of 2 to 4.5, out of 10 on the severity index — among the smaller blooms since 2011. Last year’s bloom was measured at a 3.

Planting Cover Crops and Cover Crop Mixes after Wheat

Usually, single species cover crops will produce just as much biomass as a cover crop mix, and research has shown that mixes of cover crops do not outperform for many of the cover crop goals.

Nutrient Deficiencies and Slug Issues

“If the soybean or corn leaf veins are more yellow than between the leaf, suspect manganese deficiency.” – James Hoorman, Hoorman Soil Health Services

Leveraging Technology and Nutrient Management

“It started off as a tillage tool, but now I call it my nutrient management tool.” – David Myerholtz

Conservation tillage research and nutrient placement Ohio Soy Field Leader

SoyOhio.Org and Carbon Market Information

“It may be additional revenue for your farm; the desire to grow a sustainable product; or having another company purchase the carbon credits so that they can offset their carbon footprint and are appear more consumer friendly.” -Steve Reinhard, Ohio Soybean Association and United Soybean Board member

OACI Testifies before the Ohio House Ag Committee

“We began a journey to openly and transparently review the science surrounding toxic algae as well as it’s impact on the cost of water quality.” – Taylor-Miesle, Executive Director of the Ohio Environmental Council

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