Research Projects

A heavy handful of soil: Considerations for fallow fields

“The 2019 growing season has negatively affected mycorrhizae levels.” – Stephanie Karhoff, OSU Extension Educator, Williams County

Building Your Farm’s Weather Resilience For a Stronger 2020

Weather has always been one of the most variable factors in farming, but 2019 has been an extreme example. Heavy rains. Flooding. Storms. Tornadoes. While …

Ohio Field Leader Harvest Tips for Planting Success

A “dryer” soybean harvest

The challenging wet weather this spring may lead to wet soybeans for harvest this fall around Ohio.

Challenges continue in Northwest Ohio

“I have never seen a year like this one, and never seen it this widespread. ” – Glen Newcomer, CCA, Bryan Ohio

Use Caution Choosing Cover Crops for SCN-Infested Fields

There are plenty of agronomic incentives to plant cover crops this fall. But for fields infested with soybean cyst nematode (SCN) there’s one watch-out: Don’t …

Lake Erie shoreline in Ohio.

Unplanted acres and unanswered questions about Lake Erie’s algal bloom

“Our prediction was that 24% less phosphorus would be entering the lake (due to less fertilizer being applied) this year.” -Chris Winslow, director for Ohio Sea Grant and Ohio State’s Stone Laboratory.

Latta Listening Session Addressed Impacts of a Challenging 2019

By Dusty Sonnenberg, Field Leader The extensive prevented planting acres in Ohio and limited yield potential for many acres of late-planted crops have generated plenty …

The Worst Planting Season Has Lasting Ripple Effects

By Dusty Sonnenberg, Field Leader In what would normally be a productive and exciting time of year on the Hesterman farm in Henry County, mid- …

Repairing the Soil After a Record-Setting 2019

By Dusty Sonnenberg, Field Leader It is no secret that 2019 will go down in the history books as one of the most challenging years …

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