Research Projects

How to Distinguish Flooding Injury from Phytophthora or Pythium Root Rot in Soybeans

Saturated soils promote infection from many of the watermolds.

Soybean Defoliation

A rescue treatment is advised when defoliation levels reach 40% in pre-bloom stages, 15% in bloom, and 25% during pod fill to harvest. 

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

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Checkoff Check-In: Where Sustainable Solutions Start

Airable Research Laboratory is a unique research laboratory, in that it was started and is funded by soybean check-off dollars from the Ohio Soybean Council.

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 …

Application of Manure to Double Crop Soybeans to Encourage Emergence

In recent years there has been more interest from livestock producers in applying manure to newly planted soybeans to provide moisture to help get the crop to emerge.

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.

The O.G. of Water Quality

The positive impact to water quality as a result of farmers taking ownership and taking action should not be understated.

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