Research Projects

Taking care of the land and crops

“There is always something you can improve.” – Brad Haas, Wood County, Ohio

Raising Soybeans in a Drought

“Never let a good field have a bad day.” – Mike Zeedyk

A 2020 Virtual Crop Tour

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ohio Ag Net and Ohio’s Country Journal crop tour is moving to a virtual experience for 2020!

Field to Lake Field Day in Paulding County

“Those roots went down to the water, and the structures held enough back in those areas to be noticeable.” – Don Johnson, Paulding County Farmer

Soil Health Principles

It is often stated that “Soil health is a journey, not a destination!” so implementing these principles takes time and is never ending. – James Hoorman, Hoorman Soil Health Services

Staging Crops

Accurate crop staging is important to time management practices in the field.

Waste management really not that different for the city and the farm

“All fields must be approved for application based on a submitted soil test, the crop requirements and applications must be at an agronomic rate.” – David Pike, Wastewater Treatment Plant Supervisor, City of Napoleon

Late Summer Early Fall Cover Crops

“For best results,  oats and barley need to be planted by the end of September or early October, but cereal rye is very hardy and planted later since germination starts at 32 degrees F.” – James Hoorman, Hoorman Soil Health Services

What is Soil Health?

“Good soil and soil health are dependent upon the interaction of these three things.” – Jim Hoorman, Hoorman Soil Health Services

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