Research Projects

Investing Below the Surface, Soil Health

Delaying cover crop termination or even planting green provides the greatest soil health benefits.

Herbicide Resistance in Ohio Waterhemp Populations

Waterhemp populations across the Midwest continue to develop more complex variations of herbicide resistance. 

Field Leader Soybeans

Improving Fertilizer Availability

Several plants, including most grass and brassica cover crops, help scavenge soil nutrients.  While legumes and peas provide N to plants, grasses provide plant available P.

Can improving soil health improve yield?

“Not all fields respond the same. The practices implemented to improve soil health are impacted by outside factors such as climate, geology, the duration of time since implementation, and the soil texture.”

Field Leader Explores Ag Equipment Innovations RoGator C Series Sprayer

Technologies for Improving Sprayer Field Performance and Efficiencies

By Dusty Sonnenberg, CCA, Ohio Field Leader: a project of the Ohio Soybean Council and soybean checkoff. The Ohio State University’s Precision U winter meeting …

Winter Grain Market and Climate Outlook Meeting (Part 2)

“There are several factors to watch that continue to add to downside risk. These include COVID-19, South American Weather, and Trade. -Ben Brown, Senior Research Associate at the University of Missouri

Winter Grain Market and Climate Outlook Meeting (Part 1)

“The question is how much will the drought out west shift to the east. There are also abnormally dry conditions to the south in Kentucky and Tennessee that could shift up.” – Aaron Wilson, State Climatologist

A Global Pandemic Doesn’t Stop Water Quality Research

Understanding the dynamics of the HAB on Lake Erie is an evolving process, with more information gained each year.

Lake Erie shoreline in Ohio.

More Initiatives to Improve Water Quality

The Director of Agriculture will be responsible for appointing watershed planning and management coordinators throughout the seven watershed districts in Ohio.

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