Research Projects

Cover Crops Pay Dividends

Live roots soak up excess nitrogen and phosphorus and keep many micro-nutrients recycling in the soil while keeping the soil in place.

High Fertilizer Prices and Soil Sampling

Comparing your soil test value for phosphorus and potassium to the critical level defines the need for annual fertilizer application.

H2Ohio Cover Crop planting deadline extended for 2021

The H2Ohio Cover Crop practice planting deadline has been extended to November 1,

Multimillion-dollar pilot watershed project set for NW Ohio

The new project “targets the ultimate goal of preserving Lake Erie while supporting agricultural vitality and environmental sustainability,” said Cathann A. Kress, Ohio State’s vice president for agricultural administration and dean of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES).

Lake Erie shoreline in Ohio.

H2Ohio Additional Enrollment in Original 14 Counties

Producers in the original 14-county targeted area of the Maumee River Watershed can sign up for the years 2022 and 2023.

Farm Science Review Opportunities

Farm Science Review will be held September 21st – 23rd with lots of excitement in store for farmers young and old.

Overwintering Cover Crops & Small Grains

Adding overwintering cover crops and small grains also increases crop and soil diversity to improve soil health.

Cover Crop Mixes, the more species the better

“My advice to anyone interested in growing cover crops is to take them seriously and plant them with the same attention that you would your corn or soybeans.” – Matt Burkholder, Farmer Advocate for Conservation, Allen County

Management is key to a successful conservation farming operation

The more enterprises the farm has, the more important the management becomes.

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