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  1. Soil Health and Cover Crops Workshop is June 8 at Ohio State University South Centers

    Jun 8, 2013

    PIKETON, Ohio – Growers wanting to learn how to improve soil health and increase crop yields while reducing operating and input costs may want to consider using multi-functional cover crops, which can also improve water quality, reduce soil erosion and lower greenhouse gas emissions, a soil scientist from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences said.

  2. Power Farming: Ohio State Tests Bioenergy Crops for Fuel, Combustion

    Apr 8, 2013

    All across Ohio, a variety of grasses, shrubs and trees are being grown and analyzed to see how well they can produce something that is always in high demand: energy. Read More

  3. OSU Extension Conference Offers Education and Support for Conservation Tillage, March 5-6

    Jan 24, 2013

    When it became apparent that the dry spell many Ohio growers were experiencing last year would become the worst drought in 50 years, David Brandt wasn’t worried about how well corn and soybeans on his 1,150-acre farm would fare. Read More

  4. OSU Experts: Adapting Agriculture to Extreme Weather

    Jan 7, 2013

    From the record drought that covered much of the nation last year to Superstorm Sandy that caused an estimated $50 billion or more in damage in the Northeast and Midwest, extreme weather events plagued growers nationwide throughout 2012 and experts anticipate more in the future.  As a result, growers have to find ways to adapt agriculture to such conditions, an Ohio State University Extension expert said. Read More

  5. OSU Wine Grape Variety Trial Seeks to Increase Ohio Wine Grape Growing Options

    Jun 14, 2012

    OSU Researchers seek to increase Ohio winegrape options with variety trials.  In an effort to boost Ohio's wine industry, researchers with Ohio State University Extension and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) are determining what new wine grape varieties can survive and thrive in Ohio's climate.   Read article.

  6. Innovative Approaches to Managing Drainage Ditches Can Save Growers Time, Money and Better Benefit Waterways, Ohio State Experts Say

    Feb 22, 2012

    ADA, Ohio – Innovative approaches to ditch management could save Ohio crop growers time and money while at the same time reducing the flow of phosphorus and nitrogen through ditches that eventually end up in stream water, rivers and ultimately in Lake Erie and beyond, Ohio State University experts said. Read More

  7. Cover Crops Boost Soil Health, Nutrients, Earthworms and Lower Costs

    Feb 14, 2012

    PIKETON, Ohio – Ohio farmers looking to improve the overall health of their soil should consider planting oilseed radish, cereal rye, cowpea or Austrian winter pea as a cover crop, which can improve soil health and save money, says a soil scientist at the Ohio State University South Centers in Piketon.” Read More

  8. Cover Crops Can Serve Corn Nitrogen Needs in Continous No-Till

    May 6, 2010

    PIKETON, Ohio – Cover crops incorporated into a continuous no-till field crop rotation can produce enough nitrogen to complement, or in some cases, replace corn nitrogen fertilizer applications, according to long-term Ohio State University Extension research. Read More

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