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  1. Nov 26, 2013

    Every year the World Food Prize recognizes the achievements of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world. Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Dr. Norman E. Borlaug created the prize, which emphasizes the importance of a nutritious and sustainable food supply for all people.  Read more at about Borlaug Scholar Emmanuel Amoakwah click Here
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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. 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. 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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