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  1. Soil health at risk on fallow fields

    https://cfaes.osu.edu/news/articles/soil-health-risk-fallow-fields

    consider the risks to next year’s crops, soil experts from The Ohio State University warn. If wind or rain ... a soil fertility specialist with Ohio State University Extension, the outreach arm of Ohio State’s ... College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES). Topsoil is the layer richest in ...

  2. More diseases and lower yields forecasted for corn and soybeans

    https://cfaes.osu.edu/news/articles/more-diseases-and-lower-yields-forecasted-for-corn-and-soybeans

    plants because the roots did not have to reach far down into the soil for moisture, say crop experts with ... The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES). Planting ... in wet soils also led to soil compaction in which particles of soil became pressed together, reducing ...

  3. Awards and recognitions

    https://cfaes.osu.edu/newsletter/cfaes-monthly/october-2019/awards-and-recognitions

    in two areas of global concern: managing soil to minimize the risks of degradation so as to sustain ... Professor of Soil Science in CFAES’ School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR) and a CFAES alumnus, ... food production, and restoring the health of degraded and damaged soil. Read more. SARE Grants The ...

  4. News tips and events for the week of Oct. 7

    https://cfaes.osu.edu/news/articles/news-tips-and-events-for-the-week-oct-7

    Alayna DeMartini Tip 1: Insects Galore: How pesticides pose a risk to bees and how healthy plants ... Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) will also feature discussions about tracking and managing plant ... Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Columbus, Ohio. Discussion by directors of Ohio Department of Agriculture ...

  5. Nutrient Management Meetings Starting This Week

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2019-34/nutrient-management-meetings-starting-week

    The Soil and Water Conservation Districts in Auglaize, Hancock, and Lucas Counties are offering ... nutrient management workshops starting this week. The Auglaize Soil and Water Conservation District will be ... include Soil Test Recommendations, Value of Manure, Cost of Hauling Manure, and Research on Side-Dressing ...

  6. Stalk Quality Concerns

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2019-34/stalk-quality-concerns

    rains through June caused unprecedented planting delays. Saturated soils resulted in shallow root ... systems. Corn plantings in wet soils often resulted in surface and in-furrow compaction further restricting ... and stalk infection by fungi. The stalk rot fungi typically survive in corn residue on the soil ...

  7. Potential for Nitrate Problems in Drought Stressed Corn

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2019-34/potential-nitrate-problems-drought-stressed-corn

    Have very dry soil conditions increased the potential for toxic levels of nitrates in corn ... harvested for silage? Nitrates absorbed from the soil by plant roots are normally incorporated into plant ... all drought conditions cause high nitrate levels in plant. If the soil nitrate supply is low in the ...

  8. Using Waste to Improve Soils

    https://oardc.osu.edu/home/slides/using-waste-improve-soils

    In the U.S., approximately 10 billion tons of industrial, municipal and agricultural wastes are ... disposed of annually. OARDC researchers are finding ways to restore soil health using this waste, leading ...

  9. Is a late soybean harvest in your future?

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2019-34/late-soybean-harvest-your-future

    should be tight and checked routinely. Another risk of harvest this fall is harvesting soybeans that were ... insect population and mold growth.  This can also increase the risk of a fire and the high oil content of ... Ken Hellevang, an Agricultural Engineer for North Dakota State University Extension states that this ...

  10. Don’t Leave Mycorrhizae Stranded in Your Prevented Planting Acres

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2019-33/don%E2%80%99t-leave-mycorrhizae-stranded-your-prevented-planting-acres

    roots. They aid plants in scavenging for soil nutrients, by extending the root system via structures ... Mycorrhizae also produce a protein called glomalin, which glues soil aggregates together to increase soil ... stability. Overall, this may increase soil tilth, drainage, and the soil’s ability to hold onto essential ...

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