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  1. National 4-H Week

    https://miami.osu.edu/events/national-4-h-week-0

    4-H encourages kids to take part in hands-on learning experiences in areas such as health, science, agriculture and civic ... in the country  ̶  from urban neighborhoods to suburban schoolyards to rural farming communities ...  ̶  are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles and are empowered with the skills to lead in life and ...

  2. Using Waste to Improve Soils

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

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

  3. New and Upcoming Episodes of the Agronomy and Farm Management Podcast Focus on Harvest and Compaction

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2019-35/new-and-upcoming-episodes-agronomy-and-farm-management-podcast

    extremely wet fall in 2018 and spring in 2019 led to field operations needing to be conducted even when soil ... conditions were not ideal increasing the risk of soil compaction occurring. Dr. Scott Shearer sits down with ... us to talk about soil compaction, what it is, the causes, how to avoid it, and how to mitigate it. To ...

  4. Managing Phosphorus for Yield and Reduced Edge of Field Losses

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2019-35/managing-phosphorus-yield-and-reduced-edge-field-losses

    A new factsheet highlights eight steps to reducing edge of field P losses while maintain soils for ... conditions prior to application of fertilizer and manure Take a representative soil test Use soil test as ... site: Production practices that increase soil organic matter to retain water on site Drainage Water ...

  5. Surface Application of Manure to Newly Planted Wheat Fields

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2019-35/surface-application-manure-newly-planted-wheat-fields

    seeds were properly covered with soil when planted to keep a barrier between the salt and nitrogen in ... soil phosphorus levels, and the phosphorus in the manure being applied, so we don’t grow soil ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Sampling for Soybean Cyst Nematode – Fall is the time!

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2019-35/sampling-soybean-cyst-nematode-%E2%80%93-fall-time

    sample soil for the SCN populations.  The SCN Coalition theme for the next few years is What’s your ... to measure some yield loss on susceptible varieties, especially on lighter soils. Low: Plant SCN ...

  8. Stalk Quality Concerns

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

    increase the potential for stalk rot that often leads to stalk lodging (Fig. 1).  This year persistent ... 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 ...

  9. New law bulletin series focuses on farm financial agreements

    https://farmoffice.osu.edu/news/new-law-bulletin-series-focuses-farm-financial-agreements

    the most commonly used documents in agricultural finance. Each law bulletin covers a different type of ...

  10. 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 ...

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