Dec 30, 2020
In this weekly series, farmers, industry, and academic experts will weigh in on practical steps to improve soil health and measure impact on crop yield and farm profitability. Thursdays, January 14 – March 18, 8am-8:30am. CCA CEUs are available for each session. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required.
For more information and to register, visit: go.osu.edu/soilhealth2021
Dec 28, 2020
How do you define "soil health"? How does that compare to the ways others might define it? A recent study led by former Ohio State PhD student and postdoctoral researcher, Dr. Jordon Wade, took a closer look at how the agricultural community perceives and accesses soil health. Results of the study are available at Soil Health Nexus, a university-led team dedicated to increasing access to research-based soil health knowledge, extension and resources.
Nov 6, 2020
The Ohio No-Till Conference on Dec. 3 will be a hybrid conference, changing as needed with COVID-19 conditions. Pre-registered attendees will gather at Der Dutchan Restaurant in Plain City, Ohio. Registration is limited to 140 participants with a November 25 deadline. The event will also be broadcast live online by Ohio Ag Net, on Facebook.com/OhioNoTill, and on the OhioNo-TillCouncil.com website.
Oct 5, 2020
The Midwest Cover Crops Council (MCCC) —made up of representatives from 12 Midwest states and universities, including Purdue, the province of Ontario and other agricultural stakeholders — is rolling out an improved cover crop selection tool that will help farmers make those decisions.
Jun 15, 2020
Over five decades, Rattan Lal, a Distinguished University Professor in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES), has reduced hunger by pioneering agricultural methods across the globe that not only restore degraded soil but also reduce global warming. Read more at https://cfaes.osu.edu/news/articles/ohio-state-soil-scientist-awarded-world-food-prize.
Mar 12, 2020
As farmers are preparing for the 2020 cropping season, the challenges of 2019 may still linger. There are basically 3 scenarios which will influence 2020 cropping practices.
Jun 24, 2019
Hardin County – Do you have questions about what cover crops should be used on Prevented Planting acres? Do you have concerns about weed control for unplanted fields? What are the rules regarding crop insurance and planting forages to be used for grazing, cutting, and haying for livestock? Get these and other questions answered this Thursday, June 27. The Ohio No-Till Council, in cooperation with OSU Extension will host a meeting at Ohio Northern University Mcintosh Center in Ada. The address is 402 West College Avenue, Ada, Ohio 45810. The meeting will be from 6:30 to 9:00 pm
Mar 29, 2019
Scientific American recently published a news article discussing the role Microbes may play in Climate Change mitigation. The article showcases work of Dr. David Johnson of New Mexico State University. He reocmmends that "to tip the soil’s fungal-to-bacterial ratio strongly toward the fungi". "As the ratio of fungi to bacteria increases, the soil biome becomes more efficient in utilizing carbon and other nutrients and that the soil therefore releases less CO2 to the atmosphere." In general, good soil health practices promote fungi growth in agroecosystems.
Mar 18, 2019
By Vinayak Shedekar
The Conference on Connections Between SOIL HEALTH & HUMAN HEALTH was organized Oct. 16-17, 2018 at Silver Spring, Maryland. Here is a series of videos from the conference.
Details of the conference are at: https://soilhealthinstitute.org/humanhealthconference/
Watch Videos of all presentations at: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdFVkeklZuqzXJwiWGU2j1WjiA2F5daFP
Nov 30, 2018
By Dr. Tom Worley
OSU South Centers Director
and Alan Sundermeier
Wood County Extension Educator
Within the framework of the Civilian Research Defense Foundation (CRDF)-funded Ukrainian-US project entitled “Impact of sustainable agricultural management practices on soil quality and crop productivity,” workshops and meetings were organized in Kherson, Ukraine as part of International Field Day “XXI century - Climate-Smart Agriculture.”