Soil Scientist Develops 10 Principles to Sustainable Soil Management
January 29, 2009 COLUMBUS, Ohio-- From food security to climate change to energy demands, the world faces a myriad of critical sustainability issues, all whose potential solution may lie right beneath our feet. Rattan Lal, an Ohio State University soil sc ...
Ohio Corn Yields Take a Tumble in 2008
February 5, 2009 COLUMBUS, Ohio-- A wet spring, dry summer and a hurricane in the fall dragged down Ohio corn yields, but it could have been worse, according to an Ohio State University Extension agronomist. "The yields for corn were about five bushe ...
Ohio Farmers Finding Risk Mitigation, Profitability and Conservation Wrapped in One Crop Production System
February 17, 2009 BUCYRUS, Ohio-- An alternative agricultural production system that supports two crops within the same growing season is winning favor among Ohio farmers for its risk management and conservation benefits. Modified Relay Intercropping (MRI ...
OSU Extension to Host Farm Bill Meetings
February 18, 2009 COLUMBUS, Ohio-- While the U.S. Department of Agriculture is putting the final touches on the 2008 Farm Bill, farmers are making production decisions related to the Farm Bill that could have significant economic impacts. Ohio State Unive ...
Ohioans Finding Economic Benefits in Protecting Humans and the Environment Through OSU Extension Program
February 23, 2009 COLUMBUS, Ohio-- An Ohio State University Extension program, created in the 1970s to promote public safety and a cleaner environment, has had an unexpected purpose in recent times: It has become a source of economic stability for thousan ...
OSU Extension Workshop to Explore Bioenergy Opportunities in Southern Ohio
March 3, 2009 Editor: Please note that this workshop has been cancelled as of March 23 due to lower than expected registrations. PIKETON, Ohio-- With nearly 70 percent of southern Ohio's land cover invested in farmland and forests, opportunities abou ...
OSU Extension Workshop to Tackle Legal Issues in Agriculture
March 3, 2009 FINDLAY, Ohio-- Legal issues in agriculture will be the focus of a one-day Ohio State University Extension conference on March 25. The Northwest Ohio Agricultural Law Conference will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at The Lighthouse Banq ...
Learn How to Trade Carbon at OSU Extension Workshop
March 5, 2009 SIDNEY, Ohio-- Harvesting the land drives revenue for farmers, but what they leave in the soil could also be a moneymaker. Farmers who sequester, or store, carbon in the soil through a number of conservation production practices can earn add ...
Ohio Wheat Off to a Good Start; Farmers Plant Another Million Acres
March 5, 2009 WOOSTER, Ohio--Ohio farmers have planted over a million acres of wheat this season, the second year that seeding has surged over the 1 million mark. According to the Ohio Agricultural Statistics Service, farmers planted 1.02 million acres, s ...
No-Till Works, But Not Always Applicable for Storing Carbon
March 11, 2009 COLUMBUS, Ohio-- No-till is recognized globally as an ideal means of conserving soil and water while also storing soil carbon, but the agricultural practice may not be applicable under all environmental conditions. Ohio State University soi ...