Ohio State University Launches Study on Phosphorus Loss

NOVEMBER 13, 2018 12:15 PM

Jay Martin, ecological engineering professor at Ohio State University, is leading a study focused on fields at high risk of phosphorus losses in the Maumee River Watershed. Martin and his team will partner with consultants to work with farmers to test fields and implement BMPs. The consultant and farmer will be compensated for time and for implementing and maintaining practices. Names and locations of farmer participants will be kept confidential. For more information, read the full article here!

Managing Inputs Based on Water Availability

November 5, 2018 2:12 PM

Variable-input technology (VIT) applies the most efficient amounts of inputs like fertilizer, seed, pesticides and water, to minimize cost and maximize yield. VIT takes into account the amount of water supply in each management zone so you can select the most appropriate hybrid. Farm Journal field agronomist Ken Ferrie states, “Assuming there are no other limiting factors, such as diseases or a nematode infestation, yield variations within a field usually are directly related to a soil’s ability to handle water.” Learn more about how to identify water issues from yield maps, the amount of water stored in your soils and how to match yield goals to water supply by reading the full article here!

OABA’s 2019 Industry Conference

October 29, 2018 12:22 PM

Register now for the Ohio AgriBusiness Association’s 2019 Industry Conference January 31 – February 1 in Dublin. The conference will help ag professionals “chart their course” for the changing future of the ag industry. Stay tuned for the upcoming agenda. For more information, click here!

Study Finds Split and Preplant Nitrogen Applications Increase ROI

OCTOBER 23, 2018 1:55 PM

A recent study conducted in Fillmore County, Minnesota, tested rate and timing of nitrogen (N) applications on fields with corn following soybeans. The results indicate that economic returns were greatest on fields that received 120 lb N/acre (60/60) split and preplant treatments. Applications of N around 210 lb/acre increased residual soil nitrate (RSN) by 300%. High RSN levels escalate risks of nitrate leaching to surface and ground waters. For more information, click here!