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  1. OSU Extension is on the radio weekly

    https://fairfield.osu.edu/osu-extension-radio-weekly

    that airs on Saturday mornings beginning at 7 am. Many of these interviews are archived below for your ...

  2. It's More Than a Tree That Just Fell Over!

    https://fairfield.osu.edu/news/more-just-tree-blew-over

    from being exposed to air space in the soil that's necessary for healthy growth. Eventually- often ... any deeper into the soil. That root in the middle that's growing laterally simply couldn't ... penetrate the soil beneath it. How can this be? If we speculate for a moment on what the likely history of ...

  3. Good news: Ohio’s soil phosphorus levels are trending down

    https://oardc.osu.edu/newsletter/oardc-report-newsletter/good-news-ohio%E2%80%99s-soil-phosphorus-levels-trending-down

    by OARDC. “Soil phosphorus levels are strongly related to runoff water phosphorus levels. Less ... farming, water quality Phosphorus soil testing is an important tool for farmers. They use it to determine ... Agricultural soil phosphorus levels held steady or trended downward in at least 80 percent of ...

  4. Carbon Management and Sequestration Center

    https://oardc.osu.edu/facility/carbon-management-and-sequestration-center

    investigates strategies to enhance food security, improve water use efficiency, and reduce poverty. The ...

  5. Water Quality

    https://oardc.osu.edu/impacts/water-quality

    algal blooms plaguing Lake Erie and other bodies of water in recent years. Researchers at The Ohio State ... University are working to solve this problem and improve Ohio’s water quality by helping farmers continue to ... fertilizer in the soil where crops can use it and to apply only what is needed for growing crops. ...

  6. Online tool that helps protect water is now being made even better

    https://oardc.osu.edu/newsletter/oardc-report-newsletter/july-august-2016/online-tool-helps-protect-water-now-being-made

    Maintaining soil phosphorus levels in accordance with the research-based Tri-State Fertility ... soil can be curtailed by reducing soil disturbances such as tillage and by maintaining field cover ... necessary, reduce — the risk of phosphorus being washed off their fields into water. “Balancing between ...

  7. Ohio No-Till Summer Field Day

    https://oardc.osu.edu/events/ohio-no-till-summer-field-day

    demonstrations include Aqua-Till, which uses ultra-high-pressure water jets to cut into the soil for planting, ... Council, the  Ohio Corn Marketing Program, the  Soil and Water Conservation Society, OSU Extension, OARDC,  ... NRCS-USDA, the  Hardin Soil and Water Conservation District, and  Ohio’s Country Journal. ...

  8. Field to Faucet making strides in improving Ohio’s water quality

    https://oardc.osu.edu/newsletter/oardc-report-newsletter/january-february-2016/field-faucet-making-strides-improving-ohio

    can quickly scan water and food for algal toxins. Using land, air and space technologies to better ... in improving Ohio’s water quality. Field to Faucet was conceived by CFAES Dean Bruce McPheron, who ... microcystin levels in Lake Erie and shut down Toledo’s drinking water supply for two days in August 2014. The ...

  9. Important Issues in Water Quality and Nutrient Placement Conference

    https://oardc.osu.edu/events/important-issues-water-quality-and-nutrient-placement-conference

    climatology and environmental economics during a workshop and annual conference hosted by the Soil and Water ... the Soil and Water Conservation Society and $50 for nonmembers. Registration for students is $20. The ... Conference participants are eligible for 4 hours of Soil and Water Management credit in the Ohio Certified ...

  10. Spent foundry sand’s second life: OK to use in some soils

    https://oardc.osu.edu/newsletter/oardc-report-newsletter/july-august-2015/spent-foundry-sand%E2%80%99s-second-life-ok-use-some

    assessment of reusing spent foundry sands, or SFS, in certain soil-related uses. The sands are a byproduct of ... the metal casting industry. Nicholas Basta, professor of soil and environmental science, and Elizabeth ... analysis of SFS in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service. ...

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