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  1. Coal-Burning Byproduct Has Agricultural Use

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/coal-burning-byproduct-has-agricultural-use

    water and air movement. In addition to conducting agronomic research with forages, Dick is also ... agriculture as a fertilizer and soil amendment, according to Ohio State University researchers. An ongoing ... three-year project, led by Ohio State University soil scientist Warren Dick, has shown a 16 percent yield ...

  2. Field Crop Irrigation May Work For Some Ohio Growers

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/field-crop-irrigation-may-work-some-ohio-growers

    with pumping water. The amount of irrigation water required to grow a crop depends largely on the soil ... type and how well that soil can hold onto water or easily drain water away. Water flows easily through ... cannot hold on to the water very well. Silt-loam and silty-clay soils, on the other hand, are made up of ...

  3. Moisture Stress Biggest Limiting Factor in Crop Production

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    leaves of the plant)." Soil is intricately structured and the amount of water that is available for ... a plant's use is dependent partly upon the characteristics of the soil and how much water it can hold at any ... given time. Slater equates soil to a bucket with defined layers of water availability: oven dried, ...

  4. ECO Farming: A New Farming System for the 21st Century

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/eco-farming-new-farming-system-21st-century

    “The goal is to protect the soil from soil erosion, increase water infiltration, and decrease nutrient ... natural process improves soil structure and increases water infiltration and water storage. The ECO ... Living Cover means that farmers try to keep a living crop on the soil 100 percent of the time,” Archuleta ...

  5. Saturated Soils Could Pose Risk to Well Water

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/saturated-soils-could-pose-risk-well-water

    know how to test and protect their well water. It is available on Mancl's Soil Environment ... also can pose a threat to drinking water, said Ohio State University Extension 's water quality ... specialist. Many residents in rural areas get their drinking water from wells rather than municipal systems, ...

  6. Common Sense Management Necessary to Minimize Heat Stress on Livestock

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/common-sense-management-necessary-minimize-heat-stress-livestock

    thing is that animals have plenty of water and that producers don't move them in the hot part of ... healthy for the sheep than being out in the open air." While the recommendation may sound ... a summer breeze to cool off. Grimes also pointed out the importance of shade, and air circulation, to beef ...

  7. Specialist hopes to demystify algal blooms during Farm Science Review session

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    prevalent throughout Ohio in recent years. These blooms on public waters have drawn much attention in the ... nutrients in the water,” Braig said. “Factors contributing to HABs are complex, but will always involve ... nutrients to fuel them.“  Warm temperatures, prolonged still water, low water levels and a lack of ...

  8. Rains May Hold Up Corn Crop

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/rains-may-hold-corn-crop

    and air/soil temperatures. When you have warm temperatures (above 77 degrees Fahrenheit), corn may not ... “One exception is when you get hail damage on top of saturated soils. The water splashes into the ... to the Ohio Agricultural Statistics Service. But it’s the saturated soils and ponding of some ...

  9. Facing Compacted Soils? Practice Continuous No-Till for Better Yields

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/facing-compacted-soils-practice-continuous-no-till-better-yields

    soils are firm, with natural channels for root growth and movement of water and air. Tillage tends to ... it. Compaction destroys the soil structure and causes erosion by keeping water out. It prevents plant ... than soil that was deep tilled (subsoiled) each fall. Researchers compacted corn/soybean rotation plots ...

  10. Overholt Drainage School Offers Soil and Water Conservation Education

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    March 8, 2012 COLUMBUS, Ohio-- Farmers, land improvement contractors, soil and water conservation ... technicians and engineers can learn about the construction and management of soil and water conservation ... design, layout, construction, and management of soil and water conservation systems, with emphasis on ...

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