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  1. CFAES Awarded Distinguished U.S. Department of Agriculture Borlaug Fellowships

    https://ipa.osu.edu/news/cfaes-awarded-distinguished-us-department-agriculture-borlaug-fellowships

    reduce methane emissions through improved water and nutrient management”. Michael Cressman, Assistant ... soil fertility management for smallholder farmers”. The three international researchers will be ...

  2. Rain Gardens Beautify, While Protecting the Environment

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/rain-gardens-beautify-while-protecting-environment

    a depression or dish in the soil that collects water for plants to use and keeps it from escaping to areas that ... Fager. "Water won't percolate through clay soils as fast as sandy soils. The idea is for the ... soils to dry out within 24 to 48 hours. You don't want standing water." Fager said that rain ...

  3. Ohio State Receives $2.6M NSF Grant for Unique Research in Africa's Threatened Sahel Region

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/ohio-state-receives-26m-nsf-grant-unique-research-africas-threatened-sahel-region

    a key agro-ecological role through hydraulic lifting (transporting water from deep below to the soil surface), which in ... to determine the fate of hydraulically lifted water in soils, crop roots and mycorrhizal fungi. “If we can ... agriculturally dependent region is threatened with desertification and soil degradation that reduce crop productivity and ...

  4. French Scientists to Speak on Water Runoff, Soil Erosion, New Role-playing Conservation Game March 29

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/french-scientists-speak-water-runoff-soil-erosion-new-role-playing-conservation-game-0

    (AMP) will present a free public lecture, "Surface Water Runoff and Soil Erosion Research in Upper ... intensive research on soil erosion and water runoff in Upper Normandy. A focus on soil science and agronomy ... game that helps farmers and stakeholders implement solutions to improve soil and water conservation. ...

  5. Follow Guidelines When Applying Winter Manure

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/follow-guidelines-when-applying-winter-manure

    Protecton Agency, Ohio Department of Natural Resources-Division of Soil and Water Conservation, Ohio ... Federation of Soil and Water Conservation Districts, and Ohio Department of Agriculture, in outreach efforts ... response to a rash of calls to Soil and Water Conservation District offices and Ohio EPA have been ...

  6. Slug Feeding Injury Rampant for Crop Growers as Near-record Warm Winter Causes the Pests to Attack Weeks Earlier than Normal

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/slug-feeding-injury-rampant-crop-growers-near-record-warm-winter-causes-pests-attack-0

    warmer winter and March,” he said. “The warmer weather and soil temperatures have caused slugs to hatch ... cold air to the north from the warm air to the south, settled at a much higher latitude this year, the ... planning.  “With corn’s growing point being below the soil for a few weeks, most of the feeding above ground ...

  7. Slug Feeding Injury Rampant for Crop Growers as Near-record Warm Winter Causes the Pests to Attack Weeks Earlier than Normal

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/slug-feeding-injury-rampant-crop-growers-near-record-warm-winter-causes-pests-attack

    the warmer winter and March,” he said. “The warmer weather and soil temperatures have caused slugs to ... which divides the cold air to the north from the warm air to the south, settled at a much higher ... for and planning.   “With corn’s growing point being below the soil for a few weeks, most of the ...

  8. Strip Tillage an Option for No-Till Farmers with Continuous Corn

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/strip-tillage-option-no-till-farmers-continuous-corn

    machinery wear, increased organic matter, reduced soil erosion, improved soil quality, improved air quality ... season have the option of practicing strip tillage to maintain soil conservation benefits while reducing ... necessary to maintain soil benefits while not losing anything on the production end?" One answer is to ...

  9. Seminar: Interdisciplinary Research as a Cross-Cultural Journey: Life as a Sociologist among Biophysical Scientists

    https://ipa.osu.edu/events/seminar-interdisciplinary-research-cross-cultural-journey-life-sociologist-among-biophysical

    “Where Culture Meets Agriculture” Speaker Dr. Douglas Jackson-Smith Professor of Water Security, School ...

  10. Innovative Approaches to Managing Drainage Ditches Can Save Growers Time, Money and Better Benefit Waterways, Ohio State Experts Say

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/innovative-approaches-managing-drainage-ditches-can-save-growers-time-money-and-better

    Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Districts, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources ... that eventually end up in stream water, rivers and ultimately in Lake Erie and beyond, Ohio State ... ditches are designed using a trapezoidal cross-section to drain agricultural lands and move water ...

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