Cover Crops

C.O.R.N. Newsletter Articles

  1. Author(s): Garth Ruff

    Are you interested in learning about cover crops and soil health? If so, consider attending a Soil Health Workshop on March 28th with OSU Extension, NRCS, and Henry SWCD. Jim Hoorman and Alan Sundermier will be presenting a variety of topics including:

    • Biology of Soil Compaction

    • Economics of Cover Crops

    • Keeping Nutrients out of Surface Water

    • Managing Grasses and Brassica Cover Crops

    • Managing Pests: Voles & Slugs

    Issue: 2018-05
  2. Author(s): Jeff Stachler

    Applying crop nutrients when they are not needed is costly, especially in the current farm economy and harmful to the environment. Conversely, not applying enough fertilizer will cause a reduction in crop yield causing a decrease in profitability.

    Cover crops are important to soil health, but how do you make them work? There are many options, what is the best option for your operation? Is soil health important? These questions along with nutrient management will be addressed at the upcoming meeting entitled: “Improving Your Bottom Line With Nutrients and Cover Crops”.

    Issue: 2018-04
  3. Author(s): Beth Scheckelhoff

    The two-day Soil Health Workshop provides farmers and landowners with an in-depth look at factors that contribute to long-term soil health. Topics discussed in the workshop include an overview of soil biology and ecology, how to select and manage cover crops for your farm, nutrient recycling and water quality, and more. The workshop combines experience and information from USDA-NRCS, the Putnam Soil and Water Conservation District, and OSU Extension. All materials, including the Cover Crops Field Guide, and lunch are included in the registration fee of $10.

    Issue: 2017-40
  4. Author(s): Dean Kreager

    A Cover Crop Field Day will be held in Licking County on Thursday November 16th, 2017 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

    Producers can learn potential benefits of cover crops, including soil quality improvement, erosion control, fertility improvement, and weed suppression.  Management issues such as termination of cover crops will be addressed.  We will have plots displaying seeding utilizing different methods and examples of a few types of cover crops such as cereal rye, oats, turnips, radish, and clover.

    Issue: 2017-37
  5. Author(s): Glen Arnold, CCA

    Fall manure application is underway across the state. Livestock producers and commercial manure applicators are applying manure to fields following corn silage harvest and will soon be applying to harvested soybean and corn fields.

    Issue: 2017-32

Publications

  1. 04/2017

    Ohio Agronomy Guide 15th Edition, Bulletin 472. The newly revised Ohio Agronomy Guide serves as the official compilation of adaptive results and recommendations from research and educational programs. Described in this manual is information on Ohio's climate and soil, soil and water management, soil fertility, and corn, small grain, and forage crop production and management. Also, seed evaluation and weed control for the previously listed crops are discussed.

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