Soil and Water Management

C.O.R.N. Newsletter Articles




    Issue: 2021-27
  2. Cover crop mix

    The Woodruff Farm will host a special Ohio No-Till program on Friday August 27th at 3143 E. US 36, Urbana OH. John Fulton will lead off at 1:00 pm with “Precision Planting in No-till.” He is an OSU Agricultural Engineer and a native of Miami County. OSU is testing/demonstrating the newest technology on planters.

    Issue: 2021-28
  3. Research measuring nutrient losses from surface and subsurface drainage in Ohio indicates that not all fields contribute equally to various water quality issues. Fields with higher than average potential losses have some characteristics observed during everyday field activities or when working with agronomic records.

    Issue: 2019-07
  4. Soil Temperatures and Accumulated GDD

    Average 2 inch soil temperatures and accumulated Growing Degrees Days (GDD) from select OARDC Weather Station locations are shown. Based on current accumulated GDD (Table 1) we would expect corn April 12 planting prior to April 30 to be emerged or emerging soon.

    Issue: 2018-12
  5. An easy to use test can be done to predict potential soil crusting on farm fields.  All you need is some chicken wire, water, a glass jar, and a dry clump of soil.  When you immerse the clump of soil in the jar of water, the longer it holds together, the better the soil structure to resist crusting. 

    The slake test compares two chunks of topsoil in water to see how well and how long they will hold together. Here are the steps according to NRCS Newsletter article #14:

    Issue: 2018-10
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