Soil Testing

C.O.R.N. Newsletter Articles

    Issue: 2018-01
  2. Author(s): Steve Culman , Author(s): Anthony Fulford

    In 2014, the OSU Soil Fertility Lab ( started work to update the Tri-State Fertilizer Recommendations. These recommendations form the basis of our corn, soybean, wheat and alfalfa nutrient recommendations, but were last updated in 1995. We have partnered with many OSU extension county educators, private crop consultants and individual farmers to run extensive strip trials across the state over the past 4 years.

    Issue: 2017-37
  3. Author(s): Eric Richer, CCA

    The annual Northwest Ohio Corn & Soybean Day is scheduled for Friday, January 20th in Founders Hall at Sauder Village in Archbold from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The program has a variety of speakers, a farmer to farmer panel made up of local producers and nearly 30 exhibitors sharing information on management practices for the 2017 crop production season. This year’s Corn/Soybean Day offers the 3 hour Fertilizer Applicator Certification Training, (FACT), pesticide applicator credits for private and commercial applicators and CCA credits.


    Issue: 2016-40
  4. Author(s): Elizabeth Hawkins , Author(s): Greg LaBarge, CPAg/CCA , Author(s): Harold Watters, CPAg/CCA , Author(s): John Fulton , Author(s): Steve Culman

    There are many different tools and approaches available that, if used correctly, can help to improve your nutrient management (variable rate application, precision placement, crop sensing via NDVI, late-season application, nutrient BMPs, etc). However, selecting the correct tools and using them to your advantage is not always an easy process, since the best tool and the best approach can vary by farmer and field. The key to a successful soil fertility program is to identify your goals and develop a plan to meet those goals each season.

    Issue: 2016-37
  5. Author(s): Steve Culman , Author(s): Greg LaBarge, CPAg/CCA , Author(s): Ed Lentz, CCA , Author(s): Harold Watters, CPAg/CCA

    Anthony Fulford was also a contributor on this article.

    Soil sampling for lab analysis is a critical aspect of effective nutrient management, as it provides valuable information on the fertility status of your soil. Many producers find that fall is an ideal time to sample soil for several reasons: 1) soils often have an ideal moisture range that makes sampling easy, 2) it gives producers ample time to apply fertilizer or lime before the next crop and 3) it helps ensure spring planting will not be delayed.

    Issue: 2015-31
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