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  1. CFAES names director of new Water Quality Initiative

    https://cfaes.osu.edu/news/articles/cfaes-names-director-new-water-quality-initiative

    the team’s work, will coordinate with other water quality-related programs at Ohio State, and will ... Environmental Sciences  (CFAES) has named Ohio scientist Heather Raymond as director of its new Water Quality ... is aiming to expand the college’s impact on Ohio’s pressing water quality issues, harmful algal ...

  2. Attracting more farmers to participate in water quality efforts

    https://cfaes.osu.edu/news/articles/attracting-more-farmers-participate-in-water-quality-efforts

    applying fertilizer underground rather than on the surfaces of fields, will actually improve water quality ... changing how they apply fertilizer to their fields, according to a behavioral scientist at The Ohio State ... runoff and the degraded water quality in Lake Erie—or even offering them funding to help pay for ...

  3. Gypsum Spread on Farms Could Help Keep Water Clean, Not Green

    https://cfaes.osu.edu/news/articles/gypsum-spread-farms-could-help-keep-water-clean-not-green

    drinking water ban in Toledo. Warren Dick, a scientist in Ohio State University’s College of Food, ... keeps soluble phosphorus from running off of farm fields and getting into water. The Ohio Coal ... Kurt Knebusch WOOSTER, Ohio — Gypsum, which has roots in the past as a farm soil treatment, also ...

  4. Report Shows How to Say Goodbye to Harmful Algal Blooms

    https://cfaes.osu.edu/news/articles/report-shows-how-say-goodbye-harmful-algal-blooms

    successfully used for decades, said Martin, who also leads Ohio State’s Field to Faucet water quality ... water quality,” Martin said. “To move forward, it is most important to find solutions that both improve ... ecosystem — such as the one that shut down Toledo’s water supply for two days in 2014 — could become ...

  5. Farmers, Consultants Needed for Major Initiative to Update Fertilizer Guidelines

    https://cfaes.osu.edu/news/articles/farmers-consultants-needed-for-major-initiative-update-fertilizer-guidelines

    profitability, but also contribute to improved nutrient management and water quality in the state. The Ohio State ... recommendations in Ohio. But now, Ohio State University Extension is embarking on a major initiative to determine ... the optimal rates of fertilization on the state’s major crops. The goal is to not only maximize farm ...

  6. Farm Science Review 2018: Plenty of Sunshine, a Larger Exhibit Area and Lots of Corn Hats

    https://cfaes.osu.edu/news/articles/farm-science-review-2018-plenty-sunshine-larger-exhibit-area-and-lots-corn-hats

    Alayna DeMartini LONDON, Ohio — Under sunny skies for three days, visitors to the 56th annual Farm ... corn 12 rows at a time in one of the many field demonstrations of cutting-edge equipment. Attendees at ... farm in eastern Ohio, hadn’t been to the Review since he was in high school nearly 20 years ago. This ...

  7. New Midwest Cover Crops Guide Available to Help Growers Improve Water Quality, Soil Quality

    https://cfaes.osu.edu/news/articles/new-midwest-cover-crops-guide-available-help-growers-improve-water-quality-soil

    Guide that can help growers learn how to improve the state’s water quality while improving soil health, ... production can not only improve soil health, it can also benefit the environment, increase water quality and ... Tracy Turner OTTAWA, Ohio – Soil researchers and educators from Ohio State University’s College of ...

  8. Water: the next generation’s oil?

    https://cfaes.osu.edu/news/articles/water-the-next-generation%E2%80%99s-oil

    water quality, here are a few initiatives underway at Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and ... Environmental Sciences. Greg LaBarge, an Agronomic Field Specialist for the college’s Ohio State University ... adopted by farms apply the 4 “R’s” as recommended by Ohio, Michigan and Indiana universities regarding ...

  9. Panel to Discuss Manure Storage Options, Benefits to Farms and Water

    https://cfaes.osu.edu/news/articles/panel-discuss-manure-storage-options-benefits-farms-and-water

    them will take the stage at this year’s Manure Science Review. Co-hosted by Ohio State University’s ... from one farm to another,” he said. “Hopefully those whose livelihoods revolve around these issues will ... transitioned his farm to organic methods; and Greg Steffen, whose long-time family farm near Kidron milks about ...

  10. Farmers: What Smoke Test Can Teach About Fields, Yields and Water

    https://cfaes.osu.edu/news/articles/farmers-what-smoke-test-can-teach-about-fields-yields-and-water

    Understanding that flow can improve both a farm’s bottom line and water quality, Custer said. Steps can be taken ... a co-organizer of the event and an educator with Ohio State University Extension. OSU Extension is CFAES’s ... outreach arm. Generally, macropores improve a soil by helping water soak in and crop roots go deeper. But ...

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