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O S U Extension Ag and Natural Resources
Nutrient Stewardship for Cleaner Water
The Nutrient Stewardship for Cleaner Water initiative is an Ohio State University Extension Signature Program designed to improve water quality by helping growers efficiently use nitrogen and phosphorus to keep more of it on the field resulting in increased crop yields and farm profits and cleaner water.
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Something's Fishy in Piketon
Learn about Ohio's aquaculture industry and tour a working hatchery at OSU South Center's First Friday Aquaculture Tour held April through October.
Well Water Interpretation Tool
Wondering if your well water is safe? To help you find out, we've teamed up with the Ohio Department of Health and the Ohio EPA to bring you an online tool to help interpret findings from your water quality test.
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Get the latest information on agronomic crops.
The Agronomic Crops Network is an online resource dedicated to bring you the latest news, information, and resources for making important management decision in agronomic crop production. Visit the team's website at http://agcrops.osu.edu.
Get the latest information on agronomic crops.

Agriculture and Natural Resources


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    Ohio State Water Experts to Speak to Columbus Metropolitan Club June 3

    May 29 2015 - 10:59am

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Three experts from The Ohio State University will talk about the battle for Lake Erie, and for all of Ohio’s water, at next week’s Columbus Metropolitan Club Luncheon. Bruce McPheron, Jeff Reutter and Eugene Braig will present “What the Muck? Managing Ohio’s Freshwater Assets” from noon to 1:15 p.m. June 3 at the Athletic Club of Columbus, 136 E. Broad St.
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    How to Evaluate Emerging Soybeans

    May 29 2015 - 7:48am

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – With the majority of soybeans now planted in Ohio and some plants beginning to emerge, growers statewide should evaluate soybean stands to determine if their crops are doing well or if they may need to consider replanting. With high costs associated with replanting, most growers should carefully weigh all options before deciding to replant, said a field crops expert in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.
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    More Opportunities to Take Hops Production Tours

    May 29 2015 - 7:45am

    PIKETON, Ohio — Next Wednesday is the deadline for growers and others interested in learning more about hops research at The Ohio State University to register to attend the June 5 tours of hop fields in Piketon and Wooster, organizers said. The Hop Production to Enhance Economic Opportunities for Farmers and Brewers project offers tours of its hop research trials at the Ohio State University South Centers in Piketon and at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center in Wooster.