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    New Field to Faucet App Helps Farmers Plot Farm Management Decisions

    Oct 20, 2016

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – A new app from The Ohio State University allows growers to compare the effectiveness of different management decisions within fields. The aim, in part, is to improve water quality throughout the state.

  2. Harmful algal bloom -- Lake Erie. Photo: NASA, NOAA

    Experts: Smaller Algal Bloom Predicted For Western Lake Erie

    Jul 19, 2016

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – Harmful algal blooms are expected to be lower this year in Lake Erie than in 2015.

  3. FACT was developed by CFAES researchers and educators and is offered in partnership with the Ohio Department of Agriculture. The training provides research-based tactics to keep nutrients in the field and available to crops while increasing stewardship of nearby and downstream water resources. Photo: Thinkstock.

    Agricultural Fertilizer Training Videos Offered Online

    May 17, 2016

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – With more that 11,850 Ohio farmers who’ve gone through training on best management practices to apply fertilizer for optimum crop yield, reduce the risk of nutrient runoff and improve water quality throughout the state, researchers with the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University have now posted videos of that training online for the public and farmers to view.

  4. Researchers are working to reduce nutrient runoff to improve water quality. Photo: David Tomashefski, SENR.

    Updating Ohio's Phosphorus Risk Index Is Generating Positive Initial Results

    Apr 27, 2016

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – Maintaining agricultural soil phosphorus levels in accordance with the Tri-State Fertility Guidelines helps lower the concentration of phosphorus that is dissolved in agricultural runoff, according to ongoing research by a soil scientist in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.

  5. Since fall 2014, OSU Extension has trained more than 10,000 Ohio farmers on fertilizer application geared to optimize yields and reduce nutrient runoff to improve Ohio water quality. (photo: iStock)

    More Than 10,000 Ohio Farmers Have Received Water Quality Training

    Apr 27, 2016

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — In a little over a year, Ohio State University Extension has trained more than 10,000 Ohio farmers on best practices to apply fertilizer for optimum crop yield, reduce the risk of nutrient runoff and improve water quality throughout the state. And more training opportunities are scheduled to reach even more farmers.

  6. Ohio State researchers are embarking on a major initiative to determine optimal rates of fertilization on corn, soybeans and wheat. Results should improve both crop production and water quality. (photo: iStock)

    Farmers, Consultants Needed for Major Initiative to Update Fertilizer Guidelines

    Apr 27, 2016

    WOOSTER, Ohio — It’s been 20 years since agronomists have developed fertilizer recommendations in Ohio.

  7. Jay Martin, an ecological engineer with The Ohio State University, poses next to the Maumee River in Toledo, Ohio, in this 2015 photo. (Photo: Ken Chamberlain, CFAES.)

    Report Shows How to Say Goodbye to Harmful Algal Blooms

    Apr 27, 2016

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Harmful algal blooms dangerous to human health and the Lake Erie ecosystem — such as the one that shut down Toledo’s water supply for two days in 2014 — could become a problem of the past.

  8. New Grant Focuses on Nutrient Management, Cleaner Lake Erie Water

    Sep 2, 2015

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Extension specialists with the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University will use more than $1 million in new funding to help farmers develop nutrient management plans and to assist fertilizer service providers gain certification in a national nutrient stewardship program.

  9. Ohio State Making Strides in Working to Improve Water Quality

    Sep 2, 2015

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – It’s been one year since the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University launched itsNutrient Stewardship for Cleaner Water Signature Program, and already the initiative is making strides in working to improve water quality in Ohio.

  10. NOAA, partners predict severe harmful algal bloom for Lake Erie

    Jul 9, 2015

    NOAA and its research partners, using an ensemble modeling approach, predict that the 2015 western Lake Erie harmful algal bloom season will be among the most severe in recent years and could become the second most severe behind the record-setting 2011 bloom. Photo courtesy of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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