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News article: Accepting Applications for 2019 ACRE Internships

The Agronomic Crop Research Experience (ACRE) is pleased to announce another year of summer internships. Interested undergraduates are encouraged to apply.

News article: Dig into soil health at Feb. 14 workshop

This new release originally appeared on the website of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences and was written by Kurt Knebusch.

COLUMBUS, Ohio—The answers to growing better crops are under your feet if you look.

So says Steve Culman, soil fertility specialist at The Ohio State University, who is helping lead an upcoming workshop on how to test your soil.

News article: Reverse Field Tour Engages Stakeholders in Soil Health Research

Stakeholders played a key role in the reverse field tour held on soil balancing last month at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) in Wooster, Ohio. 

News article: New soils research featured

Soil science research on a quick test to measure available nitrogen in soil conducted by School of Environment and Natural Resources post-doctoral researcher Tunissa Hurisso and faculty member and soil fertility specialist Steve Culman and collaborators at Cornell University is featured in th

News article: Faculty presenting at upcoming Ecological Food and Farming Conference

This news article originally appeared on the website of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences and was written by Kurt Knebusch.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — How certain natural microbes can help crops grow better and faster.

How to make contaminated soils, sometimes present in cities, healthy for urban farming.

News article: Ohio State Faculty Member Receives Prestigious Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research Award for Early-Career Innovation in Soil Health

Congratulations to Steve Culman, assistant professor of soil fertility, The Ohio State University, who is a recipient of the second annual New Innovator in Food and Agriculture Research award. The annual set of early career grants to outstanding food and agriculture research faculty members is a program of the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR), a nonprofit established through bipartisan congressional support in the 2014 Farm Bill.

Event: 2017 Field Crops Day

The Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) and Ohio State University Extension are hosting a field day for corn and soybean growers on July 27.  

CFAES specialists Laura Lindsey, assistant professor of horticulture and crop science; Steve Culman, state specialist in soil fertility and assistant professor of environment and natural resources; Anthony Dobbels, research specialist in horticulture and crop science; and Kelley Tilmon, associate professor of entomology, will speak at the event.

The field day will cover the following areas:

Event: Jennie Pugliese's Graduate Defense Seminar

A Graduate Defense Seminar will be presented by Jennie Pugliese, MS Candidate in Soil Science, on Tuesday, May 2, at 9:00 a.m. She will present Amber Waves of Kernza: Making Agriculture Perennial Again in 123 Williams Hall and videoed into 245 Kottman Hall.

News article: New Soil Fertility website available
Soil Fertility

A new website is available for farmers, crop consultants and educators interested in a wide range of soil fertility and management issues. The website focuses on the work of the Soil Fertility Lab and can be accessed at: soilfertility.osu.edu

News article: New Healthy Soil Program Launched

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State University Extension has begun a new signature program called Healthy Soil Healthy Environment to help increase soil health and awareness of new research. Program outreach will include a new soilhealth.osu.edu website, as well as workshops and field days where research results will be presented.

OSU Extension is the outreach arm of The Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

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News article: New Ohio State Research Shows Phosphorus Levels in Ohio Soils Trending Downward
This news article was originally published on the website of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. COLUMBUS, Ohio — Agricultural soil phosphorus levels held steady or trended downward in at least 80 percent of Ohio counties from 1993 through 2015, according to recent findings from the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.  
News article: Donation Launches Ohio State Study of Natural Gas Pipelines’ Impact on Farm Soil
This news item was originally published on the website of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences and was written by Matthew Marx.    WOOSTER, Ohio — A study of how natural gas pipeline installations affect Ohio cropland productivity begins this fall thanks to a $200,000 gift from Kinder Morgan, Inc. to The Ohio State University.  
News article: Soil Health Workshops Held

The Ohio State Soil Fertility team put on a soil health workshop to educate OSU Extension educators, graduate students and staff on the latest science of soil health. Two identical workshops were held on April 21 and 27th at OARDC in Wooster. The full day workshop exposed participants to concepts of soil health, promising tests available and what these tests functionally reflect in the soil.