Soybean & Small Grain Agronomy https://stepupsoy.osu.edu
College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences
Effect of Cover Crops on Soybean Disease, Insects, and Slugs
Graduate student, Keeley Overmyer, is evaluating the effect of rye:oat cover crop planting date and termination timing on soybean insects, diseases, and slugs. Her project is funded by USDA NIFA and the Ohio Soybean Council.
Variable Rate Seeding
Graduate students, Emma Matcham and Will Hamman, are investigating variable rate seeding soybean. What is the best way to determine seeding rate zones? What seeding rates should be used for each zone? How does plant structure change with seeding rate? These are just a few of the questions they hope to answer with their research.
Influence of Grass Cover Crop in Continuous Soybean Production
Research associate and graduate student, Wayde Looker, is investigating the effect of a rye:oat cover crop in continuous soybean production.
How Low Can You Go? Winter Wheat Freeze Tolerance
PhD student, Doug Alt, is investigating cold tolerance of field-acclimated winter wheat.
Wheat helps reduce problems associated with the continuous planting of soybean and corn and provides an ideal time to apply fertilizer in July/August after harvest. With soybean harvest around the corner, we would like to remind farmers of a few management decisions that are important for a successful crop.
Due to growing interest in winter malting barley, we conducted a nitrogen rate and seeding rate trial during the 2017-2018 growing season. The trials were conducted at the Northwest Agricultural Research Station (NWARS) in Wood County, the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) in Wayne County, and Western Agricultural Research Station (WARS) in Clark County. The first-year research reports can be found here: https://stepupsoy.osu.edu/winter-malting-barley