• Double-Cropping Soybeans

    Learn what researchers at OSU are doing to develop better double-crop systems.

  • Repairing the Soil

    Learn how to look after your soil after record-setting rainfall in 2019.

  • High Water Levels

    This year it appears along with concern about the nutrients running off the fields into the lakes, the problem is the lake running into the fields.

A stinger platform suspended beneath a drone used to insert sensors in the crop canopy.

How AI and Unmanned Aerial Systems Could Change the Future of Crop Scouting

OSU researchers are testing the use of small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) in Ohio fields to automate the scouting process with data collected directly from the crop canopy.

Ohio Field Leader Soybean Crop

How long do we have for late planted soybeans to mature?

“The concerns about frost limiting soybean potential in northern Ohio this year are warranted.” – Greg LaBarge, Ohio State University Extension

Ohio Field Leader Harvest Tips for Planting Success

A “dryer” soybean harvest

The challenging wet weather this spring may lead to wet soybeans for harvest this fall around Ohio.

Ohio Field Leader Soybean Crop

Sorting Out the Soybean Herbicide Resistance Traits

“The good news is that we have new options for control of herbicide-resistant weeds.” – Dr. Mark Loux, Professor of Weed Science, The Ohio State University

Challenges continue in Northwest Ohio

“I have never seen a year like this one, and never seen it this widespread. ” – Glen Newcomer, CCA, Bryan Ohio

Use Caution Choosing Cover Crops for SCN-Infested Fields

There are plenty of agronomic incentives to plant cover crops this fall. But for fields infested with soybean cyst nematode (SCN) there’s one watch-out: Don’t …

Lake Erie shoreline in Ohio.

Unplanted acres and unanswered questions about Lake Erie’s algal bloom

“Our prediction was that 24% less phosphorus would be entering the lake (due to less fertilizer being applied) this year.” -Chris Winslow, director for Ohio Sea Grant and Ohio State’s Stone Laboratory.

Latta Listening Session Addressed Impacts of a Challenging 2019

By Dusty Sonnenberg, Field Leader The extensive prevented planting acres in Ohio and limited yield potential for many acres of late-planted crops have generated plenty …

The Worst Planting Season Has Lasting Ripple Effects

By Dusty Sonnenberg, Field Leader In what would normally be a productive and exciting time of year on the Hesterman farm in Henry County, mid- …


As farming continues to change, it’s more important than ever for growers to stay on top of the latest agronomic research, technology trends and water quality best practices. That’s why the Ohio Soybean Council developed Field Leader, an online resource to give you access to the latest soybean checkoff research and water quality information to enhance your operation.


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