Research Projects

Three Ways Research Helps Farmers Manage Diseases

Each growing season has its challenges, and this one is no different. Ohio farmers who planted crops late need to focus on making those yields …

Ohio Field Leader Soybean Pollinators

Ohio Soybean Fields Are Home to a Surprisingly High Number of Bees

Soybean fields, with their large expanses of uniform green plants, seem an unlikely habitat for bees and other pollinator insects. The tiny white or purple …

Field Leader Offers Tips for Managing Tough Ohio Pests Including Mexican Bean Beetles

Managing Insecticide Resistance and Scouting Insights for Tough Ohio Pests

Insecticide resistance in soybeans is a growing problem in the Midwest. In South Dakota, North Dakota, Iowa and Minnesota, research sponsored by state checkoffs and …

Palmer Amaranth is an invasive pigweed. Get tips for controlling it from Ohio Field Leader.

Tips for Managing Pigweed

Waterhemp and Palmer amaranth are both members of the pigweed family that significantly threaten crop yields and farm incomes across the U.S. Weed scientists with …

New Findings From Dicamba Research

The University of Missouri has released five key learnings from dicamba research they’ve conducted over the past several years to inform growers using the Xtend …

Field Leader Soil Health System for Farmers

How a New Soil Health Quality System Will Benefit Ohio Farmers

What if farmers could conduct a simple, low-cost test to find out how healthy their soil is and then market their crops with a soil …

Four Tips for Navigating Weather & Climate Change

Noticing our changing climate and weather patterns is one thing. Understanding the science, how it affects your farm and adjusting business strategies to manage these …

Conservation tillage research and nutrient placement Ohio Soy Field Leader

Digging Into Strip-Till and Nutrient Management Research

Strip-till is a conservation tillage method more Ohio farmers are digging into because it blends the benefits of traditional tillage with the soil health aspects …

CRISPR and genetic technology with soybean at Ohio State University Feng Qu

How CRISPR Research Can Grow New Opportunities for Soybean Farmers

CRISPR is an innovative technology that has the potential to grow new opportunities for farmers in the form of higher yielding, more robust crops that …

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