Ohio State University- Columbus, Ohio
Ohio State Univ – Studying row-by-row compaction, fertilizer placement, Planter ride with Strip Till vs No-Till vs Conventional Till
Now into the fifth year of cooperative efforts with the OSU Ag and Bioengineering team under the leadership of Dr. John Fulton; Orthman Mfg. is working together to study and educate the Ohio growers recent advances in Strip Till technology for row crop farming. Ohio State University – Molly Caren Research Farm, Nate Douridas farm manager
Dr. John Fulton is heading up the OSU Ag Bioengineering departments efforts to study density of soils, planter ride characteristics, downforce on planters with the strip till approach vs the No-Till approach for part of their efforts. They are looking at the efficiency of phosphorus and potassium dry fertility placement programs with strip tillage compared to surface broadcast in response to the Lake Erie concerns and getting to the message of deep placement as a best management practice across the state.
The University has developed an outreach program through their eFields Reports (Digital Ag Program) that are printed every year in late December and January. They are determined to bring the best science and technology to the Ohio State farm system that Cooperative Extension Service has around the state. Orthman and Salford teamed up with OSU to provide state-of-the-art equipment, accuracy of dry nutrients, best conservation tillage management with a great outreach program.
In conjunction with the H2O Ohio State funded program to aid growers across the northern region of Ohio to lower the phosphate contributions to Lake Erie, OSU will be putting research efforts with how growers utilize Strip-Til and in-soil placement of fertility. Stay Tuned!!
The scientists have used the 1tRIPr in the spring prior to planting and also early fall operations to demonstrate as well as figure out which approach works well in the Ohio environment.
People to contact at OSU: Dr. John Fulton or Nate Douridas-Farm Manager at Molly Caren site, near London, OH.
Stay Tuned to on-going developments with Ohio State University.