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The Effect of Starter Fertilizer on Glycine max Yields

The Effect of Starter Fertilizer on Glycine max Yields

The objective was to compare the yield and protein and oil content of Glycine max planted with a 2x2 application of 10-34-00 starter fertilizer and without starter fertilizer, and to compare the quality… continue reading →

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Supporting ag teachers with science lessons and labs

Meredith Wolfe, Courtney Bockbrader, and Whitney Short recently shared some great resources and activities with 18 Ohio agriculture teachers. The workshops covered plants, environment and natural reso… continue reading →

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Agricultural Engineering

Agricultural engineers explain their work and how they use biology and engineering to make farms energy…

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3D farming brings new dimensions to feeding the world

3D ocean farming helps the environment and local economies.… continue reading →

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Your students’ career exploration journey starts here

We’ve done the legwork to gather these great resources. Now you can help your students explore and make career plans for a bright future!… continue reading →

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AFNR Natural Resources

How do we impact natural resources by our activities? This unit helps meet some of the AFNR curriculum standards for natural resources. Students will learn how to test texture and other physical characteristics of soil, conduct water quality tests, engineer…

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Increasing Soybean Germination Rate

Increasing Soybean Germination Rate

Seed germination begins with the rupturing of the seed coat and the emergence of the radicle, which will form the first roots of the seedling. Molybdenum is a catalyst for several enzymatic reactions in… continue reading →

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Paper Mill Sludge: A Usable Fertilizer?

Paper Mill Sludge: A Usable Fertilizer?

Approximately 10 billion tons of PMS are produced annually by the paper industry and pose a major disposal problem for paper mills. One possible solution to the industry’s problem is the use of PMS as… continue reading →

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Managing Nutrient and Pesticide Needs in Agriculture

Why do farmers spend time and money to apply chemicals to their fields? In this threaded PBL*, (an effort to integrate agricultural understandings into the normal sequence of an Environmental Science classroom) students will conduct several “close reads” (reading for unde…

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Where Does Our Food Come From Anyway?

How do growers’ decisions affect the sustainability of agricultural systems? Understand and appreciate food producers through this case study and determine what decisions must be made on a yearly, monthly or daily basis to maintain an environmental system that will continue to…

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