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Crops on campus

Dec 13, 2014
“I’ve always wondered why they had corn here.” Now it’s clear to the students in Chuck Crawford’s AP Environmental Science class: The soybean and corn patch at Dublin Jerome High School is part of their studies. Crawford has attended agriculture education …
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Grafting peas and beans

Aug 24, 2015
Grafting is a common gardening technique that unites a scion (top of one plant) with a rootstock (the root of another plant). Often times people graft their plants in order to repair a broken or injured plant, to speed up the growth by giving it a …
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Paper mill sludge: a usable fertilizer?

Aug 6, 2015
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 a fertilizer through land-spreading. When mixed w …
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Students share in springtime planting

May 16, 2019
Blue skies, warmer temperatures, fluffy white clouds—it’s spring, and time for farmers to plant! The Ohio Soybean Council made it possible for students to share in the experience through a virtual field trip. Students had the opportunity to hear f …
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Urban students plant soybeans

Apr 20, 2015
“Most people think agriculture means to put plants in the ground and drive tractors around,” said science teacher Chuck Crawford. He wants to stop this limited portrayal of agriculture by educating youth about the processes and possibilities in agr …
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Virtual field trips to soybean farms offered to students

Jun 5, 2018
Starting this spring, students who have never had a chance to investigate a soybean field will get the chance to do it — all without having to leave the comfort of their own classroom. With just an internet-connected computer, webcam and microphone, s …