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Elizabeth Toot-Levy

Elizabeth Toot-Levy

I work with municipalities, agriculture groups, and other clients to address Clean Water Act challenges. This ranges from studying environmental impacts, evaluating research studies and results, assessing environmental regulations for …

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Greg LaBarge

Greg LaBarge

I work in Ohio in crop production especially corn, soybean and wheat. Since 2012, I have been heavily involved in nutrient management as it relates to crop production and water quality …

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Libby Dayton

Libby Dayton

As a soil scientist, I work with soil as a growing media for crops/plants and as a filter media to bind nutrients and contaminants. I develop soil blends for …

Curriculum
Here, fishy fishy: aquaculture systems

Here, fishy fishy: aquaculture systems

How does soymeal feed compare to fishmeal feed when raising Tilapia in an aquaculture system? Take on multiple roles within an aquaculture farm including set-up and maintenance of tanks, test water quality, investigate possible feed sources and monitor fish health and growth.

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Where does our food come from, anyway?

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 …

Curriculum
Managing nutrient and pesticide needs in agriculture

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 understanding, analysis and appl…

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AFNR natural resources

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, …

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Water quality and human impacts

Water quality and human impacts

Why is water quality important? How is water quality measured? The US EPA has set water quality standards in accordance with the Clean Water Act: Water quality standards are important because they help to protect and restore the quality of …

Student research projects
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 2 x 2 application of 10-34-00 starter fertilizer and without starter fertilizer, and …

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Solving water quality problems

Solving water quality problems

Too much phosphorus in water can harm plant and aquatic animal life or cause phytoplankton ‘blooms’. The higher levels of phosphorus are usually caused by sewage, industrial, and agricultural run-off. Fert…