2018 eFields Research Report available


By Elizabeth Hawkins, John Fulton and Jenna Lee - OSU Extension



High quality, relevant information is key to making the right management decisions for your farm. The eFields program at The Ohio State University was created to provide local information about critical issues for Ohio agriculture. The 2018 eFields Research Report highlighting 95 on-farm, field scale trials conducted in 25 Ohio counties was released on Wednesday.

Research topics include nutrient management, precision seeding, crop management, soil compaction management, remote sensing, and data analysis and management. To help identify trial locations that are similar to your operation, each study includes information about weather, soil types, and management practices. Additionally, economic analysis was added to select trials this year. QR codes that link to videos featuring the researchers and partner farmers are available in the report.

The 2018 report is now available in both a print and e-version. To receive a printed copy, contact your local OSU Extension office or email digitalag@osu.edu. The e-version can be viewed and downloaded at go.osu.edu/eFields.

The eFields team has planned four regional results meetings to discuss local results and gather information about research interests for 2019. There is no cost to attend; for more information or to register for a meeting, visit go.osu.edu/eFieldsMeeting.

Please plan to join us for the meeting nearest you:

Southwest Region: Feb. 13, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Wilmington

Northwest Region: Feb. 20, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Wauseon

East Region: Feb. 27, 5-8:30 p.m., Massillon

West Central Region: Feb. 28, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Piqua

We would like to sincerely thank all of our 2018 collaborating farms and industry partners. The eFields team enjoys working with each of you and we are looking forward to continuing to learn together in 2019.

Follow our social media @OhioStatePA on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram or subscribe to our quarterly newsletter, Digital Ag Download (go.osu.edu/DigitalAgDownload), to keep up with the eFields program throughout the year. For more information on how to get involved in eFields in 2019, contact Elizabeth Hawkins at hawkins.301@osu.edu.

Printed copies of the 2018 eFields Research Reports are now available for pick-up at the Fayette County Extension Office, located at 1415 US Hwy 22 SW, Washington C.H.

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By Elizabeth Hawkins, John Fulton and Jenna Lee

OSU Extension