Ohio Corn Checkoff


We realize that research is fundamental when providing farmers with the tools needed to increase efficiency and reduce their environmental impact. We are dedicated to investing checkoff dollars in research that will enhance productivity. Below are recent research projects funded by your checkoff dollars.

On-Field Ohio, Dr. Libby Dayton:

Evaluation and revision of the Ohio Phosphorus Risk Index, a USDA tool that allows farmers to evaluate the risk of phosphorus runoff from their fields. The index is an integral part of a nutrient management plan.

Sources and Fates of Nutrients in Non-agricultural Ohio Surface Waters:

Review of other Ohio watersheds to expand the scope of research to better understand the problems and issues.

Tri-State Fertilizer Recommendations, Dr. Steve Culman:

Updating the unbiased guideline to farmers on fertilizer application that both minimizes the risk of runoff while ensuring optimal soil and plant health.

Adapt-N, Environmental Defense Fund:

A professional software tool for agronomists to help deliver science-based nitrogen recommendation to farmers.

Corn Phenotyping Initiative:

Leveraging the corn genome, we are expanding our understanding of how corn genetics and crop environment affect crop performance to get higher yields and better quality corn.

Fertilizer Placement Methodology, Dr. Libby Dayton

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