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A blind inlet, also known as a French drain, is a structure that is placed in the lowest point of farmed depressions or potholes to minimize the amount of sediment, and potentially other contaminants, that would be transported to receiving ditches or streams. Using a blind inlet can remove at least 90% of the…

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Prior to 2016, the Kelloggs planted most of their crops with conventional tillage. They decided to change to strip tillage to reduce fieldwork and improve nutrient efficiency. They purchased a strip tillage toolbar that places fertilizer about 5 inches below the ground in a 9-inch band. This was a major inves…

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Dr. Stephen Jacquemin of Wright State University introduces Saturated Buffer research in Ohio. There are only a few dozen Saturated Buffers across the U.S. This conservation method helps reduce nitrogen and phosphorus-rich water from fields. How it works: Below the field, nutrient-rich water is collected in p…

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Experimenting with corn planted into a cover crop with manure applied to one field in the Fall and one during the growing season.…

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Side dressing manure into growing corn crop at Stateler Family Farms in Ohio. The economics and impact on the environment.…

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The Demo Farms team meets up with water quality researcher and professor, Dr. Stephen J. Jacquemin of Wright State University Lake Campus to discuss the wetlands restoration project at Grand Lake St Marys in Ohio. We go over what wetlands are, how they improve water quality, and how farmers or landowners can …

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Aaron Heilers, Project Manager of Ohio Demo Farms, walks you through taking a look at Legacy Phosphorus fields, fields that, in the past, had a high amount of phosphorus applied on them and the levels remain high today since crops can only uptake a certain amount. If this is your field, a phosphorus removal s…

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The 4 R’s of nutrient management: the right source, the right rate, the right time, and the right place. Soil testing is the best place to start in order to get an accurate sampling so you can implement the 4 R’s model. Learn more with Aaron Heilers, the Demo Farms Network Project Manager.…

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In recent years rainfall has been more frequent and intense. These rainfall patterns have continued to change over the last 30 years, trending upward. Aaron Heilers, project manager of the Demo Farms Network, discusses how these rainfall episodes affect soil nutrients and how farmers can properly manage their…

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Aaron Heilers, project manager at the Demo Farms Network, discusses one of the water management solutions for farmers and how it differs to a typical waterway, cascading grassed waterways.…

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Aaron Heilers, project manager for the Blanchard River Demo Farms, shares what agriculture is doing to help our water quality issues in Ohio.…

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Aaron Heilers, project manager of the Blanchard River Demonstration Farms, discusses what the Blanchard River Demonstration Farms Network is and what the five-year partnership is going to do for the water quality issues in Ohio.…

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