Linking soil quality, plant health, and animal nutrition on dairy farms through energy and nitrogen balance

Project Overview

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 2000: $110,000.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2003
Matching Federal Funds: $28,600.00
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $48,600.00
Region: North Central
State: Ohio
Project Coordinator:
Charlotte Bedet
Innovative Farmers of Ohio

Annual Reports


  • Agronomic: corn, grass (misc. perennial), hay
  • Animal Products: dairy


  • Animal Production: feed rations, pasture fertility, grazing - rotational, feed/forage
  • Crop Production: nutrient cycling, organic fertilizers, application rate management, tissue analysis
  • Education and Training: display, on-farm/ranch research, participatory research
  • Pest Management: field monitoring/scouting
  • Production Systems: agroecosystems, integrated crop and livestock systems
  • Soil Management: organic matter, soil analysis, nutrient mineralization, soil quality/health
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