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OH Cover crop seed source information (2011)

Activities and research

  • Cover crop research and education in organic production
  • Red clover Research
  • Oilseed Radish after manure application field research
  • Ohio State Univeristy, Piketon
    • Testing 32 cover crops Indigenous vs Exotic
    • Legumes vs non-legumes
    • Summer vs winter
    • Short vs long rotation
      Evaluation for:
      • Biomass N contribution
      • Nutrient recyclers
  • Cowpea research
  • Grand Lake St. Mary’s watershed – utilizing manure nutrients with annual ryegrass              and other cover crops.


Ohio state representative

Jim Hoorman, Assistant Professor & Extension Educator 
Ohio State University
1206 East Second Street
PO Box 189
Ottawa, OH 45875
Office phone: 419-523-6294

Jim Hoorman is an Assistant Professor for the Ohio State University as well as an Extension Educator for Putnam County. Jim recently completed his PhD in Environmental Sciences with specializations in cover crops, no-till, manure managment, and water quality.

Jim's research efforts have concentrated on using grass, legume, and brassica cover crops to improve soil structure and tie up manure nutrients to prevent runoff. Jim has produced several fact sheets and power point presentations on "Soil Ecology and Nutrient Management" and "The Biology of Soil Compaction".

Other contacts in Ohio

Mark Fritz
NW Ohio Environmental Inspector
Ohio Dept. of Agriculture- Div. of Livestock Environmental Permitting
609 Lisa Lane
Willard, OH 44890
Phone: 614-282-9729
Alan Sundermeir
OSU Extension – Wood Co.
639 S. Dunbridge Rd., Suite 1
Bowling Green, Ohio  43402
Phone  419-354-9050

Rafiq Islam
OSU South Center
1864 Shyville Rd.
Piketon, OH  45661
Phone: 740-289-2071
Sarah Noggle
OSU Extension – Paulding Co.
503 Fairground Dr.
Paulding, OH 45879
Phone  419-399-8225

Randall Reeder, P.E.
Extension Agricultural Engineer (retired)
Ohio State University
Phone: 614-477-0439



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Links to state specific literature

Ohio State University Ohio State University Fact Sheets

On-farm Research Reports

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