2013 Symposium

2013 Midwest Soil Improvement Symposium

 

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Thursday March 7, 2013

McIntosh Center at Ohio Northern University in Ada, OH

The third annual Midwest Soil Improvement Symposium was held in conjunction with The Ohio State University's Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference. The one-day symposium featured leading experts on the use of gypsum to improve soil structure, reduce nutrient runoff and add important nutrients to the soil.  There were panel discussions with experienced gypsum users, and consultants who use or recommend gypsum.  The symposium offered 7 CEU credits for Certified Crop Advisors, independent agronomists, educators, conservationists, farm managers and other interested in managing soil quality.  Download presentations below.  For videos, click here

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University of Washington professor and author Dr. David Montgomery

discusses his award-winning book, "Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations."

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Retired USDA soil scientist Dr. Darrell Norton discusses gypsum's

impact on water infiltration during an interview with Dale Minyo of Ohio AgNet.

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Dr. Warren Dick, The Ohio State University, talks about gypsum's

various contributions to agricultural production, including as a

soil amemdment and source of nutrients.

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GYPSOIL's founder and agronomist Ron Chamberlain describes

gypsum application techniques.

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From left:  Consultants Greg Kneubuhler of G&K Concepts, Harlan, IN,

and Clint Nester of Nester Ag, Bryan, OH, discuss gypsum use

on their agronomy client farms.  At right is panel moderator John Volk.

2013 Event Schedule and Slide Presentations

Welcome

Randall Reeder, P.E., Agricultural Engineer (retired), The Ohio State University Extension 

Robert Spoerri, President & CEO, GYPSOIL/Beneficial Reuse Management

Gypsum: Some things old and some things new

Dr. Warren A. Dick, Professor

School of Environmental and Natural Resources, The Ohio State University

Presentation  /media-library/documents/36.pdf

 

The effects of calcium on soil physical properties and air-water management.

Dr. Jerry Bigham, Professor (Emeritus)

School of Environmental and Natural Resources, The Ohio State University

Presentation  /media-library/documents/45.pdf

 

Using gypsum for soil and water conservation.

Dr. L. Darrell Norton, Professor (Emeritus) Purdue University & Soil Scientist (Retired)

National Soil Erosion Research Laboratory, USDA-ARS, West Lafayette, IN

Presentation  /media-library/documents/47.pdf
 
Morning break
 

Consultant panel - observations in advising growers in using gypsum. Moderated by John Volk, Principal, JV Associates

Clint Nester, Nester Ag, Bryan, OH

Presentation   /media-library/documents/40.pdf

Greg Kneubuhler, G & K Concepts, Harlan, IN

Presentation  /media-library/documents/38.pdf

 

Current research activities for agricultural uses of gypsum in highly erodible soils.

Dr. H. Allen Torbert, Research Leader 

National Soil Dynamics Laboratory, USDA-ARS, Auburn, AL 

Presentation  /media-library/documents/37.pdf

 

Gypsum curtains: edge-of-field phosphorus filtration.

Dr. Ray Bryant, Research Soil Scientist

Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Research Unit, USDA-Agricultural Research Service, University Park, PA

Presentation /media-library/documents/46.pdf

Lunch

 

US Soybean Board Gypsum Research Update

Randall Reeder 

The Ohio State University Extension

Presentation     /media-library/documents/39.pdf

 

Keynote Presentation: "Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations."

Dr. David R. Montgomery, Professor

University of Washington

Presentation  /media-library/documents/48.pdf

 

Ohio environmental projects: gypsum's impact on water quality. 

John Andersen, President

Greenleaf Advisors, LLC

Presentation   /media-library/documents/42.pdf

 

Afternoon break

 

FGD Gypsum: "How it's made, how we know its safe and how to apply it."

Ron Chamberlain, Agronomist and Director of Gypsum Products

GYPSOIL™ Division of Beneficial Reuse Management

Presentation /media-library/documents/50.pdf

 

Spreader Panel moderated by Ron Chamberlain

Steve Songer, Songer Farms, Veedersburg, IN

Gary Pennell, Farmer's Elevator Grain and Supply, New Bavaria, OH

Travis Ulmer, New Haven, IN

 

Gypsum User Panel moderated by Karen Bernick, Principal, Karen Bernick Marketing Communications

Jack Maloney, Little Ireland Farms, Brownsburg, IN

Presentation /media-library/documents/49.pdf

Les Seiler, Fayette, OH

Rodney Rulon, Rulon Enterprises, Arcadia, IN 

PDF presentation

/media-library/documents/41.pdf

 

Questions? Please contact Karen at (563) 320-2625. 

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