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Checking Licking River quality

Oct 5, 2021
Practice tests ensure more accurate results later. Jeffrey Baker’s environmental science …

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Biotechnology

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What is the science behind biotechnology and genetic modification?

Water quality

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How does the production of corn affect water quality? How is water quality tested?

Did you know?

Ohio corn is used for more than food

Ohio corn is used for feed, fuel and other renewable products.

There are seven operational ethanol plants and 120 E-85 stations in Ohio

40% of Ohio’s corn goes towards ethanol production without reducing available stocks for food and animal feed. 33% of the corn used to produce ethanol returns to the market as animal feed (DDGs). 523 million gallons of ethanol was produced in Ohio in 2016.

Farmers are taking action to keep nutrients in the fields

Farmers are creating customized nutrient management plans utilizing the best farming practices to keep nutrients out of waterways and in their fields.

Edge-of-field testing is vital for environmental stewardship

More than $1 million is being invested by Ohio’s agricultural organizations to conduct on-farm, edge-of-field testing in order to determine exactly how nutrients are making it into Ohio’s waterways.