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  1. Composting at Home

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1189-99

    ends up looking like fertile garden soil, is called compost. Fondly referred to by farmers as “black ... improving the capacity to hold water and nutrients (particularly in sandy soils), and adding essential ... nutrients to any soil. Improving your soil is the first step toward improving plant health. How Does ...

  2. Lime and the Home Lawn

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-4026

    in Ohio home lawns, a soil pH between 6.0 and 7.0 (slightly acidic) is ideal. Many of our home lawn ... factors cause the formation of acidic soil conditions. One primary cause is the leaching of base nutrients ... the extent to which fertilizer application will affect soil pH is dependent on a number of factors:  ...

  3. Smart Eating for Healthy Aging

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/ss-207-06

    prevented with a well-balanced diet that contains the nutrients you need to stay healthy as you age. The ... best diet for healthy aging is one that is nutrient-dense. A nutrient-dense eating pattern contains ... a variety of nutrient-rich foods that meet your daily calorie needs without providing too many calories. ...

  4. Beneficial Plant-associated Microbiomes and Plant Pathology Research

    https://plantpath.osu.edu/courses/plntpth-5005

    interaction establishment, and the relevance of managing these interactions in different ...

  5. Growing Rhubarb in the Home Garden

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1631

    preferably, overnight.  Fertilization Work the following nutrients into the soil prior to planting crowns and ... nutrients in the soil may be depleted. Do not work fertilizer into soil for established plants.  Figure 3: ... soils, but grows best in fertile, loamy, well-drained soil that has good organic matter content. Careful ...

  6. Providing Livestock Comfort at the County Fair

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/aex-155-04

    stress. Fair managers should evaluate existing buildings for good air exchange and air movement, and make ... managed as the builders intended: Many older fair buildings are cavernous compared to those constructed ... better environments. Proper management of shade devices: Many fair buildings utilize tarps to provide ...

  7. Forage Fertility: Where We Are and Why it Matters

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/forage-fertility-where-we-are-and-why-it-matters

    for Ohio farmers to manage on-farm nutrients as efficiently as possible. A farmer’s ability to find ... addition to forage fertility research, will allow for revision of current recommendations for forage crops, ... state of Ohio (NASS, 2017). Fertilizer costs represent 40 to 60% of the variable input costs of forage ...

  8. Hepatitis E: A Foodborne Zoonotic Threat in the U.S. and Abroad

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/as-20

    Agricultural Research and Development Center, Ohio State University Extension, Wooster Hepatitis is ... tainted water, or through produce irrigated or fertilized with feces from infected swine herds. Currently ... shellfish such as oysters and on strawberries that were fertilized with infected pig manure (Meng 2011).  ...

  9. Endowed Chair in Food Science Created

    https://fst.osu.edu/news/endowed-chair-food-science-created

    authored or co-authored more than 200 publications that include books, book chapters, and research papers. ... His research focuses on improving human health through combating emerging foodborne pathogens and ... making the best use of beneficial microorganisms. This research also improves food safety through ...

  10. Lawn Grass Cultivar Selection

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-4027

    Shady, wet, poorly drained areas, or regions of the lawn with poor soil, pH extremes, drought ...

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