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  1. The Organic Certification Process for Farms

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/sag-0003

    Manager; Organic Food and Farming Education and Research Program; Food, Agricultural, and Environmental ... biodiversity, and soil health. Organic farms do not use synthetic chemical inputs such as mineral fertilizers ... horticultural crops. Soil health and fertility are addressed with natural sources of organic matter and soil ...

  2. Meet Your Best Friend In Weed Control In Pastures, Hayfields

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/meet-your-best-friend-weed-control-pastures-hayfields

    enroll acreage into a Voluntary Nutrient Management Plan to earn $10 per acre.  Producers can also earn ... or weed populations become too high, that our concern elevates, and control becomes more important.  ... As always, a well-managed pasture and hay field will be your best friend for weed control. ...

  3. Scout Fruit Trees For Pesky Pests Creeping Out As Temperatures Rise

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/scout-fruit-trees-pesky-pests-creeping-out-temperatures-rise

    With a quickly moving spring, many of the fruit trees in our area have already dropped their ... temperatures in place holding back and slowing down development progress in our fruit trees. Accordingly, it is ... curculio overwinters as an adult beetle in ground litter or the soil, and when spring arrives, they migrate ...

  4. Organic Matter Key In Soil Health- Here Are Signs To Look For

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/organic-matter-key-soil-health-here-are-signs-look

    whether or not our decisions around soil health management are effective and recognizable. The Natural ... soils. Organic matter in our soils increases the water holding capacity, is a source of nutrients that ... for decomposing crop residues, cycling nutrients, creating pore space for water infiltration and soil ...

  5. Shop Lancaster Greenhouse & Nursery to support Fairfield County Master Gardener Volunteers

    https://fairfield.osu.edu/events/shop-lancaster-greenhouse-nursery-support-fairfield-county-master-gardener-volunteers

    shopping from our extensive line of annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetables, geraniums, hanging baskets, ... container plantings, seeds, trees, shrubs, mulches & soils-Items not included are gift certificates, ...

  6. The Case for an Outside Board of Directors for Closely Held Farm and Agricultural Businesses

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/aede-0019

    a lot of money and to run the show." Wasserman's research indicates, "It's tough to ... founder but is designed to involve the family and senior management in big-picture planning. However, the ... management, policies, and formalized roles are introduced. The ladder culminates in an institutional business ...

  7. Fairfield County Ohio Local Foods Tours

    https://fairfield.osu.edu/news/fairfield-county-ohio-local-foods-week-celebration

    event, limited to the first 100 attendees.  Attend three events and receive a free gift! Thank you to our ...

  8. A Change Of Perspective Can Help With Overall Attitude

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/change-perspective-can-help-overall-attitude

    of ages.  Regardless of our outlook, whether it is personal or professional, we will all, at some ... time or another have time to reframe our focus to the big picture.   I found this from Michael ...

  9. Pasteurization of Raw Milk for Home Consumption

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-5817

    Specialist, Dairy Management and Precision Livestock, Ohio State University Extension Pasteurization is the ... if it comes into contact with tainted water, soil, animals, or other contaminated sources. Outbreaks ...

  10. Opportunities for Sub-surface Nutrient Placement in Ohio

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/fabe-56401

    to reduce nutrient losses and improve soil quality need different options for fertilizer application. ... Economics; The Ohio State University The ability to place fertilizer and other soil amendments below the soil ... horsepower requirements, the level of tillage and soil disruption, depth of fertilizer placement, and ...

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