Soils and Soil Health
soil health soil management minerals microbes liebig's law of the minimum nutrients macronutrients ... nutrients—aka “potential for productivity” water—2%–50% of soil volume water-holding capacity is directly ... nutrients air—2%–50% of soil volume oxygen, carbon dioxide, nitrogen occupies same spaces between soil ...
Native Shrubs: Creating Living Landscapes for Birds, Butterflies, Bees, and Other Beneficials
adaptable to drier landscapes and sites with low fertility. They can tolerate acid and neutral soils but are ... ecosystem services. These services include the creation of oxygen, nutrient cycling, decomposition, and the ... plants can beautify our surroundings and create essential habitats for many creatures. Interest in using ...
Bumble Bee Pollination in Tomato Greenhouses
Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology; The Ohio State University Bumble bees are managed ... bees are better suited for indoor pollinating than the more commonly managed honey bee because of their ... managed bees for the purpose of supplying pollination services to crop systems (Strange, 2015). The two ...
Assessing Farm Financial Health Using Your Balance Sheet
Natural Resources, Ohio State University Extension Eric Richer, Field Specialist, Farm Management, Ohio ... management and operation of a farm business. The other three are the income statement, cash flow statement, ... farms.extension.wisc.edu/files/2020/10/Part-II-Balance-Sheet-FINAL.pdf Farm Management balance sheet farm management financial statements farm assets liabilities net ...
Native Trees: Creating Living Landscapes for Birds, Butterflies, Bees, and Other Beneficials
ecosystem services). These services include the creation of oxygen, nutrient cycling, decomposition, and the ... include these plants. Native plants can beautify our surroundings and create essential habitats for many ... are native to the region and generally suitable to grow throughout Ohio, keep in mind that soil and ...
Developing Phosphorus and Potassium Recommendations for Field Crops
Example Soil Test Results Table 2. Nutrient and Fertilizer Recommendation Worksheet with Desirable pH and ... to understand their amount and potential impact on nutrient management. For example, the fertilizer ... a soil test result and tables found in the Tri-State Fertilizer Recommendations for Corn, Soybeans, ...
Red Clover as a Cover Crop in Ohio
soil pH: 6.2–7.0 Table 1. Rating the traits of cover crop red clover. Heat tolerance Very good Drought ... tolerance Good Shade tolerance Very good Flood tolerance Good (once established) Low fertility tolerance ... planting/termination dates and precipitation. Total nitrogen (N) = 70–150 lb. of N per acre (not fertilizer ...
Sunn Hemp as a Cover Crop in Ohio
average): June 10–Aug. 16 Upright growth habit: 3–9 feet Preferred soil pH: 6.5–7.5 Table 1. Rating the ... good Flood tolerance Very good Low fertility tolerance Excellent Winter survival Winter-killed Planting ... fertilizer replacement). Plant early in the season (June) for full nitrogen potential. Performance is weather ...
Cowpea as a Cover Crop in Ohio
to climbing growth habit Preferred soil pH: 5.5–6.5 Table 1. Rating the traits of cover crop cowpea. ... Heat tolerance Excellent Drought tolerance Excellent Shade tolerance Good Low fertility tolerance ... precipitation. Total nitrogen = 70–150 lb. of N per acre (not fertilizer replacement). Plant early in the season ...
Hairy Vetch as a Cover Crop in Ohio
habit: 3–7 feet Preferred soil pH: 5.5–7.5 Table 1. Rating the traits of cover crop hairy vetch. Drought ... tolerance Good Shade tolerance Good Low fertility tolerance Very good Winter survival Great variation in ... planting/termination dates and precipitation. Total nitrogen = 90–180 lb. of N per acre (not fertilizer replacement). ...