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  1. Baseline Assessment of Soil Health in Ohio

    https://soilfertility.osu.edu/news/baseline-assessment-soil-health-ohio

    As our understanding of soil health advances, farmers are increasingly interested in assessing and ... improving soils on their farms. Several commercial labs now offer soil health analyses but generating values ... soil health value is essential for understanding these tests and inferring soil function. A common ...

  2. Inoculants and Soil Amendments for Organic Growers

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/SAG-17

    biocontrol agents) also are available to improve soil nutrients for plants and to reduce disease pressure. In ... management plan. Fertilizer The amount and type of fertilizer required for efficient organic farming are ... mainly dependent on soil fertility at the time of planting and the types of cash crops being grown. To ...

  3. Pulsed Electric Field Processing Applications in the Food Industry

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/fst-fabe-1002

    bacterial spores. Ongoing research suggests that PEF in combination with heat may inactivate bacterial ... spores, but more comprehensive research is needed before PEF can be used as a sterilization method. To ... 2018). PEF pretreatment facilitates the release of nutrients from fruits, vegetables, and herbs, thus ...

  4. Establishing Early Successional Habitat for Wildlife

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/w-23

    & Soil Fertility Specialist, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, Wooster. Energy and ... Panicum virgatum 3 to 7 feet Tolerates poorly drained and low fertility soils, occasional flooding, and ... fertilizers and can grow in low fertility soils. Indiangrass Sorghastrum nutans 3 to 6 feet Growth begins ...

  5. Sprayers for Effective Pesticide Application in Orchards and Vineyards

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/fabe-533

    little canopy on the fruit tree or vine. They eliminate contamination of soil from pesticides, a problem ... shown in Figure 37 is equipped with the recirculation system. Research indicates that tunnel sprayers ... conducted in a commercial apple orchard by the same researchers using three different sprayers equipped with ...

  6. Using Cover Crops to Convert to No-till

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/SAG-11

    conventional tilled to no-till. The corn crop benefits from tilled soils due to the release of nutrients from ... microbes to decompose the organic residues and releases nutrients. Every one percent soil organic matter ... soil fauna back into balance, and start to restore the nutrients lost by tillage. In those transition ...

  7. Research Publications

    https://soilfertility.osu.edu/publications

    Soil and Tillage Research, 209, 104932. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.still.2021.104932. Fleuridor, L., ... in organic research: Understanding interactions of cover crops and tillage for weed control and soil ... Brock, C., & Jackson-Smith, D. (2021). Which management practices influence soil health in Midwest ...

  8. COVID-19 and Deer Hunting Pathogen Safety

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/1027

    species, limiting our ability to eradicate the virus a potential host capable of creating new virus ...

  9. Rabies Prevention in Livestock

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/vme-0001

    health department, and the Ohio Department of Agriculture, Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory at odh.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odh/know-our ...

  10. Ambrosia Coloration in Maple Trees

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-0108

    red color and easy machining. Management of Ambrosia in Maple Most landowners do not want insect ... Active forest management can help reduce these stressors. However, insect populations can reach levels ... that result in attacks on even well-managed stands of healthy trees. In conversations with a number of ...

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