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  1. Native Trees: Creating Living Landscapes for Birds, Butterflies, Bees, and Other Beneficials

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-5815

    ecosystem services). These services include the creation of oxygen, nutrient cycling, decomposition, and the ... raise young in landscapes that don’t include these plants. Native plants can beautify our surroundings ... to the region and generally suitable to grow throughout Ohio, keep in mind that soil and moisture ...

  2. Controlled-Release Fertilizers in the Production of Container-Grown Floriculture Crops

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/HYG-1260

    intensively managed requiring high amounts of fertilizer for appropriate quality growth. Nutrients are ... a fertilizer release these nutrients to the water surrounding the roots?" Fertilizers differ in the rate ... at which their nutrients dissolve into water in the root zone. Water-soluble fertilizers (WSFs) ...

  3. Managing Corn in Response to Severe Storms and Short-Term Weather Stressors

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-0151

    as responses after occurrence (e.g., fertilizer management, remedial product applications, crop ... (KSU, n.d.). Management decisions to lessen the negative yield impacts from short-term severe weather ... plants can occur at temperatures below 46 F. Colder soil temperatures also result in more calendar days ...

  4. Western Ohio Cropland Values and Cash Rents 2017-18

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/aede-17-18

    quality soils translate into higher rents. Fertility Levels: Higher fertility levels often result in ... variability of those crop returns. Soils and drainage capabilities are the two factors that most influence ... cropland values and rental rates. Professionals surveyed were farm managers, rural appraisers, agricultural ...

  5. Soybean Cyst Nematode

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/plpath-soy-5

    field at planting, the soybean variety, tillage practices, soil texture, fertility, pH, and ... problems such as nutrient deficiencies, injury from herbicides, soil compaction, or other diseases. ... The number of SCN cysts or eggs found in the soil sample will determine the best management plan for ...

  6. Invasive Species Management: Common and Japanese Barberry

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-0106

    odh.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odh/know-our-programs/zoonotic-disease-program/resources/lyme-disease. USDA ARS (U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Services). 2016. Barberry ... Ohio and surrounding states’ natural landscapes and forests. Recent research has indicated ... and landscape managers to be able to identify it, manage it, and prevent its spread into natural and ...

  7. Growing Blueberries in the Home Garden

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/HYG-1422

    soil for pH, lime index (buffer pH), nutrient status, and organic matter content before conducting soil ... plants require very acidic soil conditions in order to grow and thrive. Few backyard soils in Ohio are ... one must take precautions to check and correct soil acidity before planting. Blueberries grow best in ...

  8. Growing Peaches and Nectarines in the Home Landscape

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1406

    before planting so that soil pH, organic matter and nutrient status can be modified for the production of ... lime and fertilizer. For best results, sample soils 6- to 8-inches deep every two to three years. Plant ... and managing insects and diseases. Those unable or unwilling to do these things should not attempt to ...

  9. Rapeseed as a Cover Crop in Ohio

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-0126

    25–Oct. 19 Upright growth habit: 3–5 feet Preferred soil pH: 5.5–8.0 Table 1. Rating the traits of cover ... crop rapeseed. Heat tolerance Good Drought tolerance Good Shade tolerance Good Low fertility tolerance ... crop rapeseed. Nitrogen scavenger Very good Soil builder Good Erosion fighter Very good Weed fighter ...

  10. Bumble Bee Pollination in Tomato Greenhouses

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/ent-0092

    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 ...

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