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  1. Role of Soil Bacteria

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-36

    Natural Resources Microbes in the soil are directly tied to nutrient recycling especially carbon, ... the soil including improved soil structure and soil aggregation, recycling of soil nutrients, and ... soil nutrients.     The decomposers consume the easy-to-digest carbon compounds and simple sugars and ...

  2. Hairy Vetch as a Cover Crop in Ohio

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-0131

    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). ...

  3. Conducting a SWOT Analysis of Your Agricultural Business

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-42

    business owners. One example could be future management of the business. Is there a next generation ... owner/manager who has the interest in the business and the ability to manage the complexities of the business? ... cannot control but can manage to enhance or reduce their impact on your business. An example for ...

  4. Cover Crops in the Garden

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-5814

    Garden Cover crops can be an excellent way to build soil organic matter, recycle nutrients, and control ... practices, fertilizer and compost additions, and crops grown will all impact the introduction and management ... to introduce cover crops into their garden depending on their skill level and desired management ...

  5. Cereal Rye as a Cover Crop in Ohio

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-0114

    establishment window: July 2–Nov. 1 Upright growth habit: 3–6 feet Preferred soil pH: 5.0–7.0 Table 1. Rating ... tolerance Good Low fertility tolerance Excellent Winter survival Expected Planting Drilled at ¾–1½ inches ... dependable than drilling or broadcasting with incorporation. Use a low seeding rate for areas with sandy soil ...

  6. Field Pea/Winter Pea as a Cover Crop in Ohio

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-0130

    growth habit that can spread 2–4 feet Preferred soil pH: 6.0–7.0 Table 1. Rating the traits of cover crop ... field pea/winter pea. Drought tolerance Good Low fertility tolerance Very good Winter survival Varies ... precipitation. Biomass breaks down quickly. Total nitrogen = 90–150 lb. of N per acre (not fertilizer ...

  7. Chestnut Anthracnose

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/plpath-fru-0051

    fertility, minimal soil compaction, irrigation, and other practices that maximize tree carbohydrate reserves ... PLPATH-FRU-0051 Agriculture and Natural Resources 10/27/2022 Amy Miller, Graduate Research ... However, how and where the fungus overwinters in mature orchards is not yet known. Management Plant disease ...

  8. Growing Muskmelons in the Garden

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1615

    fertilizer nutrients per 1,000 square feet of plot space would be adequate: 1 pound of actual nitrogen, ... raise the soil pH to the range of 6.4 to 6.7. Pest Management Insect Management Adequate spacing between ... a warm season crop, adapted to average monthly temperatures of 65 to 75 degrees F, and needing ample soil ...

  9. Ammonia Emission from Animal Feeding Operations and Its Impacts

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/AEX-723.1

    a fertilizer can be applied directly into soil on farm fields. It is also used to make fertilizers for farm ... State Extension Specialist Roderick Manuzon, Former Research Associate Lara Jane Hadlocon, Research ... the production of fertilizers, nitric acids, fuels, explosives, and refrigerants. Liquid ammonia as ...

  10. Growing American Ginseng in Ohio: Selecting a Site

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/F-58

    sites can be prone to fungal diseases. The literature varies on the soil nutrient requirements for ... your efforts on sites with the proper nutrient balance rather than adding fertilizers or other ... other aspects. These lower slope positions are often well-shaded and have deeper soil and more moisture ...

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