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  1. Using °Brix as an Indicator of Vegetable Quality: Instructions for Measuring °Brix in Cucumber, Leafy Greens, Sweet Corn, Tomato, and Watermelon

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1653

    management. Over time, they may also influence soil management. Regardless, to be useful, °Brix values must be ... soil type, moisture, fertility, etc. Select mature and saleable fruit of similar age and position on ... around the growing area to include potential variability in soil type, moisture, fertility, etc. Select ...

  2. 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 ... Increased organic matter from decomposing mulch will help improve the soil structure and nutrient uptake for ... plants require very acidic soil conditions in order to grow and thrive. Few backyard soils in Ohio are ...

  3. Precision Agriculture Tools for On-Farm Research

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/fabe-558

    evaluating input rates (i.e., fertilizer and seed) and management practices such as tillage. In these studies ... research have been used to improve input management and profitability. However, this type of research ... FABE-558 Agriculture and Natural Resources 05/27/2022 Alysa Gauci; Graduate Research Associate; ...

  4. The Role of Micronutrients in Equine Nutrition

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/1021

    species, soil fertility, weather, etc. The only way to know mineral content of your forage is to test it. ... helps identify nutrient deficiencies. Some geographic locations lack minerals in the soil (e.g., copper, ... total diet. The National Research Council’s Nutrient Requirements of Horses (2007) lists macromineral ...

  5. Growing Grapes in the Home Fruit Planting

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1423

    fertility program, follow an effective pest management program and properly prune grapevines annually. ... fertilizer and lime (or sulfur) recommendations. Grapes typically perform best where the soil pH is between ... important that cultural practices of maintaining soil fertility, weed control, soil moisture conservation, ...

  6. Using Soil Electrical Conductivity (EC) to Delineate Field Variation

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/fabe-565

    seeding Topsoil depth, CEC, soil productivity, organic matter. Variable-rate nutrient application based on ... data. Most Farm Management Information Systems (FMIS) and GIS software packages can create soil EC maps ... precision nutrient management, these sensors also assist with irrigation management by depicting changes in ...

  7. Sudden Oak Death (aka Ramorum blight)

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/plpath-tree-05

    many Phytophthora species, which infect hosts through soil and water, P. ramorum also infects hosts ... aboveground portions directly or produce motile zoospores that spread in soil and water. Zoospores also infect ... from the accumulation of infectious propagules in the water or soil, although this has not yet been ...

  8. Wastewater Management in Rural Communities

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/aex-750

    management option, the following components are necessary: appropriate soil and lot size for onsite ... Table 1. Minimum Technology and Management Recom​mendations Suited to Ohio’s Soil Natural Resource. Soil ... Natural Resource Onsite Treatment Technology Level of Management Deep, Permeable Soil (at least 3 feet to ...

  9. Shiitake Mushroom Production: Steps to Cultivation and Considerations for Production

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/f-0039

    forestland could benefit from timber stand improvement (TSI) or related forest-management practices. One of ... but research has indicated that it is not financially sustainable for commercial operations. Elm, soft ... nutrients. Fruiting occurs primarily in the wet, cool seasons (spring and autumn), but adequate rainfall ...

  10. Rhizoctonia Damping-off and Root Rot of Soybeans

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/plpath-soy-1

    residue to degrade. Improve soil drainage. Test soil to ensure proper pH and fertility. Be careful to not ... the soilborne fungus Rhizoctonia solani, which is present in all Ohio soils. Rhizoctonia damping-off ... reddish-brown cankers on the lower stem near the soil surface and irregular or stunted growth (Figure 1). Older ...

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