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  1. Don't Pass Up Rare Opportunity to Make Fall Fertilizer Applications

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/dont-pass-rare-opportunity-make-fall-fertilizer-applications

    two main fertilizer inputs made to the soil and extra care should be taken with how both are managed ... . "Soil test, soil test, soil test," said Mullen. "Know what your nutrient status is. If you ... higher soil temperatures and our weather pattern," said Mullen. "If you apply manure now, you ...

  2. The Lake

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/422/lake

    Activities in the headwaters and middle reaches that cause soil erosion will accelerate the buildup of ... problems as fertilizers from lawns and sewage from septic tanks wash or seep into the lake. Recreational ... residents are coming together to encourage the adoption of best management practices to protect the ...

  3. Get a Handle on Best Fertilizer Methods at Farm Science Review

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/get-handle-best-fertilizer-methods-farm-science-review

    Agricultural Research and Development Center, and Jim Camberato, a Purdue University soil fertility and plant ... September 6, 2006 LONDON, Ohio-- Corn growers may skimp on some fertilizer applications in favor ... University soil specialists will help guide growers in making smart economic decisions during Farm Science ...

  4. Nutrient Management Key to Reducing Dissolved Phosphorus in Lake Erie

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/nutrient-management-key-reducing-dissolved-phosphorus-lake-erie

    follow the best management recommendations about soil testing and fertility, among others,” he said. ... phosphorus going into Lake Erie over the past 50 years, but must reevaluate nutrient management practices to ... known as “4R Nutrient Stewardship.” The 4R concept refers to the idea of using the right fertilizer ...

  5. Ohio State Experts Work with State Agriculture Professionals to Devise Water Quality Recommendations

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/ohio-state-experts-work-state-agriculture-professionals-devise-water-quality-0

    agricultural nutrients from affecting or entering the western basin of Lake Erie using best management ... E-2567,  which provides information on the basic philosophy of nutrient management; Updated Tables for the ... report also encourages farmers to adopt production guidelines known as “4R Nutrient Management.” The 4R ...

  6. Organic Mulches May Restore Fertility of Degraded Soils

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/organic-mulches-may-restore-fertility-degraded-soils

    soils in urban areas. Ohio State University researchers are studying the effects of composed yard ... organic mulches stimulated the growth of beneficial microbes, increased soil fertility, boosted plant ... disturbed soils in urban landscapes," said Herms. The researchers are focusing on mulches with a low ...

  7. Varying Soil Conditions Can Impact Nutrient Levels

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/varying-soil-conditions-can-impact-nutrient-levels

    soil specialist with the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC), said that the wet ... spring followed by a summer drought may have also affected soil nutrient concentrations. As a result, ... growers should test their soil for nutrient availability following harvest to determine whether or not ...

  8. Fluoride

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1518

    discharge from fertilizer or aluminum factories. Also, many communities add fluoride to their drinking water ... 0.2- 1.7 mg/L Erosion of earth materials; Discharge from fertilizer and aluminum factories TREATMENT ...

  9. Ohio State experts work with state agriculture professionals to devise water quality recommendations

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/ohio-state-experts-work-state-agriculture-professionals-devise-water-quality

    known as “4R Nutrient Management.” The 4R concept refers to the idea of using the right fertilizer ... agricultural nutrients from affecting or entering the western basin of Lake Erie using best management ... Alfalfa E-2567,  which provides information on the basic philosophy of nutrient management; ·         ...

  10. Composting Boosts Turfgrass Growth

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/composting-boosts-turfgrass-growth

    where all of the nutrients are located, is stripped away. So soils where newly seeded turfgrass is ... urban developments. Ohio State University researchers have found that by adding an inch of compost into ... the top soil, perennial ryegrass achieves nine times faster cover and Kentucky bluegrass five times ...

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