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  1. Soil Terminology and Definitions

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/SAG-19

    ecosystems, especially with the soil biology to enhance the efficiency of agricultural management practices. ... reactions, such as soil organic matter decomposition and nutrient cycling. Aggregates: Primary soil particles ... Soil organic matter decomposition releases nutrients, especially N, but it also destroys soil structure ...

  2. Kiwifruit and Hardy Kiwi (Kiwiberries)

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1426

    their own decision based on scientific research/suggestions and personal observations. Fertilization ... research and experience. Growers are still encouraged to conduct a soil test to determine soil pH and ... nutrient levels. They may have to experiment with the fertility program based on the levels established for ...

  3. Efficient Lawn Care Practices to Help Protect Ohio’s Waterways

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-5812

    products. Read the label before purchasing lawn fertilizers to ensure they contain the nutrients the soil ... algae and water quality. Fertilizer nutrients are especially harmful. Ohio needs everyone’s help to ... minimized by reducing excessive nutrients in the water. Just as fertilizers aid the growth of grass and ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Hydrothermal Carbonization: Upgrading Waste Biomass to Char

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/fabe-6622

    FABE-662.2 01/11/2021 Shyam Sivaprasad, Graduate Research Associate, The Ohio State University Dr. ... Ashish Manandhar, Postdoctoral Researcher, The Ohio State University Dr. Ajay Shah, Associate Professor, ... phosphorus from agriculture runoffs, and a soil amendment [4]. The distribution of solid, liquid, and gaseous ...

  6. Post Corn, Going to Soybean: Use Cereal Rye

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-84

    can also be used. Seed-to-soil contact is important with cereal rye stands. Fertility or liming—If ... McKnight Foundation.     Ag Crops and Livestock Farm Management soil health soil cover crop agronomy ... Soil Health Services, Jenera, Ohio This publication is intended to provide a starting point for farmers ...

  7. Freeze Symptoms and Associated Yield Loss in Soft Red Winter Wheat

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-93

    soil surface, and this developing spike can be damaged by low temperatures. In our research, 5%, 10%, ... Borrell, 2015). In our research, wheat grain yield was reduced by 5%, 10%, 25%, and 50% at 30.7, 27.6, ... (Fuller et al., 2007). In our research, wheat grain yield was reduced 5%, 10%, 25%, and 50% at 28.7, 27.8, ...

  8. Using Cover Crops to Convert to No-till

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

    benefits from tilled soils due to the release of nutrients from soil organic matter. Tilling the soil ... residues and releases nutrients. Every one percent soil organic matter holds 1,000 pounds of nitrogen. ... time. Thus, tillage results in poor soil structure and declining soil productivity. Long-term research ...

  9. Soil Evaluation for Home Septic Systems  

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/aex-742

    first step in constructing a septic system is to understand and describe the soil.  Soil is an excellent ... uses information about the soil to select the system type and size. Role of Soil in Wastewater ... that can make people sick. Organic matter in the effluent creates bad odors and the nutrients in ...

  10. Phosphorus Nutrient Management for Yield and Reduced P Loss at Edge of Field

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/agf-509

    (i.e., blind inlets) to reduce soil and nutrient losses. No application of P containing fertilizer or ... Professor and State Specialist in Soil Fertility, School of Environment and Natural Resources, The Ohio ... organic (i.e., manure, biosolids, compost) nutrient sources to frozen or snow-covered soil unless applied ...

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