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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. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  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. Soil Health Analysis Sample Submission Portal

    https://soilfertility.osu.edu/node/164

    We have temporarily suspended our soil health testing services until further notice. We sincerely ... Ala Carte Analyses? POXC Respiration Soil Protein Nutrient Analysis Nitrate and Ammonium (2M KCl) ... Total C and N Aggregate Stability- Wet Sieving Are your soils already processed per our requirements? ...

  6. Palmer Amaranth: What It Is and What to Do Now

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-73

    (uprooted) or cut off just below soil and removed from field, and then burned or buried at least a foot deep ... Take Action (takeactiononweeds.com) resources for additional information on management of established ... populations.   Ag Crops and Livestock Farm Management palmer amaranth weeds herbicides herbicide resistance ...

  7. 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 ...

  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. Millipedes

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/HYG-2067A-10

    the soil. Some females lay between 20 to 300 eggs (fertilization is internal), which hatch in a few ... summer and autumn) due to excessive rainfall or even drought, a few or hundreds or more leave the soil ... virgin soil (decaying organic matter habitats) are often troublesome sites. Millipedes do not bite humans ...

  10. Preservative-Treated Wood: A Sustainable Consumer Choice

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/F-71-11

    composites. This greatly enhances the life cycle management of treated wood. Conclusion Our wood products ... pleasing, and genetically diverse material we call wood. Unfortunately, our predominantly urban society ... around our homes that lack treated wood's environmental friendliness and carbon neutrality. ...

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