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  1. Grape Root Borer

    https://ohiograpeweb.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/ipm/insects/grape-root-borer

    about 3/4 inch long. The moths emerge from the soil during July and August. Eggs are deposited ... into the soil, find their way to the roots and crown, and feed on them. Larvae continue to feed within ... white with a brown head capsule. Mature larvae move to places just under the surface of the soil and ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Manure Science Review Coming Aug. 16

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/manure-science-review-coming-aug-16

    Soil and Water Management credit in the Ohio Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) Program; 1 hour of Nutrient ... manage farm manure and wastewater, takes place in the state’s west on Aug. 16. Speakers from Ohio ... waste to good use-- to fertilize crops, cut disposal costs and save farmers money-- and keep water ...

  6. Get Your Field Crops Tips for 2011 from Ohio State Jan. 27 in Archbold (NW Ohio)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/get-your-field-crops-tips-2011-ohio-state-jan-27-archbold-nw-ohio

    nutrient applications with rising fertilizer costs and will gain information about new tools to manage head ... Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Ohio River Forecast Center.-- “Risks and rewards in nutrient management ... ,” Robert Mullen, OSU Extension soil fertility specialist.-- “Insects to be on the lookout for in 2011,” ...

  7. Solution to Global Food Crisis is Managing Natural Resources

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/solution-global-food-crisis-managing-natural-resources

    and managing soil and water become even more significant, even in areas where land remains fertile ... management of Earth's natural resources. Rattan Lal, a researcher with the Ohio Agricultural Research ... and Development Center and world-renown for his work in sustainable management of soil and natural ...

  8. Ohio State Shares in $20M USDA Grant for Sustainability of Corn Production in the Midwest

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/ohio-state-shares-20m-usda-grant-sustainability-corn-production-midwest

    said Robert Mullen, OARDC and OSU Extension soil fertility and nutrient management specialist. ... authority on the impact of carbon sequestration on soil fertility and sustainability, and Kristie Lekis, ... $3 million. The Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC), OSU Extension, and the ...

  9. Benefits of Organic Mulching Extend Below the Soil Surface

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/benefits-organic-mulching-extend-below-soil-surface

    January 15, 2002 WOOSTER, Ohio- The impact of organic mulches on soil nutrient content and plant ... a profound effect on soil fertility and overall plant health below the soil surface- fighting off diseases ... surface could impact fertility of the soil below ground has been a topic of debate," said Dan Herms, ...

  10. Conference Covers Breadth of Conservation Tillage Topics

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/conference-covers-breadth-conservation-tillage-topics

    nutrient. The soil and water topics will cover water table management, constructed wetlands for irrigation, ... January 10, 2008 ADA, Ohio-- From nutrient management to cover crops, nearly 65 presentations ... Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, Northwest Ohio Soil and Water Conservation ...

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