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  1. Natural Organic Lawn Care

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-4031

    organic fertilizers also add organic matter to the soil. The three major nutrients plants need are ... role in fertilizer recommendations, so don't guess—soil test first! University research has shown ... reduce soilborne plant diseases, and help hold nutrients for plant use. Good soil also contains adequate ...

  2. Low-Cost Crop-Management Considerations

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/agf-110

    fewer well-managed acres would be greater than a larger acreage that is poorly managed. Evaluate soils ... selections and determining seeding rates.  Conduct Soil Analysis and Develop a Soil Fertility Program ... potassium may not require additional nutrients for a year or more. Emphasize potassium fertility for soybean ...

  3. Using Cover Crops to Improve Soil and Water Quality

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-57

    and Dabney 1996. Cover crop benefits include: soil erosion protection, reduced nutrient leaching, ... a stream, the carrying capacity of water or the stream competence to transport soil sediment and nutrients ... increase nutrient efficiency through reduced soil erosion (less soil organic matter and soil nutrient ...

  4. Check out our "Planning for the Future of Your Farm" bulletins

    https://farmoffice.osu.edu/news/check-out-our-planning-future-your-farm-bulletins

    A new series of bulletins from our legal team!  We explain the legal tools and strategies that can ...

  5. Opportunities for Sub-surface Nutrient Placement in Ohio

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/fabe-56401

    ability to place fertilizer and other soil amendments below the soil surface can be a powerful tool for ... type equipment. B: “Zone Mixing” Type Equipment —mixes fertilizer and soil in a tilled zone generally ... a thorough mixing action on the soil while blending a liquid, or dry fertilizer or manure. Generally able to ...

  6. Corn, Soybean, and Alfalfa Yield Responses to Micronutrient Fertilization in Ohio

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/agf-519

    of the unfertilized crop yield Data sources: Jay Johnson Soil Fertility Research Reports, 1976 to ... Management soil fertility corn soybean alfalfa wheat fertilizer trials fertilizer recommendations soil ... nutrient management micronutrients soil conditions Agriculture and Natural Resources ...

  7. Manure and Compost: Nitrogen Availability in Organic Production

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-34

    Ag Crops and Livestock organic manure compost nitrogen soil nutrient management plan plant-available ... is a challenging obstacle for producers. A nutrient management plan needs to consider the following ... prevent excessive soil nutrient levels. Volatilization Losses Immediate incorporation or injection of ...

  8. Mycorrhizae in Urban Landscapes

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/plpath-tree-01

    soil microbes and other plants for limiting nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus. Mycorrhizal ... disturbed, depleted soils such as mine spoils. In principle, highly compacted, organic nutrient-poor soils in ... introduced species. Recent studies by Ohio State researchers demonstrate that urban soils are rapidly ...

  9. Corn Growth and Development: Does Tillering Affect Hybrid Performance?

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/agf-121

    plant population and spacing, soil fertility, early season growing conditions, and the genetic ... background of the hybrid. Nearly all hybrids will take advantage of available soil nutrients and moisture by ... likely to develop when soil fertility and moisture supplies are ample during the first few weeks of the ...

  10. Converting between Mehlich-3, Bray P, and Ammonium Acetate Soil Test Values

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-75

    values, but since our focus here is conversions for fertilizer recommendations, we focused on soil test ... Convert Soil Test P and K Values Background The Tri-State Fertilizer Recommendations (Vitosh et al., 1995) ... a universal extractant that provides multiple extractable nutrients from a single soil sample. Mehlich-3 ...

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