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  1. 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 ...

  2. Pulsed Electric Field Processing Applications in the Food Industry

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/fst-fabe-1002

    bacterial spores. Ongoing research suggests that PEF in combination with heat may inactivate bacterial ... spores, but more comprehensive research is needed before PEF can be used as a sterilization method. To ... 2018). PEF pretreatment facilitates the release of nutrients from fruits, vegetables, and herbs, thus ...

  3. Controlling Non-Native Invasive Plants in Ohio Forests: Japanese Stiltgrass

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/F-70-11

    with sufficient soil nutrients and moisture; conversely, it can tolerate low-nutrient and low-moisture ... environments with adequate light. Where there are adequate amounts of nutrients, moisture, and light, it can ... exposes bare mineral soil. Where white-tailed deer are abundant, their preferential browsing on native ...

  4. Establishing Early Successional Habitat for Wildlife

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/w-23

    & Soil Fertility Specialist, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, Wooster. Energy and ... Panicum virgatum 3 to 7 feet Tolerates poorly drained and low fertility soils, occasional flooding, and ... fertilizers and can grow in low fertility soils. Indiangrass Sorghastrum nutans 3 to 6 feet Growth begins ...

  5. 4-H Professionals Retreat

    https://extension.osu.edu/events/4-h-professionals-retreat

    will be replaced with a two-day IN-PERSON retreat! Our 4-H professionals have expressed a desire to ...

  6. Sprayers for Effective Pesticide Application in Orchards and Vineyards

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/fabe-533

    little canopy on the fruit tree or vine. They eliminate contamination of soil from pesticides, a problem ... shown in Figure 37 is equipped with the recirculation system. Research indicates that tunnel sprayers ... conducted in a commercial apple orchard by the same researchers using three different sprayers equipped with ...

  7. David Marrison named interim director of FFMPI

    https://extension.osu.edu/node/3962

    Read More Read more about David Marrison, field specialist, farm management, named interim ... director of FFMPI David Marrison, field specialist, farm management, has been named interim director of ... CFAES Farm Financial Management and Policy Institute ...

  8. Using Cover Crops to Convert to No-till

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

    conventional tilled to no-till. The corn crop benefits from tilled soils due to the release of nutrients from ... microbes to decompose the organic residues and releases nutrients. Every one percent soil organic matter ... soil fauna back into balance, and start to restore the nutrients lost by tillage. In those transition ...

  9. Preservative-Treated Wood: A Sustainable Consumer Choice

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

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

  10. Millipedes

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

    small groups in the soil. Some females lay between 20 to 300 eggs (fertilization is internal), which ... hundreds or more leave the soil and crawl into houses, basements, first-floor rooms, up foundation walls, ... newly developed wooded areas with virgin soil (decaying organic matter habitats) are often troublesome ...

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