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  1. Calculating Cation Exchange Capacity, Base Saturation, and Calcium Saturation

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-81

    important soil measurements that help determine how a soil is managed and fertilized. While standard soil ... Capacity (CEC) Cation exchange capacity (CEC) is a fundamental soil property used to predict plant nutrient ... availability and retention in the soil. It is the potential of available nutrient supply, not a direct ...

  2. Controlling Non-Native Invasive Plants in Ohio Forests: Bush Honeysuckle

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/F-68

    carbohydrates it lacks the high-fat and nutrient-rich content that most of our native plants provide migrating ... birds. Wherever invasive honeysuckle shrubs displace our native forest species there is a huge potential ... The bush honeysuckles as a group are shallow rooted plants that leaf out before many of our native ...

  3. Natural Organic Lawn Care

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

    synthetic chemical fertilizers are often blamed for reducing earthworm populations in the soil, research has ... 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 ...

  4. Whole Farm Planning Model

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-52

    University Extension Planning is one of the most important aspects of managing any business. This is ... weather, commodity prices) associated with agriculture. It is essential that farm managers take time to ... management skills. There are a multitude of skills that each individual can bring to an operation. This is ...

  5. Lime and the Home Lawn

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-4026

    nitrogen applied types of other nutrients present in the fertilizer soil type irrigation frequency  ... originated from calcite-rich glacial deposits. When the soil pH drops below 6.0, a number of nutrients ... Applications of enough lime to raise the soil pH above 6.0 can increase the availability of these nutrients ...

  6. Young Leaders Club: Ignition

    https://hardin.osu.edu/events/young-leaders-club-ignition

    you'll love, then please join us, we'd love to have you! Our first meeting is scheduled for ... Wednesday, June 26 th  at 6pm. We originally scheduled this meeting to be held in our office that evening but ... during the school year, starting on August 28th. Each meeting will be from 6-7pm in our office located at ...

  7. Hydroponic Nutrient Solution for Optimized Greenhouse Tomato Production

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1437

    Nutrient Solutions Off the shelf fertilizers for phased tomato nutrient solutions are typically not ... fertilizer salts to formulate nutrient stock solutions to dilute and use for plants. Some fertilizer ... companies offer custom mix fertilizers if you are using them in large quantities. Using a phased nutrient ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Growing Peppers in the Home Garden

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1618

    gardeners determine: Is fertilizer needed? A soil test evaluates the chemical composition or nutrient ... in moderately fertile soil. The addition of compost, peat moss or other organic material can slowly ... help improve soil texture, fertility and drainage. Alternatively, gardeners may plant peppers in ...

  10. Reminder! Youth and Family Summer Opportunities Available!

    https://hardin.osu.edu/news/reminder-youth-and-family-summer-opportunities-available

    Friendly reminder that our youth and family summer groups are starting next week! Please register ...

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