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  1. Growing Cauliflower in the Garden

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1613

    Cauliflower grows well in fertile, well-drained, moist soils with plenty of organic matter. Mulching around ... into the soil about 2 weeks before transplanting. When transplanting, use a liquid starter fertilizer ... adequate if an equal amount of rainfall does not occur. Soil pH should be maintained between 6.0 and 6.8 ...

  2. Growing Apples in the Home Orchard

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1401

    pruning, fertilization and pest management. Without sufficient and proper care for apple trees, fruit ... considerable knowledge about cultivar selection, planting site, soil types, planting techniques, training, ... Nonresistant cultivars can be successfully grown in home orchards if an effective disease-management program is ...

  3. Growing Peaches and Nectarines in the Home Landscape

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1406

    before planting so that soil pH, organic matter and nutrient status can be modified for the production of ... lime and fertilizer. For best results, sample soils 6- to 8-inches deep every two to three years. Plant ... and managing insects and diseases. Those unable or unwilling to do these things should not attempt to ...

  4. Nutrient Management Western Reserve

    https://pested.osu.edu/NutEdNE

    Agricultural Fertilizer Applicator Certification Western Reserve (Northeast Ohio) 3-hour ... Agricultural Fertilizer Certification Meeting (Intended for applicators who currently do and do NOT have ... Blase Nemeth Rd., Painesville, OH 44077 Fertilizer Recertification: 4pm-5pm Ann Chanon email:  ...

  5. Growing Blueberries in the Home Garden

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/HYG-1422

    test soil for pH, lime index (buffer pH), nutrient status, and organic matter content before conducting ... because the plants require very acidic soil conditions in order to grow and thrive. Few backyard soils in ... blueberries, one must take precautions to check and correct soil acidity before planting. Blueberries grow best ...

  6. Physical Properties of Granular Fertilizers and Impact on Spreading

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/fabe-5501

    nutrient management. The 4Rs of Nutrient Stewardship include Right Source, Right Rate, Right Time and Right ... Place with focus on enhancing fertilizer management.   Figure 1. Variables that impact field application ... fertilizers thereby influencing rate and placement. Fertilizer source is also important because nutrient ...

  7. Growing Grapes in the Home Fruit Planting

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1423

    fertility program, follow an effective pest management program and properly prune grapevines annually. ... fertilizer and lime (or sulfur) recommendations. Grapes typically perform best where the soil pH is between ... important that cultural practices of maintaining soil fertility, weed control, soil moisture conservation, ...

  8. Rhizoctonia Damping-off and Root Rot of Soybeans

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/plpath-soy-1

    residue to degrade. Improve soil drainage. Test soil to ensure proper pH and fertility. Be careful to not ... the soilborne fungus Rhizoctonia solani, which is present in all Ohio soils. Rhizoctonia damping-off ... reddish-brown cankers on the lower stem near the soil surface and irregular or stunted growth (Figure 1). Older ...

  9. Using Soil Electrical Conductivity (EC) to Delineate Field Variation

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/fabe-565

    seeding Topsoil depth, CEC, soil productivity, organic matter. Variable-rate nutrient application based on ... data. Most Farm Management Information Systems (FMIS) and GIS software packages can create soil EC maps ... precision nutrient management, these sensors also assist with irrigation management by depicting changes in ...

  10. Proper Spinner-Disc Spreader Operation, Terms and Definitions

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/fabe-563

    Crops and Livestock precision ag fertilizer corn soybeans wheat nutrient management agronomy Food, ... that impact accurate spreading of fertilizers. Spinner-disc spreaders are commonly used in commercial ... agriculture operations as a method to apply soil amendments in an economically conscious manner. Operating ...

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