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  1. Using Local Woodlot Lumber

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/F-9-03

    shelter, fire, and in war, making wood an integral part of our civilization. We use wood because it is easy ...

  2. Gardening for Conservation Webinar Series- Everyone Loves Free (plant) Food!

    https://hamilton.osu.edu/events/gardening-conservation-webinar-series-everyone-loves-free-plant-food

    We’re thrilled to announce our  Gardening for Conservation  webinar series, brought to you by The ... soil health, build organic matter and keep valuable materials from the landscape. Come learn the basics ... the same time. Our discussion will also include why leaving your leaves can help plants and wildlife ...

  3. Sudangrass as a Cover Crop in Ohio

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-0119

    average): May 20–Sept. 6 Upright growth habit: up to 8 feet Preferred soil pH: 6.0–7.0 Table 1. Rating the ... traits of cover crop sudangrass. Heat tolerance Excellent Drought tolerance Excellent Low fertility ... soil organic matter and reducing compaction. There is potential for prussic acid poisoning in livestock ...

  4. Horse Manure Management

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/AGF-212

    add nitrogen fertilizer to the manure/sawdust mix or to the soil. The added nitrogen can be used by ... soil nitrogen from the growing crops. The fertilizer should be added to the manure prior to spreading ... it on the soil. Another option is to work the fertilizer into the soil after the manure has been ...

  5. Hairy Vetch as a Cover Crop in Ohio

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-0131

    habit: 3–7 feet Preferred soil pH: 5.5–7.5 Table 1. Rating the traits of cover crop hairy vetch. Drought ... tolerance Good Shade tolerance Good Low fertility tolerance Very good Winter survival Great variation in ... planting/termination dates and precipitation. Total nitrogen = 90–180 lb. of N per acre (not fertilizer replacement). ...

  6. Understanding Soil Microbes and Nutrient Recycling

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/SAG-16

    plant nutrients become food for the microbes in the soil. Soil organic matter (SOM) is basically all the ... the carbon and nitrogen cycles. Soil Organic Matter Nutrients The nutrients in the soil have a current ... active carbon recycle and release more nutrients for plant growth than soils that are biologically ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Cereal Rye as a Cover Crop in Ohio

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-0114

    establishment window: July 2–Nov. 1 Upright growth habit: 3–6 feet Preferred soil pH: 5.0–7.0 Table 1. Rating ... tolerance Good Low fertility tolerance Excellent Winter survival Expected Planting Drilled at ¾–1½ inches ... dependable than drilling or broadcasting with incorporation. Use a low seeding rate for areas with sandy soil ...

  9. Box Tree Moth Information

    https://hamilton.osu.edu/program-areas/agriculture-and-natural-resources/box-tree-moth-information

      Please visit our Non-Native Pests page for more detailed information on box tree moths: how to ... identify, how to report to the Ohio Department of Agriculture, and how to manage. ...

  10. Field Pea/Winter Pea as a Cover Crop in Ohio

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-0130

    growth habit that can spread 2–4 feet Preferred soil pH: 6.0–7.0 Table 1. Rating the traits of cover crop ... field pea/winter pea. Drought tolerance Good Low fertility tolerance Very good Winter survival Varies ... precipitation. Biomass breaks down quickly. Total nitrogen = 90–150 lb. of N per acre (not fertilizer ...

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