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  1. 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 ...

  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. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Amy Barr

    https://ohio4h.org/people/amy-barr

    Amy Barr Program Manager- Statewide Events Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, Room 318, ...

  8. Growing Garlic in the Garden

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1627

    feeder, requiring a high level of nutrients. Have the soil tested and analyzed for site-specific ... recommendations for fertilizer applications. Contact your local OSU Extension office for information on soil ... based on the soil test. Soils higher in organic matter will generally need fewer applied nutrients ...

  9. Ohio Tobacco Farm Custom Rates 2010

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/AEDE-14-10

    publication are based on a survey conducted in 2010 of 44 farmers, custom operators, farm managers, and ... (wlazarus.cfans.umn.edu/william-f-lazarus-farm-machinery-management) Farm Economics Facts and Opinions (farmdoc.illinois.edu/manage/index.asp) Estimating Farm ... University Extension, Brown County; and Barry Ward, Leader, Production Business Management; Department of ...

  10. Role of Soil Fungus

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-37

    foraging for soil nutrients. These networks release enzymes into the soil and break down complex molecules ... soil nutrients back to plant roots. Most hyphae are either pure white or yellow and are often ... mycorrhizae networks like a spider web to explore the soil profile for soil nutrients.  Photographed by Tim ...

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