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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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, ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Growing Strawberries in the Home Garden

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1424

    different types of soil. However, best results are obtained when the plants are grown in loose, fertile ... 5.8 to 6.5. If the extent of soil acidity or fertility is unknown, it is suggested that the soil be ... Request special tests for organic matter and boron. Lime and fertilizers should be applied to soils ...

  9. Cool-Season Turfgrasses for Sports Fields and Recreational Areas

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/str-1

    management is required with routine applications of fertilizer. Most varieties respond well to a mowing ... soils of medium-to-high fertility.  Diseases that frequently occur on PRG include:  Red Thread ... suggesting that soil compaction and sward density affect rhizome development. Research to date has suggested ...

  10. Lawn Grass Cultivar Selection

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-4027

    the lawn with poor soil, pH extremes, drought susceptibility, etc. all require careful cultivar ...

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