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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Pesticide Testing Opportunity

    https://fairfield.osu.edu/events/pesticide-testing-opportunity-1

    The Ohio Department of Agriculture will be hosting a Pesticide and Fertilizer testing opportunity ...

  4. Raspberries for the Home Fruit Planting

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1421

    ; however, they will be most productive on sandy loam soils that contain organic matter and plant nutrients ... determine soil pH and nutrient levels. Add all of the lime or sulfur to adjust soil pH and then add any ... necessary nutrients according to soil test recommendations. Plant raspberry bushes on ridges or in raised ...

  5. Role of Soil Bacteria

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-36

    Natural Resources Microbes in the soil are directly tied to nutrient recycling especially carbon, ... the soil including improved soil structure and soil aggregation, recycling of soil nutrients, and ... soil nutrients.     The decomposers consume the easy-to-digest carbon compounds and simple sugars and ...

  6. Soil Acidification: How to Lower Soil pH

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/agf-507

    Fertility and Fertilizers: An Introduction to Nutrient Management. (6th Ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: ... soil conditions to thrive. Throughout Ohio and many other parts of the Midwest surface soils are ... neutral to slightly alkaline. Elemental sulfur can be applied as a soil amendment to decrease the pH or ...

  7. Controlling Non-Native Invasive Plants in Ohio’s Forests: Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata)

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/F-66

    in soil for 5 or more years. It is important to remove as much root as possible since garlic mustard ... not compost! Garlic mustard can also be cut a few inches above the soil surface just after the flower ... the size of the infestation, site conditions (topography, soil moisture, etc.), and access to and ...

  8. Ripe Rot of Grape

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/plpath-fru-0052

    pedicels or peduncles, but also overwinters in woody tissues and dormant buds. Management Cultivar ... the Midwest Fruit Pest Management Guide (Bulletin 506) and/or Developing an Effective Fungicide Spray ... The Midwest Fruit Pest Management Guide (Bulletin 506) can be obtained from your county Extension ...

  9. Growing Tomatoes in the Home Garden

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/HYG-1624

    nutrients is most suitable. If you have heavy clay soil in your garden, one option is to add organic matter, ... soil samples. The soil test reveals the soil pH, buffer pH (also called lime index), and nutrient ... prior to planting gives you a baseline for better understanding your soil needs. Proper fertilization ...

  10. Berseem Clover as a Cover Crop in Ohio

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-0127

    fertilizer replacement). Nitrogen release can vary considerably depending on stand density and growth, soil ... average): June 10–Aug. 16 Upright growth habit: 16–20 inches Preferred soil pH: 6.2–7.0 Table 1. Rating the ... clover. Nitrogen source Good Soil builder Very good Erosion fighter Very good Weed fighter Very good ...

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