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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. Western Ohio Cropland Values and Cash Rents 2017-18

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/aede-17-18

    quality soils translate into higher rents. Fertility Levels: Higher fertility levels often result in ... variability of those crop returns. Soils and drainage capabilities are the two factors that most influence ... cropland values and rental rates. Professionals surveyed were farm managers, rural appraisers, agricultural ...

  3. Energy Conservation in Corn Production

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/agf-102

    production more energy efficient. Use soil tests correctly. Know which nutrients are limiting and correct any ... deficiencies. A balanced fertility program is an efficient one. Deficiency in ONE nutrient will limit plant ... nitrogen fertilizers and pesticides are manufactured from natural gas and petroleum, respectively. Energy ...

  4. Using °Brix as an Indicator of Vegetable Quality: Linking Measured Values to Crop Management

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/HYG-1651

    these plots were managed differently: growing system, nutrient and irrigation regime, and variety ... often significant and immediate impacts on vegetable °Brix levels. In contrast, soil and crop nutrient ... selection, water and fertility management, and planting and harvest timing. All things being equal, varieties ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Use of Forage Chicory in a Small Ruminant Parasite Control Program

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/VME-31

    moderately drained soils with medium to high fertility provide conditions for optimal growth. Both spring ... of other forage species is limited. Depending upon the soil fertility and the amount of nitrogen ... several locations in Ohio with differing soil types and fertility. Lessons Learned Over the course of the ...

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