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  1. Organic Mulches May Restore Fertility of Degraded Soils

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/organic-mulches-may-restore-fertility-degraded-soils

    soils in urban areas. Ohio State University researchers are studying the effects of composed yard ... organic mulches stimulated the growth of beneficial microbes, increased soil fertility, boosted plant ... disturbed soils in urban landscapes," said Herms. The researchers are focusing on mulches with a low ...

  2. Varying Soil Conditions Can Impact Nutrient Levels

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/varying-soil-conditions-can-impact-nutrient-levels

    soil specialist with the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC), said that the wet ... spring followed by a summer drought may have also affected soil nutrient concentrations. As a result, ... growers should test their soil for nutrient availability following harvest to determine whether or not ...

  3. Composting Boosts Turfgrass Growth

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/composting-boosts-turfgrass-growth

    where all of the nutrients are located, is stripped away. So soils where newly seeded turfgrass is ... urban developments. Ohio State University researchers have found that by adding an inch of compost into ... the top soil, perennial ryegrass achieves nine times faster cover and Kentucky bluegrass five times ...

  4. Manure Science Review Coming Aug. 16

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/manure-science-review-coming-aug-16

    Soil and Water Management credit in the Ohio Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) Program; 1 hour of Nutrient ... manage farm manure and wastewater, takes place in the state’s west on Aug. 16. Speakers from Ohio ... waste to good use-- to fertilize crops, cut disposal costs and save farmers money-- and keep water ...

  5. Local Foods Farm Tour: Mid-States Woolgrowers

    https://fairfield.osu.edu/events/local-foods-farm-tour-mid-states-woolgrowers

    exploring one of our businesses that works closely with a locally grown farm commodity... wool. Reservations ...

  6. Local Foods Farm Tour: Hugus Fruit Farm

    https://fairfield.osu.edu/events/local-foods-farm-tour-bachman-sunny-hill-fruit-farm

    peaches, pears, plums and more are managed, harvested and marketed fresh at the farm. Plus, you'll get ... Local Farm Tour Series for another evening exploring one of our producers of locally grown foods. ...

  7. Solution to Global Food Crisis is Managing Natural Resources

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/solution-global-food-crisis-managing-natural-resources

    and managing soil and water become even more significant, even in areas where land remains fertile ... management of Earth's natural resources. Rattan Lal, a researcher with the Ohio Agricultural Research ... and Development Center and world-renown for his work in sustainable management of soil and natural ...

  8. Get Your Field Crops Tips for 2011 from Ohio State Jan. 27 in Archbold (NW Ohio)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/get-your-field-crops-tips-2011-ohio-state-jan-27-archbold-nw-ohio

    nutrient applications with rising fertilizer costs and will gain information about new tools to manage head ... Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Ohio River Forecast Center.-- “Risks and rewards in nutrient management ... ,” Robert Mullen, OSU Extension soil fertility specialist.-- “Insects to be on the lookout for in 2011,” ...

  9. Agronomy Day, including Agricultural Fertilizer Certification

    https://fairfield.osu.edu/events/agronomy-day-including-agricultural-fertilizer-certification

    manage and farm 50 acres or more, and apply their own bulk or sidedress fertilizers, are required to have ... seed costs- and also nitrogen management that allows optimum corn yields under appropriate application ... Business Management Leader, and Dr. Ed Lentz, Extension Educator in Ag and Natural Resources. Participants ...

  10. Ohio State Shares in $20M USDA Grant for Sustainability of Corn Production in the Midwest

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/ohio-state-shares-20m-usda-grant-sustainability-corn-production-midwest

    said Robert Mullen, OARDC and OSU Extension soil fertility and nutrient management specialist. ... authority on the impact of carbon sequestration on soil fertility and sustainability, and Kristie Lekis, ... $3 million. The Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC), OSU Extension, and the ...

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