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  1. Fall Strip Tillage Systems: An Introduction

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

    4 inches high, which improves soil drainage and warming. By spring, it usually settles down to 1 to ... alternative to plowing. Benefits of strip tillage soil conservation –undisturbed residue between corn rows ... the field should be flat. It is important not to apply nitrogen in the fall to soils above 50°F as ...

  2. Growing Tomatoes in the Home Garden

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

    soil samples. The soil test reveals the soil pH, buffer pH (also called lime index), and nutrient ... a slightly acid soil with a pH of 6.5 to 6.8. It is a good idea to have your soil tested by a reputable ... testing lab (Figure 4). Refer to OSU Extension Fact Sheet, HYG-1132, “Soil Testing Is an Excellent ...

  3. Manure and Compost: Nitrogen Availability in Organic Production

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-34

    prevent excessive soil nutrient levels. Volatilization Losses Immediate incorporation or injection of ... Incorporation Bare Soil 40 50 75 90 No Incorporation Standing Crop 20 25 40 50 1 day Bare Soil 10 15 25 50 2 day ... Manure and compost nitrogen content and availability can vary greatly between species of animals that ...

  4. Drones for Spraying Pesticides—Opportunities and Challenges

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/fabe-540

    likely to cause a significant level of soil compaction resulting in reduced crop yield. Spot spraying, ... increasing interest in drone spraying and the high level of public demand for relaxation of current rules and ... data points: soil characteristics (type, moisture content, and nutrient content) location of drainage ...

  5. Sours, Tatum collect 2024 ASABE awards

    https://fabe.osu.edu/news/sours-tatum-collect-2024-asabe-awards

    excelled and demonstrated leadership on the local, national and /or international levels as shown by their ... activities and offices held at each level. The candidate who receives this award should also have expressed ...

  6. Floriculture Crop Seed Quality and Seed-Handling

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/HYG-1261

    6.40 7.68 8.96 30 4.61 6.14 7.68 9.22 10.75 Take-Home Message Number 1: Use High-quality Seeds and ... germination problems. But having seeds of high germination percentage is no guarantee of a good crop of ... conditions and age of the seeds. Seed laboratories can use different tests to determine seed vigor: Cold ...

  7. Controlling Non-Native Invasive Plants in Ohio Forests: Japanese Stiltgrass

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/F-70-11

    tolerate low-light environments with sufficient soil nutrients and moisture; conversely, it can tolerate ... especially when aided by disturbance that exposes bare mineral soil. Where white-tailed deer are abundant, ... help to limit the spread of seed into non-infested areas. Place high priority in controlling stiltgrass ...

  8. Using the Tree Measuring Stick

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/F-62

    defects, use your judgment in making deductions that reduce the volume between 10 and 50 percent. ... between your eye and stick to be sure it is 25 inches (Figure 2b). The “Diameter of Log” scale on the top ... unusable. Deductions should be made for estimated loss due to these defects. Trees that are over 50 percent ...

  9. Controlling Non-Native Invasive Plants in Ohio Forests: Ailanthus

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/f-65

    shallow soils of varying pH, and is highly tolerant of poor air quality. Identification Ailanthus trees ... impacts, and a landowner's comfort level with those methods. While not always easy to control, ... to control small to medium sized ailanthus by spraying the circumference of the lower 12–18 inches of ...

  10. Gypsum for Agricultural Use in Ohio—Sources and Quality of Available Products

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-20

    to elevated levels. Unwashed FGD by-products can have levels of B sufficiently high to result in ... Professor This fact sheet provides information on gypsum as a soil amendment, the sources and mineral ... metal content of gypsum samples.  The Role of Gypsum as a Soil Amendment Gypsum is hydrated calcium ...

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