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  1. Using Corn for Livestock Grazing

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-11

    grazing. These have been bred for high forage yields, high digestibility, low fiber levels, and high fiber ... prevent founder. High nitrate levels have been documented in drought-stressed grazing corn at EORDC. Check ... prussic acid poisoning. Table 5. Level of Nitrate in Forage and Potential Effect on Animals. Nitrate ppm ...

  2. Chicken Breed Selection

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-60

    support shell development. Egg colors vary between breeds. Egg colors include: white, various shades of ... for desired characteristics to be able to grow quickly with high feed efficiency. Similar to White ... and avian influenza. Breeders that are members are required to have their birds tested for ...

  3. Tool-Based Analyses of Monthly Heating Costs for Protected Cultivation in Ohio

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-98

    crops by applying simple protection from cold temperatures. Structures classified as ‘high tunnels’ are ... production season. Because of relatively high market prices for locally grown, fresh vegetables and fruits in ... winter, there is increasing interest among high tunnel growers to produce crops throughout the winter ...

  4. Testing Private Water Sources and Resolving Contamination Issues near Shale Oil and Gas Development

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/SOGD-ENV1

    recommended. The treatment equipment required to remove high levels of dissolved salts and organic compounds is ... chemicals could contaminate private water supplies. Proper water tests are valuable tools for addressing ... concerns about contamination. If a water test reveals potential contamination, a landowner can take steps ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Growing Rhubarb in the Home Garden

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1631

    adjust the values based on a soil test report for the site and the site’s planting area characteristics. ... feet Potash/Potassium oxide (K 2 O): 4½ pounds K2O per 1,000 square feet  If no soil test is available, ... soils, but grows best in fertile, loamy, well-drained soil that has good organic matter content. Careful ...

  7. Low-Cost Treatment of Food Processing Wastewater

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/aex-771

    ammonia test can be used by the system operator to check the ammonia levels to determine when the ... The company was looking for a way to treat the high-strength, high-fat-content wastewater in an ... with an additional 50% excess capacity for flexibility in operation and to handle peak flows. The ...

  8. Meat Goat Production and Budgeting

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/14

    the herd). Kiko goats (weighing roughly twice the weight of feral goats) are capable of high levels of ... improved type. The Boer goat has a good conformation with high growth and fertility rates. In the late ... United States from Australia and New Zealand. A mature Boer buck weighs between 240 and 300 pounds, and ...

  9. Osteoporosis: Risk Factors, Prevention, and Detection

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-5808

    low bone mass and reduced bone strength, which leads to an increased risk of fractures and poor bone ... that 54 million Americans are at increased risk of developing osteoporosis due to low bone mass and ... United States increases Are You at Risk? Let’s look at the major risk factors for osteoporosis: Age. ...

  10. Brown Spot of Soybeans

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/AC-18

    For fields with very high levels of brown spot, plow under soybean straw to promote rapid decay. While ... trifoliate leaves, stems and pods as well as neighboring plants. High moisture and moderate temperatures ... brown spot can cause between 2 to 4 bu in yield loss, rarely is it economically feasible to manage this ...

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