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  1. Red Clover as a Cover Crop in Ohio

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-0132

    soil pH: 6.2–7.0 Table 1. Rating the traits of cover crop red clover. Heat tolerance Very good Drought ... Performance Dry matter = 2,000–5,000 lb. per acre, per year Biomass quantity is highly dependent on ... planting/termination dates and precipitation. Total nitrogen (N) = 70–150 lb. of N per acre (not fertilizer ...

  2. Strategies to Minimize Spray Drift for Effective Spraying in Orchards and Vineyards

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/fabe-535

    air-assistance, nozzles producing very fine or fine droplets have a high-risk of producing drift and are not ... however, poses a relatively low risk of injury to nearby sensitive crops compared to the physical movement ... (ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/fabe-525). The risk of drift is considerably higher when spraying in orchards and vineyards compared to ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Sudden Death Syndrome of Soybean

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/AC-44

    with SDS have been highly variable depending on the timing and severity of the initial infection, ... subsequent weather conditions, the timing of defoliation, and the level of soybean cyst nematode (SCN) ... Small yellow spots appear between the leaf veins on the topmost leaves of the soybean plant. The small ...

  5. On-Farm Biosecurity: Traffic Control and Sanitation

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/vme-6

    will be used to reduce pathogen levels. What Are the Greatest Risks for Disease Introduction? Although ... feed, animals, soil or manure. Any sampling equipment should be cleaned and disinfected between uses. ... plastic bag or container before re-entering the vehicle. High-Risk Visitors High-risk visitors to the farm ...

  6. Growing Tomatoes in the Home Garden

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

    test reveals the soil pH, buffer pH (also called lime index), and nutrient levels. If the soil pH is ... tomato plants in raised beds that are filled with high quality top soil (Figure 3). A good raised bed ... 6.5 to 6.8. It is a good idea to have your soil tested by a reputable testing lab (Figure 4). Refer to ...

  7. Sudangrass as a Cover Crop in Ohio

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-0119

    average): May 20–Sept. 6 Upright growth habit: up to 8 feet Preferred soil pH: 6.0–7.0 Table 1. Rating the ... efotg.sc.egov.usda.gov/#/state/OH/documents/section=4&folder=-6. Performance Dry matter = 4,000–8,000 lb. per acre, per year Biomass quantity is highly dependent ... soil organic matter and reducing compaction. There is potential for prussic acid poisoning in livestock ...

  8. Soil Quality Test Kit

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/SAG-4

    A simple test for active organic matter as a measure of soil quality SAG-4 Agriculture and Natural ... of the 8-piece Soil Quality Test Kit:* 1 Plastic Cas e 1 Laminated Instruction Sheet 1 Black Plastic ... of the soil that you are going to test. *To request a soil test kit, contact Rafiq ...

  9. Growing Peaches and Nectarines in the Home Landscape

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1406

    compost. Take a soil sample, have the soil tested by your local Extension office, and add the recommended ... considered as substitutes for peaches. Genetically, the only difference between peaches and nectarines is the ... yellow or white-fleshed.   Selecting Peaches and Nectarines for Consumption High quality peaches and ...

  10. Growing Apples in the Home Orchard

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1401

    hole at the level they were originally grown in the nursery. Most Ohio soils, however, are not ... and fruit quality, conduct a soil test every two to three years to determine the appropriate ... growing fruit than planting the trees and harvesting the crop. Growing high-quality apples requires ...

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