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  1. Role of Soil Bacteria

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-36

    at high soil pH levels (Ingham, 2009). Actinomycetes are important in forming stable humus, which ... µm). A teaspoon of productive soil generally contains between 100 million and 1 billion bacteria. That ... particles (<.2 µm) and silt soil particles (2-50 µm). They grow and live in thin water films around soil ...

  2. Using Dairy Manure with Newly Planted Corn and Soybeans

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2024-09/using-dairy-manure-newly-planted-corn-and-soybeans

    adding moisture to the soil that can enhance crop germination and emergence, especially if the weather ... soybeans. The seed is protected by an inch or more of soil. In university research the application of 10,000 ... soil surface and burying small corn plants or further burying seeds. Fields that are spring tilled are ...

  3. Agriculture Innovation Center to support value-added agriculture in Northeast Ohio

    https://cfaes.osu.edu/news/articles/agriculture-innovation-center-support-value-added-agriculture-in-northeast-ohio

    Innovation Center Program. “Northeast Ohio is a great agricultural region with rich prime soils and is home ... small and medium farms in Ohio,” said Shoshanah Inwood, CFAES program director and rural sociologist. ... Program. As the first Ohio senator to serve on the Senate Agriculture Committee in more than 50 years, he ...

  4. Natural Organic Lawn Care

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-4031

    performed at a soil-testing lab. Most tests will measure pH and various nutrient levels. Also included will ... amounts of the nutrients plants need. A useful tool in the assessment of soil quality is a soil test ... tests are usually available as an option and measure the percentage of organic matter in the soil. In ...

  5. Cover Crop 'Til You Drop Field Day

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/events/cover-crop-til-you-drop-field-day

    Join The Ohio State University Extension, Putnam County Soil and Water Conservation District, The ... waterqualityextension.osu.edu to stay up-to-date on this event! Soil and Water Management ...

  6. Controlling Non-Native Invasive Plants in Ohio Forests: Privet (Ligustrum spp.)

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/F-103

    infestation and a landowner's comfort level with the control method. For a more detailed description of ... roots are not removed. These treatments are most effective when the soil is moist. Cutting is most ... a completely effective method of controlling medium to large privet shrubs. Simply cutting the shrub off at the ...

  7. Is a Prenuptial Agreement Right for Your Farm Business?

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-51

    Environmental Sciences, Ohio State University Extension Farm and agricultural businesses often have high capital ... may be at risk if they pre-decease their new spouse.   As farms increase in size and new family ... and his parents sold 50 acres of their prime farmland and took out a second mortgage. This hampered ...

  8. Western Ohio Cropland Values and Cash Rents 2013-14

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/AEDE-15-14

    Top land will typically be large tracts of land with highly productive soils. "Average" land ... will tend to be land with lower productivity soils, poor drainage or come in smaller tracts (or ... the rent will tend to be. Variability of Crop Return: Land that exhibits highly variable returns may ...

  9. Western Ohio Cropland Values and Cash Rents 2016-17

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/aede-16-17

    land with highly productive soils. Average land will typically be the majority of land in a given ... Higher quality soils translate into higher rents. Fertility Levels: Higher fertility levels often result ... variability of those crop returns. Soils and drainage capabilities are the two factors that most influence ...

  10. Fertility Recommendations

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/node/4423

    surface residues are high. Soils that have moderate to high levels of soil test phosphorus and potassium ... current soil test levels. Considering it takes between 8 to 20 pounds of P2O5 and 5 to 10 pounds of K2O ... benefit of starter fertilizers increases when soil test levels and soil temperatures are low and when soil ...

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