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  1. Principles of Soil and Water Engineering

    https://fabe.osu.edu/courses/fabeng-2720

    geomorphology, soil erosion and soil dynamics, and ecological engineering to problems in food, agricultural and ...

  2. Design of Agricultural Water Management Systems

    https://fabe.osu.edu/about-us/courses/fabeng-5730

    FABENG 5730 Use of soil physics, porous media flow theory, soil-plant interactions, hydrology, and ...

  3. Economic Implications of Anaerobic Digestion for Bioenergy Production and Waste Management

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/fabe-6611

    land-applied as a fertilizer and soil amendment (Fig. 1). AD occurs naturally in wetlands, marshes, and ... such as industrial wastewater with high organic content, the organic fraction of municipal solid waste ... of the low CH 4 content in biogas (50–70% vs 81–89%) [1]. Thus, biogas can be upgraded into ...

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

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

    herbaceous species. It will grow in relatively infertile, shallow soils of varying pH, and is highly tolerant ... size of the infestation, potential non-target impacts, and a landowner's comfort level with those ... Herbicide Basal bark applications are commonly used to control small to medium sized ailanthus by spraying ...

  5. Food Preservation: Making Jerky

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-5362

    of allowing bacteria that can cause human illness to grow to high levels in the warm, dry ... meat is typically reduced to about 4 ounces.   The biggest safety concern when making jerky is the risk ... prior to drying to decrease the risk of foodborne illness, do so at the end of the marination time. To ...

  6. Sustainable Crop Rotations with Cover Crops

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/SAG-9

    Quality/Grants, Extension Educator, Ohio State University Extension Rafiq Islam, Soil and Water Specialist, Ohio ... nutrient leaching; increased water infiltration; improved soil biodiversity; weed control and disease ... suppression; increased carbon sequestration and maximum nutrient recycling; improved air, soil, and water ...

  7. How to Identify and Enhance Ohio’s Wild Bees in Your Landscape

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/ent-85

    generations. Image 2: Ground nesting bees dig into the soil to excavate tunnels for reproduction. Some create ... Squash bees, another soil nester, are specialists on plants in the genus Cucurbita. These include ...  (Andrena spp.)   Size and Color: Small to medium sized (8-17 mm). Black or brown with grey, tan, or brown ...

  8. Biopesticide Controls of Plant Diseases: Resources and Products for Organic Farmers in Ohio

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

    biopesticides may require a high level of understanding and knowledge of the diseases and pathogens that they ... published in the Plant Disease Management Reports and Biological Control Tests Database between 2000 and ... abilities to grow and market high-quality produce. Approved organic products for plant disease control ...

  9. Soil Acidification: How to Lower Soil pH

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

    (soil pH is lower than desired) should be limed to neutralize soil pH to the desired soil pH level ... the soil pH has been acidified to the desired level, the soil pH should remain low for a fairly long ... soil conditions to thrive. Throughout Ohio and many other parts of the Midwest surface soils are ...

  10. Cover Crop Fundamentals

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/agf-142

    a cover crop is to benefit the soil and/or other crops, but is not intended to be harvested for feed or ... sale. Some of the primary benefits from cover crops include: 1. Soil quality improvements —Soil tilth is ... off. Cover crops protect the soil surface and reduce sealing. Also, beneficial organisms in the soil ...

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