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  1. Cereal Rye as a Cover Crop in Ohio

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-0114

    ector-tool/. Identification Blue-green leaves Hairs on leaf sheath, unlike wheat Small- to medium ... establishment window: July 2–Nov. 1 Upright growth habit: 3–6 feet Preferred soil pH: 5.0–7.0 Table 1. Rating ... dependable than drilling or broadcasting with incorporation. Use a low seeding rate for areas with sandy soil ...

  2. Register Today for the 2024 Soil Health Webinar Series

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2023-40/register-today-2024-soil-health-webinar-series

    Are you interested in improving soil health and better measuring its impact on crop yield and farm ... profitability? Then make plans to join us for the 2024 Soil Health Webinar series on January 11, February 8, and ... in on various soil health management systems. This year’s topics and speakers include the following: ...

  3. Virtual Soil Health Tour showcasing best management practices in Northwest Ohio

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2023-40/virtual-soil-health-tour-showcasing-best-management-practices

    a row to provide a platform showcasing farms around Northwest Ohio that are utilizing soil ... allowing attendees to learn more about the practices without leaving the comfort of their homes. Soil ... their farms and how these practices have affected the health of their soils and their farming ...

  4. Battle for the Belt: Episode 31

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2023-35/battle-belt-episode-31

    increases the risk of lodging, so before harvest, it is beneficial to do the pinch test on the stalk to ... storage considerations. Corn Storage Considerations When deciding to harvest high-moisture corn and dry on ... delayed harvests, a 2% yield loss between early to mid-October and early to mid-November harvest dates. ...

  5. Using Cover Crops to Convert to No-till

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

    years, the soil is converting and storing more nitrogen as microbe numbers and soil organic matter levels ... has decreased soil organic levels by 60 to 70 percent with 30 to 40 percent soil organic carbon stocks ... the following crop. Legume cover crops fix nitrogen from the air, adding up to 50 to 150 pounds per ...

  6. Weather Update: Dry Weather Has Returned

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2023-33/weather-update-dry-weather-has-returned

    of rain across northeast Ohio to as much as 1.50 inches in south central Ohio. However, the heaviest ... efficient harvest, this dryness poses risks including the need for additional moisture to finish off crops, ... highs mainly in the 70s to low 80s this week. The current forecast shows anywhere from less than 1 inch ...

  7. Ohio Trees for Bees

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/ent-71

    19 Oxydendrum arboreum Sourwood N Na SU Best grown in moist acidic soils. Not tolerant of urban ...

  8. Shiitake Mushroom Production: Steps to Cultivation and Considerations for Production

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/f-0039

    variations between strains as high as 65-fold. For most individuals, growing shiitake mushrooms will be ... over $27 million from 2021 to 2022, which is up $3 million from 2019 to 2020. These mushrooms are high ... from inexpensive homemade products to high-tech equipment that costs thousands of dollars. However, ...

  9. Alfalfa Fall Rest and Planning the Last Harvest

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2023-30/alfalfa-fall-rest-and-planning-last-harvest

    increase tolerance to fall-cutting effects. A high soil pH of 6.8 to 7.0 will also reduce the risk of fall ... affect the level of risk incurred with cutting during the critical fall period. These include overall ... recovery and future productivity. Alfalfa varieties with high disease resistance and good levels of winter ...

  10. Ever-Evolving Aspects of Cannabis Production

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-99

    recreational status. Even though marijuana continues to be illegal at the federal level due to its high ... concentration goes beyond 0.3%. For obvious reasons, high tunnel and greenhouse operations face lower ... overall success of any cannabis production effort. Hemp programs overseen by state-level agencies also ...

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