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  1. Annual Ryegrass as a Cover Crop in Ohio

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-0112

    inches Preferred soil pH: 6.0 – 7.0 Table 1. Rating the traits of cover crop annual ryegrass. Shade ... tolerance Very good Flood tolerance Very good Winter survival Winter hardiness varies between varieties. ... efotg.sc.egov.usda.gov/#/state/OH/documents/section=4&folder=-6. Performance Dry matter = 1,000 – 4,000 lb. per acre, per year Biomass quantity is highly dependent ...

  2. Algae for Biofuels

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/AEX-651-11

    of the current research and development efforts have focused on microalgae due to their high growth ... oil yield than land oil crops (Table 1). For example, algae with 50% lipid content and a dry biomass ... productivity of 50 g/m²/day can potentially produce 10,000 gallons oil/acre/year (Pienkos, 2007). By ...

  3. Corn Yield Response to Damage from Strong Storms

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/ac-1054

    more than 50%, and sometimes as high as 70%, to decrease oil content. Grain oil content was reduced as ... leaves that are up to 40–50% exposed. This coincides with the leaf tip becoming more horizontal. The ... defoliation levels, and induced root lodging) and from observations after natural events (root lodging and ...

  4. Native Shrubs: Creating Living Landscapes for Birds, Butterflies, Bees, and Other Beneficials

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-5813

    shade-tolerant shrubs that prefer moist, acidic, well-drained soil that is high in organic matter. Spring flowers ... providing excellent fall color. Blueberry plants prefer full sun sites with acidic, well-drained soils high ... series are native to the region and generally suitable to grow throughout Ohio, keep in mind that soil ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Converting between Mehlich-3, Bray P, and Ammonium Acetate Soil Test Values

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-75

    Bray P. When only soil test values in the agronomic range were considered (less than 50 ppm Bray P), ... relationships between Mehlich-3, Bray P, and Ammonium Acetate soil test extractants in the Tri-State Region. ... 3–1170 ppm, and Mehlich-3 K values ranged from 25–899 ppm. We examined relationships with all soil test ...

  7. Using Cover Crops to Improve Soil and Water Quality

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-57

    by reducing soil aggregate breakdown. By slowing down wind speeds at ground level and decreasing the ... N uptake with grasses. Legumes accumulate N longer in the spring but with high soil N, legume N fixation ... these changes if soil compaction is high and soil quality is low. Soil Temperature Living cover crops ...

  8. Native Trees: Creating Living Landscapes for Birds, Butterflies, Bees, and Other Beneficials

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-5815

    to the region and generally suitable to grow throughout Ohio, keep in mind that soil and moisture ... “right plant, right place” maxim is essential. Expecting a shade-loving plant that needs moist soil ... relatively tolerant of drier sites, despite its preference for wet soils. Birch fruits are cone-like catkins ...

  9. Farmers: Focus On Small Grain Silage Harvested, Stored Properly

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/farmers-focus-small-grain-silage-harvested-stored-properly

    the importance of homegrown, high-quality feed and dairy profitability.  Cassie Yost and Tim Beck from ... forage for their rations but could conclude that they were also above average at producing high quality ... A Virus, formerly known as High Pathogenic Avian Influenza in dairy cattle, has slowed.  The animal health ...

  10. Selecting Hydrangeas for the Home Landscape

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1263

    aluminum phosphate unavailable to the plant. While a soil test will provide the level of phosphorus, there ... cultivars of oakleaf, smooth, and panicle hydrangeas were attracting a high level of some pollinators, in ... lower pH levels (acid soils), aluminum is more readily available to the plant and flowers become blue. ...

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