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  1. 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 ...

  2. Berseem Clover as a Cover Crop in Ohio

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-0127

    average): June 10–Aug. 16 Upright growth habit: 16–20 inches Preferred soil pH: 6.2–7.0 Table 1. Rating the ... efotg.sc.egov.usda.gov/#/state/OH/documents/section=4&folder=-6. Performance Dry matter = 1,200–3,000 lb. per acre, per year. Biomass quantity is highly dependent ... on planting/termination dates and precipitation. Total nitrogen = 70–150 lb. of N per acre (not ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Growing Hardy Figs in Ohio

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1439

    and 6 feet between rows, in order to maximize the space usage in the high tunnel. Our experience ... the ground when temperatures are 20°F or below. In an effort to test how hardy figs will perform in ... Ohio, two demonstration plantings (one in the open field and one in a high tunnel) of several hardy fig ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Western Ohio Cropland Values and Cash Rents 2017-18

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/aede-17-18

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

  10. Enhancing Food (Mast) Production for Woodland Wildlife in Ohio

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/f-60

    found on soils derived from limestone oak, northern red tree medium fall, winter GB, SB, LH, MH, SH, MC ... typically high in fat, carbohydrates and protein. These characteristics make them a food source that is both ... high in energy content and available well into the winter months. For many Ohio wildlife species, hard ...

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