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  1. Soil Carbon Sequestration—Fundamentals

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/AEX-510

    accomplished by management systems that add high amounts of biomass to the soil, cause minimal soil ... with a longer and drier growing season. The soil organic matter content may decline, increasing risks ... breakdown of soil aggregates accelerates erosion. A soil with high organic matter is more productive than ...

  2. Understanding Value in Lime

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

    ENP of 1,702 lbs/ton The cost of each product is $15/ton. If our soil test calls for an application of ... lime application recommendation is usually provided on the soil test recommendation as a calcium ... ton/acre recommendation is more than $7/acre. What is your soil test calling for? Are you applying the ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Seeding Recommendations Following Pipeline Construction

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-32

    requirements for the site. A soil sample will provide important information about the pH level of the soil and ... Contact your local Ohio State University Extension office for information about soil testing, nutrient ... construction, the area above and adjacent to the pipeline will need to be seeded to reduce soil erosion. There ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Soil Testing for Ohio Lawns, Landscapes, Fruit Crops, and Vegetable Gardens

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1132

    soil test will provide information on soil pH, cation exchange capacity (CEC), lime requirement index ... Natural Resources Soil tests provide more helpful information on soils than any other resource. It is an ... vegetable gardens and fruit crops. Soil test results pinpoint plant nutrient needs and soil test lab ...

  7. Controlled-Release Fertilizers in the Production of Container-Grown Floriculture Crops

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/HYG-1260

    a 20–10–20 water-soluble fertilizer at an application rate of 150 ppm N (left), or a 16–9–12 ... rates, release by shorter longevity CRFs (e.g., 3–4 month) may result in excessively high salt levels ... acidic fertilizers to compensate for high alkalinity levels in the irrigation water need to adjust the ...

  8. Barley as a Cover Crop in Ohio

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-0113

    Sept. 28 Upright growth habit: 1.5–3.0 feet Preferred soil pH: 6.0–7.0 Table 1. Rating the traits of ... Expected Planting Drilled at ¾–1½ inches 50–75 lb./acre (pure live seed) Broadcast with shallow ... Performance Dry matter = 2,000–5,000 lb. per acre, per year Biomass quantity is highly dependent on ...

  9. Hydroponic Nutrient Solution for Optimized Greenhouse Tomato Production

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1437

    substrates typically used for tomato production have no nutritional component as would soil in field ... stages require increased levels of specific nutrients like nitrogen (N), calcium (Ca), and potassium (K) ... the highest levels of nutrients to promote plant growth and fruit development, as well as an ...

  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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