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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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. ...

  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. Buckwheat as a Cover Crop in Ohio

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-0122

    Cultural Traits Summer annual Minimum germination temperature: 50 degrees Fahrenheit Reliable establishment ... window (state average): June 11–Sept. 28 Semi-upright to upright growth habit: 2–5 feet Preferred soil ... Performance Dry matter = 500–2,500 lb. per acre, per year Biomass quantity is highly dependent on ...

  10. Shiitake Mushroom Production: Troubleshooting

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/f-0105

    that are not freshly cut. The more time logs sit prior to inoculation, the greater the risk of ... See fact sheet F-50 Crop Tree Management: A Tool to Help You Achieve Your Woodland Goals for more ... following pinning are dry or when humidity and temperature fluctuations occur between day and night. Growers ...

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