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  1. Using Soil to Remove Pollutants From Wastewater

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/aex-745

    neighbors have been sickened with waterborne diseases from contaminated wells. Soil is the best medium to ... good contact between soil and effluent, and some are not permeable enough to allow for the movement of ... environment. Ohio has wonderfully diverse soil resources. Most of Ohio’s soils are best suited for growing food ...

  2. Slugs on Field Crops

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/ENT-20

    crop and other plant residues on the soil surface. The advantages of these practices include reduced ... soil erosion, reduced labor requirements, increased soil moisture, and improved soil tilth. However, ... a species introduced from Europe in the late 1800s. This medium-sized slug is grayish brown in color. Its ...

  3. Fiber Fills You Up, Fills your Wallet, and Fuels Your Health

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-5583

    stools, can help lower cholesterol, and slows down the absorption of sugar. High fiber diets are thought ... health problems such as diabetes or hypertension. High fiber meals have fewer calories, are affordable, ... a gel-like substance that binds to fats which helps lower blood cholesterol levels. Soluble fiber also slows ...

  4. Herbicide Resistance in Waterhemp

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-78

    population tested for presence of resistance   University of Illinois, $50 per field Use a combination of PRE ... genetic variability results in a relatively high frequency of mechanisms that can impart resistance to ... a population to an herbicide, increasing the risk of failure the next time that herbicide is used. Figure 1. ...

  5. Powdery Mildew of Wheat

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/plpath-cer-11

    mild weather during April and May. Mild temperatures, high relative humidity and dense stands of wheat ... growth, especially between the stem elongation and heading growth stages. However, in most years, wheat ... not require free water on the plant surfaces, but high relative humidity (near 100 percent) favors ...

  6. Wheat as a Cover Crop in Ohio

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-0121

    habit: 3–4 feet Preferred soil pH: 6.0–7.5 Table 1. Rating the traits of cover crop wheat. Heat tolerance ... ¾–1½ inches 50–90 lb./acre (pure live seed) Broadcast with shallow incorporation 55–90 lb./acre (pure ... efotg.sc.egov.usda.gov/#/state/OH/documents/section=4&folder=-6. Performance Dry matter = 2,000–5,000 lb. per acre, per year Biomass quantity is highly dependent ...

  7. New Nozzles for Spray Drift Reduction

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/fabe-523

    It started nearly 50 years ago with the invention of pesticides. Problems associated with drift have ... safety reasons. It should be reduced to minimum levels because: It results in inefficient use of ... losses and to ensure the desired level of control, Losses and/or costly litigation may result if ...

  8. Northern Corn Leaf Blight

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/plpath-cer-10

    severely diseased well after silking. During wet weather yield losses may be as high as 30-50% if the ... all commercial dent corn production fields. Select hybrids with high levels of partial resistance in ... as small chlorotic lesions. A compatible interaction between Ht genes and races of the pathogen ...

  9. Low-Cost Crop-Management Considerations

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/agf-110

    and potassium. A soil test will measure pH and, if necessary, provide a recommendation for the amount ... Roundup Ready varieties by 50 percent. Select varieties with good tolerance and/or high disease ... fewer well-managed acres would be greater than a larger acreage that is poorly managed. Evaluate soils ...

  10. Agricultural Land Lost to Development

    https://aede.osu.edu/news/agricultural-land-lost-development

    between 2001 and 2021.  The NLCD defines several categories for developed land – high, medium, and low ... land in farms declined by 6.4% between 2002 and 2022.  One number that is concerning to agricultural ... Statistical Areas had among the largest percentages of agricultural land loss to development (as high as 93% ...

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