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  1. Fall Color Change in Ohio

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-0145

    typically peak between mid- to late October. This fact sheet explains the processes that cause fall ... marcescent. The leaves remain on the trees due to the abscission layer not completely forming between the leaf ... the production of carotenoid pigments within the leaves. Soil moisture also plays a part in fall ...

  2. Role of Soil Bacteria

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-36

    at high soil pH levels (Ingham, 2009). Actinomycetes are important in forming stable humus, which ... µm). A teaspoon of productive soil generally contains between 100 million and 1 billion bacteria. That ... particles (<.2 µm) and silt soil particles (2-50 µm). They grow and live in thin water films around soil ...

  3. Selecting, Storing, and Serving Ohio Potatoes

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-5529

    a cool, dry, dark place that is well ventilated. The ideal temperature is between 45–50 degrees ... broth to a boil over medium high heat. While broth is heating, chop vegetables. Add chopped potatoes, ... potatoes =  about 3 medium potatoes 3 cups peeled and sliced 2½ cups peeled and diced 2 cups mashed 2 cups ...

  4. Conducting a SWOT Analysis of Your Agricultural Business

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-42

    opportunities align with a high probability of success. Conversely, you will also identify combinations of ... Ohio State University Extension from the North Central Risk Management Education Center, 2006-2007. It ...

  5. Organic Matter Key In Soil Health- Here Are Signs To Look For

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/organic-matter-key-soil-health-here-are-signs-look

    and biological properties. A soil test is a great way to get a baseline understanding of some of the ... relationships and intricacies between soil biology, organic matter, and actively growing roots, it makes perfect ... compaction, and a high presence of beneficial organisms. As you continue to work on your soil health, it is ...

  6. Corn Growing Degree Days: A Method of Maturity Rating for Hybrids

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/agf-101

    different scenarios; it provides county-level estimates based on historical GDDs accumulation, planting ... calculated in several ways, the most used method is to subtract 50 degrees Fahrenheit from the mean daily ... temperature. This method of calculating GDD is often called the “86/50 corn system.” This GDD calculation ...

  7. Short Season Corn vs. Commonly Grown Corn Hybrid Maturities for Planting in Ohio 

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-94

    contrasts are presented. Values for the comparisons denote the difference between tested variables (first ... comparisons denote the difference between tested variables (first named minus second named). An asterisk ... hybrids ($770/A) due mainly to discounts from low test weights and high harvest moisture (Table 4). ...

  8. Effects of Flooding and Ponding on Corn

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/agf-118

    respectively, at a low nitrogen fertilizer level (50 lb N per acre). At a high level of nitrogen (350 lb N per ... the duration of flooding and air/soil temperatures. Prior to the 6-leaf stage (when the growing point ... is near or at the soil surface), corn can survive only 2 to 4 days of flooded conditions. Once corn ...

  9. Soil Terminology and Definitions

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/SAG-19

    of soil antecedent biological activity. A high BR generally indicates higher soil microbial activity, ... accumulation in the soil. This index can be used as an early and sensitive indicator of carbon or soil organic ... and macropores leading to soil compaction and decreased soil organic matter levels. Soil compaction ...

  10. Growing Onions in the Garden

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1616

    sandy-loam to silt-loam soils soil with plenty of organic matter. Onions are easily affected by high acid ... soils and prefer soil pH between 6.0 and 6.8. Avoid heavy clay soils as they retain water longer after ... apart. Onion transplants should be planted with 1 inch of the lower portion in the soil. Fertilizing High ...

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