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  1. Spring 2024 Weather & Soil Conditions: Update 6

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2024-13/spring-2024-weather-soil-conditions-update-6

    Soil Temperatures and Moisture A warm stretch of weather, with temperatures over the last 30 days ... averaging 3-6°F above normal, have resulted in daily average near surface soil temperatures in the mid to ... upper 60s for the bulk of Ohio (Figure 1). Forecast trends should help maintain mild soil temperatures ...

  2. Growing Tomatoes in the Home Garden

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/HYG-1624

    soil samples. The soil test reveals the soil pH, buffer pH (also called lime index), and nutrient ... a slightly acid soil with a pH of 6.5 to 6.8. It is a good idea to have your soil tested by a reputable ... testing lab (Figure 4). Refer to OSU Extension Fact Sheet, HYG-1132, “Soil Testing Is an Excellent ...

  3. Using Soil Tests Phosphorus Results to Identify Agronomic and Conservation Needs

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-30/using-soil-tests-phosphorus-results-identify-agronomic-and

    chance of more than 0.5 inches of rainfall. Soil Test Phosphorous (STP) values are above 50 PPM Mehlich ... water quality. Fields with Soil Test Phosphorus (STP) levels two to three times higher than the ... Between 20-40 PPM (or 30-50 PPM if wheat/alfalfa are in the rotation) Greater than 50 PPM More detailed ...

  4. Manure and Compost: Nitrogen Availability in Organic Production

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-34

    prevent excessive soil nutrient levels. Volatilization Losses Immediate incorporation or injection of ... Incorporation Bare Soil 40 50 75 90 No Incorporation Standing Crop 20 25 40 50 1 day Bare Soil 10 15 25 50 2 day ... Manure and compost nitrogen content and availability can vary greatly between species of animals that ...

  5. Drones for Spraying Pesticides—Opportunities and Challenges

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/fabe-540

    likely to cause a significant level of soil compaction resulting in reduced crop yield. Spot spraying, ... increasing interest in drone spraying and the high level of public demand for relaxation of current rules and ... data points: soil characteristics (type, moisture content, and nutrient content) location of drainage ...

  6. Fertilization Recommendations

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/node/4348

    Magnesium (Mg)  Soybeans require a minimum exchangeable soil test level of 200 and 50 ppm (400 and 100 ... Recommendations for Soybeans.    Yield   Potential   (bu/ac) Soil   test   (Bray   P) 30 40 50 60 70 ppm   (lb/ac) ... Cation Exchange Capacities (CECs) and Soil-Test Levels.  ​​​​​​     Yield Potential bu/  ac 30 40 50 60 ...

  7. Fields of Knowledge

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/events/fields-knowledge

    Opportunities with Fulton SWCD, High Yield Nutrient Management & Foliar Feeding, and Cover Crop ... an update on the vital work they are doing in Fulton Co. and share how you can get involved. High ...

  8. Gypsum for Agricultural Use in Ohio—Sources and Quality of Available Products

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

    to elevated levels. Unwashed FGD by-products can have levels of B sufficiently high to result in ... Professor This fact sheet provides information on gypsum as a soil amendment, the sources and mineral ... metal content of gypsum samples.  The Role of Gypsum as a Soil Amendment Gypsum is hydrated calcium ...

  9. Floriculture Crop Seed Quality and Seed-Handling

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/HYG-1261

    6.40 7.68 8.96 30 4.61 6.14 7.68 9.22 10.75 Take-Home Message Number 1: Use High-quality Seeds and ... germination problems. But having seeds of high germination percentage is no guarantee of a good crop of ... conditions and age of the seeds. Seed laboratories can use different tests to determine seed vigor: Cold ...

  10. Controlling Non-Native Invasive Plants in Ohio Forests: Japanese Stiltgrass

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/F-70-11

    tolerate low-light environments with sufficient soil nutrients and moisture; conversely, it can tolerate ... especially when aided by disturbance that exposes bare mineral soil. Where white-tailed deer are abundant, ... help to limit the spread of seed into non-infested areas. Place high priority in controlling stiltgrass ...

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