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  1. Fertility Management of Meadows

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-5

    nutrition, forage test to check for adequate levels. When the soil pH is below 5.0, aluminum availability ... critical soil test level of 15-25 parts per million (ppm) phosphorus for Bray P1 test results or 28-40 ppm ... leaching. The critical soil test levels for potassium are 125-200 ppm. Plants have the ability to take up ...

  2. Forestry Terms for Ohio Forest Landowners

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/f-0104

    Trees with medium-sized crowns forming the general level of the crown cover. They receive full light ... particles. Soil texture can be determined in the lab or in the field by the feel of soil when rubbed between ... location on the tree 4.5 ft. above ground level on the uphill side of the tree. See Diameter Breast Height ...

  3. Choosing a Laboratory for Nutrient and Soil Health Testing

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-0107

    State University Extension Soil testing provides key information about soil nutrient availability. It is ... a complete picture of overall soil health. Farmers, gardeners, and landowners can use soil testing data to ... optimize their nutrient management plans. Implementing recommendations based on soil test data prevents ...

  4. Shiitake Mushroom Production: Fruiting, Harvesting, and Storage

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/f-0042

    Protection After logs are shocked, they are stacked for fruiting, normally using the high A-frame or lean-to ... also occur naturally after a week. At this stage, mushrooms are highly vulnerable to cold and windy ... conditions, which may inhibit growth. Whereas well-colonized soaked logs can have moisture contents as high as ...

  5. Northern House Mosquito

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/ent-89

    of 50, and particularly older males, are at a higher risk of developing severe illness. Image: Ohio ... risk, with men over 50 appearing to be at higher risk for severe disease. If you are at risk, be sure to ... eggs on the surface of water-holding containers in a raft consisting of around 150 eggs glued together ...

  6. Data Analytics in Production Agriculture

    https://fabe.osu.edu/courses/agsysmt-5580

    actionable spatial and temporal management recommendations at the sub-field level. Laboratory exercises ...

  7. Effects of Lime and Gypsum Application on Vegetable Yields and Nutrient Availability in Muck Soil

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-0102

    to keep organic soils at a target pH of 5.3 to minimize the risk of micronutrient deficiencies ... state that the optimal pH range of muck soils should be between 5.3 and 5.8, depending on the crop ... The application of lime had no effect on soil test phosphorus (P) or potassium (K) values, but the ...

  8. Shiitake Mushroom Production: Logs and Laying Yards

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/f-0041

    a high, open, windy, sunny hilltop, the drying rate of logs might necessitate regular and frequent ... replenishment because of drying or water consumption by spawn growth. High A-Frame Stacking (also known as ... (efficient use of space) and high ventilation, it has limited use for most growers during the spawn run. It ...

  9. Understanding Soil Microbes and Nutrient Recycling

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/SAG-16

    and the microbes and soil organisms habitat are destroyed. In a no-till field, high levels of SOM are ... Bacteria 10 8 –10 9 40–500 Actinomycetes 10 7 –10 8 40–500 Fungi 10 5 –10 6 100–1500 Algae 10 4 –10 5 1–50 ... nutrients. Consider the following three scenarios. Soils typically turnover 1 to 3 percent of their nitrogen ...

  10. Food Safety for Fruits and Vegetables

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/ANR-25

    to levels between 50 ppm to 500 ppm depending on the sensitivity of each fruit and vegetable crop. ... are low in fat, high in fiber, and include at least five servings a day of fresh fruits and vegetables ... can protect against many types of cancer and lessen the risk of heart disease (4). However, it is ...

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