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  1. The Organic Certification Process for Farms

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/sag-0003

    sustainable production methods. However, organic certification is the most highly regulated food production ... biodiversity, and soil health. Organic farms do not use synthetic chemical inputs such as mineral fertilizers, ... horticultural crops. Soil health and fertility are addressed with natural sources of organic matter and soil ...

  2. Using Local Woodlot Lumber

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/F-9-03

    freedom from splitting, medium decay resistance, ease to work. Fence Posts High decay resistance and ... high nail holding, medium weight, and free of compression failures and cross grain. Shelving Good ... between wood species can vary greatly due to the internal structure of each tree. These include size of ...

  3. Minding the Brand: Contacts and Conversations

    https://extops.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/newsletter/news-and-notes/may-10-2024/minding-brand-contacts-and-conversations

    Communications liaison between Extension, the college marketing team, and the Ohio State brand center. Moving ... can contact Marissa at any time (mullett.50@osu.edu) for brand insight, design input, and access to ... unique scenarios and there can be lots of variables to consider. We also are dedicated to clarifying the ...

  4. Note from David Civittolo

    https://extops.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/newsletter/news-and-notes/may-31-2024/note-david-civittolo

    The unofficial start of summer is here. School is out, Memorial Day is behind us, and we are rolling right into the summer camp and programming season. ...

  5. Guidelines for Choosing a Soil Analytical Laboratory

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/HYG-1133

    the test results will be of high quality, credible, and meaningful. In addition, any recommendations ... here to aid the grower in evaluating a soil analytical laboratory. Factors to Consider Test Me​thods ... region. This summary, entitled  Recommended Chemical Soil Test Procedures for the North Central Region, ...

  6. Feeding Horses

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-6

    (from forage analysis) 1.07 15.4 0.94 0.41 Pelleted Grain (from feed tag) 1.50 12.0 0.75 0.85 ... we need to substitute grain for hay to raise the energy. 1.50 Mcal/lb DE of grain – 1.07 Mcal/lb DE ... source of sulfur. Excessively high levels of sulfur depress copper absorption. Sulfur is also found in ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Gibberella Ear Rot and Mycotoxins in Corn: Sampling, Testing, and Storage

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/plpath-cer-04

    steps. Semi-quantitative tests estimate vomitoxin at or above certain levels (>5ppm) or within a given ... (DON), also called vomitoxin. As a result, high levels of Gibberella ear rot severity and moldy grain are ... usually accompanied by high levels of vomitoxin. Mycotoxins are harmful to both humans and animals. ...

  9. New ePLUS Effort Focuses on On-Farm Horticulture Research

    https://extops.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/newsletter/news-and-notes/april-26-2024/new-eplus-effort-focuses-farm-horticulture-research

    amplify the volume of research information generated from real-life farming scenarios related to ... horticulture. The trials require collaboration between Extension educators, farmers, Master Gardener Volunteers, ...

  10. Pasteurization of Raw Milk for Home Consumption

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-5817

    if it comes into contact with tainted water, soil, animals, or other contaminated sources. Outbreaks ... canner. Fill the canner with warm water until the water level is slightly above the milk level in the ... pasteurization of raw milk (SP 50-932). nifa.usda.gov/sites/default/files/resource/Milk-Pasteurization.pdf ...

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