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  1. Ohio State CFAES to lead federal food waste initiative

    https://cfaes.osu.edu/news/articles/ohio-state-cfaes-lead-federal-food-waste-initiative

    in March 2020 to around 50 currently. These are businesses and organizations that have made a public ...

  2. Soils and Soil Health

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-0136

    nutrients air—2%–50% of soil volume oxygen, carbon dioxide, nitrogen occupies same spaces between soil ... bad, or mid-level soil test results to compare against. The Ohio State University has conducted a vast ... nutrients—aka “potential for productivity” water—2%–50% of soil volume water-holding capacity is directly ...

  3. Managing Flies & Livestock Health As Summer Warms Up

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/managing-flies-livestock-health-summer-warms

    produce 3 to 4 generations each year. Stable flies are believed to only spend between 2 to 5 minutes on an ... barns or trees.  Unlike the other species, females prefer to lay their eggs in soiled bedding, algal ... sanitation is a key control factor.  Timely removal of manure and soiled bedding is crucial to limiting ...

  4. The Case for an Outside Board of Directors for Closely Held Farm and Agricultural Businesses

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/aede-0019

    That Can Sink a Startup, Wasserman states that entrepreneurs "face a choice between making money ... almost all firms operate somewhere between these two extremes. However, if your closely held business has ... helpful in creating that separation. A healthy separation between closely held companies and their owners ...

  5. Elderberry Production in Ohio

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-0110

    Ensure ideal soil condition and fertility. Ideal nutrient conditions are a pH level of 5.5–6.5, 50 ... conditions for elderberries (pH level of 5.5–6.5, 50 lb/acre (25 ppm) of phosphorus, and 200–300 lb/acre ... lb/acre (25 ppm) of phosphorus, and 200–300 lb/acre (100–150 ppm) (Byers et al. 2012) as reported on ...

  6. Spring planting delays may cause some farmers to make adjustments to improve yields

    https://cfaes.osu.edu/news/articles/spring-planting-delays-may-cause-some-farmers-make-adjustments-improve-yields

    is important, planting into good soil conditions is also very important, especially for corn due to ... have resulted in saturated soils conditions, which have delayed corn and soybean planting for some ... planting is delayed to June, the recommended target population increases to 130,000 to 150,000 plants per ...

  7. It's Patio Grilling Season, And Here Are Tips To Ward Off The Germs

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/its-patio-grilling-season-and-here-are-tips-ward-germs

    Germs are everywhere, in the air, soil, and water, and they grow faster during the summer because it’s ... cooking site.  Then if the food sits out after being cooked, the risk continues to increase.  Here are ...

  8. Narrow Row Spacing in Corn: Management Considerations for Ohio

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-0152

    date, hybrid maturity, row spacing, plant population, and input levels (Ahmad et al., 2010). Growers, ... farm level. In recent years, these dynamics have led to some interest in producing corn (Zea mays L.) ... As expected, greater yields were produced at the high-yield-potential site in South Charleston ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

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