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  1. Points to Consider Before Starting a Hops Operation

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-58

    quality and discharge volume. Because deep-well irrigation water may have high alkaline levels ... — Soil testing is essential to successful hops production. Have your soil analyzed by a reputable soil ... planting. Hops are very deep rooted, so soil should be tested to a depth of at least 7 to 12 inches. The ...

  2. On-Farm Agrichemical Mixing/Loading Pad

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/fabe-522

    storage and handling sites present a high potential risk for polluting surface and ground water because of ... agrichemicals represents a potential risk for contamination of soil and water resources and a risk to human ... land resources, people and animals. Because of the potential for contamination of soil and water ...

  3. Chicken Breed Selection

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-60

    support shell development. Egg colors vary between breeds. Egg colors include: white, various shades of ... for desired characteristics to be able to grow quickly with high feed efficiency. Similar to White ... and avian influenza. Breeders that are members are required to have their birds tested for ...

  4. Correcting Irregular Spread Patterns

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/fabe-562

    application. After conducting a standard pan test, refer to this document for correcting spread patterns to ... (Part 1) Conduct a standard pan test (Part 1) Spread pattern assessment and adjustment (Part 2) Document ... three-part series for more information on calibration of metering devices, as well as standard pan testing ...

  5. Osteoporosis: Risk Factors, Prevention, and Detection

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-5808

    low bone mass and reduced bone strength, which leads to an increased risk of fractures and poor bone ... that 54 million Americans are at increased risk of developing osteoporosis due to low bone mass and ... United States increases Are You at Risk? Let’s look at the major risk factors for osteoporosis: Age. ...

  6. Pearl Millet as a Cover Crop in Ohio

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-0117

    establishment window (state average): May 20–Sept. 6 Upright growth habit: 2–4 feet Preferred soil pH: 5.5–7.5 ... Performance Dry matter = 1,500–4,000 lb. per acre, per year Biomass quantity is highly dependent on ... Graze at 24–30 inches to reduce the risk of nitrate toxicity. Mid-season cutting increases root ...

  7. Abnormal Ears in Corn—When and Why Do They Develop?

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-0139

    reducing productivity and spurring research about the underlying causes. Distinct differences exist between ... fields averaged 26% of abnormal ears, with abnormal ear production ranging between 12 and 49% (that is 12 ... conditions driven by unfavorable growing conditions (environment), susceptible hybrids (genetics), high or ...

  8. Diplodia Tip Blight of Two-Needled Pines

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/plpath-tree-03

    horticultural operations. The fungus penetrates through the stomata of new needles, which are highly susceptible ... and wet weather in the spring followed by drought or dry soil conditions during the rest of the year. ... soil, soil nutrient analysis by a reputable lab may be warranted. Building organic soil fertility with ...

  9. Using Cover Crops to Improve Soil and Water Quality

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-57

    by reducing soil aggregate breakdown. By slowing down wind speeds at ground level and decreasing the ... N uptake with grasses. Legumes accumulate N longer in the spring but with high soil N, legume N fixation ... these changes if soil compaction is high and soil quality is low. Soil Temperature Living cover crops ...

  10. Selecting the Best Nozzle for the Job

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/fabe-528

    some of the least expensive components of a sprayer, they hold a high value in their ability to ... droplet size, affecting both target coverage and spray drift risk. Nozzles come in a wide variety of types ... —Fertilizers and growth regulators —Fungicides —Insecticides —Herbicides (soil incorporation, pre/post ...

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