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  1. Best Practices for Effective and Efficient Pesticide Application

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/fabe-532

    pesticides requires a high level of skill and knowledge. Increases in the size and complexity of sprayers ... deliver the required gallonage (gal/acre) to the nozzles Ensuring hoses and fittings between the pump and ... air-assisted Risk of spray drift Requirements noted on pesticide labels Choose the appropriate nozzle size Once ...

  2. Soil Terminology and Definitions

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/SAG-19

    of soil antecedent biological activity. A high BR generally indicates higher soil microbial activity, ... accumulation in the soil. This index can be used as an early and sensitive indicator of carbon or soil organic ... and macropores leading to soil compaction and decreased soil organic matter levels. Soil compaction ...

  3. Soil Sampling to Develop Nutrient Recommendations

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/AGF-513

    over the entire field, changes in soil test levels in two areas over a 10-year period are shown. Table ... 1 ppm 20 8 2 20 8 2 20 8 2 Expected ppm change in soil test over 10 years 3 0 0 +5 +10-6-11 1 Crop ... to change soil test 1 ppm is 6–10 depending on cation exchange capacity. 3 Example calculation: ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Establishing a Fair Pasture Rental Rate

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/FR-8

    derived. If the Soil Survey indicates pasture can be utilized for 150 AUD (5AUM) per season, and it is used ... on pasture rental rate. Division of responsibilities between the landowner and the livestock owner ... III. Pasture Rent—Utilizing Yields and Land Capability from the Soil Survey All soils in Ohio and most ...

  6. Shiitake Mushroom Production: Steps to Cultivation and Considerations for Production

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/f-0039

    variations between strains as high as 65-fold. For most individuals, growing shiitake mushrooms will be ... over $27 million from 2021 to 2022, which is up $3 million from 2019 to 2020. These mushrooms are high ... from inexpensive homemade products to high-tech equipment that costs thousands of dollars. However, ...

  7. Corn, Soybean, and Alfalfa Yield Responses to Micronutrient Fertilization in Ohio

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/agf-519

    Micronutrient Deficiencies May Occur. Micronutrient Soil Crop Boron (B) Sandy soil or highly weathered soil low ... Diagnosing Micronutrient Deficiencies There is a large degree of uncertainty in using soil tests for ... monitoring soil micronutrient levels, as crop micronutrient availability is determined by complex ...

  8. Physical Properties of Granular Fertilizers and Impact on Spreading

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/fabe-5501

    equates to a SGN = 150. Using sieves, once can interpret a SGN of 150 as 50% of particles were retained on ... increases, leading to high risk of product segregation during spreading. Table 1 provides the following SGN ... percentile level, respectively, for a sample     d 50  = the median diameter for a sample UI (uniformity ...

  9. Assistive Technology for the Farm

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/AEX-983.2-11

    low tech or high tech, expensive or inexpensive, but ultimately it helps make it possible for someone ... easier to enter a building, to use the spaces inside (including lighting), or to move between floors. ... disabilities can increase risk in an already dangerous occupation  and lead to secondary injuries. Assistive ...

  10. Using Cover Crops to Convert to No-till

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/SAG-11

    years, the soil is converting and storing more nitrogen as microbe numbers and soil organic matter levels ... has decreased soil organic levels by 60 to 70 percent with 30 to 40 percent soil organic carbon stocks ... the following crop. Legume cover crops fix nitrogen from the air, adding up to 50 to 150 pounds per ...

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