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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. Giant Hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum)

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-35

    established in rich, moist soils along roadside ditches, stream banks, vacant farmland, and fence and tree ... phytophotodermatitis. This causes the skin to be highly sensitive to ultraviolet light. Swelling and blistering of the ... is hardy to zone 3 and prefers full sun and moist, well-drained soil. Giant hogweed can be identified ...

  3. 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, ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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. ...

  7. MS Program

    https://hcs.osu.edu/ms-requirements

    between graduate students and the departmental administration.   How many credits do I take? Autumn ... when calculating Grade Point Average. A minimum score of 550 on the paper-based Test of English as ... Battery (MELAB), or 7.0 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). This requirement ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Soil Acidity and Liming for Agronomic Production

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/AGF-505-07

    is considered adequate if soil test levels are greater than 50 ppm (100 lb). Hi-cal (calcitic) lime ... ($50 hauling charge/60 acres). Summary In summary, make sure you obtain a soil test, determine if lime ... neutralization to raise the soil pH. High concentrations of hydrogen in soil solution (low soil pH) may cause the ...

  10. Maps, Apps and Mobile Media Marketing

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-53

    mobile and location-based marketing present unique opportunities and risks for farmers and other food ... test their website’s mobile versions at a site such as mobiletest.me. develop a device-responsive ... between their customers and their business enhancing their business profile with enticing content and ...

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