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  1. Financial Maturity: A Guide to Increasing Financial Returns From Your Woodland

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/f-48

    from other trees, health and vigor, non-timber value (e.g., wildlife, aesthetics, etc.), risk of loss ... silver maples, for example, often approach biological maturity well before they are 150 years old, while ... value increase falls below a desired level. The rate of value increase of a tree can be determined by ...

  2. Is a Prenuptial Agreement Right for Your Farm Business?

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-51

    Environmental Sciences, Ohio State University Extension Farm and agricultural businesses often have high capital ... may be at risk if they pre-decease their new spouse.   As farms increase in size and new family ... and his parents sold 50 acres of their prime farmland and took out a second mortgage. This hampered ...

  3. Western Ohio Cropland Values and Cash Rents 2013-14

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/AEDE-15-14

    Top land will typically be large tracts of land with highly productive soils. "Average" land ... will tend to be land with lower productivity soils, poor drainage or come in smaller tracts (or ... the rent will tend to be. Variability of Crop Return: Land that exhibits highly variable returns may ...

  4. Blacklegged (Deer) Tick, Ixodes scapularis

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/ent-0096

    considered a statewide risk, though abundance may vary greatly across different habitats. Life Cycle, ... with high leaf-litter coverage, but may also include your own backyard, especially shaded areas of ... odh.ohio.gov/know-our-programs/zoonotic-disease-program/diseases/tickborne-diseases Lyme Disease, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)— cdc.gov/lyme/index ...

  5. Lime and the Home Lawn

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-4026

    between 6.0 and 7.0. The amount of lime required to raise soil pH to this level for a particular soil is ... performing a soil test are strongly discouraged because alkaline (high pH) conditions may develop. When is ... and pH of 7.0 is considered neutral. For turfgrasses used in Ohio home lawns, a soil pH between 6.0 ...

  6. Ohio Phosphorus (P) Use by Crop Reporting District

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-0144

    the acreage in the Scioto River basin. Soil test P is one factor that can mitigate the amount of ... Table 2 would result in lower soil test phosphorus (STP) values over time. Evidence that this is ... levels between 1993 and 2015 (LaBarge, 2023). Future trends in STP are expected to continue to decline ...

  7. Raspberries for the Home Fruit Planting

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1421

    The soil should be well-drained and have a pH between 5.8 and 6.5. Always have the soil tested to ... crop in spring. Reveile Early Medium to large fruit with good flavor. Vigorous and high yielding. Boyne ... Medium-sized fruits with good color and flavor, firmness, and freezing quality. High yielding. Redwing Mid ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Timber Theft in Ohio

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/F-97

    rebounding since the recent Great Recession. Several high profile timber theft incidents have received ... answer is really quite simple. Timber has value! The monetary value of timber in Ohio can be highly ... variable, but it can be as high as a few thousand dollars per tree or tens of thousands of dollars per acre. ...

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