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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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. ...

  6. Hobby Maple Syrup Production

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/f-36

    the heat get too high), and keep at least 1½ inches of liquid in the pan. The risk of scorching ... The density can test between 66°Brix (66 percent solids) and 68°Brix. Less than 66°Brix and it is not ... area between Minnesota in the west, Kentucky in the south and the eastern Canadian providences in the ...

  7. Monitoring and Managing Spotted Wing Drosophila in Fruit Crops

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/ent-0086

    ranges between 12 and 20 counties per year, with one to several monitoring sites inside each county. The ... solution can be apple juice concentrate (150 mL), yeast bait (1 tablespoon dry yeast, 4 tablespoons white ... done easily using the saltwater test method. With this method, fruit is simply added to a container ...

  8. Lawn Mowing

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-5816

    limited soil moisture can lead to signs of stress and increased risk of turfgrass loss in closely mowed ... pesticide applications, for cultivating and maintaining a high-quality lawn. Properly mowed lawns have ... manufacture sugars, fueling their development into a high-quality lawn. When mowed at low heights, turfgrasses ...

  9. Growing Peppers in the Home Garden

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1618

    season. Ideally, soil should be well drained and contain high organic matter. However, peppers can thrive ... between 100,000 and 350,000 on the Scoville scale, an index of pepper spiciness. Photo by Dave Horvath. ... transplant roots.   Fertilizing Before the growing season, a soil test is recommended. This will help ...

  10. Whole Farm Planning Model

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-52

    test that can identify individuals suited for a career in agriculture. Each member of the farm business ... high-quality apples and table grapes in sufficient quantity to provide a good standard of living for my family ... financial, marketing, personnel and risk-management sectors of the business. One recommended method of ...

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