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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. Lep Monitoring Network – Black Cutworm and True Armyworm Update # 6

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2024-16/lep-monitoring-network-%E2%80%93-black-cutworm-and-true-armyworm-update-6

    monitored from after the time corn is planted until it reaches the V6 stage. Counties with high trap numbers ... counties that have had high averages thus far, especially in fields that were previously planted to cover ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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, ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Drainage and Water Management for Now and the Future

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/events/drainage-and-water-management-now-and-future

    Breakfast will be provided.  To register, call 937-382-0901 or email warner.948@osu.edu by June 14 th  Soil ...

  7. Cargill Regenerative Ag Field Day

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/events/cargill-regenerative-ag-field-day

    Soil and Water Management Field Days ...

  8. Spring 2024 Weather & Soil Conditions: Update 4

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2024-11/spring-2024-weather-soil-conditions-update-4

    with high flows on all the major rivers. Soils remain saturated compared to late winter conditions ... bump soil temperatures up into the 50s to low 60s by early next week. For more complete weather records ... average highs in the upper 50s to mid 60s. Showers should exit the state on Wednesday, with high pressure ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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. ...

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