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  1. Using °Brix as an Indicator of Vegetable Quality: Linking Measured Values to Crop Management

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/HYG-1651

    often significant and immediate impacts on vegetable °Brix levels. In contrast, soil and crop nutrient ... timing or soil moisture levels also affect °Brix but in ways that may complicate management decisions. ... Production factors such as temperature and light levels and soil moisture and fertility status influence crop ...

  2. Spray Irrigation of Reclaimed Wastewater for Rural Homes

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/AEX-758

    Septic systems require deep permeable soil of at least 36 inches to treat and safely disperse wastewater ... onsite. However, in almost 85 percent of Ohio’s land area, the soil is too shallow to seasonal water ... where trenches or mounds are dangerous to install. sites with shallow soils to a limiting condition—as ...

  3. Japanese Beetle

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/ENT-46

    spore count must build up for 2 to 3 years to achieve maximum levels. In Ohio and Kentucky, test trials ... usually in high-quality urban turf. Beetle skeletonizing a leaf Hosts The adult beetles are general ... cherry, zinnias and others, although only about 50 species are preferred. Their larvae, called white ...

  4. Pruning and Care of Tree Wounds

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/HYG-3311-09

    well-drained, quality soils, with good texture, structure, and containing adequate levels of organic matter, ... in a high-quality, well-drained soil will go a long way to minimize wound healing problems. If the ... and valuable to homeowners on many levels, they also can pose serious risks if they are not properly ...

  5. Safe Handling of Anhydrous Ammonia

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/aex-594

    Protective Equipment (PPE) creates a barrier between the chemical and the human body. Goggles, rubber gloves ... are safe for handling the high-pressure liquid and its vapor form.  It is imperative that all ... Fixed Liquid Level Gauge —Clean, repair or replace as needed. Liquid Level Float Gauge —Check against ...

  6. Brown Spot of Soybeans

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/AC-18

    For fields with very high levels of brown spot, plow under soybean straw to promote rapid decay. While ... trifoliate leaves, stems and pods as well as neighboring plants. High moisture and moderate temperatures ... brown spot can cause between 2 to 4 bu in yield loss, rarely is it economically feasible to manage this ...

  7. Food Preservation: Freezing Vegetables

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/HYG-5333

         Small      Medium Cook until tender. 25–30 45–50 Remove all but 2 inches of top. Wash thoroughly. Cook, ... microwave blanch and risk low-quality vegetables should work with small quantities and follow directions ... Blanching time (in minutes) Preparation Boiling water Steam Asparagus      Small stalk      Medium stalk ...

  8. Diplodia Tip Blight of Two-Needled Pines

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/plpath-tree-03

    horticultural operations. The fungus penetrates through the stomata of new needles, which are highly susceptible ... and wet weather in the spring followed by drought or dry soil conditions during the rest of the year. ... soil, soil nutrient analysis by a reputable lab may be warranted. Building organic soil fertility with ...

  9. Manure and Compost: Nitrogen Availability in Organic Production

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-34

    prevent excessive soil nutrient levels. Volatilization Losses Immediate incorporation or injection of ... Incorporation Bare Soil 40 50 75 90 No Incorporation Standing Crop 20 25 40 50 1 day Bare Soil 10 15 25 50 2 day ... Manure and compost nitrogen content and availability can vary greatly between species of animals that ...

  10. Crop Nutrition Apps

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/fabe-55202

    highly accurate in predicting plant biomass. By utilizing biomass produced per day, yield levels of ... Fast and accurate soil test tool. Lab results come in 5–7 days, aerial imagery of your field, test as ... and controller files.  * Pay to have soil tests sent to Midwest Laboratories. Cost: Free Account ...

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