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  1. Ohio State Organic Experts Among OEFFA Conference Speakers

    https://agnr.osu.edu/news/ohio-state-organic-experts-among-oeffa-conference-speakers

    to limit soil erosion, improve soil health, cut the risk of water contamination and increase ... soils, sometimes present in cities, healthy for urban farming. How a new perennial grain could have ... double uses, as food for people and forage for livestock, and also double benefits, helping soil and ...

  2. Raindrops Kept Falling on Our Heads

    https://agnr.osu.edu/news/raindrops-kept-falling-our-heads

    often. With a high rainfall count heading into winter, even if December winds up with average or even ... the frozen soil is preferable to wet soil,” Lindsey said. During the last week of November, about ... said. The longer mature soybeans stay in the field, the higher the risk of pods breaking off and falling ...

  3. Chow Line: Take study findings with a grain of salt (for 8/7/11)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/chow-line-take-study-findings-grain-salt-8711

    between low sodium levels and higher cardiovascular risk was based on that single, baseline urine test ... July 29, 2011 I heard about a study that questioned the link between sodium and high blood ... Association. The researchers tested urine samples of nearly 3,700 participants to measure sodium levels, then ...

  4. Farm income projections hold a bit of good news

    https://agnr.osu.edu/news/farm-income-projections-hold-bit-good-news

    margins.” In years with low profit levels, farmers are increasingly leaning on crop revenue insurance, ... buying up higher and higher coverage levels to help compensate, Katchova said. “Due to crop insurance, we ... increases. The average per bushel price for corn, $3.36 last year, is projected to increase to $3.50 this ...

  5. New Pesticide Applicator Training

    https://agnr.osu.edu/events/new-pesticide-applicator-training-0

    will choose between Industrial Vegetation (Category 5) and Turf (Category 8). Testing is available at ... the conclusion of the day.  A photo ID is required for the test. Registration and check in opens at ... course is designed to help you prepare for the Commercial Pesticide Applicator test. To become licensed, ...

  6. Chow Line: Treat agave nectar as an added sugar (for 4/10/11)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/chow-line-treat-agave-nectar-added-sugar-41011

    quickly raise blood sugar to high levels ("high-glycemic" foods) also provoke the release of ... high levels of insulin, because insulin is needed to get sugar from the bloodstream and into cells ... where it can be used for energy. Chronically high levels of insulin release are associated with insulin ...

  7. Reducing the Environmental Impact of Cows' Waste

    https://agnr.osu.edu/news/reducing-environmental-impact-cows-waste

    – solids and gases. In his studies, Lee tests the effectiveness of adding chemical or biological substances ... said. Between 4 and 12 percent of the feed cattle eat is wasted through the methane gas they produce, he ... testing compounds from natural sources. He’s found that essential oils, including garlic, rosemary and ...

  8. Chow Line: Growing Giant Pumpkins

    https://agnr.osu.edu/news/chow-line-growing-giant-pumpkins

    water. Fertilizer and lime: When planting, you’ll need to have the soil tested to determine whether lime ... and fertilizers are needed based on your soil requirements.  Planting and space requirements: The ... pumpkins, usually ranking between third or fourth among states for pumpkin production, according to the Ohio ...

  9. Roots at the Root of Greenhouse Management Workshop

    https://agnr.osu.edu/events/roots-root-greenhouse-management-workshop

    biostimulants and concurrent sessions on container culture of ornamentals and hydroponic and soil-less culture ... of food crops. Lettuce, basil and high-wire crops such as cucumbers will be among the food crops ... $150 by Jan. 4 and $175 after Jan. 4. The cost includes all sessions, tours, and continental breakfast ...

  10. Look to Soil Tests, Not Yields When Making Fertilizer Applications

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/look-soil-tests-not-yields-when-making-fertilizer-applications

    and your soil tests are hovering at or below critical levels. This year just means that with the ... a savings. For those whose soil tests are close to critical levels, don't assume you can get away with ... Specialists recommend that growers supplement potassium or phosphorus when soil tests show low levels. When ...

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