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  1. Managing “Pollen Drift” to Minimize Contamination of Non-GMO Corn

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/agf-153

    dates and hybrid maturities can also be used to reduce the risk of cross-pollination between fields of ... value-added traits, like high oil content). Pollen drift has now become an important consideration in the ... potential distances that pollen can travel, and planting practices that reduce the risk of pollen ...

  2. Using Cover Crops to Convert to No-till

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/SAG-11

    converting and storing more nitrogen as microbe numbers and soil organic matter levels increase in the soil ... P losses to surface water. In the last hundred years, tillage has decreased soil organic levels by 60 to 70 ... storehouse for many nutrients. Most soil nitrogen (>90%) and available phosphorus (50 to 75 percent) is ...

  3. Growing Rhubarb in the Home Garden

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1631

    adjust the values based on a soil test report for the site and the site’s planting area characteristics. ... feet Potash/Potassium oxide (K 2 O): 4½ pounds K2O per 1,000 square feet  If no soil test is available, ... soils, but grows best in fertile, loamy, well-drained soil that has good organic matter content. Careful ...

  4. Selecting, Storing, and Serving Ohio Potatoes

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-5529

    a cool, dry, dark place that is well ventilated. The ideal temperature is between 45–50 degrees ... broth to a boil over medium high heat. While broth is heating, chop vegetables. Add chopped potatoes, ... potatoes =  about 3 medium potatoes 3 cups peeled and sliced 2½ cups peeled and diced 2 cups mashed 2 cups ...

  5. Using Soil to Remove Pollutants From Wastewater

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/aex-745

    neighbors have been sickened with waterborne diseases from contaminated wells. Soil is the best medium to ... good contact between soil and effluent, and some are not permeable enough to allow for the movement of ... environment. Ohio has wonderfully diverse soil resources. Most of Ohio’s soils are best suited for growing food ...

  6. Selecting, Storing, and Serving Ohio Cherries

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/HYG-5515

    stirring to mix well. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat and simmer, stirring ... reduced inflammation and reduced risk of cardiovascular disease. Cherries contain vitamin C, ... their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory qualities. Storage Cherries are highly perishable and should be ...

  7. Soil Terminology and Definitions

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/SAG-19

    of soil antecedent biological activity. A high BR generally indicates higher soil microbial activity, ... accumulation in the soil. This index can be used as an early and sensitive indicator of carbon or soil organic ... and macropores leading to soil compaction and decreased soil organic matter levels. Soil compaction ...

  8. Wheat Growth Stages and Associated Management

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/agf-126

    said to be at a given growth stage when approximately 50 percent of the primary tillers reach that ... significant event in achieving high yields is stand establishment, i.e, the number of plants or tillers per ... phosphorus (P) and soil pH above 6.0 are needed for good root and tiller development. Feekes 3.0: Tillers ...

  9. Physical Properties of Granular Fertilizers and Impact on Spreading

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/fabe-5501

    equates to a SGN = 150. Using sieves, once can interpret a SGN of 150 as 50% of particles were retained on ... increases, leading to high risk of product segregation during spreading. Table 1 provides the following SGN ... percentile level, respectively, for a sample     d 50  = the median diameter for a sample UI (uniformity ...

  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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