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  1. Growing Tomatoes in the Home Garden

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/HYG-1624

    soil samples. The soil test reveals the soil pH, buffer pH (also called lime index), and nutrient ... a slightly acid soil with a pH of 6.5 to 6.8. It is a good idea to have your soil tested by a reputable ... testing lab (Figure 4). Refer to OSU Extension Fact Sheet, HYG-1132, “Soil Testing Is an Excellent ...

  2. Controlling Non-Native Invasive Plants in Ohio's Forests: Autumn Olive and Russian Olive

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/F-69-11

    a wide variety of sites including nutrient- poor soils. They are among the first plants to leaf out in ... forests or wet soils. Identification The most prominent characteristic of both species is the silvery ... viable in the soil for approximately three years. Twigs Silvery or golden brown, scaly when young, often ...

  3. More 2024 News

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    Scared Of You (Stan Gehrt) January  Quantifying the Relationships between Algal Blooms and Carbon Budgets ...

  4. Growing Apples in the Home Orchard

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1401

    hole at the level they were originally grown in the nursery. Most Ohio soils, however, are not ... and fruit quality, conduct a soil test every two to three years to determine the appropriate ... growing fruit than planting the trees and harvesting the crop. Growing high-quality apples requires ...

  5. Efficient Lawn Care Practices to Help Protect Ohio’s Waterways

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-5812

    surprised by the high levels of nutrients in their yards. If nutrients are needed, soil test results provide ... soils already contain adequate levels of potassium, but it is best to do a soil test. Timing is ... nutrients in place and prevent the overuse of certain nutrients in lawns and landscapes. Soil Testing for ...

  6. Understanding Soil Microbes and Nutrient Recycling

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/SAG-16

    and the microbes and soil organisms habitat are destroyed. In a no-till field, high levels of SOM are ... Bacteria 10 8 –10 9 40–500 Actinomycetes 10 7 –10 8 40–500 Fungi 10 5 –10 6 100–1500 Algae 10 4 –10 5 1–50 ... nutrients. Consider the following three scenarios. Soils typically turnover 1 to 3 percent of their nitrogen ...

  7. Ohio Commercial Pesticide Applicator Requirements: Who Needs a License and What Steps to Take

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-0140

    garden center products or minimum-risk products, such as cedar oil, garlic oil, or corn gluten meal, are ... licensing and testing. Follow the steps below to become a licensed commercial applicator: Complete and mail ... — Agricultural Weed Control Category 2d — Seed Treatment Category 2e — Tobacco Sucker Control Category 2f — Soil ...

  8. Bumble Bee Pollination in Tomato Greenhouses

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/ent-0092

    Tomatoes growing directly in the soil under high-tunnel protection with the side panels rolled up to allow ... tomato growers are choosing the option of cultivating plants in either a greenhouse or high-tunnel (hoop ... (Heuvelink, 2018). Both high-tunnel and greenhouse tomato growers use bumble bees for their pollination ...

  9. Soil Testing for Ohio Lawns, Landscapes, Fruit Crops, and Vegetable Gardens

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1132

    soil test will provide information on soil pH, cation exchange capacity (CEC), lime requirement index ... Natural Resources Soil tests provide more helpful information on soils than any other resource. It is an ... vegetable gardens and fruit crops. Soil test results pinpoint plant nutrient needs and soil test lab ...

  10. Hydroponic Nutrient Solution for Optimized Greenhouse Tomato Production

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1437

    substrates typically used for tomato production have no nutritional component as would soil in field ... stages require increased levels of specific nutrients like nitrogen (N), calcium (Ca), and potassium (K) ... the highest levels of nutrients to promote plant growth and fruit development, as well as an ...

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