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  1. Using Cover Crops to Improve Soil and Water Quality

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-57

    by reducing soil aggregate breakdown. By slowing down wind speeds at ground level and decreasing the ... N uptake with grasses. Legumes accumulate N longer in the spring but with high soil N, legume N fixation ... these changes if soil compaction is high and soil quality is low. Soil Temperature Living cover crops ...

  2. Rain, Rain, Go Away, Right On Down the Ditch and Drain

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/rain-rain-go-away-righto-down-ditch-and-drain

    table in the soil, or right above saturated soil. This of course depends on soil type, with some soils ... feet deep (NRCS 606). Tile drainage efficiency can be manipulated by spacing between tile rows ... dependent upon soil type. Using our same clay example from earlier: for an “excellent” rating, tile is ...

  3. Farm Science Review

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/farm-science-review-0

    options for water management and soil erosion are demonstrated through constructed wetlands, stream ...

  4. Selecting, Storing, and Serving Ohio Eggplant

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-5517

    shaped. For the best quality, choose one that is of medium size (3 to 4 inches in diameter). Other ... recommendations. The recommendations below are approximations. 1 medium eggplant = about 1½ pounds 1 pound fresh ... the vegetable crisper of your refrigerator at 45–50 degrees Fahrenheit. Your refrigerator should be ...

  5. Protecting Pollinators While Using Pesticides

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-68

    the forecast. Do not use in areas where water table is shallow. Table C: Highly Toxic to Bees. Medium ... that feed on the pest. IPM offers options for pest management with the least amount of risk. If further ... important part of an IPM plan, and risks can be minimized by using the product according to the label. In ...

  6. Growing Broccoli in the Home Garden

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1605

    University Extension.   Fertilizing Have the soil tested and analyzed for site specific recommendations on ... vegetable a great source of antioxidants and highly valued as a nutritional food. Head of broccoli after ... Broccoli grows best in areas with full sun and well-drained, fertile soils. Avoid sandy and poorly drained ...

  7. Phytophthora Root and Crown Rot of Fruit Trees

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/plpath-fru-06

    water. The longer the period or periods of soil saturation, the greater the risk of infection. Some ... Heavy, wet soils that remain saturated for extended periods of time are required for disease development. ... Above-ground symptoms vary between tree species, but generally include reduced tree vigor and growth, yellowing ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Natural Organic Lawn Care

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-4031

    performed at a soil-testing lab. Most tests will measure pH and various nutrient levels. Also included will ... amounts of the nutrients plants need. A useful tool in the assessment of soil quality is a soil test ... tests are usually available as an option and measure the percentage of organic matter in the soil. In ...

  10. Pressure Canner Testing

    https://wayne.osu.edu/events/pressure-canner-testing-2

    Is your pressure canner safe? Get it tested by the experts! Wayne County FCS Educator Melinda Hill ... will be at Lehman's to test your dial gauge canner on August 19 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. You only ... need to bring the lid for testing, not the whole canner. ...

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