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  1. 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 ...

  2. Chestnut Anthracnose

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/plpath-fru-0051

    tissue. While rare, orange spore masses can form on the shell lesions during prolonged periods of high ... turgid, the tissue is healthy. The squeeze test works only on fresh chestnuts that are fully hydrated. On ... parents in seedling orchards. Table 1. Level of anthracnose incidence in commercially grown chestnut ...

  3. Fall Strip Tillage Systems: An Introduction

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/aex-507

    4 inches high, which improves soil drainage and warming. By spring, it usually settles down to 1 to ... alternative to plowing. Benefits of strip tillage soil conservation –undisturbed residue between corn rows ... the field should be flat. It is important not to apply nitrogen in the fall to soils above 50°F as ...

  4. Shiitake Mushroom Production: Steps to Cultivation and Considerations for Production

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/f-0039

    variations between strains as high as 65-fold. For most individuals, growing shiitake mushrooms will be ... over $27 million from 2021 to 2022, which is up $3 million from 2019 to 2020. These mushrooms are high ... from inexpensive homemade products to high-tech equipment that costs thousands of dollars. However, ...

  5. Ask a soil health question

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/node/176

     Have a soil health question?  Soil health experts at The Ohio State University will address ... your question(s).       1 Start 2 Complete Describe your soil health question or concern with relevant crop and soil ... Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming CAPTCHA This question is for testing whether or not you are ...

  6. Effect of Major Variables on Drift Distances of Spray Droplets

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/fabe-525

    F; Relative Humidity = 60%). Water droplets with 50 micron diameter and smaller are highly ... wind velocity. At low temperature (55 degrees F) and high relative humidity (80%), 50 micron diameter ... 65 4.58 4.57 4.56 4.54 4.50 150 75 4.78 4.78 4.72 4.72 4.66 150 85 4.76 4.73 4.70 4.64 4.58 200 55 ...

  7. Processed Meats, Red Meats and Colorectal Cancer Risk

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-5587

    other non-meat foods are high in fat, but are not associated with increased risk of cancer. Thus, high ... monitors cancer-causing substances in our environment. The IARC provides research into substances’ risk of ... IARC Monographs. The Monographs publish reviews of studies that research the links between cancer and ...

  8. Hobby Maple Syrup Production

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/f-36

    the heat get too high), and keep at least 1½ inches of liquid in the pan. The risk of scorching ... The density can test between 66°Brix (66 percent solids) and 68°Brix. Less than 66°Brix and it is not ... area between Minnesota in the west, Kentucky in the south and the eastern Canadian providences in the ...

  9. Wheat as a Cover Crop in Ohio

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-0121

    habit: 3–4 feet Preferred soil pH: 6.0–7.5 Table 1. Rating the traits of cover crop wheat. Heat tolerance ... ¾–1½ inches 50–90 lb./acre (pure live seed) Broadcast with shallow incorporation 55–90 lb./acre (pure ... efotg.sc.egov.usda.gov/#/state/OH/documents/section=4&folder=-6. Performance Dry matter = 2,000–5,000 lb. per acre, per year Biomass quantity is highly dependent ...

  10. Growing Peppers in the Home Garden

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1618

    season. Ideally, soil should be well drained and contain high organic matter. However, peppers can thrive ... between 100,000 and 350,000 on the Scoville scale, an index of pepper spiciness. Photo by Dave Horvath. ... transplant roots.   Fertilizing Before the growing season, a soil test is recommended. This will help ...

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