Recent Updates

  1. Crop Protection Apps

    Many farmers and consultants have a smartphone, iPad, tablet, or similar device. Mobile applications (Apps) have been developed for agriculture. These Apps can be used to support crop protection management by providing the ability to communicate information, assist with field scouting, collect and access data, and more. The following list of Apps are available to help with your crop protection practices. This list is not comprehensive but does provide commonly used Apps, with a majority being free.
  2. Crop Nutrition Apps

    The number of mobile applications (e.g. Apps) developed and offered to support nutrient management continues to grow. Many of these Apps can provide important information at the farm level. The following list of Apps represents many used by farmers or their agronomic consultants to help with nutrient management including planning, scouting, evaluating stress, and executing field applications. This list is not comprehensive but provides common and mostly free Apps.
  3. Feedstock Logistics for Agricultural Residues and Energy Crops: Moving Biomass from the Field to Biorefinery Gate

    Agricultural residues and energy crops are potential lignocellulosic feedstocks for use in biorefineries to produce biofuels and bioproducts. This fact sheet discusses the steps and logistics of collecting and handling these feedstocks, their limitations, and logistics costs.
  4. Grants and Low-Interest Loans for Ohio Small Farms

    Starting a small farm business or expanding into a new farm enterprise can be an expensive venture. Thus, acquiring financing for the new farm enterprise is a necessity. The two methods to get free or low-cost assistance for new farm enterprises are grants and low-interest loans. This fact sheet includes a summary of these methods and resources for acquiring them. 
  5. Correcting Irregular Spread Patterns

    This publication is the second of a three-part series on spinner-disc spreader operation. This series provides insights into proper operation, calibration, and spread uniformity assessments of commonly used spinner-disc spreaders.
  6. Spinner-Disc Spreader Set Up and Calibration

    This publication is the first of a three-part series on spinner-disc spreader operation. This series provides insights into proper operation, calibration, and spread uniformity assessments of commonly used spinner-disc spreaders.
  7. Proper Spinner-Disc Spreader Operation, Terms and Definitions

    This publication is the last of a three-part series on spinner-disc spreader operation. This series provides insights into proper operation, calibration, and spread uniformity assessments of commonly used spinner-disc spreaders.
  8. Growing Cauliflower in the Garden

    Cauliflower is a garden vegetable belonging to the Brassicaceae family, commonly referred to as the mustard family. Cauliflower is also a “cole crop,” meaning it is a cultivated variety of the species Brassica oleracea. Other commonly grown cole crops include broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, collards, kale and kohlrabi.
  9. Growing Cabbage in the Home Garden

    Cabbage is a garden vegetable belonging to the Brassicaceae family, commonly referred to as the mustard family. Cabbage is also a “cole crop,” meaning it is a cultivated variety of the species Brassica oleracea. Other cole crops include broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, collards, kale and kohlrabi.
  10. Free, Online Data and Tools for the Agricultural Community

    Figure 1. Data and tools for sustainable agricultural practices.

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