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  1. Slugs on Field Crops

    Dec 9, 2014

    Slugs are a problem associated with conservation practices, such as reduced tillage, no-tillage, and the use of cover crops. Fields with reduced tillage and/or cover crops generally have cash crop and other plant residues on the soil surface. The advantages of these practices include reduced soil erosion, reduced labor requirements, increased soil moisture, and improved soil tilth.
  2. Herbicide Injury and the Problem of Spray Drift

    Jun 12, 2023

    Herbicides recommended for use in the vineyard are usually very safe if the user follows the product label directions. When slight injury does occur, yield and fruit quality are rarely jeopardized. Vine injury resulting from ordinary weed control operations can largely be prevented by following simple guidelines:
  3. Soils and Soil Health

    May 30, 2023

    Soil characteristics depend on the relationship among five things:
  4. Bumble Bee Pollination in Tomato Greenhouses

    May 23, 2023

    Bumble bees are managed for their pollination services in a variety of crop systems, including tomatoes, fruit trees, berries, and soybean (Abrol & Shankar, 2012; Feltham et al., 2014; Stanley et al., 2015; Suzuki et al., 2007). Most commercial bees are used in greenhouses, including for the growth of berries, squash, eggplant, and peppers (Abak et al., 1995; Shipp et al., 1994; Strange, 2015). However, around 95% are specifically used in tomato greenhouses (Velthuis & van Doorn, 2006).
  5. Assessing Farm Financial Health Using Your Balance Sheet

    May 18, 2023

    A balance sheet is used to accurately reflect the assets, liabilities, and net worth of your farm. Let’s review how you can assess farm financial health using your current balance sheet.
  6. Native Shrubs: Creating Living Landscapes for Birds, Butterflies, Bees, and Other Beneficials

    May 10, 2023

    Biodiversity—the variety of creatures living on earth—is under threat. Humans rely on plants, insects, birds, and countless other creatures for vital functions known as ecosystem services. These services include the creation of oxygen, nutrient cycling, decomposition, and the food, fiber, and fuel humans need to survive. In Ohio and across the globe, the loss of habitat is one of the greatest threats to biodiversity.
  7. Native Trees: Creating Living Landscapes for Birds, Butterflies, Bees, and Other Beneficials

    May 2, 2023

    Biodiversity—the variety of creatures living on earth—is under threat. Humans rely on plants, insects, birds, and countless other creatures for vital functions (also known as ecosystem services). These services include the creation of oxygen, nutrient cycling, decomposition, and the food, fiber and fuel humans need to survive. Loss of habitat is one of the greatest threats to biodiversity.
  8. Ohio Transportation Improvement Districts (TIDs)

    Apr 28, 2023

    According to the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), a “Transportation Improvement District (TID) is a form of local government that strives to promote intergovernmental and public-private cooperation of transportation resources and investments.” Knowing why TIDs are created, how to create one, and how to manage one is an important first step for any community interested in forming a TID.
  9. Berseem Clover as a Cover Crop in Ohio

    Apr 11, 2023

    Information gathered from the Midwest Cover Crops Council (MCCC) was used to compile this summary on how to use berseem clover as a cover crop in Ohio.
  10. Rapeseed as a Cover Crop in Ohio

    Apr 11, 2023

    Information gathered from the Midwest Cover Crops Council (MCCC) was used to compile this summary on how to use rapeseed as a cover crop in Ohio.

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