Soils and Soil Health
components determine the composition and agricultural productivity of soil. Soils change over time, but it ... contrast, man-made actions can change the dynamic properties of soil, such as its organic matter, in shorter ... cell structures in plants; without it, plants cannot create new cells phosphorus—measured as units of ...
Bumble Bee Pollination in Tomato Greenhouses
sizes, but a typical box will include a mated queen and about 100 female workers. It is important to ... (Heuvelink, 2018). One source estimates that, in 2021, the global economic value of tomato sales overall was ... (Heuvelink, 2018). Both high-tunnel and greenhouse tomato growers use bumble bees for their pollination ...
Assessing Farm Financial Health Using Your Balance Sheet
current ratio: considered strong if it is greater than 1.5. The formula for determining the current ratio ... liquidity measures: Click to view/download PDF. Solvency- the ability of a farm to meet its long-term debt ... view/download PDF. Summary Monitoring financial performance and measuring it against established standards are ...
Native Shrubs: Creating Living Landscapes for Birds, Butterflies, Bees, and Other Beneficials
a sunny, dry space is a recipe for failure, even though the plant might be native to the region. It’s best ... for sun or shade in moist, well-drained soils. Leaves turn yellow in fall. Because of its size at ... Bramble fruit is ignored by birds until it ripens and changes color. Photo by G. Mason. Buttonbush, ...
Ohio Transportation Improvement Districts (TIDs)
morpc.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/FCTID-Newsletter-December-2020.pdf Informational Map: Ohio Department of Transportation. (2023, January 25). Transportation ... (Citizens Guide to Transportation Funding in Ohio, 2023). It’s important to understand Ohio’s TID law and ... commissioners, by resolution, determine the structure of the board of trustees for the TID it creates by also ...
Native Trees: Creating Living Landscapes for Birds, Butterflies, Bees, and Other Beneficials
might be native to the region. It’s best to select suitable plants based on actual site conditions. The ... example, river birch (B. nigra) is commonly used as a landscape tree for its fall yellow foliage and ... peeling, salmon-colored bark. It is relatively tolerant of drier sites, despite its preference for wet ...
How Coronovirus Impacts the Safety of Fresh Produce
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses whose members cause the common cold, but also more ... a handshake. The virus can also transmit by touching an object or surface with the virus on it and then ... produce pre- and post-harvest, and during end-point sales. It’s important to protect yourself, your loved ...
Drones for Spraying Pesticides—Opportunities and Challenges
using drones. In contrast, drone spraying is in its infancy in the United States, but interest in this ... Yamaha RMax drone looks like a small helicopter (Figure 1). It has a single rotor with a diameter of ... spraying at 1 gallon per minute, the tank is likely to be empty in about 4 minutes. It is gasoline powered, ...
Buckwheat as a Cover Crop in Ohio
used to prevent weed potential and impact on subsequent crops. Follow NRCS guidelines for cover crop ... white mold. Buckwheat is very frost sensitive and does not germinate/thrive in cold soil. Contamination ... (midwestcovercrops.org/selector-tool/). It was created under a joint project with MCCC to produce customized introductory guidance about ...
Wheat as a Cover Crop in Ohio
Spring wheat is cold-tolerant but is not winter hardy. Expected for winter wheat Planting Drilled at ... effective for weed suppression, but it is less effective than other cool-season cereals because it doesn’t ... Wheat can become a weed if not completely terminated. It is best to terminate when plants are small ...