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  1. A Gourmet Dinner from the Woods

    https://fairfield.osu.edu/news/gourmet-dinner-woods

    temperatures around 60 – 65 and night- time temps in the 40’s. Soil temperature is also important. Get a soil ... hunt south facing slopes as the soil heats up a little faster.  Many of my best spots are just on the ... cold running water several times until I get the soil and bugs out of them. I use a cast iron frying ...

  2. Establishing New Forage Stands

    https://forages.osu.edu/news/establishing-new-forage-stands

    window of opportunity when soils are dry enough before it gets too late, and managing weed infestations ... successful forage establishment in the spring. Make sure soil pH and fertility are in the recommended ... ranges.  Follow the Tri-state Soil Fertility Recommendations.  Forages are more productive where soil pH is ...

  3. How Late Can I Plant Forages This Spring?

    https://forages.osu.edu/news/how-late-can-i-plant-forages-spring

    this will help moisture move through the soil to the germinating seeds resulting in fast emergence and ...

  4. Tim McDermott

    https://forages.osu.edu/people/tim-mcdermott

    Tim McDermott Extension Educator Pasture management, soil fertility 740-385-3222 ...

  5. Get Ready for Spring Planting Now

    https://forages.osu.edu/news/get-ready-spring-planting-now

    you pulled a soil sample last fall, and if not, do it now and send to the lab). Calibrate the ... Finally list the field work tasks that you need to do this spring when the weather and soils are fit, then ...

  6. Harvest of Winter Annual Forages is Approaching

    https://forages.osu.edu/news/harvest-winter-annual-forages-approaching

    potassium unless soil potassium levels are low. High levels of potassium in forages can be a problem, ...

  7. Feeding High Ash Forages

    https://forages.osu.edu/news/feeding-high-ash-forages

    contained within the plant (for example, potassium, calcium, magnesium, and copper) and soil contamination ... mineral concentrations decrease as plants mature and is greater in forages grown in soils that contain ... concentrations but generally by only a few percentage points. On the other hand, harvest practices and soil ...

  8. Soil Sampling Protocol

    https://soilfertility.osu.edu/our-research/soil-fertility-and-soil-health-hops/cooperator-information-and-updates/soil-sampling

    marking your area, and then collecting soil samples. A PDF can be printed by clicking here. Step 1: ... Soil Sampling Instructions The instructions below provide details on identifying a sampling area, ... us to tweak our sampling approach and analysis budget. We will analyze all soils we receive, but will ...

  9. Soil Health Testing

    https://soilfertility.osu.edu/our-research/soil-health-testing

    plants and soil food webs use to cycle nutrients and energy through the soil. Because of the importance ... PROJECT SUMMARY Total organic matter is an important soil property that is routinely measured in ... standardized soil tests. However, total organic matter is not an ideal indicator of nutrient availability ...

  10. Avoid the temptation to apply mulch too early!

    https://fairfield.osu.edu/news/we-all-love-mulch-take-care-not-misuse-it

    retain moisture in the soil, and moderate soil temperatures in the root zone of the plants being mulched. ... As mulch decomposes it also adds organic matter to the soil’s surface. However, if applied to cold ... soil in the very early spring, mulch will prevent the warming of the soils in a timely fashion, ...

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