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  1. Organic Mulches May Restore Fertility of Degraded Soils

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/organic-mulches-may-restore-fertility-degraded-soils

    have a carbon-nitrogen ratio of about 18:1. Hardwood bark has a carbon-nitrogen ratio of 70:1, but ... blending it with composted manure reduces that ratio to about 35:1. By comparison, mulches with high ...

  2. Wheat Crop Looking Good

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/wheat-crop-looking-good

    recall ever seeing the Hessian fly," said Paul. "Not only is the Hessian fly free date about ... the Hessian fly, it's also about planting at a time when you can get adequate tiller development ...

  3. Preliminary Data Links Human Illness to Animal Disease Found in Sheep

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/preliminary-data-links-human-illness-animal-disease-found-sheep

    million annually, and each case of Johne's disease costs the farmer about $245 per infected cow ... a year. About 45 percent of U.S. dairy herds are currently infected with paratuberculosis. ... if and how it affects humans." For more information about Johne's disease, log on to the ...

  4. Protein May Hold Key for Vaccine Development of Pathogen

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/protein-may-hold-key-vaccine-development-pathogen

    Campylobacter. Last year, OSU researchers discovered the Campylobacter gene encoding the "major outer ...

  5. On-Farm Savings Not Hard to Come By, If You Know Where to Look

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/farm-savings-not-hard-come-if-you-know-where-look

    Randall Reeder, an Ohio State University Extension agricultural engineer, said the savings are already ... no-till is about half compared to using intensive tillage," said Reeder. • Grow cover crops as ... power." • Shut off idling engines. "Don't let a diesel engine idle more than about 10 ...

  6. Busy Soil Microbes Provide Macro Field Benefits

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/busy-soil-microbes-provide-macro-field-benefits

    plan to recycle and compost all of its organic waste that would have normally gone to the landfills. ... everyday in the U.S. It's an amazing figure we don't think about, but something that we obviously ...

  7. Drupal 7 Training for Extension County Websites

    https://cfaes.osu.edu/news/events/drupal-7-training-for-extension-county-websites-0

    Details here. ...

  8. Breeder Contributions Helped Shape Soybean Industry

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/breeder-contributions-helped-shape-soybean-industry

    important to producers and to the industry and we went about developing the best varieties we could with ... Phytophthora, has been a priority for St. Martin. "The plant pathology department is a real strength at OSU ... Kottman contributes about $300,000 per year to producers' revenue. Dennison, released in 2006, is ...

  9. Perplexing Worm Behavior May Play Role in Weed Survival

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/perplexing-worm-behavior-may-play-role-weed-survival

    292-8497, or e-mail regnier.1@osu.edu. COLUMBUS, Ohio-- Common nightcrawlers, earthworms used for fish bait ... estimated that earthworms buried about 70 percent of all the seeds dispersed to the soil surface. According ... as deep as 16 centimeters. "We estimate that about two-thirds of giant ragweed seeds buried by ...

  10. Soybean Disease Could Indicate More Serious Problems

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/soybean-disease-could-indicate-more-serious-problems

    only been present in Ohio for about six years, but is slowly popping up in more areas throughout the ... necrotic areas between the veins. About two weeks before normal maturity, the plant will lose its leaves ...

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