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  1. Get the Most of Crop Performance: Soil Sample in the Fall

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/get-most-crop-performance-soil-sample-fall

    collecting the soil sample cores to prevent contamination of the soil sample. Avoid sources of contamination ... October 26, 2004 WOOSTER, Ohio — Soils can be sampled and tested at any time during the year, but ... for plants to get the most of soil fertility, nutrients, and fertilizer, sampling should be conducted ...

  2. Follow Guidelines When Applying Winter Manure

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/follow-guidelines-when-applying-winter-manure

    Federation of Soil and Water Conservation Districts, and Ohio Department of Agriculture, in outreach efforts ... follow required industry guidelines to reduce any pollution risks.   Ohio State University Extension is ... Protecton Agency, Ohio Department of Natural Resources-Division of Soil and Water Conservation, Ohio ...

  3. Plant-Associated Bacteria Can Improve Crop Health in Acidic Soils

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/plant-associated-bacteria-can-improve-crop-health-acidic-soils

    June 4, 2009 WOOSTER, Ohio-- Common plant-associated bacteria, best known to suppress soil ... -borne root diseases, now have been found to boost corn yields in low-pH soils. The discovery made by Ohio ... improving plant health in acidic soil conditions. "No one in the past has identified such ...

  4. "Learning Garden" Teaches Landscaping Skills

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/learning-garden-teaches-landscaping-skills

    May 1, 2001 COLUMBUS, Ohio- Anyone seeking basic landscape garden design skills or wanting a new ... horticulture students are designing a "learning garden," an outdoor laboratory for learning about ... constructed landscapes commonly found in the urban Midwest, around Howlett Hall on the College of Food, ...

  5. Agritourism Workshop Promotes Preparedness, Emergency Management

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/agritourism-workshop-promotes-preparedness-emergency-management

    sponsored by the Sustainable Agriculture Team, which will host a total of four tours this summer on urban ... learn how to prepare for and handle an emergency and minimize risks that may arise when the public is ... Extension’s Sustainable Agriculture Team. The agritourism workshop and tour will be held Aug. 15 from 1-4 p.m. ...

  6. Grow Fruits and Vegetables Anywhere With a Compost Sock

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/grow-fruits-and-vegetables-anywhere-compost-sock-0

    be a way for communities to promote urban gardening, support local foods, and encourage healthier ... compost sock system comparable to in-soil production, that means that we can farm anywhere with high ... soil.” The compost socks are made of mesh materials and filled with compost. The plants are grown in the ...

  7. A Gardener's Delight: Gateway Garden Jubilee is Aug. 6 in Springfield

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/gardeners-delight-gateway-garden-jubilee-aug-6-springfield

    information-packed, fun-filled day for gardening enthusiasts of all ages. Ohio State University Extension and the Master ... Gardeners of Clark County will hold their annual Gateway Garden Jubilee, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in Springfield. ...   The free event is a "must-see" family event for gardeners and those who enjoy beauty and ...

  8. A Peek into the World Beneath Our Feet

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/peek-world-beneath-our-feet

    Brian McSpadden Gardener, an Ohio State University plant pathologist with the Ohio Agricultural Research ... soil." Gardener said that maintaining a healthy soil community can be achieved largely by managing the ... crops," said Gardener. "It's impressive to think that by simply managing soil carbon, you can ...

  9. Winter Farming in Cleveland? Yes, With Help from Ohio State Ag Experts

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/winter-farming-cleveland-yes-help-ohio-state-ag-experts

    once it's renovated. Cleveland Crops is only one of several urban gardening or farming initiatives ... leader in urban agriculture--an emerging sector that Gross and Barni hope will help revitalize ... in Cleveland during the winter. With help from Ohio State University Extension and the Ohio Agricultural ...

  10. More GMO Corn Increasing Risk of Crop Contamination

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/more-gmo-corn-increasing-risk-crop-contamination

    increasing in Ohio, the risk of contaminating non-GMO corn through pollination is becoming more of a concern. ... more familiar with planting practices that prevent contamination by pollen from nearby GMO corn fields. ... Science. “Most of the corn growers in Ohio are not too concerned about whether their corn is contaminated ...

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