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  1. About Lucas County

    https://lucas.osu.edu/about

    Welcome to Lucas Cou​nty Extension! Thanks to the Lucas County commissioners for their support! Lisa A. Sobecki, Pete Gerken and Tina Skeldon Wozniak------------------------------------------------------------- ...

  2. White-Nose Syndrome: A Deadly Disease of Bats

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/W-22

    developed a resistance to WNS. Further understanding of their susceptibility may help U.S. bats resist WNS. ... extrapolated from these findings has attributed yearly savings of over $3 billion in pesticide application ... Being Done About WNS? In order to reduce the risk of potential human spread of WNS to uninfected caves, ...

  3. Corn, Soybean, and Alfalfa Yield Responses to Micronutrient Fertilization in Ohio

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/agf-519

    broadcast and foliar application of micronutrient fertilizers applied to corn and soybean in Clark, Wayne, ... broadcast-applied at planting. In 2016, the same broadcast application was made, but in separate plots, ... 26 – 50 Source: Culman, 2015 & 2016. Soil Amendment and Foliar Application Trials. Summary and ...

  4. Understanding Soil Microbes and Nutrient Recycling

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/SAG-16

    about 8 to 15 tons of bacteria, fungi, protozoa, nematodes, earthworms, and arthropods. See fact sheets ... material yields about 60–80 g (lbs) of carbon dioxide, which is released into the atmosphere. The remaining ... 20–40 g (lbs) of energy and nutrients is decomposed and turned into about 3–8 g (lbs) of microorganisms ...

  5. Native Trees: Creating Living Landscapes for Birds, Butterflies, Bees, and Other Beneficials

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-5815

    Specialist Bees:  About a third of all bee species are pollen specialists, meaning they rely on pollen from ...

  6. Sprayers for Effective Pesticide Application in Orchards and Vineyards

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/fabe-533

    environmentally friendly application of pesticides. A much higher-level decision-making process is required when ... application rate, sprays droplets of the proper size on the target uniformly, and that it minimizes the loss ... designed for spot treatment and for spraying smaller areas in vineyard. Two rules of application accuracy ...

  7. Using Cover Crops to Convert to No-till

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/SAG-11

    about three-fourths of all soybeans and wheat are planted without prior tillage. But before corn is ... only green for about 6 months during the year with no living cover for the other 6 months. Corn and ... it is young and lush and the C:N ratio is lower). If it cannot be killed until about 2 weeks before ...

  8. Testing Private Water Sources and Resolving Contamination Issues near Shale Oil and Gas Development

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/SOGD-ENV1

    among many Ohioans about potential impacts on groundwater. While the process of shale development is ... concerns about contamination. If a water test reveals potential contamination, a landowner can take steps ... Learn about Your Water Well Prior to testing water, a landowner should gather as much information as ...

  9. Soybean Rust

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/plpath-soy-2

    field severely affected by soybean rust in Alabama, U.S. (B) (Photo courtesy of Dr. Ed Sikora, Auburn ... the greatest yield loss did not receive a fungicide application or were treated too late. Therefore, ... properly timed fungicide applications would avoid greater losses. Monitoring the potential risk   The risk ...

  10. Potassium

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-5588

    pressure by reducing the effect of sodium. About 90 percent of the population in the United States consumes ... more sodium than recommended with only about 3 percent meeting the recommendations for potassium. Age ... people only consume about half of the potassium level recommended. To help increase potassium, try ...

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