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  1. Increased Fertilizer Applications May Not Increase Yield or Profits

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    Unfortunately, some nutrients will escape our soils regardless of the level of management. Some slowly leach down ... nutrients in the soil. The goal was to reduce fertilizer costs without reducing yield, thus increasing ... through the soil until they are out of reach of plant roots. Others may get washed away in runoff after ...

  2. ARC/PLC Considerations for 2021

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/arcplc-considerations-2021

    program that you select! This is a risk management program, not a guaranteed payout. So, what do you do? ... Ben offered the following 4 suggestions based on your personal preference and management strategies. ... The most conservative risk management strategy is to select PLC and then purchase the maximum amount ...

  3. New and Niche Businesses

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    Temple Grandin discussed alternative business models in a recent article that was published by Forbes. ... scale including a larger worker to manager ratio. However, a rising interest in locally produced goods ... sold. Is a cooperative business model right for you? Temple warns of three common pitfalls. First, ...

  4. Seed Selection Can Make or Break Your Crop in 2021

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    during the growing season next year. Looking at variety selection from an integrated pest management ... however, this does put you a step behind when looking at disease management. Knowing full well that the ... desirability, performance in certain soil types and conditions, and ease of harvest, among many other traits.  ...

  5. Grazing Crop Residue

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    Last week, Frank Becker, discussed management of crop residue and the benefits and costs of ... various management practices, especially surrounding tillage. Today, I would like to address yet another ... management option for crop residue. The phrase “grazing corn stalks” is a bit of a misnomer as livestock will ...

  6. What's the Deal with Composting? Here's the Breakdown

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    value of your compost, combined with soil test values will aid you in making nutrient management ... and then it turns to soil, right? Wrong! This synopsis of composting just barely scrapes the surface ... that point in history, compost, which was primarily animal manure, was used to enrich soil in order to ...

  7. Wayne County 4-H Year in Review

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    implemented. Wayne County Emergency Management Agency worked with our fair manager Matt Martin to secure PPE ...

  8. Podcast: WQKT Farm Hour Radio Recordings

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    management.  They are available by clicking on the links below: OSU i-Tunes website: ...

  9. Do's and Dont's for Getting Your Yard and Garden Ready for Winter

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/dos-and-donts-getting-your-yard-and-garden-ready-winter

    Secondly, it can help with your pest management. By tilling up the soil, you can disrupt pest cycles by ... excess soil. Spread the bulbs/corms out on some newspaper in a well-ventilated area for a week or so to ... branches. You may also find interest in working the soil in your flower beds and gardens before the ground ...

  10. Sticking With Your Goals for the New Year

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    ways to manage or overcome these challenges before they happen. Use SMART goals. Another major barrier ...

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