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  1. How CFAES is helping Ohio farmers weather COVID-19

    https://cfaes.osu.edu/newsletter/cfaes-monthly/june-2020/how-cfaes-is-helping-ohio-farmers-weather-covid-19

    Safety Team, is providing science-based recommendations on best operating practices for farms and farmers ... processors on issues such as finding local processors, finding new markets, and starting or increasing direct ...

  2. Food Safety, Everyone’s Business: The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Food Safety Systems

    https://cfaes.osu.edu/news/events/food-safety-everyone%E2%80%99s-business-the-impact-the-covid-19-pandemic-food-safety-systems

    Join us for a discussion about the challenges that have faced state and local food safety systems ... Safety Program, Ohio Department of Health ▪    Terri Gerhardt, Chief, Division of Food Safety, Ohio ... Department of Agriculture ▪    Laura Morrison, Managing Director of Membership and Employer/Food Safety, Ohio ...

  3. Ohio State offers tips for vendors, consumers when shopping at farmers markets amid COVID-19

    https://cfaes.osu.edu/news/articles/ohio-state-offers-tips-for-vendors-consumers-when-shopping-farmers-markets-amid-covid

    groups are continuing to plant, harvest, and market foods directly to the public, said Shoshanah Inwood, ... practice for everyone’s safety in response to the coronavirus pandemic, she said. “For example, you may see ...  on COVID-19’s effect on produce safety; reaching new markets; pivoting to new marketing platforms; ...

  4. Chow Line: A tiny worm in your strawberry won’t hurt you

    https://cfaes.osu.edu/news/articles/chow-line-tiny-worm-in-your-strawberry-won%E2%80%99t-hurt-you

    for human use.  This is because, “it is economically impractical to grow, harvest, or process raw ... spraying a weekly insecticide on the crops through the end of harvest and monitoring when the insect comes ... squeamish about larvae, locally grown berries harvested in June are less likely to have larvae,” Welty said. ...

  5. Household Water Use

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/aex-420

    which is good news. Water use by families was steadily increasing since the 1950s reaching its peak in ... the late 1990s. The required use of low-flush toilets and the introduction of low-water using washing ... leaks remain a problem and have been found to increase water use by 9.5 gallons per household each day. ...

  6. Growing Hardy Figs in Ohio

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1439

    productivity and the market demand. A high tunnel is highly recommended to produce an earlier harvest and ... tunnel. Hardy figs produce more fruits, an earlier harvest and a longer harvest in a high tunnel ... ripening cycle, and unique pollination requirements. Brown Turkey and Hardy Chicago are the only two ...

  7. Coping in Times of Stress

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/coping-times-stress

    additional problems and increase the stress you are already feeling. Take a break.  If news events are ... causing your stress, take a break from listening or watching the news. Recognize when you need more help. ... need support. Reassure.  Stressful events can challenge a child’s sense of safety and security. ...

  8. Kiwifruit and Hardy Kiwi (Kiwiberries)

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1426

    of the season is required to mature the fruit. Harvest usually takes place in late September and the ... to purchase dry pollens from commercial vendors as a way to increase kiwi yields. Refer to the fact ... Successful cropping of kiwifruit may require a long, frost-free growing season of about 220 days. The plants, ...

  9. Tank Mixing Pesticides

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/tank-mixing-pesticides

    to decreased pesticide or product efficacy and in increased time needed to clean out a sprayer. ... as the number of products added to a tank mix increases, the odds of some type of incompatibility, ... physical or chemical, also increase.  A final factor affecting tank mixing is water temperature.  Allow ...

  10. Direct Marketing of Meat

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/direct-marketing-meat

    https://agri.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/oda/divisions/food-safety Depending on the marketing strategy, selling meat from a fully inspected plant can require ... A question that I have received several times recently is “What are the legal requirements to ... regulating sales of meat in Ohio. ODA oversees the processing plants and sets the food safety regulations for ...

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