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  1. Chow Line: Vitamin D and COVID-19

    https://cfaes.osu.edu/news/articles/chow-line-vitamin-d-and-covid-19

    in boosting the immune system, is one of those supplements that has seen increased sales in recent ... and many other bodily functions all require vitamin D to do their jobs properly. Vitamin D also offers ...

  2. 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. ...

  3. Involving Teens as 4-H Leaders

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/4h-52

    emphasizes the 4-H Essential Elements, which focus on social, physical, and emotional well-being, while ... two groups, teens’ skills are enhanced and their satisfaction with their involvement increases ...

  4. 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; ...

  5. Camp...ish Stay-at-Home Camp!

    https://clermont.osu.edu/news/campish-stay-home-camp

    too!  There is no cost for attending, although some activities will require the use of basic art ... not required to attend all sessions, so sign up and come for the times you can enjoy Camp…ish ...

  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. 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. ...

  8. Stay connected!

    https://ohio4h.org/families/stay-connected

    welcome news for our 3,039 Ohio 4-H clubs across the state. Ohio 4-H clubs that choose to begin meeting ... in-person must follow the guidelines listed below to promote the health and safety of our 4-H community, as ...

  9. 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, ...

  10. New CFAES groups assist Ohio food producers, consumers during pandemic

    https://cfaes.osu.edu/news/articles/new-cfaes-groups-assist-ohio-food-producers-consumers-during-pandemic

    continuing to plant, harvest, and market food directly to the public allowing consumers to continue to access ... business, planting, and harvesting plans in response to radically shifted markets and public health concerns ... for worker and consumer safety.   To help these essential food producers as well as consumers, CFAES ...

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