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  1. Demonstrations for 4-H Members

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/4h-46

    showed how to practice proper maintenance on a bike. Next, he demonstrated proper safety practices when ... animals help to hold the attention of the audience but make sure the audience focuses mainly on you and ... importantly, do not fall into the trap of reading the text on your slides. You want the audience to look at and ...

  2. Sooty Blotch and Fly Speck of Apple

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/plpath-fru-41

    spring, rains in late summer, and low temperatures in early fall. Symptoms Sooty Blotch Brown to dull ... require free water on the fruit surface to infect. Sooty Blotch The “sooty blotch” or “smudge” appearance ... early June until fall. The fungus first affects apple twigs, then secondary colonies are initiated on ...

  3. Winter and Your Backyard Chickens

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-66

    Increase Bedding To prepare the coop for winter, remove all used bedding and clean the coop prior to adding ... insulation effect.  Deep bedding can increase humidity levels, so litter management is critical in the winter ... requires 2 pounds of feed per week. Dual-purpose chickens require more, where bantams will eat less. Mature ...

  4. Award Trips, Scholarships & More

    https://brown.osu.edu/teenopportunities

    Canter's Cave (Jackson, OH) *Full Cost: $330 Citizenship Washington Focus- **For ages 14-19 Dates TBD- ... virtual *Full cost: TBD LWF- Leadership Washington Focus **For 4-H’ers entering grades 7-9 July 12-16- ... please fill out the Teen Opportunity Application.  Additional paperwork may be required.  Please read the ...

  5. Using °Brix as an Indicator of Vegetable Quality: Linking Measured Values to Crop Management

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/HYG-1651

    Three steps are required to make effective use of °Brix readings: (1) obtain accurate representative ... continue through harvest, in part because planting and harvesting dates determine the environmental ... conditions due to planting and harvest schedules can influence elements of quality (including °Brix) and ...

  6. Hepatitis E: A Foodborne Zoonotic Threat in the U.S. and Abroad

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/as-20

    zoonotic infection and food safety." Virus Res, 161 (1): 23–30. ... safety and chronic infection." Virus Res, 284. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.virusres.2020.197985. Food ... virus food safety hev meat safety zoonosis Animal Sciences ...

  7. Wheat Growth Stages and Associated Management

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/agf-126

    scales. Here we focus on the Feekes Growth Scale. Figure 1. Wheat main stem and tiller. Using this scale, ... compensate for fewer tillers. Feekes 2.0: Beginning of Tillering (usually in fall) A tiller is a shoot that ... Formed (late fall or early spring) Winter wheat can continue to tiller for several weeks. Depending upon ...

  8. Growing Peppers in the Home Garden

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1618

    garden. Pepper Site Requirements Peppers need at least six to eight hours of full sun during the growing ... success and earlier harvest by using pepper transplants over direct seeding. Choose transplants with ... them to outdoor climates. Place the plants outdoors in the sun for a few hours each day, increasing ...

  9. Converting between Mehlich-3, Bray P, and Ammonium Acetate Soil Test Values

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-75

    This requires two different extractants to be independently analyzed to estimate plant-available P, K, ... increased efficiency, and today, nearly all commercial soil testing labs in this region use Mehlich-3 as the ... values, but since our focus here is conversions for fertilizer recommendations, we focused on soil test ...

  10. Sanitation and Phytosanitation (SPS)

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/plpath-gen-10

    products. SPS measures applied to plants are designed to insure the safety of food and to prevent the spread ... of plant pests and diseases. They may include (i) requiring products to come from areas free of ... eliminate pests or pathogens; (iv) maximum allowable pesticide residue requirements; and (v) limited ...

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