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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Project Information, Judging, & Fair

    https://greene.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/project-judging-and-skill-thons

    Project Information:   2022 Greene County Project Guide and Requirements  (updated 12/2/2021) Sign ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Managing “Pollen Drift” to Minimize Contamination of Non-GMO Corn

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/agf-153

    Union (EU) guidelines require that foods, including grains, containing more than 0.9% biotech material ... Ohio increases with the wider use of insect and herbicide resistant and drought tolerant corns, the ... potential for contamination of non-GMO corn is increasing. If growers want to produce non-GMO IP corn ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Ammonia Emission from Animal Feeding Operations and Its Impacts

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/AEX-723.1

    manure and significantly increases ammonia emission. Small surface area, little disturbance of the ... shown in turkeys. At above 20 ppm, increased rate of infection of Newcastle disease was found. At above ... 50 ppm, increased levels of keratoconjuctivitis and tracheitis have been observed. These trachea and ...

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