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  1. Sustainable Crop Rotations with Cover Crops

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/SAG-9

    nutrient leaching; increased water infiltration; improved soil biodiversity; weed control and disease ... suppression; increased carbon sequestration and maximum nutrient recycling; improved air, soil, and water ... winter pea starts to flower in the fall before it frosts, the Austrian winter pea will not survive the ...

  2. Selecting, Storing, and Using Fresh Herbs

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-5520

    markets, along with an increase in home herb gardening. For information on herb varieties in Ohio, contact ... a master gardener volunteer.  Selection Harvest herbs early in the morning after the dew has evaporated. ... harvested herbs right away, trim their stems and place them in a glass with one inch of water. Cover loosely ...

  3. Bitter Rot of Apple

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/plpath-fru-20

    susceptible to infections from petal fall through harvest. Symptoms first appear as small, slightly sunken ... burned.  Chopping dead wood on the ground with a flail-type mower will remove most of the bark and increase ... first cover until harvest are effective at controlling fruit rot if a good sanitation program is ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Local Foods

    https://greene.osu.edu/program-areas/agriculture-and-natural-resources/local-foods

    and Produce Resources Specialty Crop Farm Operators Food Safety During COVID-19 Food Safety Resources ... for COVID-19 Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employer Paid Leave Requirements Families First ... Workers on the Farm During COVID-19   Webinars COVID-19 and Food Safety for Consumers COVID-19 and Food ...

  6. Selling Eggs in Ohio: Marketing and Regulations

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-59

    refrigerated to ensure food safety. Legal Requirements for Methods of Sale Ohio law contains requirements for ... As the popularity of backyard poultry flocks continue to rise, interest is increasing to sell eggs ... eggs, from choosing appropriate breeds to good handling practices for food safety, as well as the ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Making and Preserving BBQ and Hot Sauces

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-5365

    HYG-5365 Family and Consumer Sciences 07/18/2018 Abigail Snyder, Food Safety Field Specialist, ... Center for Home Food Preservation which have been evaluated for safety. While many other recipes for ... these products certainly exist, they may not be appropriate for canning (see Food Safety Considerations, ...

  9. Correcting Irregular Spread Patterns

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/fabe-562

    correction is required. This publication focuses on how to assess spread pattern uniformity and deal with ... patterns (Figure 6a) are acceptable patterns. Pyramid patterns are acceptable, but require double the ... testing, then adjustment of spreader settings is required. (a) (b) Figure 6: Commonly observed spread ...

  10. 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 ...

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