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  1. Natural Organic Lawn Care

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-4031

    the fall, earlier spring green-up, and fewer disease problems. Table 3. Annual Nitrogen Requirement ... maintenance are available by searching  ohioline.osu.edu. Renovating an old lawn in late summer/early fall ... Increased pore space improves both soil drainage and water-holding capacity and also improves soil aeration. ...

  2. Pruning Erect Blackberries in the Home Garden

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1431

    the fall. Primocanes, left un-tipped, can grow several feet in length. In the following year, ... primocanes mature into floricanes. Once the fruit has been harvested, the floricanes will eventually die. All ... lateral buds. Lateral shoot growth that develops prior to fruit bud formation will increase the amount of ...

  3. Strawberry Leaf Diseases

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/plpath-fru-35

    continue until dormancy in the late fall. On highly susceptible varieties, these diseases can cause ... in increased susceptibility to root diseases and winter injury. The three major leaf diseases that ... Weeds reduce air circulation and increase drying time for leaves. (Leaves stay wet longer in weedy ...

  4. Using °Brix as an Indicator of Vegetable Quality: An Overview of the Practice

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/HYG-1650

    may also require sophisticated techniques and equipment to assess. In addition, these subjective ... usually required for repeat sales. An item's eating quality is based on its composition (physical, ... values can aid in variety selection, harvest scheduling, and other aspects of crop production including ...

  5. Hydroponic Nutrient Solution for Optimized Greenhouse Tomato Production

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1437

    stages require increased levels of specific nutrients like nitrogen (N), calcium (Ca), and potassium (K) ... growth phases have different nutritional requirements. Therefore, a phased nutrient solution based on the ... stages of plant growth. For example: Young plants require and should be provided with lower nutrient ...

  6. Selecting, Storing and Serving Ohio Carrots

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-5514

    a variety of colors from white to yellow to purple. Carrots are harvested in Ohio from July through ... a healthy diet. Carrots help meet that requirement and provide many nutritional benefits: Carrots have ... green tops before storing because they increase the respiration rate and draw moisture from the carrots, ...

  7. Rabbit Basics for the Beginner

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/4h-31

    disqualifications. Your criteria for culling might be different depending on whether you are focusing on breeding, ... pet, or market projects. Market rabbits should be of a commercial breed and fall into one of the ... 5 months) Stewers: over 8 pounds (over 5 months) Make sure you understand the requirements of your fair for ...

  8. Freezing Meat, Poultry and Game

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/HYG-5334

    Food Safety, Selection and Management, Family and Consumer Sciences Meat, poultry and wild game provide ... thawing. Commercially stuffed frozen birds are processed by special procedures to ensure safety. Poultry ... freezing. Poultry might suffer from reduced texture, color and increased potential for freezer burn and ...

  9. Powdery Mildew of Grape

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/plpath-fru-37

    powdery mildew fungus does not require free water on the plant tissue surface to infect. Powdery mildew ... ripen, they fail to color properly and have a blotchy appearance at harvest. Berries are susceptible to ... direct contrast to most other grape diseases such as black rot and downy mildew that require free water ...

  10. Water Effects on Livestock Performance

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/ANR-13

    functions require it. Easy access to quality and plentiful water supplies may increase livestock ... of dehydration occur until animals show adjustment to the new water source. Water Requirements Are ... temperature of water and the environmental temperature. The minimum requirement of water intake is reflected ...

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