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  1. Growing Apples in the Home Orchard

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1401

    hole at the level they were originally grown in the nursery. Most Ohio soils, however, are not ... and fruit quality, conduct a soil test every two to three years to determine the appropriate ... growing fruit than planting the trees and harvesting the crop. Growing high-quality apples requires ...

  2. Growing Onions in the Garden

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1616

    sandy-loam to silt-loam soils soil with plenty of organic matter. Onions are easily affected by high acid ... soils and prefer soil pH between 6.0 and 6.8. Avoid heavy clay soils as they retain water longer after ... apart. Onion transplants should be planted with 1 inch of the lower portion in the soil. Fertilizing High ...

  3. How to Control and Prevent Mosquito Bites In and Around Ohio Homes

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/ent-88

    studies by Consumer Reports indicate these can be highly effective (Consumer Reports April 16, 2021; ... (approximately 15–20%) tend to last longer than lower percentages, but children should avoid using high ... windy or going to rain during or shortly after pesticide application. Because of the risks associated ...

  4. Performing a Physical Exam on a Chicken

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

    and hold the wings down to restrain it. Then, pick the bird up and insert your fingers between the legs ... upside down may increase the stress level of the bird and may cause regurgitation and possibly subsequent ... hold the head high, indicative of good muscle tone, and be free from swelling. The comb and wattles ...

  5. Nurturant Grandfathering: Investment Work

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/HYG-5807

    between doing investment work and his influence on a grandchild’s family identity, family ideals and ... grandfather-grandchild emotional closeness as well as to higher levels of relationship satisfaction. This means that ... Marriage & Family Review, 49, 26-50. Erikson, Erik H. 1950. Childhood and society. New York: Norton. ...

  6. Winter and Your Backyard Chickens

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

    moisture at the ground level of the coop and can be added or removed as needed. When blocking drafts, do ... frostbite risk than drier air. If a heavy plastic tarp was used to block drafts, ensure that the sides do ... not extend to the roof level to prevent adequate ventilation and allow excess moisture buildup. ...

  7. Western Ohio Cropland Values and Cash Rents 2017-18

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/aede-17-18

    the top land category, which is usually large tracts of land with highly productive soils. Average ... rates are land productivity and potential crop return, and the variability of those crop returns. Soils ... have lower productivity soils, steeper slopes, poor drainage, smaller tracts, or a combination of these ...

  8. Asian Longhorned Beetle

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

    where the beetle has been detected. Removing infested trees or high risk host trees in the surrounding ... oviposition pit has a single egg that is deposited on the sapwood. Each female usually lays between 30 and 90 ... a cerambycid; this is considered the “pencil test.” Other ALB indicators include scars from oviposition pits and ...

  9. Parasites: Cryptosporidium parvum, Cyclospora, and Giardia lamblia

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/HYG-5577

    therefore, most at-risk for being exposed to contaminated water sources. Susceptible groups Everybody is ... susceptible to illness caused by parasites. Children are at the greatest risk, but those individuals who are ... immune-compromised as a result of a chronic illness or transplants and/or pregnancy face considerable risk as well. ...

  10. Phytophthora Root Rot of Raspberry

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/plpath-fru-14

    with field soil. Such plants pose little risk of introducing Phytophthora fungi into the field. To ... associated with heavy soils or portions of the planting that are the slowest to drain (lower ends of rows, ... a distinct line can be seen between infected and healthy tissue, especially on the below-ground portion of ...

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