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  1. 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 ...

  2. Soil Evaluation for Home Septic Systems  

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/aex-742

    first step in constructing a septic system is to understand and describe the soil.  Soil is an excellent ... medium for treating wastewater and is the most important part of a septic system.  The system designer ... uses information about the soil to select the system type and size. Role of Soil in Wastewater ...

  3. Growing Garlic in the Garden

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    feeder, requiring a high level of nutrients. Have the soil tested and analyzed for site-specific ... of soil pH between 6.0 and 8.0, with 6.0 to 6.5 being ideal. Growing garlic in poorly drained, highly ... testing. Garlic prefers a soil pH between 6.0 and 7.0, so you may need to correct pH prior to planting, ...

  4. Selecting, Storing, and Serving Ohio Eggplant

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    shaped. For the best quality, choose one that is of medium size (3 to 4 inches in diameter). Other ... recommendations. The recommendations below are approximations. 1 medium eggplant = about 1½ pounds 1 pound fresh ... the vegetable crisper of your refrigerator at 45–50 degrees Fahrenheit. Your refrigerator should be ...

  5. Spinner-Disc Spreader Set Up and Calibration

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    fertilizer from bouncing out (Figure 3). Pans should be level during tests. Figure 5: Example collection pan ... Pans per Pass 30 23 40 31 50 39 60 47 70 55 80 63 90 71 The size of the pans and test tubes should be ... to ensure consistent particle capture. Remember, the test pan array should always be setup in a level ...

  6. Nurturant Grandfathering: Let’s Get Involved

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    between generativity and its antithesis, stagnation (Erikson 1950). Generativity is concerned with ... in the fact sheets highlight the important connections between research and practice. They bring to ... generativity.” Marriage & Family Review, 49, 26-50. Brunissen, Ludivine, Eli Rapoport, Kate Fruitman, and ...

  7. Winter and Your Backyard Chickens

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    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. ...

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

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    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 ...

  9. Understanding Pesticides in Organic and Conventional Crop Production Systems

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    concerning which pesticides can be used, where pesticides come from, and associated risks to people, ... lower levels over a longer period of time.     In general, pesticides are most effectively used within ... soil, receive appropriate amounts of water, and are surrounded by a biodiversity of beneficial insects ...

  10. Purchasing Nutrients for Hay and Forage Crops

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    compare single nutrient fertilizers. Calculating Fertilizer Cost Based on Soil-Test Results Rarely do ... crops need the three primary nutrients on a one- to-one-to-one basis. It is recommended that a soil-test ... the rates at which those nutrients should be applied. A soil test is the best way to determine the ...

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