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  1. Innovative tech shows promise to boost rubber production in US

    https://fabe.osu.edu/news/innovative-tech-shows-promise-boost-rubber-production-us

    With disease and high demand posing threats to the world’s primary natural rubber supply in ... Beyond tires, rubber has applications in an estimated 50,000 products. The need is urgent for a domestic ... imports for natural rubber. In 2019, 10% of the natural rubber supply was lost to disease – and the risk ...

  2. Interpreting Manure Sample Test Results

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-55

    per acre or 10 ppm, and a potassium soil test level of 50 pounds per acre or 25 ppm with a CEC of 20 ... determine the crop’s needs. The soil test will contain the current levels of nitrogen, phosphorus and ... with a yield goal of 180 bushels per acre and the field has a phosphorus soil test level of 20 pounds ...

  3. Space AgBio Seminar Series

    https://fabe.osu.edu/events/space-agbio-seminar-series

    be 1:50-2:45 pm Schedule of speakers: 2/13  Reheating and Sterilization Technology for Long-Duration ...

  4. Gas Welding Safety for Trainers and Supervisors

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/aex-892219

    leaks at all connections using approved leak-test solution. Inspect hoses for leaks and worn places. ... When using a single-stage regulator, open cylinder valves very slowly. This keeps sudden high pressures ...

  5. Testing Protocols for Diseases Surveillance in Poultry

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/vme-32

    sensitivity of a test is high, it means that there is a high chance that the sample is actually negative when ... false positives. So, when the specificity of a test is high, it means that there is a high chance that ... often inversely correlated for a given test. In other words, tests with high sensitivity typically have ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Periodical and "Dog-Day" Cicadas

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/ENT-58

    off the tree branch onto the ground below. They typically burrow 6–18 inches into the soil and begin ... tubes that project 3–5 inches above the soil, apparently to escape wet or saturated soils. Periodical ... the nymphal stage. They typically reside in the soil at depths ranging from 1–8 feet, where they use ...

  8. Chicken Breed Selection

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-60

    support shell development. Egg colors vary between breeds. Egg colors include: white, various shades of ... for desired characteristics to be able to grow quickly with high feed efficiency. Similar to White ... and avian influenza. Breeders that are members are required to have their birds tested for ...

  9. Carpenter Ants

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/HYG-2063

    side; one node between the thorax and abdomen; and a fringe of hairs around the anal opening at the tip ... node between the thorax and abdomen; and a fringe of hairs at the tip of the abdomen.  (Illustration ... courtesy of the National Pest Management Association) Carpenter ants DO NOT create mounds in the soil; such ...

  10. Fleas

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/HYG-2081-11

    movement between hair, fur, or feathers on the host. Fleas are excellent jumpers, leaping vertically up to ... several years between meals. Optimum conditions for the flea's life cycle are 70°F to 85°F and 70% ... and discard in an outdoor trash container. If the cleaner uses a liquid water medium in a plastic pan ...

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