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  1. Food Preservation: Making Jerky

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-5362

    of allowing bacteria that can cause human illness to grow to high levels in the warm, dry ... meat is typically reduced to about 4 ounces.   The biggest safety concern when making jerky is the risk ... drying to decrease the risk of foodborne illness, do so at the end of the marination time. To heat, bring ...

  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. Barley as a Cover Crop in Ohio

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-0113

    Sept. 28 Upright growth habit: 1.5–3.0 feet Preferred soil pH: 6.0–7.0 Table 1. Rating the traits of ... Expected Planting Drilled at ¾–1½ inches 50–75 lb./acre (pure live seed) Broadcast with shallow ... Performance Dry matter = 2,000–5,000 lb. per acre, per year Biomass quantity is highly dependent on ...

  4. Northern House Mosquito

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/ent-89

    age of 50, and particularly older males, are at a higher risk of developing severe illness. Image: ... increase risk, with men over 50 appearing to be at higher risk for severe disease. If you are at risk, be ... eggs on the surface of water-holding containers in a raft consisting of around 150 eggs glued together ...

  5. Herbicide Injury and the Problem of Spray Drift

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-0137

    but it has a high degree of uptake from the soil and is very persistent. Grape injury has been ... vineyard. Injury, however, may occur if the spray rate is too high when these herbicides are applied to soil ... may provide an acceptable level of weed control while minimizing the risk of severe grape injury as ...

  6. Depreciation of Farm Drainage Tile

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/OAM-1

    characterized by fertile, flat soils and adequate rainfall, crop production occurs on 45 percent of Ohio's ... land area. About 55 percent of Ohio's agricultural soils need drainage improvement to minimize ... soil erosion, excess soil-water conditions in the plant root zone, and unfavorable field conditions for ...

  7. Composting at Home

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1189-99

    thatch (an unhealthy, organic debris-layer between the soil and live grass). Finally, average mowing time ... chipped brush, and plant cuttings—improves soil, protects the environment, and saves money. Homeowners ... as leaves and food scraps, into a valuable fertilizer that can enrich soil and plants. Anything that ...

  8. Role of Soil Fungus

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-37

    have large fruiting bodies or mushrooms that dominate in high residue and forested soil (Dick, R., ... have a F:B ratio of 0.1 to 0.3 with soils that are high in nitrogen, low carbon, neutral pH, and with ... 1992). Summary Most soil fungi decompose recalcitrant organic residues high in cellulose and lignin. ...

  9. COVID-19 and Deer Hunting Pathogen Safety

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/1027

    sites showed both SARS-CoV-2 RNA (Hale et al. 2022), and between 6–40% of the deer had antibodies to the ... hunters should be aware of the possible risk of white-tailed deer COVID-19 transmission to humans. ... reduce your risk of coming into contact with pathogens transmitted through respiratory droplets. ...

  10. Sudangrass as a Cover Crop in Ohio

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-0119

    average): May 20–Sept. 6 Upright growth habit: up to 8 feet Preferred soil pH: 6.0–7.0 Table 1. Rating the ... efotg.sc.egov.usda.gov/#/state/OH/documents/section=4&folder=-6. Performance Dry matter = 4,000–8,000 lb. per acre, per year Biomass quantity is highly dependent ... soil organic matter and reducing compaction. There is potential for prussic acid poisoning in livestock ...

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