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  1. Hearing Protection

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/aex-7902

    exposure to the noise can increase the risk for noise-induced hearing loss. Noise levels are measured in ... exposure to high noise levels can lead to gradual hearing loss that is not detected immediately, and sounds ... prolonged exposure to noise can be very damaging to hearing. Both the level of noise and the length of ...

  2. Keeping Sun Safe

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hsc-7

    and reduce your risk of skin cancer. Daily sunscreen use and following these recommended practices ... a 30 to 50 SPF (Sun Protection Factor) rating for best protection. Sunscreens contain one or more ... between the hours of 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM, trying to stay in the shade when you need to be out during ...

  3. Rabies Prevention in Livestock

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/vme-0001

    making the decision about the need for rabies vaccination. Vaccination of people in high-risk jobs, such ... the usual culprits  for spreading infection in Ohio with cats and dogs occasionally testing positive ... and one fox. While skunks and dogs have tested positive in the past, no confirmed cases were reported ...

  4. Growing Cauliflower in the Garden

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1613

    adequate if an equal amount of rainfall does not occur. Soil pH should be maintained between 6.0 and 6.8 ... lime are best applied using the results of a soil test as a guide. Contact your local OSU Extension ... office for information on soil testing. In the absence of a soil test, 2 to 3 pounds of 8-16-16 ...

  5. Shiitake Mushroom Production: Steps to Cultivation and Considerations for Production

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/f-0039

    variations between strains as high as 65-fold. For most individuals, growing shiitake mushrooms will be ... over $27 million from 2021 to 2022, which is up $3 million from 2019 to 2020. These mushrooms are high ... from inexpensive homemade products to high-tech equipment that costs thousands of dollars. However, ...

  6. Respiratory Protection

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/aex-7907

    cartridge respirators. A fit test is required before use. • Combination respirators have a filter for ... particles and a cartridge for gases and vapors. They are also called dual cartridge respirators. A fit test ... acceptable. • A fit test must be performed before a respirator is used to assure proper protection. Respirator ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Red Clover as a Cover Crop in Ohio

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-0132

    soil pH: 6.2–7.0 Table 1. Rating the traits of cover crop red clover. Heat tolerance Very good Drought ... Performance Dry matter = 2,000–5,000 lb. per acre, per year Biomass quantity is highly dependent on ... planting/termination dates and precipitation. Total nitrogen (N) = 70–150 lb. of N per acre (not fertilizer ...

  9. Buckwheat as a Cover Crop in Ohio

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-0122

    Cultural Traits Summer annual Minimum germination temperature: 50 degrees Fahrenheit Reliable establishment ... window (state average): June 11–Sept. 28 Semi-upright to upright growth habit: 2–5 feet Preferred soil ... Performance Dry matter = 500–2,500 lb. per acre, per year Biomass quantity is highly dependent on ...

  10. Strategies to Minimize Spray Drift for Effective Spraying in Orchards and Vineyards

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/fabe-535

    without air-assistance, nozzles producing very fine or fine droplets have a high-risk of producing drift ... however, poses a relatively low risk of injury to nearby sensitive crops compared to the physical movement ... publication (FABE-525) “ Effect of Major Variables on Drift Distances of Spray Droplets.” The risk of drift is ...

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