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  1. Pearl Millet as a Cover Crop in Ohio

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-0117

    establishment window (state average): May 20–Sept. 6 Upright growth habit: 2–4 feet Preferred soil pH: 5.5–7.5 ... Performance Dry matter = 1,500–4,000 lb. per acre, per year Biomass quantity is highly dependent on ... Graze at 24–30 inches to reduce the risk of nitrate toxicity. Mid-season cutting increases root ...

  2. On-Farm Agrichemical Mixing/Loading Pad

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/fabe-522

    storage and handling sites present a high potential risk for polluting surface and ground water because of ... agrichemicals represents a potential risk for contamination of soil and water resources and a risk to human ... land resources, people and animals. Because of the potential for contamination of soil and water ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Correcting Irregular Spread Patterns

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/fabe-562

    application. After conducting a standard pan test, refer to this document for correcting spread patterns to ... (Part 1) Conduct a standard pan test (Part 1) Spread pattern assessment and adjustment (Part 2) Document ... three-part series for more information on calibration of metering devices, as well as standard pan testing ...

  5. Fruits and Vegetables Are a Convenience for Busy People!

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/HYG-5302

    vegetables are low in calories and fat, and high in vitamins, minerals and fiber. Eating lots of fruits and ... vegetables as part of a low-fat, high-fiber diet might help reduce blood pressure, manage weight and reduce ... risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancer. Getting Enough Fruits and Vegetables Have fruits ...

  6. Abnormal Ears in Corn—When and Why Do They Develop?

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-0139

    reducing productivity and spurring research about the underlying causes. Distinct differences exist between ... fields averaged 26% of abnormal ears, with abnormal ear production ranging between 12 and 49% (that is 12 ... conditions driven by unfavorable growing conditions (environment), susceptible hybrids (genetics), high or ...

  7. Putting MyPlate on Your Table: Vegetables

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/SS-152-15

    a reduced risk of some chronic diseases, such as heart disease, high blood pressure and certain types of ... on gender, age and physical activity level. Personalized guides and other resources can be found at ... Vegetables offer many benefits, as they have a high nutrient content. Nutrients commonly found in vegetables ...

  8. Eye and Face Protection

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/aex-7906

    objects flying at high speed. Selecting Prote​ctive Eyewear In order to be classified as safety glasses, ... Different lenses carry different levels of protection and are identified by a stamp on the lens or arm as ... chemical splash protection. • ANSI standard Z87.2 (Z87+) is for high impact protection.   Most prescription ...

  9. Using Cover Crops to Improve Soil and Water Quality

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-57

    by reducing soil aggregate breakdown. By slowing down wind speeds at ground level and decreasing the ... N uptake with grasses. Legumes accumulate N longer in the spring but with high soil N, legume N fixation ... these changes if soil compaction is high and soil quality is low. Soil Temperature Living cover crops ...

  10. Getting the Most Return From Your Timber Sale

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

    is extremely high. Ice and snow storms, fire, insects, and disease are factors that could cause ... southern and eastern Ohio, will not support more intensive agriculture because the soils are either too ... forest) at about chest height and at ground level (stump) is recommended. In addition, veneer trees are ...

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