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  1. Natural Organic Lawn Care

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-4031

    performed at a soil-testing lab. Most tests will measure pH and various nutrient levels. Also included will ... amounts of the nutrients plants need. A useful tool in the assessment of soil quality is a soil test ... tests are usually available as an option and measure the percentage of organic matter in the soil. In ...

  2. Best Practices for Effective Spraying in Orchards and Vineyards

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/fabe-539

    high winds, high temperatures, and low relative humidity increases the risk of spray drift. If weather ... level of skill and knowledge than all other operations required to grow crops. This is especially the ... the required gallonage (gal/acre) to the nozzles. Ensure that hoses and fittings between the pump and ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Forest Products Terminology

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/F-85

    pressure-treating wood with preservatives in order to achieve high retention levels. It incorporates pulling ... chemistry, and engineering, among many others. This blending can at times lead to communication gaps between ... environmental protection at the state level (ex. wood preservative application, dry kiln operation). State ...

  5. Calibrating Boom Sprayers for Forestry Herbicide Application

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/fabe-529

    bring the error margin between the new and the old nozzle within 10 percent of the new nozzle flow rate, ... a four-nozzle boom deliver 42, 47, 50, and 56 ounces/minute (OPM) at 40 PSI spray pressure. The nozzle catalog ... indicates that a new nozzle of the same type and capacity has a flow rate of 50 OPM at the same spray ...

  6. Management Considerations for the Cribbing Horse

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

    Pinchbeck, G. L. (2015). Management and horse‐level risk factors for recurrent colic in the UK general equine ... (Litva, Robinson, & Archer, 2010). Horses that have more grain in their diet have an increased risk of ... developing stereotypies, while increased roughage in the diet has been associated with a decreased risk of ...

  7. Healthy Cooking for One or Two

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/fcs-1004

    container) tend to be low in nutrition and high in fat, sugar, sodium, and calories, and therefore are not as ... Breakfast- High-fiber cereal, yogurt, or a fruit or protein shake with fruit and vegetables. Lunch- Leftovers ... bring much enjoyment— a fit body, good health, and a reduced risk of many diseases. Make eating an ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Farming with Parkinson’s Disease

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/AEX-982.5-11

    Parkinson's disease developing. They are: High levels of moderate to vigorous physical activity like biking ... is believed to be caused by a combination of environmental risk factors and genetic susceptibility. ... intellectual level. Family members sometimes grow concerned because of what appears to be a lack of ...

  10. 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 ...

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