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  1. Lady Beetles

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/ENT-45

    or shape of the spots may vary slightly between individuals of the same species. Be sure to also ... 10 to 50 on undersides of leaves. Life Cycle and Habits The length of the life cycle varies depending ... find food, then lay from 50 to 300 eggs in her lifetime, typically in aphid colonies. Eggs hatch in ...

  2. Choosing a Pesticide Product

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-67

    reduce its numbers to a more manageable level, or eliminate it entirely. Select the most appropriate ... options for pest management that provide the least risk. If further control is needed, then pesticides ... effectively and manage potential risks. You may need to open a booklet attached to the container to find the ...

  3. Food Preservation: Salsa—From Garden to Table

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/HYG-5339

    Place peppers on burner, at least on medium-high (check to see which burner temperature works for ... canned salsa. Home canners should use only research-tested recipes, follow the directions carefully for ... are used in the tested recipes that follow. These recipes have been tested to ensure that they contain ...

  4. Toxoplasma gondii: A Parasite that Causes Toxoplasmosis

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/HYG-5578

    becomes the intermediate host. Eating soil (for instance, soil on a tomato eaten straight from the ... is relatively low in the United States—10.8% for those between the ages of 6 and 49—the parasite is ... of soil to cat feces affect the prevalence of Toxo. Therefore, those who travel are very susceptible ...

  5. Safeguarding Your Herd: How Biosecurity Keeps Salmonella Dublin at Bay

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-26-issue-1/safeguarding-your-herd-how-biosecurity-keeps

    a bacterial pathogen that presents a significant risk to both the dairy industry and human health. While there ... have the same biosecurity requirements. The level of biosecurity varies based on factors like herd ... are part of standard biosecurity procedures to reduce the risk of exposure to Salmonella and other ...

  6. Shiitake Mushroom Production: Fruiting, Harvesting, and Storage

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/f-0042

    Protection After logs are shocked, they are stacked for fruiting, normally using the high A-frame or lean-to ... also occur naturally after a week. At this stage, mushrooms are highly vulnerable to cold and windy ... conditions, which may inhibit growth. Whereas well-colonized soaked logs can have moisture contents as high as ...

  7. Pruning and Care of Tree Wounds

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/HYG-3311-09

    many levels, they also can pose serious risks if they are not properly maintained. Whenever homeowners ... the oak wilt fungal pathogen.  Second, trees that are planted in well-drained, quality soils, with ... good texture, structure, and containing adequate levels of organic matter, grow in a physiologically ...

  8. Stress Management

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/aex-591106

    make people less able to cope with stress. High blood pressure and cholesterol levels increase the ... to manage stress levels and to reduce the effects of unwanted stress. One way to manage stress is to ... the warning signs of stress and monitor stress levels. Change your reaction to stressful events. ...

  9. Recognizing Concussion or TBI in Horseback Riders

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/18

    Head Injuries Participants in several equestrian sports, such as racing and rodeo, are at a high risk ... of suffering from repetitive head injuries. This risk is not limited to only those activities. ... minimize the risk of additional head injuries during what could be a vulnerable period. Clinically, ...

  10. Growing Broccoli in the Home Garden

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1605

    University Extension.   Fertilizing Have the soil tested and analyzed for site specific recommendations on ... vegetable a great source of antioxidants and highly valued as a nutritional food. Head of broccoli after ... Broccoli grows best in areas with full sun and well-drained, fertile soils. Avoid sandy and poorly drained ...

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