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  1. Understanding Soil Microbes and Nutrient Recycling

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/SAG-16

    and the microbes and soil organisms habitat are destroyed. In a no-till field, high levels of SOM are ... Bacteria 10 8 –10 9 40–500 Actinomycetes 10 7 –10 8 40–500 Fungi 10 5 –10 6 100–1500 Algae 10 4 –10 5 1–50 ... nutrients. Consider the following three scenarios. Soils typically turnover 1 to 3 percent of their nitrogen ...

  2. Bumble Bees and Solitary Bees & Wasps in Urban Landscapes

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/HYG-2143-10

    insects, living in annual colonies that are formed in soil cavities, old rodent burrows, or similar voids. ... summer. There are usually less than 50 individuals in a colony and nests are generally found in habitats ... in ground that has little or no plant cover. They can throw up soil into a pile that is commonly an ...

  3. An Overview of Drying Hardwood Lumber

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/F-73-12

    that provides ample space between the soil and the bottom layer of the boards (Figure 1). At least 12 ... lumber because careless handling may diminish the value of high quality boards. Boards should be stacked ... The supporting foundation must be level and built on solid footings. Uneven settling of the foundation ...

  4. Yersinia Enterocolitica: A Rare but Important Food Safety Concern for Young Children and Immune-compromised Individuals

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/HYG-5574-11

    cause contamination of soil and water, which in turn can contaminate foods of all types. Infection with ... are found in soil and water and cross-contamination during food handling is the main reason these ... cdc.gov/yersinia/index.html. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2011). Vital signs: Incidence and trends of infection ...

  5. Controlling Non-Native Invasive Plants in Ohio Forests: Japanese Stiltgrass

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/F-70-11

    with sufficient soil nutrients and moisture; conversely, it can tolerate low-nutrient and low-moisture ... exposes bare mineral soil. Where white-tailed deer are abundant, their preferential browsing on native ... seed into non-infested areas. Place high priority in controlling stiltgrass along trails, especially ...

  6. Chlorinated Water Sanitation of Leafy Green Vegetables For Fresh Produce Processors

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/aex-262

    granulated powder 65 or 68% free active chlorine high capital, high operation hazardous due to higher percent ... chlorine Sodium Hypochlorite water-based formulation 5 to 15% free active chlorine high capital, high ... operation low level safety concerns The cost of each sanitizer varies due to the active chlorine ...

  7. Lime and the Home Lawn

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-4026

    between 6.0 and 7.0. The amount of lime required to raise soil pH to this level for a particular soil is ... performing a soil test are strongly discouraged because alkaline (high pH) conditions may develop. When Is ... and pH of 7.0 is considered neutral. For turfgrasses used in Ohio home lawns, a soil pH between 6.0 ...

  8. Mummy Berry of Blueberry

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/plpath-fru-46

    effective. Mummies that are disturbed or covered with soil at this time remain dormant or do not produce ... spores. Cultivating between rows and raking under plants to disturb or cover mummies should be done as ...

  9. Snowplows in Amish Country: A Guide for Buggy Drivers, Pedestrians, and Snowplow Operators

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/AEX-596.8-11

    are few rules governing the specific interaction between snowplows and horse-drawn vehicles, there are ... for horses are highly recommended in order to help motorists visualize the horse in addition to the ... Operators • If possible, it is highly recommended that snowplow activity be restricted on certain roads ...

  10. Spider Mites and Their Control

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/HYG-2012-11

    silk webbing. Spider mites are very tiny, being less than 1/50 inch (0.4 mm) long when adults.  Many ... and annual flowers. The females overwinter in the soil or on host plants. The females become active in ...

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