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  1. 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 ...

  2. Growing Rhubarb in the Home Garden

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1631

    adjust the values based on a soil test report for the site and the site’s planting area characteristics. ... feet Potash/Potassium oxide (K 2 O): 4½ pounds K2O per 1,000 square feet  If no soil test is available, ... soils, but grows best in fertile, loamy, well-drained soil that has good organic matter content. Careful ...

  3. Food Safety for Fruits and Vegetables

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/ANR-25

    to levels between 50 ppm to 500 ppm depending on the sensitivity of each fruit and vegetable crop. ... are low in fat, high in fiber, and include at least five servings a day of fresh fruits and vegetables ... can protect against many types of cancer and lessen the risk of heart disease (4). However, it is ...

  4. Phytophthora Root and Crown Rot of Fruit Trees

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/plpath-fru-06

    water. The longer the period or periods of soil saturation, the greater the risk of infection. Some ... Heavy, wet soils that remain saturated for extended periods of time are required for disease development. ... Above-ground symptoms vary between tree species, but generally include reduced tree vigor and growth, yellowing ...

  5. Slugs on Field Crops

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/ENT-20

    later plantings when the soil has warmed might be considered. However, the risk of significant feeding ... that formulators produce products that have a relatively high level of metaldehyde, or active ... are left on the soil surface. There are many advantages to growers with no-till, including reduced ...

  6. Using °Brix as an Indicator of Vegetable Quality: Linking Measured Values to Crop Management

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/HYG-1651

    often significant and immediate impacts on vegetable °Brix levels. In contrast, soil and crop nutrient ... timing or soil moisture levels also affect °Brix but in ways that may complicate management decisions. ... Production factors such as temperature and light levels and soil moisture and fertility status influence crop ...

  7. Spray Irrigation of Reclaimed Wastewater for Rural Homes

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/AEX-758

    Septic systems require deep permeable soil of at least 36 inches to treat and safely disperse wastewater ... onsite. However, in almost 85 percent of Ohio’s land area, the soil is too shallow to seasonal water ... where trenches or mounds are dangerous to install. sites with shallow soils to a limiting condition—as ...

  8. Japanese Beetle

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/ENT-46

    spore count must build up for 2 to 3 years to achieve maximum levels. In Ohio and Kentucky, test trials ... usually in high-quality urban turf. Beetle skeletonizing a leaf Hosts The adult beetles are general ... cherry, zinnias and others, although only about 50 species are preferred. Their larvae, called white ...

  9. Field and Woodland Fungi

    https://plantpath.osu.edu/courses/plntpth-3333

    faculty and guest mycologists, along with technical instruction by highly skilled amateur mycologists. ...

  10. Pruning and Care of Tree Wounds

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

    well-drained, quality soils, with good texture, structure, and containing adequate levels of organic matter, ... in a high-quality, well-drained soil will go a long way to minimize wound healing problems. If the ... and valuable to homeowners on many levels, they also can pose serious risks if they are not properly ...

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