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  1. Growing Giant Pumpkins in the Home Garden

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1646

    add organic matter to the soils. Fertilizer and Lime A soil test is recommended in the fall to address ... prior to spring planting. Always apply lime and fertilizers based on soil test recommendations. ... moisture levels. The plastic can be installed when the soil is in good planting condition, any time from ...

  2. Powdery Mildew of Wheat

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/plpath-cer-11

    mild weather during April and May. Mild temperatures, high relative humidity and dense stands of wheat ... growth, especially between the stem elongation and heading growth stages. However, in most years, wheat ... not require free water on the plant surfaces, but high relative humidity (near 100 percent) favors ...

  3. Reducing 2,4-D and Dicamba Drift Risk to Fruits, Vegetables and Landscape Plants

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-6105

    The main reason is that proliferation of weed species with high levels of resistance to the most ... perceived risks may not be as high as many people fear. 2,4-D and dicamba have, after all, been used on ... cure. We encourage open and frank communication between all parties. Spell out the risk. Inform your ...

  4. Using °Brix as an Indicator of Vegetable Quality: An Overview of the Practice

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/HYG-1650

    surprisingly, companies rely heavily on panel testing, which is time-consuming and costly. Of course, farmers ... and produce managers and handlers cannot run extensive panel tests to identify which product(s) may ... others can rely on proven indicators of quality and field-friendly tools for measuring them. The level of ...

  5. Selecting, Storing, and Serving Ohio Pears

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/HYG-5526

    below are approximations. 1 bushel = approximately 50 pounds  1 pound = 2 or 3 medium-sized pears ... color. For these varieties, use the Check-the-Neck test, where gentle thumb pressure is applied near the ... A medium-sized pear (3½ ounce) provides about 100 calories and 6 grams of fiber. Pears contain potassium, copper, ...

  6. Role of Soil Bacteria

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-36

    at high soil pH levels (Ingham, 2009). Actinomycetes are important in forming stable humus, which ... µm). A teaspoon of productive soil generally contains between 100 million and 1 billion bacteria. That ... particles (<.2 µm) and silt soil particles (2-50 µm). They grow and live in thin water films around soil ...

  7. Asian Tiger Mosquito

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/ent-87

    areas of natural soil substrate, such as marshes, swamps, or flooded ditches. Eggs are laid in ... vector for many public health diseases, but some locations of the world are more at risk than others and ... vector for these diseases or that they occur in high frequency in the United States or in Ohio. ...

  8. Selecting, Storing, and Serving Ohio Cabbage

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-5513

    medium-high heat (see recipe below). Sauté by heating 2 tablespoons of oil in a frying pan. Add several cups ... are approximations. 1 bag or crate = 50 pounds. 1 bushel = about 32 pounds. 50 pounds = 16–20 quarts. ... 10 pounds shredded cabbage = 3–4 quarts sauerkraut. 1 medium head of Chinese cabbage or 1 head (about ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Improving Biomass Properties via Densification and Upgrading

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/fabe-6605

    3,300 (88.6) Briquettes [8, 20]* 350 (21.8) 6,400 (171.8) 6-30 (0.2-1.2) Dia.: 50-100 Length: 60-150 ... lower than coal or corn grain. They also have high moisture content which can accelerate degradation ... ft.) high, 0.45–1.2 m (1.5–4 ft.) wide and 0.9–2.4 m (3–8 ft.) long (Shah and Darr 2016; and ...

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