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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. Growing American Ginseng in Ohio: An Introduction

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/F-56

    soil conditions. Soil testing is highly recommended. See OSU Extension Fact Sheet F-58, Growing ... high value, it is sought after by many. The biggest potential problem any grower will face is the risk ... source. Current cost of stratified seed is between \$85 to \$150 per pound. Planting can be as simple as ...

  3. Selecting, Storing, and Serving Ohio Eggplant

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-5517

    shaped. For the best quality, choose one that is of medium size (3 to 4 inches in diameter). Other ... recommendations. The recommendations below are approximations. 1 medium eggplant = about 1½ pounds 1 pound fresh ... the vegetable crisper of your refrigerator at 45–50 degrees Fahrenheit. Your refrigerator should be ...

  4. Selecting Hydrangeas for the Home Landscape

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1263

    aluminum phosphate unavailable to the plant. While a soil test will provide the level of phosphorus, there ... cultivars of oakleaf, smooth, and panicle hydrangeas were attracting a high level of some pollinators, in ... lower pH levels (acid soils), aluminum is more readily available to the plant and flowers become blue. ...

  5. Advanced Food Process Design

    https://fabe.osu.edu/courses/fabeng-7430

    of foods with quantification of the physical changes occurring between the time of raw material ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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, ...

  10. 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 ...

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