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  1. Using Ice to Protect Outdoor-Growing Plants against Frosts and Freezes

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1262

    a frost occurs when the plants are outside? This is a risk that growers are willing to take and they try ... to minimize the risk by using some preventative measures. Before we describe one of the tools ... important difference between the two. Frost occurs when the air is dry, the wind is calm, and there is no ...

  2. Selecting, Storing, and Serving Ohio Potatoes

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-5529

    a cool, dry, dark place that is well ventilated. The ideal temperature is between 45–50 degrees ... broth to a boil over medium high heat. While broth is heating, chop vegetables. Add chopped potatoes, ... potatoes =  about 3 medium potatoes 3 cups peeled and sliced 2½ cups peeled and diced 2 cups mashed 2 cups ...

  3. Growing American Ginseng in Ohio: Selecting a Site

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/F-58

    other aspects. These lower slope positions are often well-shaded and have deeper soil and more moisture ... soils, more leaf litter accumulation, and more moisture-holding capacity. Forest Canopy Next, look at the ... is suitable for ginseng production. Avoid sites with high percentages of oaks in the canopy. Oak ...

  4. Growing Peaches and Nectarines in the Home Landscape

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1406

    compost. Take a soil sample, have the soil tested by your local Extension office, and add the recommended ... considered as substitutes for peaches. Genetically, the only difference between peaches and nectarines is the ... yellow or white-fleshed.   Selecting Peaches and Nectarines for Consumption High quality peaches and ...

  5. Physical Properties of Granular Fertilizers and Impact on Spreading

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/fabe-5501

    equates to a SGN = 150. Using sieves, once can interpret a SGN of 150 as 50% of particles were retained on ... increases, leading to high risk of product segregation during spreading. Table 1 provides the following SGN ... percentile level, respectively, for a sample     d 50  = the median diameter for a sample UI (uniformity ...

  6. Growing Muskmelons in the Garden

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1615

    to be based on soil test results. Soil sample bags, forms, and instructions are available from your ... especially in seasons with heavy rainfall. Lime should be applied only if indicated by soil test results to ... raise the soil pH to the range of 6.4 to 6.7. Pest Management Insect Management Adequate spacing between ...

  7. Growing Cabbage in the Home Garden

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1611

    between 35 and 50 degrees F can lead to premature flowering. Cabbage should be grown in the spring or fall ... Soil pH should be maintained between 6.0 and 6.8 for optimum growth. This range of soil pH will ... Fertilizing Fertilizer and lime are best applied using the results of a soil test as a guide. Contact your ...

  8. Selecting, Storing, and Serving Ohio Cherries

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/HYG-5515

    stirring to mix well. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat and simmer, stirring ... reduced inflammation and reduced risk of cardiovascular disease. Cherries contain vitamin C, ... their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory qualities. Storage Cherries are highly perishable and should be ...

  9. Fundamentals of energy analysis for crop production agriculture

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/fabe-6621

    equivalent coefficients (×10 3 BTU Unit-1) [Reference] Labor h 1.50 [2], 1.86 [3] Machinery lb   Tractor ...   40.25 [4] Self-propelled combine   37.67 [4] Agricultural equipment   27.0 [4] Diesel fuel gal 171.50 ... [7], 43.51 [3] Fungicides   49.44 [7], 84.26 [2], 92.86 [3] Fertilizer lb   Nitrogen   21.50 [2], 28.44 ...

  10. Calving Management in Dairy Herds: Timing of Intervention and Stillbirth

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/VME-29

    between dystocia and assisted birth. Assisted birth is defined as a birth in which assistance is required ... required during parturition) varies between studies, but it is generally higher in primiparous cows ... injury to the dam. 2,3  Training should provide clear information on how to identify animals at risk of ...

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