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  1. Growing Peppers in the Home Garden

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1618

    season. Ideally, soil should be well drained and contain high organic matter. However, peppers can thrive ... between 100,000 and 350,000 on the Scoville scale, an index of pepper spiciness. Photo by Dave Horvath. ... transplant roots.   Fertilizing Before the growing season, a soil test is recommended. This will help ...

  2. Drinking Water Regulations

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/aex-423

    Medium 3,300–50,000 people Large More than 50,000 people Public water systems are also classified into ... high quality drinking water to homes and businesses is a priority in Ohio and the nation. To accomplish ... certified to operate systems serving more than 250 people. Test drinking water and report results to Ohio ...

  3. Monitoring and Managing Spotted Wing Drosophila in Fruit Crops

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/ent-0086

    ranges between 12 and 20 counties per year, with one to several monitoring sites inside each county. The ... solution can be apple juice concentrate (150 mL), yeast bait (1 tablespoon dry yeast, 4 tablespoons white ... done easily using the saltwater test method. With this method, fruit is simply added to a container ...

  4. Potassium

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-5588

    recommended potassium levels may be influential in glucose control and the risk of diabetes. Potassium ... indicates increasing potassium creates a protective effect against hypertension (high blood pressure). The ... muscles contract—including your heart—and helps with nerve function. Consuming a high potassium diet has ...

  5. Whole Farm Planning Model

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-52

    test that can identify individuals suited for a career in agriculture. Each member of the farm business ... high-quality apples and table grapes in sufficient quantity to provide a good standard of living for my family ... financial, marketing, personnel and risk-management sectors of the business. One recommended method of ...

  6. Controlling Non-Native Invasive Plants in Ohio's Forests: Autumn Olive and Russian Olive

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/F-69-11

    a wide variety of sites including nutrient- poor soils. They are among the first plants to leaf out in ... forests or wet soils. Identification The most prominent characteristic of both species is the silvery ... viable in the soil for approximately three years. Twigs Silvery or golden brown, scaly when young, often ...

  7. Efficient Lawn Care Practices to Help Protect Ohio’s Waterways

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-5812

    surprised by the high levels of nutrients in their yards. If nutrients are needed, soil test results provide ... soils already contain adequate levels of potassium, but it is best to do a soil test. Timing is ... nutrients in place and prevent the overuse of certain nutrients in lawns and landscapes. Soil Testing for ...

  8. Estimated Return-to-Seed of Variable vs. Uniform Corn Seeding Rates

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/agf-520

    to predict or identify areas of consistent yield levels (high, medium, low) and stability (stable vs. ... profitability—can vary within and among fields with small differences in soils and weather. Given the advances in ... are still questions related to how variable rate seeding changes seeding rate, yield level, and ...

  9. Western Ohio Cropland Values and Cash Rents 2017-18

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/aede-17-18

    land with highly productive soils. Average land will typically be the majority of land in a given ... quality soils translate into higher rents. Fertility Levels: Higher fertility levels often result in ... variability of those crop returns. Soils and drainage capabilities are the two factors that most influence ...

  10. Food Safety in Gardens

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1153

    water is recommended. Have your soil tested for nutrients (macro and micro), pH and heavy metals such as ... and for determining the use of soil amendments. The fact sheet “Soil Testing for Ohio Lawns, ... Landscapes, Fruit Crops, and Vegetable Gardens” (HYG-1132) provides detailed information on soil tests ...

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