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  1. Composting at Home

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1189-99

    improving the capacity to hold water and nutrients (particularly in sandy soils), and adding essential ... help clean the air, conserve soil, and beautify landscapes. What Can I Compost? Most yard trimmings ... including compost microbes, needs a certain amount of water and air to survive. Microbes function best when ...

  2. Providing Livestock Comfort at the County Fair

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/aex-155-04

    properly ventilated to minimize the heat stress on the occupants. Fair buildings need good air exchange to ... humidity cannot be lowered, more air movement over people and animals removes heat, helping to reduce heat ... stress. Fair managers should evaluate existing buildings for good air exchange and air movement, and make ...

  3. Smart Eating for Healthy Aging

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/ss-207-06

    present in nuts, seeds, seafood, olives, and avocados Water and other unsweetened fluids, such as those ...

  4. Growing Rhubarb in the Home Garden

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

    the soil firmly around the roots and water well. As soil and air temperatures begin to warm, new buds ... soils, but grows best in fertile, loamy, well-drained soil that has good organic matter content. Careful ... soil preparation will help rhubarb stay healthy and productive for many years. The planting area should ...

  5. Lime and the Home Lawn

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-4026

    soil pH are decomposition of soil organic matter and irrigation of soil with acidic water. The ... about effectively applying lime to the lawn. Why Do Home Lawns Need Lime? Lime is applied to the soil of ... home lawns to increase the soil pH. Soil pH, a measure of the soil's acidity or alkalinity, can ...

  6. Hepatitis E: A Foodborne Zoonotic Threat in the U.S. and Abroad

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

    tainted water, or through produce irrigated or fertilized with feces from infected swine herds. Currently ... veterinarians (Cossaboom et al. 2016). Foods Implicated In developing countries, drinking unsanitary water is ... before eating them. Wash hands with warm soapy water before and after handling raw foods and if you’ve ...

  7. Lawn Grass Cultivar Selection

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-4027

    Shady, wet, poorly drained areas, or regions of the lawn with poor soil, pH extremes, drought ...

  8. Northern House Mosquito

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/ent-89

    on pools of calm water. They prefer natural habitats such as stagnant water in ditches, large ... filled with water. This preference classifies them as “container-breeding mosquitoes.” They also tend to ... prefer water that is murkier and has more bacteria than most other mosquitoes. Life Stages The Northern ...

  9. Asian Tiger Mosquito

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

    is an important pest in Ohio.  Figure 1: Adult female Asian tiger mosquito on water. Notice the ... tiger mosquitoes do not lay eggs directly in water like many other mosquito species. Instead, eggs are ... laid on the sides of or near water-holding containers. These mosquitoes also do not lay their eggs in ...

  10. Soybean Foliar Products

    https://hardin.osu.edu/program-areas/agriculture-and-natural-resources/agnr-news-articles/soybean-foliar-products

    high pH or high organic matter such as muck soils, especially if soils are droughty. In dry soil ... soil conditions, it can be tempting to apply foliar products to help the plants ‘recover’. These fields ...

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