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  1. Composting at Home

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

    heavy clay soils to allow for better root penetration, improving the capacity to hold water and ... pesticides and chemical fertilizers in your yard. Healthy plants help clean the air, conserve soil, and ... microbes, needs a certain amount of water and air to survive. Microbes function best when a compost heap has ...

  2. Providing Livestock Comfort at the County Fair

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

    buildings need good air exchange to keep the inside temperatures as close to outside temperatures as ... possible. When the temperature and 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 ...

  3. Ever-Evolving Aspects of Cannabis Production

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-99

    growers should always return to the basics, conduct soil analysis (especially for pH), and use technical ... in the soil), reduced to 80% in the next four days (5–8 DAP), and to 60% for 9–12 DAP. After twelve ... research-based fertilization programs are not fully developed, a recent study has used tissue analysis to examine ...

  4. Mono-, Relay-, and Double-Crop Production Systems in Northwest Ohio

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-100

    identified as the management factor that most consistently influences soybean grain yield when soil moisture ... soil erosion, reduced nitrate loss, and increased soil organic matter (Kelley, Long, and Todd 2003; ... alfalfa winterkills, what can you do?” Michigan State University Extension, Department of Crop, Soil, and ...

  5. Lime and the Home Lawn

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

    the soil of home lawns to increase the soil pH. Soil pH, a measure of the soil's acidity or ... alkalinity, can directly influence the vigor and quality of the home lawn. When the pH is below 7.0, the soil ... is said to be acidic; when pH is above 7.0, soil is alkaline; and pH of 7.0 is considered neutral. ...

  6. Northern House Mosquito

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

    eggs in clusters called rafts on pools of calm water. They prefer natural habitats such as stagnant ... water in ditches, large puddles, and ponds, and artificial habitats such as catch basins, bird baths, ... flowerpots, and rain gutters filled with water. This preference classifies them as “container-breeding ...

  7. Tool-Based Analyses of Monthly Heating Costs for Protected Cultivation in Ohio

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-98

    soil heat flux is not considered. Greenhouse heat-loss properties are determined based on geometry of ... polyethylene films. No other heat conservation technologies were considered in this analysis. The heating ... system used was a high-efficiency unit heater using separated combustion with overhead air distribution ...

  8. Smart Eating for Healthy Aging

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

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

  9. Soil Evaluation for Home Septic Systems  

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/aex-742

    relative amount of sand, silt, and clay in the soil. Sandy soils feel gritty and can allow air and water to ... profile that allow for the movement of air and water (Figure 2). The soil’s structure changes with depth. ... depth at which the soil is saturated with water for several weeks each year is also a limiting layer. ...

  10. Lawn Grass Cultivar Selection

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

    poor soil, pH extremes, drought susceptibility, etc. all require careful cultivar selection. Turfgrass ...

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