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  1. Rain, Rain, Go Away, Right On Down the Ditch and Drain

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/rain-rain-go-away-righto-down-ditch-and-drain

    The Wayne County Soil and Water Conservation District supplies great resources and photos of two-stage ... living in the soil of the second stage decrease water nitrates through denitrification and increase ... growth by preventing water-logged soil and roots and may even help you farm that last area that usually ...

  2. Easy Home Food Preservation

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    cover with 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil or water and freeze. Once frozen, the herbs can be stored in ... a freezer container or bag and placed back in the freezer. Push excess air out of the bag to avoid freezer ... best quality. Alternatively, there are four methods for drying herbs – oven, microwave, air, and ...

  3. (Backyard) Bird is the Word- Raise Your Own Little Chicks

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/backyard-bird-word-raise-your-own-little-chicks

    waterer are also essential. If you can purchase them in red, do so, as it will attract the birds to them. ... When placing the chicks in their new abode, dip their beaks in to the waterer so they know where to ...

  4. Japanese Beetles- Little Beetles with Big Appetites

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    Japanese beetle patrol.  This involves filling a container with soapy water and then doing a daily walk ... about the landscape inspecting plants and knocking any beetles that are found into the soapy water ...

  5. Laundry Tips and Myths

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    Instead, wash after wearing about three times unless visibly soiled or sweaty. Wash in cold water to help ... a worthwhile practice to sort and wash similar colors and soil levels together. Why risk ruining that favorite ...

  6. Warm Weather Means Warm Season Grasses

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    hybrids). Warm season grasses are also known as C 4 grasses and do most of their growing when air ... annuals also require less water to increase their dry matter volume. Now that corn and beans have been ... planted, it is time to plant sorghum, sudangrass, and sudex because soil temperature will consistently ...

  7. Crop Scouting Update

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    saltwater solution (1Tbs. salt/cup water) for 15 minutes. If SWD are present, they will float to the top. ...

  8. Shoo Fly, Don't Bother Me. Or My Cows!

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    reproduce in moist environments, so soiled bedding, old feed, and manure piles are prime areas to locate ...

  9. Bring on the Heat

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    (panting). Dairy cows become severely dehydrated when water loss equals 12% of their body weight, and with ... exhalation being a main form of water loss, panting and water loss go hand in hand. On extremely hot days, ... providing enough water is essential to prevent hyperthermia and its effects such as inability to quench ...

  10. Taking a Time Out

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    cause us to slow down.  What does the air smell like today?  How does the coffee really taste?  How do ...

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