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  1. How to Identify and Enhance Ohio’s Wild Bees in Your Landscape

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/ent-85

    using Langstroth hives, pictured here. Photo: MaLisa Spring. Biology of Ground Nesting Bees Most people ... (Claytonia virginica). Photo: MaLisa Spring. Many ground nesting bees are specialists on certain groups of ... distinguished by their “armpit” hair, which allows them to collect pollen further up on their hind leg. Photo ...

  2. Food Preservation: Preserving Water for Emergency Use

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-5354

    sites encourage the home canning of water for emergency use. Here is a way to put safe water in your ... Nebraska. extensionpublications.unl.edu/assets/pdf/g1536.pdf Andress, E. and Harrison, J. Preparing an ...

  3. Raspberries for the Home Fruit Planting

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1421

    interest to the winter landscape. Figure 1. Fresh red raspberries. Photo by Ken Chamberlain. Figure 2.  ... A black raspberry hedge.  Photo by Gary Gao. In Ohio, raspberries ripen shortly after strawberries that ... planting. Types and Cultivars (Varieties) Figure 3. Ripening black raspberries. Photo by Ken Chamberlain. ...

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

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

    a sprinkler head (circle) used to spray water during frost periods. (Photo courtesy Matt Foertmeyer) ... with a sprinkler frost-protection system. (Photo courtesy Matt Foertmeyer)   Other growers instead ... protection system, these plants would have died. (Photo courtesy Matt Foertmeyer) Figure 6. Substantial ...

  5. Phytophthora Root Rot of Raspberry

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/plpath-fru-14

    becomes more likely and severe. Each new infection site is a potential source of additional resting spores ... and zoospores, allowing for epidemic disease development in sites that are subjected to repeated ... site, especially one that has not previously contained fruit crops. Circumstantial evidence suggests ...

  6. Household Well Water Testing

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/aex-314

    collect a sample, and file and act on the results. Annual Water Tests At a minimum, a private well should ... ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/know-your-well-water/well-water-interpretation-tool. File water test reports in a safe place. A water test that proves that well water is good is the ...

  7. Using Cover Crops to Improve Soil and Water Quality

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-57

    and plant roots. (Photo from Building Soils for Better Crops 2nd Ed. by Fred Magdoff and Harold van ... Es) Glomalin surrounding soil particles. (Photo from Dr. Sara Wright, USDA-ARS) Soil Water Cover crops ... Soil erosion, sediment and nutrient losses from cropland. (NRCS photo) Soybeans no-tilled into a cover ...

  8. Emergency Preparedness

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/aex-79024

    informed of the emergency plan and review it regularly. • Identify likely on-site hazards: ◦ Chemicals, ... county Extension service, insurance company, veterinarian, etc. • Create a workplace site map, if the ... need to know the location and condition of the rescue site. Notify the dispatcher if the field is ...

  9. Natural Organic Lawn Care

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-4031

    (photo by Jane Martin) New lawn established the following spring (photo by Jane Martin)   Switching From ... in Ohio. Because it does not have rhizomes, it does not form thatch. Turf-type tall fescue  (photo by ... Jane Martin) A tall fescue lawn, managed organically (photo by Jane Martin) Most turf-type tall fescues ...

  10. Growing Grapes in the Home Fruit Planting

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1423

    select the correct site, right cultivars, and appropriate training and trellis system, maintain a good ...     Figure 1. A beautiful grape arbor at a winery in the Finger Lakes Region in New York. Photo by Gary Gao, ... fruit harvest season when the rows are covered with bird netting. Photo by Gary Gao, OSU South Centers. ...

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