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  1. Composting at Home

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

    form. Organic matter in the soil improves plant growth by  stimulating the development of beneficial ... 2020). How Does Composting Improve Soil Health? Compost returns organic matter to the soil in a usable ... improving the capacity to hold water and nutrients (particularly in sandy soils), and adding essential ...

  2. Smart Eating for Healthy Aging

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

    that you have less interest in food than you did before. Many people over the age of 65 are either ... those from plants (canola, corn, olive, peanut, safflower, soybean, sunflower, etc.) and those naturally ... Intern, Department of Human Nutrition, The Ohio State University; and Abbey Mens, Dietetic Intern, ...

  3. Growing Rhubarb in the Home Garden

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

    square foot of soil. Improve the soil’s organic matter by mixing in 3–4 inches of compost or composted ... growth. The tops are usually killed in the first heavy freeze in the fall, but the roots survive and ... Perpetual, and Valentine. Rhubarb varieties vary in color and the number of seed stalks produced. Some ...

  4. Nurturant Grandfathering: Let’s Get Involved

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-5800

    found that there are an estimated 31 million grandfathers in the United States of America (Survey of ... recent decades toward a greater variety of nurturing behaviors, there has been an increased interest in ... term generativity to refer to a stage of human maturity in which adults develop “the interest in ...

  5. Providing Livestock Comfort at the County Fair

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

    facility. In addition, the number of fans needed to create a four-to-five-mile-per-hour flow rate for only ... popularity with exhibitors of smaller animals. This increase in electrical usage can easily overload the ... foot of net opening for every 100 square feet of floor area. Ridge openings are more effective in the ...

  6. Northern House Mosquito

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

    have one pair of wings covered in scales and a noticeable tube-like mouthpart called a proboscis. The ... severe allergic reaction in the skin of human and animal hosts, leaving a red and itchy welt near the ... sweat (McMeniman et al. 2014). Females of the Northern house mosquito lay eggs in clusters called rafts ...

  7. August 2021 Highlights

    https://fst.osu.edu/newsletter/food-science-and-technology-news/august-2021-highlights

    expert in the area of food safety. The Ohio State University Board of Trustees approved the ... establishment  of the Virginia Hutchinson Bazler and Frank E. Bazler Chair in Food Science in November 2020. We ... grant from Reckitt Benckiser (formerly Mead Johnson) for a proposal titled “Effect of lipids in digested ...

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

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

    can acquire some strains of HEV from animals. HEV is endemic in many U.S. swine herds without ... breeder, and laying flocks.  Figure 1. In the United States, 6.5% of pigs at slaughter have the hepatitis ... at higher risk of severe disease. Finally, pregnant women in their third trimester are more ...

  9. Lime and the Home Lawn

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

    in Ohio home lawns, a soil pH between 6.0 and 7.0 (slightly acidic) is ideal. Many of our home lawn ... such as calcium, magnesium, and potassium from the soil. This occurs more frequently in areas of heavy ... geological formations in Ohio it can be expected that there is a higher likelihood of acidic soils in eastern ...

  10. 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 ... similarities in appearance, growth habitat, ability to compete, and the climatic adaptation of the cultivars ... available in bulk and there are often blend varieties or mixes of species based on the needs of the ...

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