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  1. Use of Forage Chicory in a Small Ruminant Parasite Control Program

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/VME-31

    parasite control strategies that minimize the use of dewormers. Forage chicory may be a tool in the ... certain compounds in forage chicory may have harmful effects on internal parasites of sheep and goats ... research conducted in Ohio in 2007 supported these observations. During the summers of 2009 and 2010 ...

  2. Performing a Physical Exam on a Chicken

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

    holding the legs firmly while supporting the breastbone (keel) with your other hand. Restraining the bird ... upside down may increase the stress level of the bird and may cause regurgitation and possibly subsequent ... aspiration pneumonia. Do not compress the chest or keel as this will inhibit normal respiration and may lead ...

  3. Disinfection in On-Farm Biosecurity Procedures

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/vme-8

    manure—may result in using a product that doesn’t really work. Even worse, it may give a false sense of ... clean and freshly made as directed by the manufacturer. Lastly, disinfectants must have sufficient ... Virkon™ S) 1% Follow label directions. Virkon™ S Sodium Carbonate (soda ash)* 4% Add 5.33 ounces of sodium ...

  4. Safe Handling of Anhydrous Ammonia

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/aex-594

    AEX-594 Agriculture and Natural Resources 11/27/2017 S. Dee Jepsen, Associate Professor, State ... face from a direct blast of ammonia. Never wear contact lenses when handling anhydrous ammonia, since ... hose). Tank Condition —Prevent corrosion and excessive pressure buildup from direct sunlight by keeping ...

  5. Food Preservation: Canning Soup

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-5340

    temperature in the core of the jar. This may also impact product quality; the non-vegetable starches may break ... down during processing, and the dairy ingredients may separate or curdle. Do not add these ingredients ... the Canning Basics fact sheet (HYG-5338) for step-by-step directions for pressure canning. If you ...

  6. Home Preservation of Fish

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-5351

    fish. A vacuum sealer may be used to seal individual fillets of fish. After vacuum sealing, store in the ... cause botulism. Fish that has been frozen may be safely canned. Thaw fish in the refrigerator and ... product. Canning Fresh Fish (Except Tuna) The following canning directions apply to fresh fish such as blue ...

  7. Food Preservation: Freezing Fruits

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/HYG-5349

    thawed fruits will be limp or mushy and may discolor.   Directions for Freezing Fruit Wash and sort ... Choose fully ripe but firm fruit. Under-ripe fruits may be bitter. Freeze soft, very ripe fruits as ... Leave ½ to 1 inch of headspace for expansion in rigid containers. Whole berries and cut fruit pieces may ...

  8. Managing “Pollen Drift” to Minimize Contamination of Non-GMO Corn

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/agf-153

    distances compared to the pollen produced by other members of the grass family. Pollen may remain viable ... drops below 40%. Corn plants typically shed pollen for 5 to 6 days, whereas a whole field may take 10 to ... distance any cross pollination was detected was 600 ft. These results suggest that 150 ft. may be ...

  9. Growing Broccoli in the Home Garden

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1605

    as large as a true head, but may be harvested as secondary heads. As shown in the figure below, the ... Optimal soil pH ranges from 6 to 6.5, which is slightly acidic. Broccoli may be grown at conditions ... Optimal temperatures for growth range from 65 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit. High summertime temperatures may ...

  10. Growing Peppers in the Home Garden

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1618

    help improve soil texture, fertility and drainage. Alternatively, gardeners may plant peppers in ... selection may be determined by transplant or seed availability. However, peppers come in a variety of ... species may rate differently on the Scoville scale. However, some of our hottest peppers such as ...

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