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  1. Growing Tomatoes in the Home Garden

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/HYG-1624

    space can still grow tomatoes. Another option is to participate in a community garden. Gardeners may ... a frost. Typically, that date for central Ohio is May 20. The planting time for southern Ohio can be one to ... more information. Soil Reaction This term may not be a household name. Soil reaction is the degree of ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Food Safety and Garden Flooding

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1154

    to Floodwater Discard produce that has come into direct contact with floodwater The most conservative ... approach to handling any produce that comes into direct contact with floodwater is to destroy it. Fruits ... exposed directly or indirectly to floodwater, any produce that is meant to be eaten raw should not be ...

  4. Preserving Food With Less Sugar

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-5359

    identified as “low in added sugar” or “no added sugar” may still contain carbohydrates. Many foods contain ... may be different than expected and may be less acceptable. It may be beneficial to try the selected ... and loss of color may also occur in fruit preserved without added sugar. The fruit still contains ...

  5. Powdery Mildew of Grape

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/plpath-fru-37

    surface has a powdery, white to gray coating (Figure 2). The patches may remain limited throughout most of ... the season. Severely affected leaves may curl upward during hot, dry weather. Expanding leaves that ... are infected may become distorted and stunted. On young shoots, infections are more likely to be ...

  6. Effects of Flooding and Ponding on Corn

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/agf-118

    damage. If temperatures are warm during flooding (greater than 77 degrees Fahrenheit) plants may not ... outright it may have a long term negative impact on crop performance. If excess moisture in the early ... vegetative stages retards root development, plants may be subject to greater injury during a dry summer ...

  7. Leather Rot of Strawberry

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/plpath-fru-09

    May, June and July can lead to severe losses in fruit yield and quality resulting from leather rot. ... berries, diseased areas may be dark brown or natural green outlined by a brown margin. As the rot spreads, ... difficult to detect on ripe fruit. On fully mature berries, infection may result in little color change or ...

  8. Monitoring Carrot Weevils Using Wooden Boivin Traps

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/ent-83

    ENT-83 Agriculture and Natural Resources 11/27/2017 Emily Justus and Elizabeth Long, Department of ... (Figure 4). However, as the season progresses, the carrot bait may be outcompeted by the surrounding crop, ... expose any weevils that may be hiding. Bring a jar or Ziploc bag to collect weevils, and dispose of your ...

  9. Contributing Factors to a Boomtown Bust

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/cdfs-sed-3

    trained for a career in the energy industry or supporting service sectors. Typically, the bust of an ... of new business investment outside of the direct industries affected in the region as a result of ... lease and then royalty payments (though many may be absentee landlords). During the initial boom cycle, ...

  10. Reading Pesticide Labels

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/aex-79026

    not used properly. The pesticide label provides directions for safe and effective use, and is intended ... Using pesticides in any way that does not comply with the label’s directions and precautions is illegal ... and may render the product ineffective at controlling pests while posing risks to the user and the ...

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