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  1. 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 ...

  2. Manure and Compost: Nitrogen Availability in Organic Production

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-34

    organic production may still be achieved. Acknowledgements Funding to support the management of the Hirzel ... time, nitrogen losses may occur due to exposure to the atmosphere. Producers need to account for these ... manure or compost is immediately available to the crop, as shown in Table 1. Residual nitrogen may be ...

  3. Selecting Hydrangeas for the Home Landscape

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1263

    years. As a group, they can bloom from May through fall and have features that garner interest into early ... Hardiness: Old Wood vs. New Wood Some hydrangeas may not bloom each year in certain parts of Ohio because of ... actually infertile flowers with showy sepals, which supports the petals. The less-noticed flowers have more ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Soil Evaluation for Home Septic Systems  

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/aex-742

    treat wastewater. These layers may transmit water too slowly or too rapidly to provide treatment. The ... The surface layers may be granular while underlying layers may be blocky or massive. Soil Saturation ...

  7. Growing Hardy Figs in Ohio

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1439

    may still use the information included in this fact sheet as a guide. Suggested cold hardy cultivars ... mind that a large percentage of the fruits may not fully ripen at the end of the growing season. The ... protection, Brown Turkey may prove to be a challenge because fruits may not fully ripen until early October. ...

  8. Selecting, Storing, and Serving Ohio Asparagus

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-5508

    known for its bright green coloring, it may also be white or purple. White asparagus is grown in the ... asparagus supports better nutrition with a range of benefits:  One cup of cooked, fresh asparagus has 40 ... refrigerating—it promotes bacterial growth. Asparagus may be refrigerated up to four days by wrapping the bottom ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Botrytis Bunch Rot or Gray Mold of Grape

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/plpath-fru-03

    bunch may be affected. Generally, healthy berries touching infected berries will become infected. Rotted ... penetrating the berry, the fungus may remain dormant until the fruit sugar content increases and the acid ... content decreases to a level that supports fungus growth. Symptoms then develop readily under warm, moist ...

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