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  1. Growing Giant Pumpkins in the Home Garden

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1646

    plant should be allowed approximately 1,000 square feet. This area may sound quite large, but it is ... fertilizers available. Follow label directions and continue application throughout the growing season. ... least 1 inch of water per week if rainfall is not adequate. More water may be required during hot, windy ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Proper Calibration and Operation of Backpack and Hand Can Sprayers

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/fabe-531

    directions on the chemical container label tell a user which application rates give the best results. ... calibrated correctly. If the sprayer is not accurately calibrated, too little or too much chemical may be ... walking speed. If needed, adjustments in spray pressure can also be done, but it may take larger changes ...

  4. Cicada Killer Wasp

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/ENT-63

    killers rarely sting humans unless someone tries to handle one. However, homeowners may become alarmed ... aggressive territorial behavior, but they are incapable of stinging. Females may sting when handled roughly, ... Typically, the male wasps are smaller than the females. Their coloration may resemble that of yellowjackets ...

  5. Ohio’s Natural Enemies: Jumping Spiders

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/ent-74

    are highly dictated by the food sources available to them. Jumping spiders may feed on small, ... cockroaches. They may even feed on other spiders. In home landscapes where insect pests are widely available as ... prey, jumping spiders may provide valuable pest management services as natural enemies, suppressing pest ...

  6. Selecting, Storing, and Serving Ohio Strawberries

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/HYG-5531

    the most popular small fruits to grow in home gardens. Some varieties, if managed well, may produce ... canr.msu.edu/news/selecting_strawberry_varieties_for_your_garden. National Center for Home Food Preservation. n.d. University of Georgia, College of Family and ...

  7. Nutrients Removed with Harvested Corn, Soybean, and Wheat Grain in Ohio

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-74

    Corn P 2 O 5 0.37 0.35 5% K 2 O 0.27 0.20 26% Soybean P 2 O 5 0.80 0.79 1% K 2 O 1.40 1.14 19% Wheat ...  -----------------------------%----------------------------- Nitrogen (N) 1.33 5.91 1.60 Phosphorus (P) 0.27 0.57 0.36 Potassium (K) 0.30 1.58 0.33 Calcium ...

  8. Selecting, Storing, and Serving Ohio Peaches

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/HYG-5525

    a low-calorie dessert or snack. A non-caloric sugar substitute may be used to sweeten the snack. Try mixing ... goods, such as pies, cobblers, muffins, and crisps. Make peach-apple salsa using the directions on the ...

  9. Cherry Leaf Spot

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/plpath-fru-40

    Midwest. The disease mainly affects the leaves, but lesions may also appear on fruit, petioles and fruit ... stems (pedicels). Diseased leaves drop prematurely, and severely affected trees may be defoliated by ... latter part of May and the first half of June, small circular purple spots appear on the upper surface of ...

  10. Grants and Low-Interest Loans for Ohio Small Farms

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-63

    funded.  Many grant programs require matching dollars or labor. The odds of some proposals may improve with ... Farmers Thrive; or Taking Action to Change the System. Direct grants to farmers are available for ... The program serves small and underserved farms who may have limited financing options and can be ...

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