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  1. Using °Brix as an Indicator of Vegetable Quality: Linking Measured Values to Crop Management

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/HYG-1651

    management practices according to how they may affect °Brix values of your crops, using proven approaches. ... most vegetable growers, buyers, and handlers may be the "bank" of numbers they develop in ... Pepper—New Zealand 6.0–9.0 Renquist et al., 2005 Sweet corn—SC 15.0–27.0 Hale et al., 2005 Processing ...

  2. Cork Spot and Bitter Pit of Apples

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/plpath-fru-01

    Fruit placed directly in low-temperature storage may not exhibit symptoms for several days or weeks in ... portion of the fruit flesh as small green dimples or depressions. This disorder may begin developing in ... enlarge to corky, discolored areas 1/4 to 1/2 inch into the flesh of the apple. The corky spots may occur ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Estimating the Size of Your Solar Electric System

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/CDFS-4102

    provider as many are supportive of reducing peak electric demands of their customers. Energy audits ... for the past 12 months and assess each one. You may have a bill that has specific electric meter data ... current month. You may begin to see trends and relationships specific to your business related to your ...

  6. Canning Basics

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/HYG-5338

    in direct sunlight. Under conditions such as these, food will lose quality rapidly and may spoil. ... underscores the importance of following directions carefully. How Canning Preserves Foods Invisible ... bacteria more rapidly when heated. Acidic foods may be safely canned in a boiling water canner. Low-acid ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Making and Preserving Sauerkraut

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-5364

    later in the season may also contain more sugars that will support the growth of bacteria during ... acidity in the product will increase. Once the sauerkraut is fermented, it may be canned or frozen. ... fermented in about 3 to 4 weeks. At 60-65 degrees Fahrenheit, the fermentation process may take 5 to ...

  9. Lichens

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/plpath-gen-12

    in your neighborhood is clean enough to support the dual organism.     Figure 3.  Flavoparmelia sp. ... Lichens do not cause plant damage. The lichen symbiosis is not damaging bark in any direct ways. It does ... predators through camouflage and direct cover.  Links:  Brodo, Sharnoff, and Sharnoff, Lichens of North ...

  10. Correcting Irregular Spread Patterns

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/fabe-562

    direction of spinner rotation (Figure 7b).  Gradually increase the spinner speed. However, use caution ... causing heavy application. After correcting the reason for heavy deposition of product directly behind the ... spinner-disc (Figure 8a).  Move the spinner-disc blade tips in the opposite direction of spinner rotation ...

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