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  1. 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 ...

  2. Ohio’s Natural Enemies: Crab Spiders

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/ent-70

    insects. The hunting ground of crab spiders varies among species. They may hunt on the soil surface, leaf ... a reproductive female. It’s not fully understood how males find their mate, but they may use airborne pheromones ... thought of as a form of courtship—referred to as a bridal veil. Spiders do not mate directly like insects ...

  3. Verticillium Wilt of Raspberry

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/plpath-fru-04

    diseased plants may at first appear to have a dull green cast as compared to the bright green of normal ... Eventually, the cane may be completely defoliated except for a few leaves at the top. Black raspberry canes ... may exhibit a blue or purple streak from the soil line extending upward to varying heights. This ...

  4. Soil Terminology and Definitions

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/SAG-19

    but at higher levels may contribute to global warming. Anaerobic: Absence of oxygen or growing in the ... released as carbon dioxide into the soil atmosphere. Soil respiration is a direct and sensitive assessment ... water; regulating, such as the control of climate and diseases; supporting, such as nutrient cycles and ...

  5. Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/ENT-44

    of dead beetles are commonly found inside homes. MALB may also accidentally move into homes and other ... other unheated areas within buildings may crawl into rather than out of buildings. The movement of large ... Thus far, raspberries with their soft skins are the only fruit found to be susceptible to direct ...

  6. Selecting, Storing, and Serving Ohio Onions

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-5524

    before storing. Wash onions just before serving. Remove outer layers that may hold soil. Wash onions ... onions by heating over low heat with oil to achieve the desired color and consistency. Onions may also be ... may be paired with cooking onions: caraway seed, mustard seed, nutmeg, oregano, sage, thyme, chili ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Physical Properties of Granular Fertilizers and Impact on Spreading

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/fabe-5501

    concentration may vary, as can the physical properties of granular material(s) which affect delivery and ... properties that directly affect the quality of spread of granular fertilizers have been prioritized and ... normally reported for fertilizers. Particle size and size distribution both have a direct influence on ...

  9. Using Cover Crops to Improve Soil and Water Quality

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-57

    trafficability Difficult to incorporate cover crops with tillage Recycle nutrients, fix nitrogen with legumes May ... increase disease risks Improve weed control, beneficial insects, disease suppression May increase insect ... either increase or decrease with cover crops. If cover crops are difficult to control, pesticide use may ...

  10. How to Identify and Enhance Ohio’s Wild Bees in Your Landscape

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/ent-85

    tunnel. Many of the ground nesting bees only have one generation a year, though some may have multiple ... important for species identification. Occurrence: The highest diversity found in April through May, but some ... directly under the squash plants, many times hidden from view by the large plant leaves. Management: Deep ...

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