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  1. Bumble Bees in Ohio: Natural History and Identification of Common Species

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/ent-84

    find a suitable home for her colony, commonly in an abandoned rodent burrow or sometimes directly on ...

  2. Hobby Maple Syrup Production

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/f-36

    to be cloudy and the tapping season may be shorter. “Maple” syrup can also be made from the sap of ... that may be perceived as somewhat bitter compared to syrup made from other maples. Good boxelder syrup, ... only hot water and elbow grease. You may already have some of the items needed for this endeavor on ...

  3. Canning Tomatoes

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/HYG-5336

    canned tomatoes can be prepared in a ready-to-use, crushed format, or they may be left whole or halved. ... Whole or halved tomatoes may be canned by covering with water or tomato juice; they may also be canned ... directly to the jars before filling with tomatoes. If desired, add up to 1 tablespoon of sugar per quart to ...

  4. Avoiding Skin Irritations and Injuries Caused by Plants

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/aex-79019

    Biological Engineering Farming and gardening activities involve direct contact with various plant species. ... caused by walking into plants or being struck by branches or limbs. • Avoid direct contact with the ...

  5. Ground Beetles

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/HYG-2102-10

    a nuisance indoors by their presence. Homeowners may confuse these beetles for cockroaches, carpet beetles, ... ground. Both ripening and green berries may be damaged with the skin broken and the entire surface eaten. ... seedlings of crops planted in moist soil in early spring. Larvae usually are not seen whereas adults may be ...

  6. Sooty Blotch and Fly Speck of Apple

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/plpath-fru-41

    black, sooty blotches with an indefinite outline form on the fruit surface. Blotches may be ¼ inch in ... diameter or larger. The blotches may coalesce to cover practically the entire fruit. The sooty blotch ... rubbed off. However, if infection occurs early in the season, you may need to rub or bleach the fruit ...

  7. Using °Brix as an Indicator of Vegetable Quality: An Overview of the Practice

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/HYG-1650

    may also require sophisticated techniques and equipment to assess. In addition, these subjective ... quality. A product's appearance may help sell it the first time but the enjoyment of eating it is ... and produce managers and handlers cannot run extensive panel tests to identify which product(s) may ...

  8. Selecting, Storing, and Serving Ohio Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, and Cauliflower

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg5512

    flowers in buds or very rough, bumpy heads may indicate broccoli is old and tough. Brussels sprouts should ... Brussels sprouts, and cauliflower support better nutrition with a range of benefits: Abundant antioxidants ...

  9. Black Knot of Plums and Cherries

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/plpath-fru-31

    the fungus, but are generally less susceptible than plum or prune. Occasionally, it may also infect ... branches and fruit spurs. Occasionally, trunks may also become diseased. Usually, infections originate on the ... cylindrical or spindle-shaped knots may vary from one-half inch to a foot or more in length and up to 2 inches ...

  10. Selecting, Storing, and Serving Ohio Kohlrabi, Rutabagas, and Turnips

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-5521

    small bulbs as they are the most tender. Overgrown bulbs may be sharp in flavor and tough and woody in ... Kohlrabi, rutabagas, and turnips support better nutrition with a range of benefits: Kohlrabi Kohlrabi is an ...

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