Foreign-trade zones (FTZs) are sites within the United States that are legally considered outside of United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) territory for the purpose of duties. They were created by Congress in 1934, as a part of New Deal legislation, to expedite and encourage foreign commerce. Under the 1934 law, companies can apply to designate their domestic facilities as zones, wherever they are located (Hwang 2019). FTZs allow goods to be brought into the site duty-free and without formal customs entry (Atwood 2020). According to the U.S.
Sour rot of grape is a disorder causing the breakdown of ripening berries rendering them unsuitable for wine production. Sour rot is caused by insect-associated microbes that expedite berry decay following entry through a wound. Many disorders, including sour rot, result in disease-like symptoms that can cause yield losses or reduce crop quality.
An update for nutrient recommendations for Ohio's major field crops (corn, soybean, wheat, and alfalfa) was published in 2020 as the Tri-State Fertilizer Recommendations for Corn, Soybean, Wheat, and Alfalfa. This fact sheet builds on that information, and expands it to include recommendations for other agronomic crops grown in Ohio.
Ohio has about 1 million homes using private wells. Since property owners are responsible for the well water quality, annual water testing for homes with private water supplies is recommended. Many private laboratories in Ohio will analyze water from public and private water supplies. This publication lists laboratories willing to accept water samples from the public for testing.
Winter malting barley is a relatively new crop that provides farming operations an opportunity to increase crop diversity while reducing environmental impact. Demand for this crop is being driven primarily by an emerging craft brewing market that is expected to increase (Figure 1) (Brewers Association, 2020). Barley is planted in the fall with green-up in the spring.
Equestrian sports are enjoyed throughout a lifetime. Many equestrian athletes continue in their sport well beyond when many athletes have given up their high school sports. For example, the oldest U.S. Olympian that competed in the 2016 Rio Olympics was 52-year-old equestrian Phillip Dutton (Delzo, 2016). With older individuals choosing horseback riding as their hobby of choice, some equestrian sports have the reputation of being low-key, low-risk sports. As a result, potential risk and safety considerations can be overlooked.