Forests provide us with a renewable, recyclable, biodegradable, durable, aesthetically pleasing, and genetically diverse material we call wood. Unfortunately, our predominantly urban society often views wood as low tech and not cutting edge in spite of its many green aspects. Moreover, preservative-treated wood products frequently draw negative reactions from consumers. Many people shy away from this environmentally sustainable resource, opting instead for energy-intensive construction materials made from non-renewable resources.
We've all heard the sensational stories about coupon clipping shoppers getting fantastic deals at the store.
Local mom buys week's worth of groceries for family of five for only $8.37!
Smart shopper combines coupon offers to get 24 rolls of paper towels for one cent!
Man earns car with yogurt rebate offer!
While these stories are entertaining and even inspiring, they are not the norm. Each should be accompanied by a disclaimer that states, "These savings are not typical; individual results may vary."
Ohio cropland varies significantly in its production capabilities, and cropland values and cash rents vary across the state. Generally speaking, western Ohio cropland values and cash rents differ substantially from eastern Ohio cropland values and cash rents. This is due to a number of factors including land productivity, potential crop return, variability of crop return, field size, field shape, drainage, population, ease of access, market access, local market price, and competition for rented cropland in a region.
Japanese stiltgrass—also known as Nepalese browntop (Microstegium vimineum)—is an annual grass, native to Asia, that can reach more than 3.5 feet in height and can form extensive colonies. It was likely introduced accidentally as packing material in shipments of goods from its native range.
Katzenbach and Smith (1986) define a team as a small number of people with complementary skills who are committed to a common purpose, performance goals, and a common approach that they hold themselves mutually accountable. Often, 4-H clubs must operate as a team to complete such tasks as community service projects, fund raisers, fair booth, or float design, etc. However, it does not occur spontaneously. Team building within a 4-H club needs to be fostered deliberately.
Fruit rot of blueberry is a serious problem throughout the United States. Alternaria fruit rot is the most common and severe postharvest rot of blueberry, although it can be seen in the field on overripe fruit. Anthracnose (ripe rot) is a serious preharvest and postharvest disease. Botrytis fruit rot is typically a minor disease but can become severe. Other fruit rots are less common.
Angular leaf spot is the only bacterial disease of strawberry in the Midwest. Though not usually a major problem in the Midwest, once introduced into a planting it can become very serious. After the disease becomes established in a planting, not much can be done to manage it. Losses result from (1) decreased productivity from diseased or dead leaves and (2) reduced yields due to unmarketable fruit with calyx infections (figure 4).
For many years, the Eastern grape industry recognized a disease called "dead-arm," which was thought to be caused by the fungus Phomopsis viticola. In 1976, researchers demonstrated that the dead-arm disease was actually two
Mummy berry is one of the most serious diseases of blueberry. Once the disease becomes established in a planting, it can destroy most of the crop. Losses result from rotted berries and[' killed or blighted blossoms and young shoots.