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  1. Rabies Prevention In Livestock

    Jan 3, 2022

    Rabies is a viral disease of the central nervous system of mammals. The infection creates a progressive inflammation of the brain. In the United States, the primary reservoir for the virus is in wildlife; domestic animals are usually exposed by contact with infected wild animals. Bats, skunks, racoons, and foxes are the usual culprits  for spreading infection in Ohio with cats and dogs occasionally testing positive as well. Other animals that can potentially carry rabies include ferrets, horses, livestock, and other mammals.
  2. Slugs and Their Management in Landscapes

    Jan 3, 2022

    Slugs are simply snails (mollusks) without shells. These slimy creatures live in and on the ground and have big appetites for a wide variety of plants found around the home, yards, and gardens. Young seedling plants are eaten as well as mature plants. They frequently cause damage to plants in flower beds and home vegetable gardens. They also commonly feed on turfgrasses, although little damage is observed. It’s just unpleasant to walk on these slimy animals in the morning or at night!
  3. Calibration of Orchard and Vineyard Sprayers

    Dec 22, 2021

    A sprayer can only be effective, efficient, and safe if it’s properly checked and calibrated before it’s taken to the field, and if it’s periodically checked and calibrated during the spraying season. The primary goal with calibration is to determine the actual rate of application, and then to make the necessary adjustments if there is a difference greater than 5% between the actual application rate and the intended application rate.
  4. Selecting the Right Type and Size of Nozzles for Effective Spraying in Orchards and Vineyards

    Dec 20, 2021

    Although nozzles are some of the least expensive components of a sprayer, they hold a high value in their ability to influence sprayer performance. Nozzles meter the amount of liquid sprayed per acre and how efficiently, effectively, and uniformly the pesticide being sprayed deposits on the target canopy. Nozzles also help determine droplet size, affecting both target coverage and the risk of spray drift. Nozzles come in a wide variety of types and sizes.
  5. Types of Nutrition Incentives Offered at Ohio Farmers Markets and How They are Funded (Nutrition Incentives Series)

    Dec 14, 2021

    Nutrition incentives support the purchase of fruits and vegetables by low-income consumers often in the form of matching dollars, vouchers, coupons, or discounts called incentives. Nutrition incentive programs across the U.S. most often serve individuals and families participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
  6. Introduction to Nutrition Incentives (Nutrition Incentives Series)

    Dec 6, 2021

    Nutrition incentives support the purchase of fruits and vegetables by low-income consumers often in the form of matching dollars, vouchers, coupons, or discounts called “incentives.” Nutrition incentive programs across the U.S. most often serve individuals and families participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). SNAP incentive programs are often offered at farmers’ markets, mobile markets, community-supported agriculture (CSA) programs, and sometimes supermarkets and corner stores.
  7. Creating a Final Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) Community Report

    Nov 22, 2021

    At the conclusion of a Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) program, a final community report is created.
  8. Collecting and Submitting a Turfgrass Sample to the Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic

    Nov 15, 2021

    Knowing how to properly submit a turfgrass sample to the C. Wayne Ellett Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic can help in the easy and speedy diagnosis of the problem. Samples can be submitted that have come from golf courses, athletic fields, and residential lawns. If a problem is suspected, send a sample from the declining area as soon as the symptoms begin. Use the following steps to ensure the sample, packaging, forms, and shipping information are correct.
  9. What to Look for in a Lawn Care Service

    Nov 9, 2021

    All lawn care companies are not the same. Lawn care programs offered by companies will vary not only in cost, but in the range and variety of services offered to the homeowner.
  10. A Consumer’s Guide to Pure Maple Syrup

    Nov 5, 2021

    Pure maple syrup has long been recognized as an all-natural substitute for processed sugars. In recent years, maple syrup has also been classified as a superfood, due to its potential health benefits. However, the reason consumers keep coming back year after year, is the unique irresistible flavor that is enjoyed all year.

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