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.
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.
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.
Several weed species in the Apiaceae or parsley family are commonly found in Ohio. These weeds can be similar in appearance and difficult to differentiate from one another. It is important to be able to distinguish among weed species in this family because some present a varying degree of concern economically, and some can be harmful to pets, livestock, and humans.
A recent article published in Ohioline summarizes how the growth of state-bounded recreational and medical marijuana markets may impact the hemp industry in states like Ohio. In that article, federal and state regulations are put in perspective, followed by a review of developments in consumer behavior and responses from leading producers in states with recreational status.
Protected cultivation has developed primarily as a season-extension technology for food crops by applying simple protection from cold temperatures. Structures classified as ‘high tunnels’ are typically equipped with single- or double-layer polyethylene film glazing and often do not have a heating system. When outside temperatures drop below freezing and the days are cloudy and overcast, it is difficult to maintain temperatures for crop growth inside these unheated structures which limits the crops’ production season.
Have you ever wondered about composting at home? This practical and convenient way to handle yard trimmings—leaves, grass, thatch, chipped brush, and plant cuttings—improves soil, protects the environment, and saves money. Homeowners were previously advised to mow often and let the clippings lay. But composting is now considered an excellent alternative. If you have a garden, a lawn, trees, shrubs, or even planter boxes, you have a use for compost.