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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. The Parsley Family Identification Guide

    Oct 29, 2021

    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.
  7. Ever-Evolving Aspects of Cannabis Production

    Oct 13, 2021

    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.
  8. Mono-, Relay-, and Double-Crop Production Systems in Northwest Ohio

    Oct 7, 2021

    Producers are often interested in ways to diversify and intensify their cropping systems to improve profitability and sustainability.
  9. Tool-Based Analyses of Monthly Heating Costs for Protected Cultivation in Ohio

    Sep 30, 2021

    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.
  10. Composting at Home

    Sep 24, 2021

    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.