Recent Updates

  1. Palmer Amaranth and Waterhemp Management: It’s All About the Seed

    Problem: These weeds produce a LOT of seed Palmer amaranth and waterhemp are dioecious species, with separate male and female plants. Female plants will bear the seed at end of the season, so populations will have a mix of plants with and without seed.
  2. Preventing Falls

    Objective: To be able to recognize hazards and prevent falls. Trainer’s Note
  3. Power Take-Off (PTO) Shielding

    Objective: To be aware of the dangers of not using PTO shielding. Trainer’s Note Use PTO shields on implements for demonstrating the points in this training lesson. Point out the shields on a tractor with power take-off. Ask workers to give examples of mishaps that can occur when shielding is not in place. Review the true or false quiz.
  4. Preventing Lifting and Overexertion Injuries

    Objective: To be able to lift properly to avoid injuries. Trainer’s Note Problems can arise from overexertion. On a flip chart, list guidelines and suggestions for proper handling. Describe jobs that might result in overexertion. Ask a worker to demonstrate appropriate lifting techniques. Cover some practical tips to avoid overexertion. Review the true or false quiz.
  5. Power Lawn Mowers

    Objective: To be able to operate power lawn mowers according to safety guidelines. Trainer’s Note Safe lawn mowing practices can save lives. Point out the safety devices on the mower. Discuss the importance of leaving shields and stops in place. Demonstrate PPE and lawn mower maintenance. Discuss various lawn mowing accidents and brainstorm about how these incidents could have been prevented. Review the true or false quiz.
  6. Portable Fire Extinguishers

    Objective: To know how to identify the types of fire extinguishers and be able to properly use them. Trainer’s Note
  7. Pesticide-contaminated Clothing Laundering

    Objective: To be able to launder pesticide-contaminated clothing according to safety guidelines. Trainer’s Note Although personal protective equipment (PPE) should be worn when working with pesticides, if clothing does become contaminated with pesticides, it must be laundered separately and properly. This also applies to reusable PPE. Review the true or false quiz.
  8. Nutrients Removed with Harvested Corn, Soybean, and Wheat Grain in Ohio

    The purpose of this fact sheet is to report grain nutrient removal rates in corn, soybean, and wheat in Ohio.
  9. Converting between Mehlich-3, Bray P, and Ammonium Acetate Soil Test Values

    The purpose of this fact sheet is to report the relationships between Mehlich-3, Bray P, and Ammonium Acetate soil test extractants in the Tri-State Region.
  10. Pesticide Exposure

    Objective: To know the types and causes of pesticide exposure and how to prevent exposures. Trainer’s Note

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