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  1. Guidelines for Applying Liquid Animal Manure to Cropland with Subsurface and Surface Drains

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/ANR-21

     Smaller multiple low applications allow the soil to absorb liquid animal manures better than one large ... surface during periods when flooding is not expected. Avoid applying manure when rainfall is predicted ... may need to be tilled before application, and/or smaller initial liquid applications to help close the ...

  2. Protecting Pollinators While Using Pesticides

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-68

    a diversity of flowering plants that bloom at various times throughout the year.  In some situations, ... pollinators? Some plants are extremely attractive to pollinators while in bloom, such as crabapple trees. ... bee-attractive plants any time before bloom in the spring. Wait until the petals have dropped or use ...

  3. Boxelder Bugs and Leaf-footed Bugs

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/HYG-2106

    body. The nymphs or immatures resemble the adults in shape, but they are smaller, more rounded, ... wingless, and bright red. Eggs are dark reddish-brown.    Western Conifer-seed Bugs Adult western ... conifer-seed bug showing leaf-like structure on the hind leg. The western conifer-seed bug, also known as the ...

  4. Parasitic Higher Plants

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/plpath-gen-9

    western United States, reducing tree vigor and lowering lumber quality. The sticky seeds (not the fruits) ...

  5. Best Management Practices for Boom Spraying

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/fabe-527

    provide greater opportunity for smaller droplets to be carried aloft by wind or thermal updrafts, and thus ... and fittings must be replaced with larger sizes, or smaller nozzles must be selected. 2.i. Pump flow ... ensuring that the nozzle produces a minimal volume of smaller droplets (those less than 150 to 200 microns) ...

  6. Bumble Bees in Ohio: Natural History and Identification of Common Species

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/ent-84

    Worker bees, all females, are much smaller than the queen, particularly early in the season. They take ... cool, wet conditions and in low light. This makes them important pollinators of plants that bloom in ...

  7. Periodical and "Dog-Day" Cicadas

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/ENT-58

    a whitish bloom. These cicadas emerge in midsummer every year. Cicadas have prominent eyes set wide apart on ... flagging. Cultural Contro​l: Delay Tree Planting If a periodical cicada emergence is predicted, it may be ... egg-laying. Blooming trees and plants should be avoided to reduce nontarget effects to honeybees. During ...

  8. How to Identify and Enhance Ohio’s Wild Bees in Your Landscape

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/ent-85

    largest (Agapostemon) are smaller than honey bees (5-11 mm). Key Character(s): Bright metallic green ... and orchard bees are found in the early spring when fruit trees are blooming, but there are some ... size or slightly smaller than honey bees (most 7-12 mm, some 12+ mm) (Image 16). Key Character(s): ...

  9. Growing Peaches and Nectarines in the Home Landscape

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1406

    lack of fuzz on the nectarine skin. Usually, nectarines are smaller than peaches, have more red color ... temperatures or to bloom kill by late-spring frosts. The best chances for success in growing peaches in the ... home landscape result from selecting bud-hardy cultivars, protecting the bloom from late-spring frosts, ...

  10. Botrytis Bunch Rot or Gray Mold of Grape

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/plpath-fru-03

    These spores are produced throughout the growing season. As blooms die, the spores germinate and ... conditions. Figure 2. Close-up showing the fungus sporulating on berries. Berries that escape bloom ...

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