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  1. Composting at Home

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1189-99

    2020). How Does Composting Improve Soil Health? Compost returns organic matter to the soil in a usable ... improving the capacity to hold water and nutrients (particularly in sandy soils), and adding essential ... nutrients to any soil. Improving your soil is the first step toward improving plant health. How Does ...

  2. Providing Livestock Comfort at the County Fair

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/aex-155-04

    drinking water: Cool water should be available to county fair livestock at frequent intervals, especially ... building design, proper building management, and keeping plenty of cool, fresh water in front of animals ... keep the inside temperatures as close to outside temperatures as possible. When the temperature and ...

  3. Hepatitis E: A Foodborne Zoonotic Threat in the U.S. and Abroad

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/as-20

    veterinarians (Cossaboom et al. 2016). Foods Implicated In developing countries, drinking unsanitary water is ... How to Prevent Infection Use a thermometer to make sure that raw foods are cooked to safe ... 2007). People can become infected by consumption of undercooked pork or other meat products, by drinking ...

  4. Smart Eating for Healthy Aging

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/ss-207-06

    present in nuts, seeds, seafood, olives, and avocados Water and other unsweetened fluids, such as those ... Stop Hypertension (high blood pressure). Like the previous two eating patterns presented, the DASH diet ...

  5. mRNA Vaccines: The Next Generation Tool to Fight Infections

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/vme-34

    of your body how to function properly. DNA has multiple genes, and it sends the protein synthesis ... Process Any new technology used on humans undergoes rigorous testing to ensure it is safe and effective ... Preclinical testing – Additional laboratory research and testing is conducted using animals to determine how ...

  6. How to Control and Prevent Mosquito Bites In and Around Ohio Homes

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/ent-88

    University  Mosquitoes are small, long-legged flies with slender bodies that require pools of standing water ... are laid on or near water. Eggs hatch into larvae, called wrigglers, that molt three times before ... developing into pupae, called tumblers. Larvae and pupae live in water (Figure 1) while adults are free ...

  7. Northern House Mosquito

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/ent-89

    on pools of calm water. They prefer natural habitats such as stagnant water in ditches, large ... filled with water. This preference classifies them as “container-breeding mosquitoes.” They also tend to ... prefer water that is murkier and has more bacteria than most other mosquitoes. Life Stages The Northern ...

  8. Nurturant Grandfathering: Mentoring Work

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/HYG-5802

    learned how to install electrical wiring from their grandfather and both eventually became professional ... persistence, and enthusiasm. Grandfathers can demonstrate or model the skill, explain how to do it, and allow ... the grandchildren to practice it. Keeping a grandchild involved in the learning by coupling the new ...

  9. Lime and the Home Lawn

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-4026

    important aspect of a home lawncare program, how to determine if liming is needed, and how one should go ... soil pH are decomposition of soil organic matter and irrigation of soil with acidic water. The ... how much lime to apply, is through the results of a soil test conducted at a state or commercial soil ...

  10. Growing Rhubarb in the Home Garden

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1631

    the soil firmly around the roots and water well. As soil and air temperatures begin to warm, new buds ... irrigation during dry weather. Keep the soil moist but not soggy.  Figure 2: Rhubarb flower stalks divert ... refrigerator. Rehydrate the divisions before planting by soaking them in water for at least two hours, or ...

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