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  1. Soil Testing for Ohio Lawns, Landscapes, Fruit Crops, and Vegetable Gardens

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1132

    groundwater, streams and lakes where they can contribute to environmental problems, such as algal blooms. 2.  ... most appropriate time of the year for a sulfur application to lower the pH. How Frequently Should ... from bending over and applying pressure to insert the probe into the soil. Figure 5 shows how a soil ...

  2. Material Handling Devices

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/aex-59174

    easily, and save work and time. Know how to safely operate the trucks and to correctly react to every ... equipment effectively and safely to move farm materials. Trainer's Note Use mechanical devices when ... should have conveniently located warning devices and emergency stop controls. Turn off power and lock the ...

  3. Growing Giant Pumpkins in the Home Garden

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1646

    How to Successfully Grow a Giant Pumpkin in Your Backyard HYG-1646 Agriculture and Natural ... Avoid shaded areas and select an area with good surface drainage. Proximity to a water source is ... important, also, as these pumpkins will require large amounts of water to reach maximum size. Preparation of ...

  4. Rotary Agricultural Mower Safety

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/aex-591211

    safe use of a rotary mower. Present the demonstration in the farm shop or in open field. Ask an ... operator’s manual will help determine if the mower is designed for the job. Keep bystanders away from the ... guards. To avoid excessive wear on the runners, keep the mower just high enough to avoid riding on the ...

  5. Personal Eye Protection

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/aex-59136

    when using power tools.Stop and relax the eyes if they are becoming strained. Keep sharp or pointed ... workers examples of eye protective wear and discuss how and when to use each piece. Let workers examine ... high velocity items) will be stopped by wearing eye protection. As of 2003, all glasses must meet the ...

  6. Soil Evaluation for Home Septic Systems  

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/aex-742

    the water can safely join surface or groundwater. The septic tank effluent contains microorganisms ... treat wastewater. These layers may transmit water too slowly or too rapidly to provide treatment. The ... depth at which the soil is saturated with water for several weeks each year is also a limiting layer. ...

  7. Preventing Falls

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/aex-591102

    areas on the farm or in the workplace. Have one of the employees demonstrate safe ladder practices ... (Refer to training module, “ Proper Use of Ladders ”). Use the following points to discuss how falls can ... higher than the level at which the employee is working. Keep metal ladders away from electrical wires. ...

  8. Safely Starting and Stopping a Tractor for Trainers and Supervisors

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/aex-892266

    this module: Present the information below on safe starting and stopping practices. Have an experienced ... tractor operator demonstrate safe techniques for starting and stopping a tractor. Explain each technique ... as it is demonstrated. Supervise workers carefully as they practice safe starting and stopping ...

  9. Silo Safety

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/aex-59151

    humans. The silage is safe to use as feed because the gas lowers the nitrate level. Safety Guidelines for ... Feed storage ladders should end at least 7 feet off the ground. Keep these ladders in good condition. ... after it has been filled. Keep a hatch door open close to the level of silage in the silo. Run the ...

  10. Port Authorities as an Economic Development Tool for Local Government

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/cdfs-1567

    water. Is your county or community considering establishing a port authority? Are you ready to take full ... port authorities and how can they be used to further economic development efforts? The following FAQ ... establish one, how to proceed. Frequently Asked Questions  Who authorizes the formation of a port authority? ...

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