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  1. Giving ugly food a chance

    https://cfaes.osu.edu/news/articles/giving-ugly-food-chance

    Emily Caldwell Ohio State News COLUMBUS, Ohio—Explaining the value of misshapen vegetables—that ... for some level of mixed bunches containing both ugly and standard carrots, maxing out at 40% of ... misshapen carrots—a sign to regulators who set the tolerance level for cosmetic standards that such ...

  2. Giving shoppers a nudge to forgo plastic bags

    https://cfaes.osu.edu/news/articles/giving-shoppers-nudge-forgo-plastic-bags

    Emily Caldwell Ohio State News COLUMBUS, Ohio–The opportunity to make a small charitable donation ... their rejection of a disposable bag reduced plastic bag use by about 30%. The researchers experimented ... 12.9 percentage points, representing a drop in plastic bag use of about 30-34%, Hu said. The analysis ...

  3. Emergency Preparedness Through a Farm Walk Through

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-6/emergency-preparedness-through-farm-walk-through

    course on animal handling. You may want to have disposable plastic boots available for biosecurity and so ... the tour, have a discussion with first responders about gas detection equipment that they have ... available if they need to enter a confined space. Hydrogen sulfide, methane, carbon monoxide, and ammonia ...

  4. Antibiotic Stewardship in Calves – Part 2

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-6/antibiotic-stewardship-calves-%E2%80%93-part-2

    sometimes I see them referred to as “grass puppies” on social media because of their bouncy and curious ... tied to dehydration. The tricky part about diarrheal diseases is that they can be caused by a plethora ... muzzle, and breathing rate. Eyes can be scored according to discharge levels. A score of 0 is a healthy ...

  5. Valuing Bedded-Pack Manure

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-6/valuing-bedded-pack-manure

    will be 10 to 16 lb/ton. About 2 lb of this nitrogen is in the ammonium form and the remainder will be ... in the organic form. While ammonium nitrogen is immediately available to a growing crop, organic ... nitrogen takes time in a field to mineralize and become available over three or four years. The phosphorus ...

  6. Considerations for Managing Higher Fertilizer Prices on Your Dairy

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-6/considerations-managing-higher-fertilizer-prices

    soil test value is above the critical level, added fertilizer is not expected to increase the yield of ... the upcoming crop. When soil test values are above the critical level, the chance of a yield response ... is highly unlikely. The critical phosphorus soil test level for corn and soybean is 20 ppm and 30 ppm ...

  7. Two-day Agricultural Policy and Outlook Conference to offer information on what’s in store for farmers in 2022

    https://cfaes.osu.edu/news/articles/two-day-agricultural-policy-and-outlook-conference-offer-information-what%E2%80%99s-in-store

    know more about consumers, shopping, and local foods? Or do you have questions regarding the U.S. trade ... is hosted by experts with the CFAES Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development ... Economics. The conference will be held virtually over two days, with experts covering issues important to ...

  8. Reach Out: An Education & Advocacy Session for Suicide Prevention©- Wooster campus and Extension

    https://cfaesdei.osu.edu/events/reach-out-education-advocacy-session-suicide-prevention%C2%A9-wooster-campus-and-extension

    shorter days, days on end with little to no sunshine, and stress about upcoming holidays, not to mention ... LGBTQ). CFAES seeks to be proactive about the mental wellbeing of our community and is hosting two suicide ... about suicide such as risk factors, warning signs, and protective factors, as well as how to break down ...

  9. Reach Out: An Education & Advocacy Session for Suicide Prevention©- Columbus campus

    https://cfaesdei.osu.edu/events/reach-out-education-advocacy-session-suicide-prevention%C2%A9-columbus-campus

    shorter days, days on end with little to no sunshine, and stress about upcoming holidays, not to mention ... LGBTQ). CFAES seeks to be proactive about the mental wellbeing of our community and is hosting two suicide ... about suicide such as risk factors, warning signs, and protective factors, as well as how to break down ...

  10. Difficult Conversations: How to Talk About Anything

    https://cfaesdei.osu.edu/events/difficult-conversations-how-talk-about-anything

    Have you ever engaged in a conversation about an uncomfortable or sensitive topic and didn't ... know how to approach it? Conversations about sensitive topics can go awry and lead to friction, but ...

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