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  1. Winter and Your Backyard Chickens

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-66

    moisture at the ground level of the coop and can be added or removed as needed. When blocking drafts, do ... not extend to the roof level to prevent adequate ventilation and allow excess moisture buildup. ... insulation effect.  Deep bedding can increase humidity levels, so litter management is critical in the winter ...

  2. Utilizing Secondary Data for Business Retention and Expansion Planning and Reporting

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/cdfs-1580

    a variety of local, state, regional, and national data sources available for consideration. When ... provides background information about using secondary data to develop a final report that communicates the ... available through The Ohio Association of Regional Councils. This association represents 24 member agencies ...

  3. Harvest Management of Sorghum Forages

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/harvest-management-sorghum-forages

    forages, the amount of forage that can be fed will be limited by the NDF level. For example, if harvest was ... delayed for higher forage yield, the NDF level was near 70%. At 70% NDF, the forage would probably have to ... cows, forage with NDFD levels of 50% are usually acceptable, and levels as low as 40% NDFD could ...

  4. Sand Size Analysis for Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/aex-757

    consult Bulletin 876, Sand and Media Bioreactors for Wastewater Treatment for Ohio Communities,  available ... coefficient. Size distribution is one of the most important characteristics of treatment media. Sand bioreactor ... a direct measurement of sand media structure. It is usually measured as the effective size and the ...

  5. Soil Evaluation for Home Septic Systems  

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

    uses information about the soil to select the system type and size. Role of Soil in Wastewater ... ohiopedologist.org/consultant-list.html.  To find out more about site and soil evaluation, go to the website for the OSU Soil Environment ...

  6. Pruning and Care of Tree Wounds

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/HYG-3311-09

    nutrient and water availability. Some trees may never completely close their wounds, depending on these and ... limiting oxygen availability to the wounded tissues. Oxygen is necessary for the proper healing process to ... well-drained, quality soils, with good texture, structure, and containing adequate levels of organic matter, ...

  7. Parasitic Higher Plants

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

    are forcibly ejected and can travel up to about 19 meters (60 feet). This is the principal means of ... dissemination. The best control is removal of infected trees. Dodder has many species, but about six cause the ...

  8. Lichens

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/plpath-gen-12

    Lichens contribute to the nitrogen cycle by converting the nitrogen in the air into nitrates that help in ... life as well. When it rains, nitrogen is leached from both living and dead lichens and is available to ...

  9. Growing Cabbage in the Home Garden

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1611

    water when needed; about 1 inch per week is adequate if an equal amount of rainfall does not occur.  ... maximize nutrient availability and discourage clubroot, a disease that occurs most often when cabbage is ... Ohio conditions are available. Select cultivars based on desired head size and color, resistance to ...

  10. Interpreting a Soil Test Report

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/AGF-514

    indicators of the relative available nutrient levels in the soil and not equal to the total amounts of these ... define soil factors related to nutrient availability and holding capacity that should be considered as ... Buffer pH The level of active soil acidity is measured using soil pH. A pH value above 7.0 is alkaline; ...

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