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  1. Home Alone: Is My Child Old Enough?

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/HYG-5321

    child must be able to read and take a written message; follow and give directions; and understand and ... being left home alone; feel confident in his/her ability to take care of him/herself; and be comfortable ... with limited social interaction. Take cues from your child. If he/she says he/she is afraid, lonely, or ...

  2. The Biology of Soil Compaction

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/SAG-10

    also retain their shape and structure once the traffic has passed. Like a sponge, the organic matter is ... compressed and then springs back to its normal shape. However, excessive traffic will break up organic ... associated with the mineral fraction (Jastrow and Miller, 1997). Glomalin and polysaccharides are consumed by ...

  3. The Benefits of Family Meals

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-5246

    meal takes place as a picnic in the park or at a kitchen table, a family meal is one that is free of ... outside distractions and allows the child and caregiver to connect and share a healthy meal. Benefits of ... quality and improve eating patterns among children. In addition, children who take part in family meals ...

  4. Foreign-Trade Zones: Helping Companies Compete Globally

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/cdfs-1579

    reduced duty liabilities. In addition, FTZs can help companies avoid tariffs in connection with the import ...

  5. The Gastrointestinal Tract of the Horse

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/1022

    Once swallowed, the food passes through the pharynx—a short, funnel-shaped, muscular tube between the ... takes time. Passage rate, or the flow of feed through the horse’s GIT over time, plays a key role in how ...

  6. Using Pasture Measurement to Improve Your Management

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/11-HCS-868

    of animals sent to auction. These are good measures to take because they relate directly to income ... is hand clipping samples. This is simply taking a known area, usually a one or two foot square, ... to pounds of dry matter per acre. Taking samples in this manner does take time. Most people use it to ...

  7. Calibrating Boom Sprayers for Forestry Herbicide Application

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/fabe-529

    speed, and revolutions per minute (RPM) of the Power Take-Off (PTO) if a tractor is used). Begin the test ... travel speed in MPH is calculated as follows:   Example:  If it takes 29 seconds to travel 150 feet, the ... take all the safety precautions as when spraying pesticides. Always try to minimize oral, dermal, or ...

  8. Listeria monocytogenes: A Concern for Pregnant Women and Older Adults

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/HYG-5562

    Education and Human Ecology; Jeffery LeJeune, Assistant Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine; Michele ...

  9. Estimating the Size of Your Solar Electric System

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/CDFS-4102

    from the U.S. Department of Energy fact sheet titled How to Size a Grid-Connected Solar Electric ... projections. Ultimately the solar electric developer/installer can conduct an analysis that will take into ... nrel.gov/analysis/crest.html References National Renewable Energy Laboratory. (2002, August). How to Size a Grid-Connected ...

  10. Instructions for Tattooing Rabbits

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/4h-35

    Extension Lucinda B. Miller, Ph.D., Extension Specialist, 4-H Youth Development, Ohio State University ... petroleum jelly from your hand or glove. When Taking the Rabbit Home Do not clean off any excess ink until ...

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