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  1. The Role of the Land-Grant University Cooperative Extension in Addressing Community Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) Programs 

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/cd-1577

    archives.joe.org/joe/2013october/pdf/JOE_v51_5a2.pdf BRE Web Sites North Carolina State University ... research-based theory and practice to the community for the public good has long been the role of  land-grant ... According to a study completed for the U.S. Small Business Administration, small businesses have continued ...

  2. Points to Consider Before Starting a Hops Operation

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-58

    site preparation are two important points for a successful hops operation and integral to a business ... Preparation Considerations for Hops Figure 2: Site selection and preparation should be done one year prior to ... educator may be able to conduct a hop site evaluation for your farm. An agricultural operation will be ...

  3. Shiitake Mushroom Production: Fruiting, Harvesting, and Storage

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/f-0042

    works best for your site and rested for one to three months. Log moisture content should be maintained ... projects.sare.org/wp-content/uploads/977907shiitake-bmp-3-11-final-for-print-hires.pdf. Przybylowicz, Paul, and John Donoghue. 1990. Shiitake Growers Handbook: The Art and Science of ... colonized the outer cylinder of available sapwood. At six to 24 months post-inoculation, the mycelium has ...

  4. Selling Eggs in Ohio: Marketing and Regulations

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-59

    Guineas, Gamebirds. (2012) Storey Publishing, North Adams, MA. Hoyle, R. Tips for Egg Safety from Farm to ... eggs, from choosing appropriate breeds to good handling practices for food safety, as well as the ... Ohio. Choosing Chicken Breeds for Production and Sales Choosing to direct market eggs requires the ...

  5. Growing Rhubarb in the Home Garden

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

    well-suited for growing rhubarb. This crop requires winter temperatures below 40° F to break dormancy and ... be cleared of any weeds, especially tough, hard-to-control perennial weeds. Other considerations for ... a planting site for rhubarb include exposure and location. Earliness is favored by a southern exposure, free ...

  6. Safe Use of Hand-Held Tools

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/aex-59176

    wrenches for hard-to-reach places. Never use a pipe wrench on nuts because the corners of the nuts or bolts ... are likely to break the teeth of the wrench jaws, making it unsafe for future use. Manufacturers make ... Other Shop Tools Crowbars should be used only for jobs that require prying. Files must be cleaned with ...

  7. Free, Online Data and Tools for the Agricultural Community

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/fabe-55204

    DEM data are:  USGS National Map —Allows users to interactively select the region of interest for data ...   Vegetative Productivity: SSURGO can be used to estimate potential vegetative productivity for a variety of ... Web Soil Survey —Allows users to interactively select the region of interest and to visualize soil ...

  8. Direct Marketing of Fruit Crops to Ohio Wineries

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1433

    posted to the “Buckeye Appellation” website at ohiograpeweb.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/. Updates are sent to ... option for the fruit growers in Ohio to sell their crops. Like all business ventures, a sound marketing ... discuss the potential for contracting sales of fresh, locally grown fruit. It is important to establish ...

  9. Role of Soil Fungus

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-37

    mycorrhizae networks like a spider web to explore the soil profile for soil nutrients.  Photographed by Tim ... this decomposition may turn to humus and remain in the soil for thousands of years (Ingham, 2009; ... farmers raise and feed plants and livestock for food and fiber.  Many plants have a preferred fungus to ...

  10. Lawn Mowing

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-5816

    For extended wet periods when the lawn gets too tall: Move the mower to the highest setting and mow ... before its sharp edges deliver the final chop. Built for close trims, rotary mowers still handle higher ... This repetitive, partial stressor triggers a multifaceted response in the plant, dictating the need for ...

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