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  1. The Organic Certification Process for Farms

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/sag-0003

    several decades, with U.S. sales of organic food more than doubling from 2008 to 2019 (Figure 1). Meeting ... analysis of 2016 USDA dairy-farm data found U.S. organic dairies outperformed conventional dairies of ... the process and be careful to match the certifier with their needs. Certifier application materials, ...

  2. The Case for an Outside Board of Directors for Closely Held Farm and Agricultural Businesses

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/aede-0019

    will play and who serves on the board. According to Wasserman, decisions about the board are heavily ... Boards Edward Robson of Robson and Robson, a Pennsylvania law firm, writes about types of boards in his ...

  3. Pasteurization of Raw Milk for Home Consumption

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-5817

    home milk pasteurization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Food and ...

  4. Controlling Non-Native Invasive Plants in Ohio’s Forests: Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata)

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

    herbicide applicators such as wicks that can be utilized for small populations. Wicks can be used as a hand ... application method, or larger wicks can be mounted on ATVs and tractors. The method chosen should depend on ... application methods are listed and described on the pesticide's label. The herbicides listed in this fact ...

  5. Grape Berry Moth

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/ent-0097

    larvae of this small moth are green-purple caterpillars about 1 cm (approximately 0.37 in.) long when ... applications can also be timed in sequence with the pest’s development. Early-season control of this pest may ...

  6. Monitoring and Managing Spotted Wing Drosophila in Fruit Crops

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/ent-0086

    other countries via overseas trade of infested fruit (Rota-Stabelli et al., 2013). The first U.S ... applications. The action threshold is detection of one SWD adult in a trap. Monitoring traps can be homemade or ... SWD (about one to two weeks) compared to commercial lures. Depending on the fruit being monitored, ...

  7. Controlling Non-Native Invasive Plants in Ohio Forests: Japanese Stiltgrass

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/F-70-11

    lance-shaped, and about 1–3 inches in length. Leaves are sparsely hairy on both sides and along the margins. ... successfully utilized to manage stiltgrass, but its application is limited to roadsides, open areas, and trail ... stiltgrass that are not growing in close proximity to desirable plant populations. Application later in the ...

  8. Hobby Maple Syrup Production

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/f-36

    leaf and bud. All of these maple species can be used to produce syrup. With sugar maple, it takes about ... you need to be as careful about producing your syrup. You need to use proper sanitation, process the ... above freezing (ideally to about 40 degrees Fahrenheit). The sap with higher sugar content usually ...

  9. Controlling Non-Native Invasive Plants in Ohio Forests: Bush Honeysuckle

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/F-68

    application of a foliar herbicide should be applied when the remaining honeysuckle roots begin to sprout (see ... native plant species have gone dormant. Foliar applications of some herbicides can be used at this time ... use an oil or water soluble herbicide depends on the timing of the herbicide application after the ...

  10. Narrow Row Spacing in Corn: Management Considerations for Ohio

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-0152

    15-inch rows at 45,000 seeds per acre (246 bushels per acre), which was about 3% greater than the 30-inch ... 28–0–0 AG, Helena Chemical, Collierville, TN) application of the fungicide picoxystrobin + cyproconazole ... similar to the cost of application (Table 2). Table 2 (click table to download Word doc). Treatment ...

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