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  1. Soil Lead Myths and Facts

    https://dirt.osu.edu/urban-agriculture-outreach/lead-myths-and-facts

      Myth: All urban soils are polluted and it is not safe for me to garden: I need to build raised ... beds. Facts: While urban soils may have elevated lead, most are not sufficiently contaminated to pose ... Technology,   31 (3), 800-805 Myth: The danger in gardening in a high lead soil is contaminated vegetables. ...

  2. Chow Line: No such thing as male and female bell peppers

    https://cfaes.osu.edu/news/articles/chow-line-no-such-thing-male-and-female-bell-peppers

    to  Growing Peppers in the Home Garden, a recent Ohioline fact sheet. Ohioline is Ohio State ... eating raw. Is that true? No.  Although the myth that bell peppers are either male or female continues to ... spread, bell peppers do not have genders.  According to the myth, “male” bell peppers have three lobes and ...

  3. Canning Summer Tomatoes

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/canning-summer-tomatoes

    Are you ready for tomatoes and peppers fresh from the garden? I love it when the summer bounty ... at farmers markets and in your own garden. I am frequently asked about canning “special recipe” or ... “homemade” salsas. USDA  recommends  only using tested recipes to ensure your family’s food safety.  Salsas ...

  4. Faculty member presents soil science research at Congressional Soils Caucus briefing

    https://senr.osu.edu/news/faculty-member-presents-soil-science-research-congressional-soils-caucus-briefing

    Basta presented on urban community health and the connection between urban soil restoration and urban ... community restoration. His presentation, “Cleaning up lead and other dirty issues in soil for community ... health on a budget” emphasized the importance of soil testing, inexpensive remediation practices and ...

  5. Myths and Facts: Lead

    https://dirt.osu.edu/urban-agriculture-outreach/myths-and-facts-lead

    harmful concentrations of heavy metals. See " Urban Agriculture and Garden Testing " for testing ... testing. See " Urban Agriculture and Garden Testing " for testing information.  ... Myth: All urban soils are polluted and it is not safe for me to garden: I need to build raised ...

  6. ODA Confirms Sudden Oak Death in Ohio

    https://lucas.osu.edu/news/oda-confirms-sudden-oak-death-ohio

    Department of Agriculture (ODA), in coordination with USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service ... nursery were shipped to Ohio retailers. This shipment went to at least 17 other states. Gardeners and ... allowable). Consumers should not compost or dispose of the plant material in municipal yard waste. Garden ...

  7. News tips and events for the week of July 15

    https://cfaes.osu.edu/news/articles/news-tips-and-events-for-the-week-july-15

    College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) know that this year has been ... statewide. FAQs about the 2019 agricultural challenges can be found at  go.osu.edu/AgCrisis. Recommendations ... Agricultural Research Station, 7721 South Charleston Pike, South Charleston, Ohio. Free and open to the public. ...

  8. Urban Agriculture

    https://dirt.osu.edu/urban-agriculture-outreach

    present.  We offer  testing  designed for gardens and urban farms. These include low-cost heavy metal ... Backyard gardens, community gardens, and urban farms can provide many positive benefits to ... communities, including food production, beautification, and community building. However, urban soils can be low ...

  9. CFAES site a one-stop shop for dealing with ongoing farming crisis

    https://cfaes.osu.edu/july-2019/cfaes-site-one-stop-shop-for-dealing-with-ongoing-farming-crisis

    “Addressing 2019 Agricultural Challenges,” the site gives help on topics related to the ongoing rain-caused ... Resources include fact sheets, webinars, regular CFAES newsletters, FAQs answered by CFAES experts, and ...

  10. Resources Addressing the 2019 Ag Crisis

    https://advancement.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/newsletter/cfaes-connect/july-2019/resources-addressing-2019-ag-crisis

    From torrential downpours to extreme dry heat, mother nature and agriculture have not been the ... best of friends in 2019.  This has lead to producers across the country and of different disciplines to ... utilize these resources as you see fit and share them with the greater agricultural community.  Find ...

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