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  1. Using Hay Harvesting Equipment Safely

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/aex-59126

    Also, you could be struck by a bale as it is ejected, or by the throwing frame and pan if you are too ... hay crops are grown on ground too rough, steep, or unsuitable for row crops. Taking safe preparations ... in these areas is especially important for safe operation. Informally discuss with employees how to ...

  2. Trenching and Excavation Safety

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/aex-59191

    safe trenching and excavation. Trainer’s Note Although farmers are generally exempt from the state ... (OUPS) at 1-800-362-2764—common industry practice is to call 811, the “Call Before You Dig” —and the Oil ... excavators to call OUPS two working days before breaking ground. Once these areas are located and marked, ...

  3. Is It Pine, Spruce, or Fir?

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-80

    spp.) are all types, or genera, of medium to tall (60-200 feet), evergreen, needle-bearing, ... cone-producing trees that have a conical or pyramidal shape. Collectively, they are called conifers because of ... their cone production. Conifers are commonly found growing in Ohio landscapes and several species are ...

  4. Soil Acidity and Liming for Agronomic Production

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/AGF-505-07

    productive in soils with pH levels as low as 6.0. Additional information on soil pH may be found in the Ohio ... and the climate under which a soil was formed are important determinants of soil acidity. Soils that ... developed from parent materials low in carbonate minerals (calcium/magnesium carbonates) are usually acidic. ...

  5. Family Mealtime: Routines and Rituals

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-5249

    County Are there any routines in your life that make you feel happy, more aware, and balanced? For some, ... a prescribed order. Rituals, however, are slightly different from routines in that they often carry a deeper ... and thorn,” where each family member shares the best and most challenging part of their days. ...

  6. Tractors and Highway Safety

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/aex-59115

    procedures for tractors. Trainer’s Note Incidents occur because highway safety precautions are not followed. ... cover, or turn slow moving vehicle (SMV) signs when tractors are transported on another vehicle. Use the ... warning flashers, lights, SMV emblems, and Speed Identification Symbol (if applicable) are in proper ...

  7. Growing Giant Pumpkins in the Home Garden

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1646

    Genetics If you are a first-time grower, it doesn’t really matter where you get your seeds if you are ... from growers in your area. When you are looking at seeds online, you will see information regarding the ... The site where you plant should only be used once every three years to reduce the incidence of insect ...

  8. Proper Calibration and Operation of Backpack and Hand Can Sprayers

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/fabe-531

    sprayer. Use the one calibration method that you are accustomed to, if it happens to be different than the ... replacement of the nozzle may not be an option depending on the type of manual sprayer you are using. EXAMPLE ... when the hand trigger is let go. Nozzle choice is sometimes determined by the type of spraying you are ...

  9. Rural Neighbors—Living and Working Together

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/cdfs-1280

    to inform them when they are planning a party so manure spreading can be properly timed; and spread ... population grows, farm and nonfarm families are increasingly living and sometimes working alongside each ... other. Farmers who are near the metropolitan areas have been familiar with this trend, while those in ...

  10. Towing Anhydrous Ammonia Tanks

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/aex-591410

    tanks are equipped with running lights make sure they are working properly during this demonstration. ... intended as a sole source of information on the safe use of this product. Contact your dealer for more ... information on in-depth training for your employees. Review the true or false quiz. Background Highway and ...

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