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  1. Growing Giant Pumpkins in the Home Garden

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

    prevent the spread of leaf diseases. Trickle irrigation is best, but soaker hoses also work well. Overhead ... sprinklers are effective; however, wet foliage increases the chance of disease, especially angular leaf spot, ... node with soil will help anchor vines down and promote secondary root development. Insects and Diseases ...

  2. Shiitake Mushroom Production: Inoculating Logs with Spawn

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/f-0040

    disease damage should not be used. Optimum log size is 4–6 inches in diameter (although larger sizes may ... to inoculation. Log contaminants (insects, diseases, etc.) can be reduced by storing the logs off the ... have the maximum number of suitable logs that are easily inoculated. All diseased and wounded sections, ...

  3. Growing Onions in the Garden

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1616

    ohioline.osu.edu entitled “ Soil Testing for Ohio Lawns, Landscapes, Fruit Crops, and Vegetable Gardens ” to learn ... location for numerous years.  Disease Management   Botrytis leaf blight is a fungus caused by Botrytis ... reduce disease pressure. Botrytis leaf blight can be managed by rotating onion crops and related ...

  4. Growing Peppers in the Home Garden

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1618

    and shape, hardiness zones, disease resistance, and days to maturity to find what works for you. Talk ... a strong root system with six to nine leaves on the plant showing no sign of damage or disease. Check under ... disease pressure. Suppressing weeds with newspaper or mulch is also recommended to reduce nutrient ...

  5. Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/HYG-2073

    infect the host with any of several different diseases, which can result in mild to serious illness or ... species in Ohio are medically important because they are disease vectors: the American dog tick, the ... of the season until his death. Diseases: The American dog tick is the primary transmitter of Rocky ...

  6. Bacterial Diseases of Plants

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/plpath-gen-6

    disease including the reasons why plants get sick and how to control or manage healthy plants. Although ... Pathogenic bacteria, on the other hand, cause severe and often fatal diseases in humans, animals and plants. ... The first bacterial disease ever discovered was anthrax (caused by Bacillus anthracis) of cattle and ...

  7. African Swine Fever: A Severe Threat to Swine Herds Is on the United States’ Doorstep

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/vme-1036

    a disease caused by the African swine fever virus (ASFV). ASFV is a viral pathogen found primarily in ... industry can respond and stop the spread of the disease. Signs include high fever; decreased appetite; ... There are four main types of disease depending on the strain of virus infecting the pigs: peracute acute ...

  8. Fungal and Fungal-like Diseases of Plants

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/plpath-gen-7

    disease including the reasons why plants get sick and how to control or manage healthy plants. ... Collectively, fungi and fungal-like organisms (FLOs) cause more plant diseases than any other group of plant ... pest with over 8,000 species shown to cause disease. FLOs are organisms like Pythium and Phytophthora ...

  9. Strawberry Leaf Diseases

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/plpath-fru-35

    Pathology Fungal diseases of the leaf may occur as soon as the first leaves unfold in early spring and ... continue until dormancy in the late fall. On highly susceptible varieties, these diseases can cause ... significant economic damage. The primary damage from leaf diseases is a loss of vigor through reduced leaf ...

  10. Clover Mites

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/HYG-2095

    yard and garden lawn and turf life cycle habits identification clover mites Entomology ... They are a nuisance by their presence, but they do not bite humans or animals, transmit disease, nor ... feed on household furnishings or pantry supplies. They feed on various plants and turf outside, but ...

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