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  1. Helpful Resources for Fruit Growers

    https://southcenters.osu.edu/newsletter/spring-2020/helpful-resources-for-fruit-growers

    Ohio.  During these past two months, we have answered many questions from growers and gardeners ... home gardeners, master gardener volunteers, gardener center employees, and new fruit growers.   There ... is currently a surge in fruit and vegetable production in home gardens.  Many new farmers want to ...

  2. Why the cooperative model could be a key to closing the broadband gap

    https://southcenters.osu.edu/newsletter/spring-2020/why-the-cooperative-model-could-be-key-closing-the-broadband-gap

    health crisis and in our current context, the broadband divide between urban and rural America has become ... reap the benefits of the digital age.” In 2017, the Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural ... infrastructure investments in broadband, reminding people that, “there is a shared destiny between urban and ...

  3. Potential for Toxic Nitrate Levels in Forages

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-13/potential-toxic-nitrate-levels-forages

    environmental stress that significantly slows down plant photosynthesis and metabolism can lead to excessive ... rumen is then absorbed into the bloodstream where it prevents oxygen transport, which leads to death. ... events, and even hail damage in some areas. All these stresses can lead to higher nitrate levels in ...

  4. COVID-19 Talks about Agriculture

    https://southcenters.osu.edu/covid-19-talks-about-agriculture

    OSU Extension, Agriculture and Natural Resources, provides 64 educational events broken into daily ... Marketing Agriculture Products Christie Welch/OSU Extension Direct Marketing Team Using Online Platforms to ... Upcoming: How Producers Can Start Selling Food to Schools Christie Welch, Direct Agricultural Marketing ...

  5. When Can Unlicensed Applicators Spray on the Farm?

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-13/when-can-unlicensed-applicators-spray-farm

    testing. Ohio law requires a private pesticide license to use restricted use pesticides in agricultural ... of general use pesticides in agricultural production on the applicator’s property, the employer’s  ...

  6. Planting When the Soil Temperatures are Right!!

    https://fairfield.osu.edu/news/planting-when-soil-temperatures-are-right

    Sunny days no doubt bring lots of gardeners out into the sunshine.  The calendar tells us we could ... be planting early spring crops in the garden but what does the soil thermometer tell us?  If you have ... planted in your garden that just “set” there and did not take off?  Perhaps you planted them in wet soils ...

  7. How Cold is Too Cold for Wheat at Feekes 8 and Feekes 10.5.1 Growth Stages?

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-13/how-cold-too-cold-wheat-feekes-8-and-feekes-1051-growth-stages

    Every year presents a different set of challenges for agricultural production across Ohio. Last ... the plant canopy, resulting in heads and anthers that are exposed with limited protection from the ... spike. At Feekes 10.5.1, spikelets and awns may appear white or bleached in color as a result of cold ...

  8. Cold Weather Impact on Corn and Soybean

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-13/cold-weather-impact-corn-and-soybean

    28°F, this can be lethal to corn. Temperatures between 28 to 32°F may result in frost damage, and both ... soil temperature at a 2-inch depth was 38°F at the Northwest Agricultural Research Station in Wood ... County, 44°F at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center in Wayne County, and 58°F at the ...

  9. Managing Head Scab with Fungicides Q&A

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-13/managing-head-scab-fungicides-qa

    best results are seen when the application is made at or shortly after early anthesis (Feekes 10.5.1).  ... For barley, the best results are seen when the treatment is applied at or shortly after heading ... control can be misleading. You will see the best results if the fungicide is applied to a moderately ...

  10. Interested in Soil Health? Learn together with OSU Extension

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-11/interested-soil-health-learn-together-osu-extension

    Extension has worked to identify a few soil tests that can provide helpful indicators of improved soil ... health. Though several health tests exist, we focused on tests that are simple, economical, and ... conventional tillage, no-till, organic nutrient management, and cover cropping. The results from this effort ...

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