HHYF Summer Program
Harness Horse Youth Foundation 2023 Summer Program If you are age 11 or older, you are invited to register for the HHYF 2023 hands-on summer program. This event will be held at the Darke County Fairgrounds in Greenville. Preregistration is required. The d ...
Bumble Bee Pollination in Tomato Greenhouses
Darke County Junior Fair Scholarships
Applications are available to 2023 graduates who have exhibited at Darke County Junior Fair. Requirements and guidelines for each scholarship can be found on the applications. Darke County Jr Fair Poultry Scholarship Application Equine Scholarship Applica ...
Pressure Gauge Testing
Pressure Gauge Testing, June 6th, by appointment only. A pressure canner is a very important piece of equipment when it comes to home food preservation. Making sure it is working properly is a precaution that should be taken seriously. If the dial ga ...
Battle for the Belt: Episode 11
Episode 11 of Battle for the Belt is now available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7LR9tNM7lI In Episode 11, we are in the field with Dr. Alyssa Essman, Ohio State Extension Weeds Specialist, to learn about early season weed management and the effect of ...
Lep Monitoring Network Update #3 – Trap Counts for BCW, AMW and ECB-IA
The Ohio LEP Network is continuing to monitor moth pests across Ohio. For our third week of monitoring, we are reporting the numbers for black cutworm (BCW), true armyworm (AMW), and European corn borer (ECB) IA & NY moths across Ohio. These insects’ ...
Spring Weather & Soil Conditions: Update 7 (Final)
Soil Temperatures and Moisture Air temperatures in Ohio ran 2-5°F below average over the last 7 days. In fact, locations across northwest and northeast Ohio fell below freezing on the morning of May 18 th, with unofficial reports as low as 26°F in Sandusk ...
Forage Maturity Across Ohio
Many forage fields were harvested this past week with many more to be harvested this week with the excellent weather ahead. This past week alfalfa fields grew 6-10 inches but didn’t rapidly progress through the maturity growth stages. In general alfalfa ...
Fungicide and Insecticide at Flowering: Is This Really Warranted?
The wheat crop is flowering or will soon begin to flower in southern and central Ohio. Flowering will continue in the northern half of the state over the next two weeks. This is the growth stage as which the crop is most susceptible to infection by Fusari ...
And Now….There’s No Rain – Reminders About Residual Herbicides
It’s always fun when rainfall is feast or famine. Dry periods such as the coming week are great for about everything except weed management. From the perspective of making sure residual herbicides work, we like to see a decent rain about once a week. R ...