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  1. Small Grain Disease Management

    May. 22, 2018

    Fungicide effectiveness on wheat and barley depends upon the timing of the application and choosing the right fungicide material.  Pierce Paul, OSU Extension small grains and corn pathologist, wrote an excellent article on wheat and barley diseases, when to scout for those diseases, timing of fungicide applications and choice of fungicide material in a recent Extension CORN newsletter available on-line at https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2018-13

  2. Meals in the Field

    May. 22, 2018

    May is coming to a close and the slow start to spring has us all guessing what the next week will bring.  Planning when to be in the yard or in the field has become a game of chance with the local weather forecast.  A conversation came up recently that talked about the long days and nights trying to get everything done and how easy it was to reach for an extra soda with caffeine or to grab an energy drink to get us through and accomplish our tasks.  In an extreme condensed version, here are the highlights that you might want to think about for other ways to get more energy in your life. ...

  3. Best Management Spray Practices: Part 2

    May. 15, 2018

    Last week in this column, I started a conversation about droplet size as one best management spray practice.  Today I want to continue the topic of best management spray practices and cover boom height and weather as factors.  Remember that the goal of a spray application is to provide good target coverage while preventing off target movement of the spray material.

  4. Honeybee Consideration During Planting

    May. 15, 2018

    Don’t forget about our pollinators during planting.  OSU Extension bee specialist Reed Johnson along with OSU Extension field crop entomology specialists Kelley Tilmon and Andy Michel offer the following thoughts regarding honeybees during the planting season.

  5. Summer Activities

    May. 15, 2018

    These beautiful days suggest that summer vacation is just around the corner.  Many of us may have plans and activities for our families, but it may all comes at a cost.  Data from 2014 indicates that parents spent about $985 per child on summer expenses such as camps, school activities, or trips.  Making plans now, can alleviate many problems down the road.  What are your goals for the summer?  What kind of summer do you want your children to have? 

  6. Best Management Spray Practices

    May. 07, 2018

    One aspect of producing a high quality and high yielding crop is to protect that crop against pests such as weeds, insects and diseases.  While there are a variety of options to accomplish that goal, one widely used tool for pest management is the sprayer.  With any spray application, the applicator needs to balance coverage with minimizing drift and preventing off-target movement of the pesticide.  In today’s column, I will cover spray droplet size as one best management practice that spray applicators need to consider.          

  7. Planting Factors Affecting Soybean Yield

    May. 07, 2018

    Favorable weather conditions last week finally allowed widespread field preparation work and planting to begin in the Wayne County area.  This week Laura Lindsey, OSU Extension soybean production specialist provides us with some planting time factors that affect soybean yield.  Those factors include planting date, seeding rate, and row width.

  8. Vacations

    May. 07, 2018

    This morning on the news, I happened to overhear that according to a survey, (I missed which one), more than 77% of the workforce fails to take the vacation time they have earned.  While I realize that some vacations can be challenging due to the details of planning and maybe some of the cost involved, there are many vacations that are good just for the change of pace.

  9. Master Gardeners Now Available to Answer Your Questions

    May. 01, 2018

    Master Gardener Volunteers Available to Answer Home Horticulture Questions

  10. Persitence

    May. 01, 2018

    I happen to be participating in an e-mail challenge and last week’s message was focused on persistence in achieving your goals.  I would like to share it with you and thank my co-worker Marilyn Rabe from OSU Extension in Franklin County for writing it. 

    Have you ever admired someone who always seems on top of things? Someone who always completes every project they start and do it well?  Well, you can be that person!

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