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  1. College Life Skills

    Aug. 08, 2017

    These cool crisp mornings remind me of “fair” weather and I must admit I’m not ready to say good bye to summer just yet!   It is a gentle reminder that our college students are getting ready to pack the car and head off to begin another chapter in life.  Whether this is their first year or not, there are many life skills that we may want to talk about before we send them on their way. 

  2. Time to Scout for Stink Bugs in Soybeans

    Aug. 08, 2017

    Kelley Tilmon, OSU Extension Field Crops Entomologist reminds soybean growers to scout for stink bugs in soybeans and provides the following information and recommendations:

    As our beans start to put on pods, it’s time to start scouting for stink bugs. In 2016, a number of farmers had significant stink bug damage but didn’t realize it until harvest, when they discovered shriveled, blasted seeds. Prevent seed damage by scouting and applying rescue treatment at appropriate threshold levels.

  3. August Perennial Forage Establishment

    Aug. 08, 2017

    Our wet weather conditions throughout much of 2017 prevented spring establishment of perennial forages for many producers.  Additionally, the wet weather has caused stand loss in alfalfa fields due to compaction and crown damage from harvest on wet soils, and from root rot in poorly drained field areas.  As a result, replacement of some of those acres is necessary.  August provides growers with another window of opportunity to establish a perennial forage stand.

  4. Adding Value to Feeder Calves

    Aug. 01, 2017

    Beef cattle markets have been in decline the last couple of years and profitability margins are thin.  With that in view, John Grimes OSU Extension Beef Cattle Production Specialist, says that there are things the cow/calf producer can do to increase the marketability of calves in a more competitive market situation.   John offers the following thoughts regarding adding value to feeder calves.

  5. Sign-up For The Fertilizer Applicator Certification Class and A New Addition of Ohio Agronomy Guide Available

    July 31, 2017

    Fertilizer Applicator Certification

  6. 4-H at the Ohio State Fair

    July 31, 2017

    Our hearts and prayers go out to the families and friends impacted by the tragic accident resulting from the malfunction of the Fireball ride on opening day July 26th at the Ohio State Fair.  We cannot begin to imagine the horrible pain both physically and emotionally the victims and their families are suffering, and will continue to suffer for years to come.  Governor John Kasich rightfully described in a press conference, that this year’s opening day was the darkest in our State Fair’s history.

  7. The Corn Pollination Process

    July 25, 2017

    Although a few cornfields have already completed the pollination process, many fields are at that development stage or soon will be.  With that in mind, Peter Thomison, OSU Extension corn specialist provides the following explanation of the corn pollination process.

    The pollination period, the flowering stage in corn, is the most critical period in the development of a corn plant from the standpoint of grain yield determination. The following are some key steps in the corn pollination process.

  8. Minimize Forage Ash Content

    July 25, 2017

    Forage ash content comes from both internal and external sources.  Internal sources include minerals such as calcium, phosphorus and potassium found in the leaves and stems of forage plants.  External sources include things like soil, bedding, and sand that are deposited on the surface of the forage.  An average internal ash content for alfalfa is around 8 percent and for grass forages around 6 percent.  Values above that represent external sources and are negatively associated with forage quality and animal performance because ash takes the place of nutrients on approximately a 1 to 1...

  9. 2017 Skillathon Clarification Message

    July 21, 2017

    Dear skillathon  participants and families,

    In an effort to clarify expectations for skillathon please read the message below.

    We understand that there were concerns with the scoring of project books during the first night of skillathon this year. Some livestock record books have pages with activities based on the member's age or years in the project, while others are the same for all exhibitors.

  10. Orchard Sprayer Field Day

    July 20, 2017

    Fungicides and insecticides are a significant production cost in an orchard.  Are you using those materials in the most effective and cost efficient manner? Orchard owners, managers, employees and anyone who works with fruit production are invited to attend the Orchard Sprayer Technology Field Day scheduled for Thursday, August 3 at Bauman Orchards in Rittman.  The orchard is located at 161 Rittman Ave in Rittman Ohio, 44270.  The field day begins with sign-in at 2:30 pm and concludes with a light meal served around 6:30 pm.

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