Battle for the Belt: Episode 10
Episode 10 of Battle for the Belt is now available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbYtQZXc-lc In Episode 10, we talk with Dr. Aaron Wilson about our upcoming weather forecast and get field updates from each of the plot locations: Wooster, Northwest, and ...
If You Planted and Heavy Rainfall Affected Your Fields…
According to the USDA-NASS report for the week ending 05/14/23, 26% of Ohio’s corn and 28% of Ohio’s soybean acres were planted. About 8% of corn and soybean was reported emerged. Ohio’s planting (and emergence) progress is coming along for both corn (Fig ...
Spring Weather & Soil Conditions: Update 6
Soil Temperatures and Moisture Figure 1: Daily average air temperature (dashed red), two-inch (green) and four-inch (blue) soil temperatures for spring 2023. Soil type and location of measurements (under sod or bare soil) are provided in the lower right c ...
Changes Ahead with Potential El Niño
After a dry late summer and autumn of 2022, winter turned wetter to offset that dry period. However, in April 2023, we turned a bit drier again. The main thing we need to monitor closely now is a rapidly developing event in the eastern equatorial Pacific ...
Interested in Soil Health? Learn together with OSU Extension
Improving soil health (SH) can provide a variety of benefits including improved water infiltration, increased water holding capacity, and increased nutrient availability. However, it can be challenging to quantify these benefits in the field. With funding ...
Forage Maturity Across Ohio
Warm weather this spring especially over the last couple of weeks has rapidly progressed forage maturity. Harvesting forages at the proper time for the livestock you are feeding is critical to farm profitability. Poor quality forages must be supplemented ...
Ohio Woodland Stewards- Friday's Escape to the Forest Webinar on a Potential New Nemesis for Garlic Mustard? Identifying and Reporting a Newly Arrived Garlic Mustard Specialist Aphid- Lipaphis alliarae
A newly discovered enemy of the invasive garlic mustard may help us in our fight against the pesky plant. This webinar will teach participants how to find and identify Liaphis alliance, a garlic mustard specialist aphid native to Europe, and how to join t ...
Wild pawpaw plantings, harvesting and more
SENR faculty member Matt Davies and environmental science graduate program PhD student Sarah Francino to discuss research and harvesting pawpaws at upcoming conference (May 20) at Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center. ...
Native Trees: Creating Living Landscapes for Birds, Butterflies, Bees, and Other Beneficials