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 ...
Master Gardener Plant Sale
The trees are blooming. The soil is warming. The grass is being cut. Spring is surely in the air! The Miami County Master Gardener Volunteers will hold their first plant sale on May 20 beginning at 10 a.m. At the sale you’ll find perennials, annuals, wild ...
Native Trees: Creating Living Landscapes for Birds, Butterflies, Bees, and Other Beneficials
All youth who wish to complete a livestock project for 4-H or FFA are required by Ohio law to complete this training before exhibition. ALL Jr. Fair Exhibitors with market livestock (Lactating Dairy Cow, Lactating Dairy Goat, Beef, Dairy Beef, Dairy, Goat ...
Kyle Verhoff Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources Defiance County email@example.com ...
We are still very early, but if crop stands are a concern…
We are still early, but if you planted in April or the first few days of May, soil conditions have been wet and cold in many parts of the state. Early plantings, cold air/soil temperatures, and precipitation cause slow progress in corn and soybean. In Fig ...