Online Fruit Pruning School
Come join us for a two-part, online workshop to learn proper pruning techniques to improve production and quality in your fruit tree and small fruit plantings. You will be online with Ohio State University South Centers experts, who will give live present ...
Don't Fear The Fall
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Let's Talk Watersheds
There has been a lot of conversation about watersheds in the last week, with much of that conversation being brought about due to the concerns regarding the train derailment incident in East Palestine, Ohio ...
Whiz Bang Science Show
Dr. Dave Lohnes, OARDC's popular Whiz-Bang Scientist, teaches children about science and the natural world in an enriching outdoor environment. The 2021 season features: Amazing Air Pressure and Tales of Tails. Shows are fun for the entire family! Pa ...
Inclusive and Equitable Hiring Practices
This 90-minute program provides an overview of best practices for recruiting a diverse candidate pool and equitably evaluating them. Participants will examine the role that various forms of bias can play in screening applicants and identify ways that priv ...
Corn Growth and Development
Additional topics on corn growth and development: Hybrid Selection Grain Quality Maturity Date of Planting Days to Maturity Rating System Seeding Depth Growing Degree Day (GDD) Maturity Rating System Row Width Yield Potential and Stability Plant Pop ...
Date of Planting
The recommended time for planting corn in northern Ohio is April 15 to May 10 and in southern Ohio, April 10 to May 10. Approximately 100 to 150 GDDs (heat units) are required for corn to emerge. In central Ohio, this number of GDDs usually accumulates by ...
The protein and oil composition of corn grain is a major factor affecting grain feeding value. Although the grain market does not include this factor in price determination, growers who feed livestock may use this information to reduce feed costs and opti ...
Growing Degree Day (GDD) Maturity Rating System
The GDD maturity rating system is based on heat units. It is more accurate in determining hybrid maturity than the days to maturity system because growth of the corn plant is directly related to the accumulation of heat over time rather than the number of ...
How Climate Affects Corn Production
Temperature Corn can survive brief exposures to adverse temperatures―low-end adverse temperatures being around 32 degrees Fahrenheit and high-end ones being around 112 degrees Fahrenheit. Growth decreases once temperatures dip to 41 degrees Fahrenheit or ...