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  1. CFAES Ag Weather System Near-Surface Air and Soil Temperatures/Moisture

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-10/cfaes-ag-weather-system-near-surface-air-and-soil

    with data from Darke and Greene Counties. These sites (noted by an asterisk on Figure 1) report minimum ... (morning) soil temperatures. The other sites are reported on Figure 1 as a daily average. Figure 1 shows ... Stations located throughout the state have two- and four-inch soil temperatures monitored on an hourly ...

  2. Why the cooperative model could be a key to closing the broadband gap

    https://southcenters.osu.edu/newsletter/spring-2020/why-the-cooperative-model-could-be-key-closing-the-broadband-gap

    reap the benefits of the digital age.” In 2017, the Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural ... rural America.”  Cooperatives are not new to problem-solving on behalf of rural Americans. According to ... lacked electricity. By 1953, more than 90% of America’s farms had electricity. This transformation was ...

  3. Early Season Wheat Diseases

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-12/early-season-wheat-diseases

    leaf spot usually shows up first on the lower leaves as yellowish flecks that later develop into ... mildew are whitish fungal growth (pustules) on the surface of leaves and stems. As soon as it begins to ... common wheat diseases. Remember, always read and follow the labels. Septoria tritici leaf spot on wheat ...

  4. Alfalfa Weevil Update

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-12/alfalfa-weevil-update

    Peak alfalfa weevil feeding damage occurs between 325 and 575 heat units (based on accumulation of ... scouting.  For more details on alfalfa weevil scouting and thresholds please see our April 13 article https ...

  5. Managing stored grain into summer

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-10/managing-stored-grain-summer

    If you are storing more grain on farm this spring than usual, you are not alone. Over the last few ... detect pockets of warm grain. If summer grain storage will be common on your farm, using multiple ... should be close to the peak of the bin Aerate bins on cool mornings every couple weeks as grain at the ...

  6. Corn Planting and Pollinators: Research Update

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-11/corn-planting-and-pollinators-research-update

    The winter of 2019-2020 was relatively mild in both temperature and harmful effects on Ohio’s ... manage at Waterman Farm and near Farm Science Review are bursting with bees and raising new queens in ... clean-out and disposal procedures when finished to minimize escape of seed treatment dust.  More advice on ...

  7. PhD pursuit takes Pattadar to Hawaii 

    https://southcenters.osu.edu/newsletter/spring-2020/phd-pursuit-takes-pattadar-hawaii%C2%A0

    By Dr. Rafiq Islam SWBR Program Leader Shib Nath Pattadar participated in the 2020 World ... research work on aquaponics and water quality, funded by a USDA capacity-building collaborative project of ...

  8. ­­Dr. Hanping Wang completes four proposals from home isolation

    https://southcenters.osu.edu/newsletter/spring-2020/%C2%AD%C2%ADdr-hanping-wang-completes-four-proposals-from-home-isolation

    isolation.  Dr. Hanping Wang, program leader of the South Centers aquaculture program, has completed four ...

  9. Much Like April, Cool Weather Lingers during the First Week of May

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-12/much-april-cool-weather-lingers-during-first-week-may

    scattered minor reports of burned tips on alfalfa and wheat. Precipitation varied significantly across the ... of 1 to 4 inches for the month (Figure 1 – right). For more information on recent climate conditions, ...

  10. Is it time to reevaluate your manure storage and application for years to come?

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-11/it-time-reevaluate-your-manure-storage-and-application-years-come

    the number of animals on the farm since there lagoon was built. Along with capturing more surface ... experience very little evaporation, so this large trend can have a big impact on storage capacity. Other ... old lagoon with a half-acre of surface area would be catching an extra 40,731 gallons of water on ...

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