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  1. Putting your Garden to Bed for the Winter

    https://butler.osu.edu/news/putting-your-garden-bed-winter

    amendments in the fall and they have all winter to work their way into the soil. Fall Garden Clean-up:  Rake ... in the spring.  Winter's freezes and thaws will break up any churned-up clods. Sowing fall cover ... crops:  I sew some of my garden areas in winter rye.  Cover crop roots improve soil structure and provide ...

  2. Lawns Coming Out of Winter

    https://turfdisease.osu.edu/news/lawns-coming-out-winter

    cover of snow in the winter. If the crowns of the grass plants were not eaten by the critters and are ... nimblewill (Muhlenbergia schreberi). Damaged spots from pet urine during the winter. If the salt levels are ...

  3. Dollar Spot Applications

    https://turfdisease.osu.edu/news/dollar-spot-applications

    Ok, so we didn’t have much of a winter to speak of. Temperatures are in the middle 70’s to low ... dormant, and most of us would agree our turf didn’t go into winter in the best of shape. Now consider the ...

  4. Brown Ring Patch/Waitea Patch

    https://turfdisease.osu.edu/news/brown-ring-patchwaitea-patch-2

    winter/spring to hot early summer like weather conditions, i.e. like we are having in Ohio this week. Even ...

  5. Poor Forage Quality Requires Solid Nutrition Management This Winter

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/poor-forage-quality-requires-solid-nutrition-management-winter

    livestock nutrition needs this fall and winter. “We have pretty good forage quantity, but what is going to ... to depend on that hay in the late winter and early next spring.” Another recommendation producers ... then we can start grazing a little more heavily over the winter and not be concerned with leaf residual ...

  6. Near-record Warm Winter Increases Insect and Pest Threat for Crop Growers This Spring

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/near-record-warm-winter-increases-insect-and-pest-threat-crop-growers-spring

    near-record warm winter Ohio has experienced this year is expected to cause a significant increase in the ... and cereal leaf beetles, he said. Winter 2012 is the warmest winter experienced nationwide since 2000 ...   and the   fourth-warmest winter on record, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric ...

  7. Slug Feeding Injury Rampant for Crop Growers as Near-record Warm Winter Causes the Pests to Attack Weeks Earlier than Normal

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/slug-feeding-injury-rampant-crop-growers-near-record-warm-winter-causes-pests-attack-0

    spring for slugs as the near-record warm winter Ohio has experienced this year has caused these plant ... warmer winter and March,” he said. “The warmer weather and soil temperatures have caused slugs to hatch ... earlier and are resulting in slugs beginning their heavier feeding earlier.”  Winter 2012 was the warmest ...

  8. Slug Feeding Injury Rampant for Crop Growers as Near-record Warm Winter Causes the Pests to Attack Weeks Earlier than Normal

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/slug-feeding-injury-rampant-crop-growers-near-record-warm-winter-causes-pests-attack

    spring for slugs as the near-record warm winter Ohio has experienced this year has caused these plant ... the warmer winter and March,” he said. “The warmer weather and soil temperatures have caused slugs to ... hatch earlier and are resulting in slugs beginning their heavier feeding earlier.”     Winter 2012 was ...

  9. Spreading Manure on Frozen Ground Option for Producers, But Proper Application Crucial

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/spreading-manure-frozen-ground-option-producers-proper-application-crucial

    January 18, 2012 COLUMBUS, Ohio-- Saturated field conditions last fall and early this winter have ... "Constant changes in weather are typical of winters in Ohio and neighboring states, which increases the potential ... Rausch, reminded producers that winter manure application should be done only as a last resort-- because ...

  10. Woolly Bear Winter Prediction Not Science, But Fun

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/woolly-bear-winter-prediction-not-science-fun-0

    bear's 13 distinctive black and reddish-brown bands have become a rule of thumb in forecasting winter ... coming winter; the shorter the brown band, the longer and more severe winter will be. For decades, people ... If you recall, Columbus had a really mild winter, so I've come to the conclusion that the woolly ...

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