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  1. OSU Extension Expert: Cold Weather Increases Livestock Energy Needs

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/osu-extension-expert-cold-weather-increases-livestock-energy-needs

    rations to help them alleviate cold stress, Lewandowski said. “Every year, going into the winter means ... herd is pasture-based, those animals may be coming in to winter in thinner body condition because our ... is: Summer or wet: 59 degrees  Fall: 45 degrees  Winter: 32 degrees  Heavy winter: 18 degrees  The ...

  2. Now's the Time for Fall Herbicide Treatments

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/nows-time-fall-herbicide-treatments

    Stachler, an Ohio State University Extension weed specialist, said that attacking winter annuals and simple ... winter annuals, it's easier to kill them in the fall when they are young and smaller than when they ... are much bigger in the spring and stressed from the winter weather. And with biennials and simple ...

  3. Chow Line: Watch sugar intake over holidays (12/14/12)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/chow-line-watch-sugar-intake-over-holidays-121412

    corn syrup, honey, malt syrup, or molasses. Or more simply: Eat fewer processed foods and more fresh ...

  4. Ohio's Wheat Struggling Under Wet Weather, Diseases

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/ohios-wheat-struggling-under-wet-weather-diseases

    December 3, 2001 WOOSTER, Ohio- Prolonged heavy rains during winter wheat planting have resulted ... wheat to be planted on time so that it produces three to four tillers before winter dormancy, and our ... survive through winter and produce an economically viable crop next spring. "Research has shown that ...

  5. Ohio Experiencing Population Explosion of Red Admiral Butterflies

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/ohio-experiencing-population-explosion-red-admiral-butterflies

    snowy winter may have helped the over-wintering butterflies survive till spring. "Ordinarily we ... don't have many butterflies that over-winter here. But we had a lot of snow this past year that may have ... provided enough insulation for the butterflies that did over-winter to survive," said Bloetscher. ...

  6. Late-Planted Wheat May Struggle This Winter

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/late-planted-wheat-may-struggle-winter

    than the recommended planting date, increasing the risk of winter kills, poor stand quality and minimal ... "The chance of winter kill is increased with late-planted wheat," said Paul. "In addition, ... tillers per foot of row." In order to survive winter dormancy and produce a healthy crop in the ...

  7. Southern Ohio Corn at Risk for Stewart's Wilt

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/southern-ohio-corn-risk-stewarts-wilt

    Ohio's mild winter, higher populations of flea beetles (the insect that transmits the bacterium) may have ... blight. "One of the things that impacts Stewart's wilt is the winter temperatures. The flea ... beetle survives the winter in the soil and if you get a harsh winter, populations go down. But if you ...

  8. Despite Planting Delays, Wheat Getting Good Marks

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/despite-planting-delays-wheat-getting-good-marks

    news for strong crop establishment before winter sets in. "You want the wheat well-established by ... we'd like to see wheat go into winter with three to four tillers per plant." The more tillers ... a wheat plant has, the higher its chances for surviving through winter. Because of the late planting of ...

  9. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Deer Me: Where to Sleep? (for the Week of Jan. 5, 2009)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-deer-me-where-sleep-week-jan-5-2009

    January 5, 2009 Q. Dear Twig: Where do deer sleep during winter?   A. In two kinds of places. The ... choice depends on if it's daytime or nighttime. (I assume here a cold, snowy winter where the deer ... down how fast heat gets lost and help the deer save energy. A key for a deer to survive winter is to ...

  10. Ohio State Scientists Work to Bring Back the Bobwhite

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/ohio-state-scientists-work-bring-back-bobwhite

    quail, with an eye on improving its habitat, especially in winter. “Northern bobwhites are important game ... the birds spend winter, right down to favored plant types, and into their movements and breeding in ... unusually cold, snowy winters, which can kill up to 9 out of 10 of the birds. Bobwhites are year-round ...

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