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  1. Farmers to Learn New Strawberry Production Method that Creates Earlier and Longer Harvest

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/farmers-learn-new-strawberry-production-method-creates-earlier-and-longer-harvest

    and grow over the winter using plastic to keep the soil warm and suppress weed growth, not only ... winter and frost protection.         Summer-bearing variety production method, which can set fruit and be ... planting dates, variety selection, fertility, winter protection, row cover management and overall ...

  2. Arboretum's Birds Not Gone with the Wind: See Them Feb. 12

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/arboretums-birds-not-gone-wind-see-them-feb-12

    9-11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 12. Cardinals, chickadees and other winter birds will be the focus. ... other month and plant-related public events all year. Next is a Winter Walk on Feb. 28. Birds, it turns ...

  3. Woolly Bear Winter Prediction Not Science, But Fun

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

    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 ...

  4. Winter Wheat Acreage Down in Ohio

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/winter-wheat-acreage-down-ohio

    January 23, 2002 WOOSTER, Ohio- Ohio's winter wheat acreage is down this year, an ... eight-percent drop compared to last year, according to the United States Department of Agriculture's Winter ... Wheat Seedings report. Growers have seeded 870,000 acres of winter wheat. In 2001, 950,000 acres of ...

  5. Aug. 13 Workshop to Focus on Drought-Related Financial, Management Options for Livestock

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/aug-13-workshop-focus-drought-related-financial-management-options-livestock

    livestock healthy and growing this winter, Lewandowski said. “I’m not going to sugarcoat it-- the economic ... livestock.  “Thus, feeding cattle and other livestock this fall and winter is going to be a daunting task for ... reseeding and restoring drought-damaged pastures come late winter and spring.   Local representatives from ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Science of Appearance

    https://guernsey.osu.edu/program-areas/master-gardener-volunteers/news-guernsey-county-master-gardeners/science-appearance

    with six more weeks of winter. Or whether woolly bears caterpillars can predict the severity of the ... upcoming winter by the ratio of brown to black coloration. Some of the important things gardening ... virtually the same order every year, no matter what kind of weather occurred that spring or winter. The ...

  8. High Tunnels May Protect Brambles from Winter Injury

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/high-tunnels-may-protect-brambles-winter-injury

    University Extension horticulturists are using them to improve winter hardiness of brambles. Shawn Wright, ... Research and Development Center, are evaluating winter injury and cane blight between blackberries grown in ... blackberries from winter injury. "The blackberry varieties consumers like, based on berry size and taste, ...

  9. Super Berry School

    https://oardc.osu.edu/events/super-berry-school

    Growers can learn how to assess whether blackberry crops or grapevines have experienced winter ...

  10. Follow Guidelines When Applying Winter Manure

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/follow-guidelines-when-applying-winter-manure

    January 6, 2006 COLUMBUS, Ohio-- Livestock producers who make winter manure applications must ... apply manure in the winter because their operations do not have enough manure storage to get them ... through the winter. Producers also take advantage of the availability of labor and equipment and the ...

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