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  1. Most of Ohio’s 2014 Wine Grape Crop Lost Due to Polar Vortex, Ohio State Survey Finds

    https://hcs.osu.edu/news/most-ohio%E2%80%99s-2014-wine-grape-crop-lost-due-polar-vortex-ohio-state-survey-finds

    this winter’s polar vortex was more extreme and very different from past cold weather events.” Dami ... said several factors made this year’s winter particularly damaging to grapevines. First, the coldest ... was that vine hardiness became compromised this winter due to warm weather in December that tricked ...

  2. Most of Ohio’s 2014 wine grape crop lost

    https://hcs.osu.edu/news/most-ohio%E2%80%99s-2014-wine-grape-crop-lost

    seen as an exception rather than the rule because the impact of this winter's polar vortex was ... this year's winter particularly damaging to grapevines. First, the coldest temperatures ... vine hardiness became compromised this winter due to warm weather in December that tricked vines into ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Warm Winter, Early Spring Increase Livestock Risk from Noxious Weed

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/warm-winter-early-spring-increase-livestock-risk-noxious-weed

    May 23, 2012 LANCASTER, Ohio – The near-record warm winter and early spring Ohio experienced this ... Extension program assistant in agriculture and natural resources. The unusually warm winter led to an early ... Winter 2012 was the warmest winter experienced nationwide since 2000 and the fourth-warmest winter on ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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. ...

  10. 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 ...

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