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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. Woolly Bear Caterpillars

    https://butler.osu.edu/news/woolly-bear-caterpillars

    a sheltered location, such as under the bark of a tree or under plant debris, where they can spend the winter ... often cited as predicting the severity of the coming winter.  It is claimed the longer the black ... portions at the end of the body the more severe will be the coming winter.  Research has debunked this ...

  3. Getting Started in Hops Production Workshop is Feb. 4

    https://governmentaffairs.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news/getting-started-hops-production-workshop-feb-4

    Extension and OARDC. Hops provide bitterness to balance the sweetness of malt sugars. And now is a good time ...

  4. News: 25 and Counting: South Centers Marks Anniversary with Sept. 15 Open House

    https://governmentaffairs.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news/news-25-and-counting-south-centers-marks-anniversary-sept-15-open-house

    varieties and hops and malting barley production. The center is also home to the university’s pumpkin ...

  5. 2014 Ohio Wheat Performance Results Available

    https://stepupsoy.osu.edu/news/2014-ohio-wheat-performance-results-available

    suited for their production system and market. Varieties differ in yield potential, winter hardiness, ... promoted tillering and most fields entered winter dormancy in good to excellent condition.  In January and ...

  6. Steady Goes It on the Ice and Snow

    https://butler.osu.edu/news/steady-goes-it-ice-and-snow

    the fear of falling.  However, this fear can be heightened during the winter months when many seniors ... The Ohio Department of Aging gives tips on how to "Win Winter."  These tips include such ... habits.  Here are some tips to help you "Win Winter" by preventing falls: ·       Bundle up to ...

  7. Winter Holiday Safety

    https://butler.osu.edu/news/winter-holiday-safety

    better than nestling down in a warm bed during the cold winter months, but if you are using an electric ... this winter. Whether you dread it or love it, when your driveway and walkways are covered, safe removal ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Not too late to plant wheat, but risks increase

    https://hcs.osu.edu/news/not-too-late-plant-wheat-risks-increase

    harvesting soybeans, many growers may still consider planting winter wheat thanks to the advantages of adding ... years because of the shortened planting window due to weather concerns, but winter wheat is a useful ... individual plant has less time to grow before winter dormancy. “You want a certain number of tillers in the ...

  10. 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 ...

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