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  1. New Strawberry Production Method Allows Growers Earlier and Longer Fruit Harvest

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/new-strawberry-production-method-allows-growers-earlier-and-longer-fruit-harvest

    and grow over the winter using plastic to keep the soil warm and suppress weed growth, not only ... North and South Carolina, Bergefurd said. The method includes using row covers during the winter to ... protect the plants, which aren’t as winter hardy, from frost and freeze. The trial, which is in its 11th ...

  2. Locally Grown Hops a Possibility for Ohio’s Booming Microbreweries

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/locally-grown-hops-possibility-ohio%E2%80%99s-booming-microbreweries

    the sweetness of the malt sugars, and a refreshing finish,” Bergefurd said.  Hops are sold on the open ...

  3. OSU Prof to Speak on Economic Incentives, Water Quality

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/osu-prof-speak-economic-incentives-water-quality

    cover change, and the economics of non-point source pollution. The four-part winter seminar series is ...

  4. World Agroforestry head to speak Thursday (2/10) at OSU

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/world-agroforestry-head-speak-thursday-210-osu

    Nutrient Management” winter seminar series of the university’s School of Environment and Natural Resources. ...

  5. Help Ohio Farmers Decide What to Grow

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/help-ohio-farmers-decide-what-grow

    winter hardy and does not require high levels of fertilization, said Brad Bergefurd, OSU Extension ...

  6. Fertilizer Costs May Be on the Rise Again for Growers

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/fertilizer-costs-may-be-rise-again-growers

    country. But whether those prices remain low heading into fall and winter remains to be seen. "If this ... fall and winter are warm, like last year, we could see those projected prices decline," said ... Roberts. "But if it's a cold and long winter, those prices could climb quickly." Roberts ...

  7. Low Risk of Stewart's Disease on Corn Predicted

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/low-risk-stewarts-disease-corn-predicted

    University Extension and Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center specialists this winter ... 95.1. The numbers were lower than what was calculated last winter. "For many years, the winter ... flea beetle survive during mild winters than during cold winters. Because of a relatively cold January, ...

  8. New Blackberry Varieties Can Overcome Winter

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/new-blackberry-varieties-can-overcome-winter

    blackberry varieties grown in Ohio face limitations because of winter kill, primocane blackberries can ... survive winter conditions with temperatures dropping as low as zero degrees Fahrenheit. "Fluctuating ... temperatures during winter limits production of less-hardy blackberry varieties," said Shawn Wright, an ...

  9. Little-Known Virus May Cause Problems for Soybean Growers

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/little-known-virus-may-cause-problems-soybean-growers

    through three generations: an over-winter generation that emerges from May to late June and lays eggs in ... in mid to late August and over-winters into the following year. "We are just starting the see ... not even making any recommendations for spraying the over-winter generation because we don't know ...

  10. Ways to Cut Winter Heating Costs Plentiful

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/ways-cut-winter-heating-costs-plentiful

    potentially high heating bills this winter could put an even tighter chokehold on a consumer's strapped ... oil, natural gas and electricity this winter, with Midwest customers carrying the brunt of the ... winter months," said Shockey. "Winter preparedness is important and there are many things ...

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