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  1. Crop Tree Management: A Tool to Help You Achieve Your Woodland Goals

    free-to-grow rating from a crown-touching release can dramatically increase crop-tree growth. (From:  Crop Tree ... a free-to-grow rating of 4, meaning it has been released from competing crowns on all four sides of its crown. ... more. Partially released trees, with lower free-to-grow ratings, grow at a much slower rate than ...

  2. Ticks and mosquitoes are waiting on you

    increasing for the past 13 years.” Annual Ohio Lyme disease cases increased 35 times between 2010 and 2023, ... largely because of the range expansion of the blacklegged tick, increasing numbers of deer in Ohio, and ... statewide in 2023, according to the Ohio Department of Health. The key is to prevent being bitten, McDermott ...

  3. Beating the Heat on Farms

    As we reach the middle of June, there is growing concern for human and livestock welfare as we ... to workers in other industries. Ohio State University researchers have estimated that economic loss ... protective equipment) to the cooler parts of the day when possible. Increase the number of breaks and slowly ...

  4. Cloudy waters causes African fish to develop bigger eyes

    Age is main factor in whether new adaptations occur By: Tatyana Woodall Ohio State News ... them to grow larger eye structures in response to cloudy waters.  “When the cichlids were young, they ... woodall.52@osu.edu Variations in water quality can impact the development of the visual system of one species of ...

  5. Challenging Conditions for Ohio and the Eastern Corn and Soybean Region

    Above-normal temperatures will persist right into autumn across Ohio. Rainfall will continue to be on the ... below-normal side into autumn. The driest period appears to be June, August, and September. While the eastern ... to be mainly under 1 inch for Ohio except in isolated thunderstorm bands while very heavy rainfall is ...

  6. Weed Management in Hot, Dry Conditions

    by increasing the thickness of the cuticle, or the waxy outer layer of the leaf, to preserve water. ... The use of the right adjuvant product and rate can help to increase absorption by improving leaf ... related to applications in dry weather. Be aware that an increase in activity from the use of adjuvants ...

  7. Elderberry Production in Ohio

    flowers for wine, juice, jelly, colorant, and dietary supplement products was reported to be on the rise ... elderberries before consumption. A research project on elderberries was conducted from 2014 to 2016 at The Ohio ... on them. Growers in Ohio are encouraged to try American elderberries first since they have been shown ...

  8. Spring planting delays may cause some farmers to make adjustments to improve yields

    planting is delayed to June, the recommended target population increases to 130,000 to 150,000 plants per ... be detrimental to crop yields.” Some Ohio farmers face these questions as rainy and wet conditions ... acre. Plant soybean in narrow rows (7.5 to 15-inches). The later in the growing season soybeans are ...

  9. Pollinator Monitoring

    were chosen to support a variety of pollinators and to offer nectar resources for the entire growing ... following a protocol to survey the quantity and variety of pollinators visiting each species in flower. Data ... collectors also note the number of blooms they see during each survey. This data is submitted to OSU ...

  10. Weed Science Field Day

    The 2024 Ohio State Weed Science Field Day will be held on Wednesday, July 10 th at the Western Ag ... technology for weed management, waterhemp control, and current trials including integrated pest management ... strategies such as cover crops. To register via email or for more information contact Alyssa Essman, at  ...

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