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  1. ChickQuest: Let's Learn about Life

    https://hamilton.osu.edu/news/chickquest-lets-learn-about-life

    They are fluffy, they are cute, and they are part of the food system. Hamilton County ChickQuest is well underway with the first clutch of chicks finding their new home on Friday, April 23, 2021. This spring more than 600 eggs were incubated, hatched, and ...

  2. Safe Measures Around the Post-Hole Digger = More Fence Built This Spring

    https://agsafety.osu.edu/newsletter/ag-safety-stat/safety-through-seasons-2021/safe-measures-around-post-hole-digger-more

    Richard Purdin, ANR/CD Educator Adams County A common tool used on the farm is a tractor mounted post-hole auger/digger. A tractor mounted post-hole digger can reduce time and labor when building large stretches of fence. ...

  3. Blue Jays and Oaks Webinar

    https://ocvn.osu.edu/events/blue-jays-and-oaks-webinar

    Blue Jays are vital seed dispersers for oaks and other nut-bearing trees, ultimately shaping the distribution and composition of eastern forests. Join the School of Environment and Natural Resources Jay Wright as he further explores this relationship betw ...

  4. A Day in the Woods Series 'Forest Ecology' Webinar

    https://ocvn.osu.edu/events/day-woods-series-forest-ecology-webinar

    This virtual workshop has two parts – the first will explore the role that our woodlands can have in enhancing our physical and mental health and the second will provide an introduction to the landscape ecology of southeast Ohio.  We hope you can join us ...

  5. Summer of: Cicadas

    https://hamilton.osu.edu/events/summer-cicadas

    Hamilton County 4-H will begin accepting submission for the summer art display "Summer of: Cicadas" on April 21, 2021. Youth ages 5-19 are encouraged to submit their creative works capturing the experience of living with these periodic "fri ...

  6. Periodical Cicada Brood X (10): Apocalyptic or Just Ho-Hum?

    https://hamilton.osu.edu/news/periodical-cicada-brood-x-10-apocalyptic-or-just-ho-hum

    Join OSU Extension Educator, Joe Boggs online April 28 th at 4:00 pm for a presentation, titled Periodical Cicada Brood X (10):  Apocalyptic or Just Ho-Hum? Brood X (10) of the 17-year periodical cicadas will emerge over a large swath of southwest Ohio th ...

  7. Weather and herbicides – what to do (or not) this week

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/10-2021/weather-and-herbicides-%E2%80%93-what-do-or-not-week

    Current forecast is for fairly warm temperatures through late evening Tuesday evening, followed by a substantial drop in temperatures and chance of snow, followed by cold/cool temperatures through the weekend.  Primary question concerning this scenario se ...

  8. Alfalfa Weevil – It’s Closer Than You Think

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/10-2021/alfalfa-weevil-%E2%80%93-it%E2%80%99s-closer-you-think

    Though the current cold snap has caught our attention, we are actually ahead on heat units compared to this time last year, and we’ve accumulated enough degree days to see potential outbreaks of alfalfa weevil in some locations.  Weevils have already been ...

  9. Black Cutworms and True Armyworms are Arriving

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/10-2021/black-cutworms-and-true-armyworms-are-arriving

    We have begun collecting two important pest in our expanded trapping this year—true armyworm and black cutworm. True armyworms feed on wheat before moving on young (typically late-planted) corn. Black cutworm can feed on young corn and even completely cut ...

  10. Will Forage Stands Be Damaged by Predicted Freezes?

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/10-2021/will-forage-stands-be-damaged-predicted-freezes

    The weather forecast this week is indeed concerning for forage stands in general and especially for alfalfa and red clover. The low night temperatures in the forecast may potentially cause severe frost injury to both annual forage crops (e.g. winter rye a ...

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