July 17, 2013


I thought I would send you information regarding upcoming events that might interest you.  I have also included some recent updates to bring to your attention.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact me by email or at the Hardin County OSU Extension office phone number listed below.  I have two farms that have spoken for the Western Bean Cutworm traps to monitor this corn pest.  I still have two more traps that I would like to place around the county and check for this insect locally.  Let me know if you would like me to place a trap near one of your fields.  I plan to check these traps weekly and report information to a state specialist this growing season for recommendations that will appear in the C.O.R.N. newsletter.  Also, make sure you listen in on the “At Issue” program this Saturday morning, June 22 at 7:30 am on WKTN 95.3 FM as I discuss OSU Extension with Dennis Beverly.


Wheat Field Day – June 20 – 9:00-11:30 am at the Northwest Agricultural Research Station of the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC), 4240 Range Line Road, in Custar. The event is free and open to the public.  Variety development, fungicide and insects will be among the topics discussed by experts from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.  For more information, go to http://extension.osu.edu/news-releases/archives/2013/June/wheat-field-day-is-june-20


Fruit and Vegetable Good Agricultural Practices Program – June 20 – 1:00-4:00 pm at 4053 State Route 41 South, in Bainbridge.  The program will consist of such topics as:

•             Foodborne illness

•             Contamination

•             Water safety

•             Soil safety

•             Good handling practices

•             Worker training

•             Hands & hygiene

•             Ideas for traceability

•             On the farm records

•             Standard operating procedures

See the attached flier for more information.

GAP Program Flyer

Cover Crop Field Day – July 2 – 9:00-11:00 am – OARDC NW Ag Research Station 4240 Range Line Road Custar, OH 43511. View demo cover crop plantings, cereal rye no-till soybean, crimper/roller demo, cover crop supplies discussion.  For more information regarding this upcoming field day, see http://agcrops.osu.edu/calendar/cover-crop-field-day


Crop Insurance – Since the planting date of June 5 has passed for corn and the soybean planting date of June 20 is coming soon, I have attached some information about crop insurance.  There are some options of you missed the planting date.  See the attached document for more information.  You can also visit the USDA Risk Management Agency at http://www.rma.usda.gov/

Darke County Extension Crop Insurance News Release

Ohio Agriculture Women of the Year Award – Nominations are due June 21.  Winners will be selected on the basis of their outstanding contributions to Ohio agriculture, leadership and advocacy in the agricultural community and significant impact on the agriculture industry as a whole. This past year, Stephanie Jolliff of Hardin County was a 2012 Women of the Year Honoree.  Read Stephanie’s bio and If you would like to nominate someone forms and information are available at http://www.agri.ohio.gov/TopNews/AgricultureWomenOfTheYear/


An Evening Garden Affair – will be held Monday, June 24 from 6:00-9:00 pm at the Friendship Garden of Hardin County, 960 Kohler Street, Kenton.  It will feature a presentation titled “Diagnosing Plant Problems in the Landscape” by Pam Bennett, who is the Clark County Horticulture Educator and Ohio Master Gardener Coordinator.  This event is open to the public and also includes viewing of the garden as well as door prizes and refreshments.  See the attached flier for more information. 

An Evening Garden Affair


Beef Cattle Newsletter – There’s a storm brewing – no, not “fluffy cows”, we’ll tackle that one later – and it behooves us to be cautious that felled trees or other plants that could blow in don’t poison livestock. This week we discuss those concerns.  You can read this newsletter at http://beef.osu.edu/beef/beefJun1213.html


Articles this week include:

•             If You See the Derecho, Check Your Pastures!

•             Forage Focus: May Showers Brings June Hay

•             Consumer Sentiment Improves

•             Pasture and Range Conditions Improve


If you are interested in subscribing to OSU Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources news releases, you can sign up by going to http://extension.osu.edu/news-releases/subscribe 




The Ohio State University

Mark A. Badertscher

Agriculture and Natural Resources Educator

OSU Extension Hardin County

1021 W. Lima Street, Suite 103, Kenton, OH 43326

419-674-2297 Office



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