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Agricultural Fertilizer 3Hour Certification Training – 3/15

Monday, March 15,2021
8:30 A.M. -11:30 A.M. • OSU Extension Greene County

This meeting will fulfill the three-hour requirement for private and commercial applicators who need the agricultural fertilizer applicator certification.

Who should attend the training? Fertilizer certification is required if you apply fertilizer (other than manure) to more than 50 acres of agricultural production grown primarily for sale. If you hire a co-op or other custom applicator to make your fertilizer applications, you do not need the certification. This training is for private and commercial applicators.

What will be covered? Best management practices will be the basis of the agricultural fertilizer certification training with a focus on fertilizer applications that have the appropriate rate, timing, placement and source.

This is an in-person meeting located at:
OSU Extension Greene County, 100 Fairground Road, Xenia, Ohio 45385

Cost: $30 payable to OSU Extension

Registration is required and limited. Please register at go.osu.edu/greenefert2021

Ohio Cropland Values and Cash Rents Survey 2020-21

We are once again surveying ag professionals/farmers/landowners across Ohio to generate information for those interested in farmland. You can assist us by completing the online survey.

The Ohio Cropland Values and Cash Rents 2020-21 Survey is being conducted by The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

The online survey is available at:

OhioCroplandValuesCashRents202021

or

https://osu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eXlA7B6jbgSoRGC

 

For those that don’t have information to report on Flexible Cash Leases or Crop Share Leases please skip Parts 2 and 3 before you proceed to submit your survey.

All survey data will be anonymous and distributed only in a summary format. (See last year’s summary at the web address below.)

Summary conclusions from the latest survey of agricultural professionals, the “Western Ohio Cropland Values and Cash Rental Rates 2019-20”, are available online at:

https://farmoffice.osu.edu/farm-management-tools/farm-management-publications/cash-rents

The Drunken Botanist

Join us, Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 6:30 PM via Zoom.

Who knew that horticulture was such an intoxicating subject? Amy Stewart explores the odd, unusual, and surprisingly common plants that have produced the world’s greatest spirits.

Drunken Botanist Fact Sheet

Drunken Botanist’s Guide to Backyard Bartending

Amy Stewart is the award-winning author of six books on the perils and pleasures of the natural world, including three New York Times bestsellers: Wicked Bugs, Wicked Plants, and Flower Confidential. She is the cofounder of the popular blog Garden Rant and a contributing editor at Fine Gardening Magazine.

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For a schedule of upcoming programs including Brie Arthur (Foodscaping) and Amy Stewart (The Drunken Botanist) go to greene.osu.edu under Master Gardener, upcoming events and programs or click here: https://greene.osu.edu/program-areas/master-gardener-volunteers/upcoming-programs-and-events

FARM OFFICE LIVE CONTINUES!

FARM OFFICE LIVE CONTINUES!

Barry Ward, David Marrison, Peggy Hall, Dianne Shoemaker and Julie Strawser – Ohio State University Extension

 

“Farm Office Live” continues this winter as an opportunity for you to get the latest outlook and updates on ag law, farm management, ag economics, farm business analysis and other related issues from faculty and educators with the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.

 

Each Farm Office Live begins with presentations on select ag law and farm management topics from our specialists followed by open discussions and a Q&A session. Viewers can attend “Farm Office Live” online each month on Wednesday evening or Friday morning, or can catch a recording of each program.

 

The full slate of offerings remaining for this winter are:

 

  • March 10th 7:00 – 8:30 pm
  • March 12th 10:00 – 11:30 am
  • April 7th 7:00 – 8:30 pm
  • April 9th 10:00 – 11:30 am

 

Topics to be addressed in March include:

 

  • Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP)
  • Proposed “American Rescue Plan of 2021” – New Stimulus Legislation
  • General Legislative Update
  • Ohio Farm Business Analysis – A Look at Crops
  • Ohio Cash Rental Rates: Outlook and Discussion on Lease Alternatives

 

To register or view past recordings, visit https://go.osu.edu/farmofficelive

For more information or to submit a topic for discussion, email Julie Strawser at strawser.35@osu.edu or call the Farm Office at 614-292-2433. We look forward to you joining us!

CORN Newsletter

 

March 2 – March 15, 2021

 

Editor: Eric Richer, CCA

 

Spring Planting Outlook

Author: Jim Noel

After a dry start to winter, the weather pattern has gotten more active. Even though the La Nina pattern in the Pacfiic Ocean is weakening the effect will likely continue through spring. This favors a normal to wetter than normal pattern for Ohio.

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Projected Returns for 2021 – Increasing Fertilizer Prices May Force Tough Decisions

Authors: Barry Ward, John Barker

The profit margin outlook for corn, soybeans and wheat is relatively positive as planting season approaches.

Read more

 

Is It Too Early to Apply Nitrogen to Wheat?—-Yes

Authors: Laura Lindsey, Ed Lentz, CCA

With melted snow and warmer weather in the forecast, is it time to apply nitrogen to wheat? The short answer. Wait until green-up to apply N to wheat.

Read more

 

Gearing Up for Spring

Authors: Mark Sulc, Jason Hartschuh, CCA

The current weather outlook for early spring planting season is starting to sound like a broken record of the last few years – a wetter pattern than normal for Ohio and the Great Lakes region. Along with a warmer than average pattern.

Read more

 

Still Time to Frost Seed Red Clover

Author: Chris Penrose

We are at the point of the winter that daily average temperatures are rising and the days are getting noticeably longer. This freezing and thawing over the next few weeks is what gives frost seeding a great chance to work.

Read more

 

Water Quality Wednesdays Continue March 3rd

Author: Jordan Beck

Water quality concerns continue to be at the forefront of environmental-impact discussions across many industries.

Read more

 

Upcoming Events

 

March 3

 

Water Quality Wednesday: Lake Erie Water Quality Litigation Update

 

March 4

 

Non-GMO Crop Production

 

March 9

 

Conservation Tillage & Technology Conference (CTC)

 

March 10

 

Conservation Tillage & Technology Conference (CTC)

 

March 11

 

Conservation Tillage & Technology Conference (CTC)

 

March 12

 

Conservation Tillage & Technology Conference (CTC)

 

March 18

 

Growing Season Weather Outlook and Changing Patterns

 

About C.O.R.N. Newsletter

C.O.R.N. Newsletter is a summary of crop observations, related information, and appropriate recommendations for Ohio crop producers and industry. C.O.R.N. Newsletter is produced by the Ohio State University Extension Agronomy Team, state specialists at The Ohio State University and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC). C.O.R.N. Newsletter questions are directed to Extension and OARDC state specialists and associates at Ohio State.

 

Contributors:

 

Glen Arnold, CCA
Field Specialist, Manure Nutrient Management

 

Mark Badertscher
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Lee Beers, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Bruce Clevenger, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Trevor Corboy
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Wayne Dellinger
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Taylor Dill
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Amanda Douridas
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Nick Eckel
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Mike Estadt
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Boden Fisher
Water Quality Extension Associate

 

Ken Ford
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Mike Gastier, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Will Hamman
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Jason Hartschuh, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Elizabeth Hawkins
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems

 

Andrew Holden
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Dean Kreager
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Greg LaBarge, CPAg/CCA
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems

 

Alan Leininger
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Laura Lindsey
State Specialist, Soybean and Small Grains

 

Mark Loux
State Specialist, Weed Science

 

Clifton Martin, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Rich Minyo
Research Specialist

 

Brigitte Moneymaker
Water Quality Extension Associate

 

Sarah Noggle
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Tony Nye
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Pierce Paul
State Specialist, Corn and Wheat Diseases

 

Richard Purdin
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Matthew Romanko
Water Quality Extension Associate

 

Beth Scheckelhoff
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Matthew Schmerge
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Clint Schroeder
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Barry Ward
Program Leader

 

Harold Watters, CPAg/CCA
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems

 

Hallie Williams
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Ted Wiseman
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Curtis Young, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Chris Zoller
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

The information presented here, along with any trade names used, is supplied with the understanding that no discrimination is intended and no endorsement is made by Ohio State University Extension is implied. Although every attempt is made to produce information that is complete, timely, and accurate, the pesticide user bears responsibility of consulting the pesticide label and adhering to those directions.

CFAES provides research and related educational programs to clientele on a nondiscriminatory basis. For more information, visit cfaesdiversity.osu.edu. For an accessible format of this publication, visit cfaes.osu.edu/accessibility.

Happy National Nutrition Month!

Every 5 years the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) publish the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The Dietary Guidelines serve as a reputable, research-based tool for nutrition guidance and education. The 2020 – 2025 Guidelines were released in December of 2020.

New this year are broader guidance that includes healthy dietary guidelines from birth through older adulthood. Here are the Top 10 Things You Need to Know about what else is new.

March is National Nutrition Month, please follow us on Facebook as our Community Nutrition Team shares some of their favorite recipes throughout the month.

Backyard Critters -Poultry, Rabbits, and More

Thinking of adding a pet, hobby animal or poultry to your backyard? In this session, you will learn of things to consider and ways to manage your backyard critters. Add the tools to your toolbox to be successful in raising animals near the comfort of your property.

Presenter: Trevor Corboy, Trevor is the Agriculture and Natural Resources Educator for OSU Extension Greene County. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture focusing in Animal Science and Agribusiness and a Master of Science in Agriculture as well. Trevor has an extensive farming background and knowledge to translate his experience in an urban agriculture environment.

When: Thursday, March 18, 2021 6:30 pm -7:30 pm

Location: Online Zoom

Cost: $7.00

Register Online: go.osu.edu/backyardcritters

For a schedule of upcoming programs including Brie Arthur (Foodscaping) and Amy Steward (The Drunken Botanist) go to greene.osu.edu under Master Gardener, upcoming events and programs or click here: https://greene.osu.edu/program-areas/master-gardener-volunteers/upcoming-programs-and-events

Foodscaping in Ohio-This Thursday

Join us Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 6:30 PM via Zoom for Foodscaping in Ohio

Foodscaping is a modern term for the practice of integrating edible plants into ornamental landscapes. This program will inspire attendees to think creatively about planting veggies! Learn how to pair edibles with the best flowering perennials for your region.

Brie Arthur is a celebrated speaker and bestselling author and is known for her leadership with the suburban Foodscape movement and her lively, information packed presentations. A recipient of an American Horticultural Society Award, Brie studied landscape design at Purdue University. She has worked as a grower and propagator for leading nurseries and her passions center on sustainable land management and promoting the value of gardening across the US.

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For a schedule of upcoming programs including Brie Arthur (Foodscaping) and Amy Stewart (The Drunken Botanist) go to greene.osu.edu under Master Gardener, upcoming events and programs or click here: https://greene.osu.edu/program-areas/master-gardener-volunteers/upcoming-programs-and-events

What mushrooms and other fungi are doing for us and the environment

Please join us via Zoom Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 6:30 PM

Speakers:

Thomas Mitchell, Ph.D., The Ohio State University

Jason C. Slot, Associate Professor, The Ohio State University

We will discuss several ways fungi are important for plant, soil, and environmental health because of their unique symbiotic and decomposition abilities.  Topics will include fungal pest control, nutrient exchange, and biomass recycling.

Cost: $7.00

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For a schedule of upcoming programs including Brie Arthur (Foodscaping) and Amy Steward (The Drunken Botanist) go to greene.osu.edu under Master Gardener, upcoming events and programs or click here: https://greene.osu.edu/program-areas/master-gardener-volunteers/upcoming-programs-and-events