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Pesticide and Fertilizer Recertification Meetings

We have concluded our local programs for Pesticide and Fertilizer Recertification credit.  As a reminder, be sure to return the invoice from the Ohio Department of Agriculture with your information and check to complete the recertification process.  If you need a new invoice, call ODA at 614-728-6270.

If you still need to recertify in 2021, please contact the Extension Office.

Other useful websites:

OSU Pesticide Safety Education Program

OSU Nutrient Education and Management

Ohio Department of Agriculture Plant Health Division

ODA Pesticide Program

ODA Fertilizer Program

ODA Check Your Recertification Status

Extension News Highlights March 29

Wheat Growth Stages and Associated Management- Feekes 6.0 through 9.0 | Agronomic Crops Network
 

Time is now to purchase the right nozzles for your spraying needs | Agronomic Crops Network
 

Topdressing Wheat with Liquid Swine Manure | Agronomic Crops Network
 

Selecting Forages for Your New Seeding | Ohio BEEF Cattle Letter
 

Taking the Bull from the Sale Ring or Winter Storage, Making Him the Athlete He Needs to Be | Ohio BEEF Cattle Letter
 

Minerals for Beef Cattle | Ohio BEEF Cattle Letter
 

Livestock and Grain Producers: Dealing with Vomitoxin and Zearalenone | Ohio BEEF Cattle Letter
 

The Use of Wool in Compost and other Alternative Applications | OSU Sheep Team
 

2021 Small Ruminant Webinar Series: Lamb Market Update Spring 2021 | OSU Sheep Team
 

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Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine Information | BYGL

OSU Extension Programs Available This Week

MONDAY, MARCH 15

County Outlook Meeting

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

2021 Virtual Ohio AgritourismReady Conference

6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 16

General Pest Control – New Applicator Training (Category 10a) (Virtual)

Registration 9:00 am

Top Ten Diseases of Backyard Poultry Virtual Class

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Small Ruminant Production Webinars

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17

General Pest Control – New Applicator Training (Category 10a) (Virtual)

Registration 8:30 am

Commercial New Applicator Training Webinar

Start time 8:30 am

Southern Ohio Farm Show (Virtual)

10:00 am to 11:00 am

Organic Winter Webinars

11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Great Lakes Vegetable Working Group Podcast

12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

 

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 18

Ohio Beef Expo

8:00 am to 8:00 pm

The Dirt on Soil Health: Investing Below the Surface (Virtual)

8:00 am to 8:30 am

Growing Season Weather Outlook and Changing Climate Patterns (Virtual)

9:00 am to 11:00 am

Midwest Women in Ag Community Education Series

9:00 am to 11:00 am

GAPs Training Webinar

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

2021 Virtual Ohio AgritourismReady Conference

6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Butler Innovative Farm Forum (Virtual)

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 19

Ohio Beef Expo

8:00 am to 7:00 pm

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 20

Ohio Beef Expo

8:00 am to 8:00 pm

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 21

Ohio Beef Expo

8:00 am to 1:00 pm

Resources for Spring Gardening and Landscaping

The Basics of Pruning Trees and Shrubs | UNH Extension
 

March Gardening Tips | UNH Extension
 

Soil Testing for Ohio Lawns, Landscapes, Fruit Crops, and Vegetable Gardens | Ohioline
 

Interpreting a Soil Test Report | Ohioline
 

Soil Sampling Instructions — Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences
 

Pruning Blueberry Bushes in the Home Garden | Ohioline
 

Basic Principles of Pruning Backyard Grapevines | Ohioline
 

Raspberries for the Home Fruit Planting | Ohioline

Beef Quality Assurance

In the past three years, many beef producers in Ohio were certified in the Beef Quality Assurance program.  We encourage every producer to complete this certification and to participate in the program.  For those who entered into the program three years ago, the re-certification cycle will begin soon.

Online certification and recertification is available at https://www.bqa.org/beef-quality-assurance-certification/online-certifications.

At this time, it is strongly encouraged for those who have access to complete certification online. At OSU Extension, we will continue to monitor public health guidance, and when appropriate offer in-person certification opportunities.

Extension News Highlights March 15

Is your bull ready for work? | Ohio BEEF Cattle Letter
 

Managing the Breeding Season and Reproductive Performance of the Beef Herd | Ohio BEEF Cattle Letter
 

Don’t let the green grass fool you | Ohio BEEF Cattle Letter
 

The Buckeye Beef Byte; a Conversation with OSU’s Meat Lab Manager Ron Cramer | Ohio BEEF Cattle Letter
 

Farm Office Live Continues! | Ohio Ag Manager
 

Wheat Growth Stages and Associated Management- Feekes 6.0 through 9.0 | Agronomic Crops Network
 

Forage Planting – How to Do It Well | Agronomic Crops Network
 

Marketing Lamb and Goat for Holidays | OSU Sheep Team
 

Basic Reproduction and Breeding Systems of Meat Goats | OSU Sheep Team
 

Attention all U.S. Sheep and Goat Producers: Let your Voices be Heard! | OSU Sheep Team
 

Soilless Strawberry School | VegNet Newsletter

OSU Extension Webinars Available This Week

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15

Ohio Cow/Calf Management Webinar School

06:00pm to 07:00pm

Planning for the Future of Your Farm Workshop

06:30pm to 08:30pm

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16

Ag Tech Tuesdays (Virtual)

10:00am to 11:00am

High Tunnel Production School (Virtual)

12:30pm to 01:30pm

Small Ruminant Production Webinars

07:00pm to 08:00pm

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17

Commercial New Applicator Training Webinar

(All day)

Southern Ohio Farm Show (Virtual)

10:00am to 11:00am

Organic Winter Webinars

11:00am to 12:00pm

Technology and Data Management on the Dairy Farm- Mini Series Session 1 (Virtual)

12:30pm to 01:30pm

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18

The Dirt on Soil Health: Investing Below the Surface (Virtual)

08:00am to 08:30am

Managing Water in Today’s Wet and Dry Growing Seasons (Virtual)

08:30am to 10:00am

Disease Management Options for Today’s Weather (Virtual)

09:00am to 10:30am

GAPs Training Webinar

06:00pm to 09:00pm

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19

County Outlook Meeting (Virtual)

10:00am to 11:30am