Freeze Forecast

It’s that time of year…a frost can anytime.  I put the second week of October as a likely candidate for a first frost…

Probability of Earlier Date in Fall Than Indicated
Temperature Earliest 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% Latest
36 09/21 09/23 09/30 10/02 10/03 10/06 10/10 10/13 10/16 10/19 10/24
32 09/23 10/02 10/08 10/11 10/13 10/17 10/18 10/21 10/24 10/27 10/31
28 10/03 10/11 10/17 10/19 10/25 10/29 10/30 11/02 11/02 11/09 11/12
24 10/20 10/23 11/03 11/05 11/08 11/10 11/12 11/14 11/18 11/23 12/04
20 11/04 11/05 11/11 11/14 11/17 11/21 11/25 11/29 12/10 12/14 12/24

 

This data is reported at the Zanesville Airport weather station.

Midwestern Regional Climate Center

cli-MATE: MRCC Application Tools Environment

Generated at: 9/27/2021 2:53:35 PM CDT

Fall Armyworm Updates

Hopefully a few nights of of sub 50 degree F temperatures are helping to knock the fall armyworm population back.  However, we are still watching to see what transpires.  Recently articles on the Fall Armyworm population are available here:

Re-Alert: Fall Armyworm, Part II? | BYGL
Managing Forage Stands Damaged by Fall Armyworm | Forages
An Overview on Development Times for Fall Armyworm | Kentucky Pest News
Predictions for Round 2 of Fall Armyworm | Agronomic Crops Network

Live @ Noon

The following are the links and resources that I mentioned during the Live at Noon program on WHIZ TV on October 11, 2017.

Soil Testing

We provide soil test kits for $9.00 at the Extension Office.  The kit contains a mailing pouch, a sample bag, and the necessary paperwork for processing.  The customer purchases the kit and is then responsible for collecting and mailing their own sample.

Directions for using the soil kits provided by Muskingum County Extension

Soil Testing For Ohio Lawns, Landscapes, Fruit Crops, and Vegetable Gardens

Interpreting a Soil Test Report

More Soil Sample Fact Sheets

Penn State Soil Analytical Lab

Contents of the soil test kit include the mailer, paperwork, and sample bag.

Blueberries

Growing Blueberries in the Home Garden

U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council