Chow Line: Growing Giant Pumpkins
water. Fertilizer and lime: When planting, you’ll need to have the soil tested to determine whether lime ... and fertilizers are needed based on your soil requirements. Planting and space requirements: The ... pumpkins, usually ranking between third or fourth among states for pumpkin production, according to the Ohio ...
Farm income projections hold a bit of good news
margins.” In years with low profit levels, farmers are increasingly leaning on crop revenue insurance, ... buying up higher and higher coverage levels to help compensate, Katchova said. “Due to crop insurance, we ... increases. The average per bushel price for corn, $3.36 last year, is projected to increase to $3.50 this ...
New Pesticide Applicator Training
will choose between Industrial Vegetation (Category 5) and Turf (Category 8). Testing is available at ... the conclusion of the day. A photo ID is required for the test. Registration and check in opens at ... course is designed to help you prepare for the Commercial Pesticide Applicator test. To become licensed, ...
Roots at the Root of Greenhouse Management Workshop
biostimulants and concurrent sessions on container culture of ornamentals and hydroponic and soil-less culture ... of food crops. Lettuce, basil and high-wire crops such as cucumbers will be among the food crops ... $150 by Jan. 4 and $175 after Jan. 4. The cost includes all sessions, tours, and continental breakfast ...
Plant Disease Diagnosis
identification of causal agents. This is a highly intensive course that meets over two full weeks, including ...
Reducing the Environmental Impact of Cows' Waste
– solids and gases. In his studies, Lee tests the effectiveness of adding chemical or biological substances ... said. Between 4 and 12 percent of the feed cattle eat is wasted through the methane gas they produce, he ... testing compounds from natural sources. He’s found that essential oils, including garlic, rosemary and ...
Animals in Our Lives Featuring Dr. Temple Grandin
$750 for an eight-person table. VIP Admission: $150 per person; $1,100 for an eight-person table. ...
Register Soon for Greenhouse Hydroponics Workshop
soil. The event is Feb. 8-9 at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC), part of ... recirculating water full of nutrients; or rooted in an inert growing medium, such as coco coir (coconut shell ... program in the U.S. How to register Registration for the workshop is $125 by Jan. 25, $150 after Jan. 25, ...
Higher Carbon Dioxide Levels Prompt More Plant Growth, But Fewer Nutrients
plants can react in different ways to high carbon dioxide levels. The rising carbon dioxide levels that ... It might seem there’s an upside to the rising levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Plants ... happening because the current level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is 400 parts per million, nearly ...
Have your hay, and eat it, too
advises farmers and ranchers to get their hay nutritionally tested as a first step toward making sure ... their herds are getting the nutrition they need. After testing the hay, a nutritionist can tell you the ... pastures of sorghum grass species after a killing frost and even after a nonkilling frost. Toxic levels of ...