Originally published in the OSU Extension Pesticide Safety Education Program newsletter
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Tropical Vortex by Paul Hang. Are you sick of the Polar Vortex? Are you crying uncle every time you look out your window?
It can take some extra effort to stay active during cold winter months, but the benefits far outweigh the costs.The 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommends adults get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity per week. Click read more for a great list of quick and easy fitness tips...
Family Feud by Paul Hang. What vegetable plant families can safely be planted year after year in the same location? Survey says! None!
I don’t mean by that phrase me, and people like me, who sleep a little later, sit in our chairs a little longer, watch more TV, wear more clothes, move a little slower and begin to show a pallid complexion. I also don’t mean those plants that are dead like annuals or appear dead like most perennials and our deciduous trees.
By Paul J. Hang "To everything, there is a season" (turn, turn, turn). These lyrics from the son by Pete Seeger were adapted from the Bible, book of Ecclesiastes. They seem appropriate for the month of December when one of the two biggest turns of the year happens. The other happens in June. December marks the winter solstice on the 21st.
Join us Wednesday September 4th from 1-3 PM at the farm of Randy and Cooke Metzger to see a series of cover crops plots, ten different types and combinations, and understand how they may work on your farm to achieve soil and water quality goals. Click "read more" for speakers, and more information...
When you buy direct from the farmer you are re-establishing a time-honored connection with the grower.
Pickaway 4-H has announced its most outstanding 4-H award recipients. The 4-H Heart and Service awards are presented to two 4-H members in recognition of their outstanding achievements throughout their 4-H career.
Ally and Samantha Roberts, daughters of John and Lori Roberts of Circleville, both won their respective divisions at the Area 4-H Health and Safety Communication Contest held at the Ohio State University Lima Campus on July 1.
With warmer temperatures on the horizon, crabgrass germination is just around the corner.
December marks the winter solstice on the 21st. It is the shortest day and the longest night of the year. It is also the day which some New Age enthusiasts claim the Mayan calendar predicts will be the end of the world. Supposedly the Mayan calendar results in a series of zeroes on that date. This supposedly coincides with the alignment of the planets resulting in Armageddon.
Silent night will be sung next month. This month of November is the time of silent days outside. Nature for the most part has gone silent. The majority of birds have fled along with their songs. Insects no longer chirp, sing or buzz (or sting and bite) having crawled into some cozy niche for the winter or gone to the great beyond. Freezing temperatures kill many insects whose species only survive by their having laid eggs that may survive.
Christmas in July! I will wear my socks that have HO, HO, HO and candy canes intermittently scattered on them to a gardening event. I get double duty from them. I can wear them to celebrate the jolly red-suited icon as well as that jolly giant green man.
Ohio farmers were surveyed recently
The "Pastures for Profit" grazing school is a comprehensive course in Management Intensive Grazing
When planning your garden, don't forget your plan to exclude the wildlife!
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Agriculture today (6/17) announced the first discovery of Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) in Ohio trees!