The Patterson Fruit Farm at Chesterland, Ohio, is a sixth generation fruit farm growing 45 acres of apples and strawberries, with a farm market, bakery, and gift room, and a seven-week Family Fun Fest in the fall.
The ONR Hall of Fame inducts individuals, past and present, who have made significant contributions to Ohio’s natural resources through management practices, environmental education or scientific achievement.
Phenology is a field of science concerned with the timing of natural living processes with weather events over a period of years. Studies in phenology focus on when plants bud, flower and fruit; when insects emerge; when frogs get active in spring; when lakes freeze and thaw; and when birds migrate.
The switch to Mandatory Price Reporting for livestock sales data has been rocky, but the new system has the potential to provide more detailed information price information, segmented by livestock weights and quality levels.
Jean Bahr a University of Wisconsin professor of geology and environmental studies and an international authority on ground water, has installed an affordable, practical system into her Wisconsin home that transforms light from the sun into electricity, enabling her to meet a significant portion of her own electrical needs and to feed excess electricity into the Madison Gas and Electric power grid.
Every small fruit and commercial vegetable grower should have at least one complete plant tissue nutrient analysis from each field for each crop before harvests begin, said Virginia Tech horticulturist.
The new first-place premium in four classes – grain seeds, wheat, oats and “other grain” – have been doubled, from $5 to $10 per winning entry. Second-place premiums in those classes were increased to $5, from $4.