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Week of June 29
Courier, June 30  
MON June 29

Update on Ban of Dicamba Products for Xtend Soybeans - (PDF Transcription)

TUE June 30 Rootworm Hatch is Underway - (PDF Transcription)
WED July 1 Don’t Delay Wheat Harvest - (PDF Transcription)
THU July 2 Western Bean Cutworm - (PDF Transcription)
FRI July 3 No Radio - Independence Day Celebrated
Week of June 22
Courier, June 23  
MON June 22 Sidedressing N - (PDF Transcription)
TUE June 23 Doublecrop Soybeans - (PDF Transcription)
WED June 24 Prepare for Wheat Harvest - (PDF Transcription)
THU June 25 Potato Leafehoppers - (PDF Transcription)
FRI June 26 Bagworms - (PDF Transcription)
Week of June 15
Courier, June 16  
MON June 15 Court Bans Dicamba Products for Ztend Soybeans - (PDF Transcription)
TUE June 16 Evaluate Soybean Stands - (PDF Transcription)
WED June 17 Soybean Variety Changes - (PDF Transcription)
THU June 18 Lower Alfalfa Yeilds - (PDF Transcription)
FRI June 19 Poison Hemlock - (PDF Transcription)
Week of June 8
Courier, June 9  
MON June 8 Know Your Corn Growth Stage - (PDF Transcription)
TUE June 9 Early Soybean Diseases - (PDF Transcription)
WED June 10 Disease and Insects in Wheat - (PDF Transcription)
THU June 11 Cressleaf Groundsel, Senecio glabellus - (PDF Transcription)
FRi June 12 Sycamore Anthracnose - (PDF Transcription)
Week of June 1
Courier, June 2 Keep summer pests from ticking you off
MON June 1 Scout Corn for Emergence Problems - (PDF Transcription)
TUE June 2 N Extenders at Sidedress Time - (PDF Transcription)
WED June 3 Wheat Update - (PDF Transcription)
THU June 4 Hay Cutting Height - (PDF Transcription)
FRI June 5 Yard Care - (PDF Transcription)
Week of May 25
Courier, May 26  
MON May 25 No Radio. Memorial Day.
TUE May 26 Ticks - (PDF Transcription)
WED May 27 Wheat Head Scab - (PDF Transcription)
THU May 28 Hay Cutting Time - (PDF Transcription)
FRI May 29 Sweet Corn - (PDF Transcription)
Week of May 18
Courier, May 19 Proper pesticide practices critical during pandemic
MON May 18  
TUE May 19  
WED May 20  
THU May 21  
FRI May 22  
Week of May 11
Courier, May 12 Beef industry in uncharted waters during pandemic
MON May 11 Corn Emergence using GDD
TUE May 12 Row Spacing in Soybeans
WED May 13 Foliar Wheat Diseases
THU May 14 Alf Weevil
FRi May 15 When to Plant Tomato Transplants
Week of May 4
Courier, May 5 Pandemic sees pork plummet
MON May 4 Whole Hog Sausage Sale
TUE May 5 Weather Planting Forecast
WED May 6 Wheat Wednesday - Reproductive Stages
THU May 7 Corn Planting Depth
FRI May 8 Horticulture - Moving Plants Outdoors
Week of April 27
Courier, Apr 28 COVID-19 likely to affect meat supply for weeks
MON Apr 27 Corn Planting Tips
TUE Apr 28 Planting Date for Soybeans
WED Apr 29 Wheat Wednesday - Spring Freeze Concerns
THU Apr 30 Top 5 Pipeline Myths about Safe Digging
FRI May 1 Callery Pear
Week of April 20
Courier, Apr 21 Share the road this planting season
MON Apr 20 Ag Equipment on the Road
TUE Apr 21 Planting Date for Corn
WED Apr 22 Wheat Wednesday - Feekes Growth Stage 6 (Jointing)
THU Apr 23 Phosphorus Placement Study
FRI Apr 24 Horticulture - Yard and Garden Preparations
Week of April 13
Courier, Apr 14 Corn farmers take steps to prevent another bad crop
MON Apr 13 Starter Fertilizer for Corn
TUE Apr 14

Scout Soybean Fields for Marestail

WED Apr 15 Wheat Wednesday - Sulfur
THU Apr 16 Burndown of Cover Crops
FRI Apr 17 Horticulture - Spring Blooming Bulbs
Week of April 6
Courier, Apr 6 Get the jump on possible bagworm infestations
MON Apr 6 Ag Coronavirus Impact Survey
TUE Apr 7 Wet Planting Season
WED Apr 8 Wheat Wednesday - N stabilizer
THU Apr 9 Assess Alfalfa Stands
FRI Apr 10 Horticulture - Phenology Calendar
Week of March 30
Courier, Mar 31 Battle shutdown boredom with Extension activities
MON Mar 30 The Lake Erie Bill of Rights
TUE Mar 31 USDA Agriculture Outlook
WED Apr 1 Wheat Wednesday - Top Dressing
THU Apr 2 Dairy Consumption
FRI Apr 3 Horticulture Activities Now
Week of March 23
Courier, Mar 24 Addressing wastewater issues protects natural resources
MON Mar 23 Extension Office Operating Remotely
TUE Mar 24 National Ag Day
WED Mar 25 Spring Spraying
THU Mar 26 Spring Seeding of Forages
FRI Mar 27 Horticulture - Starting Annual Flowers
Week of March 16
Courier, Mar 17 Don't let insects sour spring
MON Mar 16 Inspect your Spray Equipment
TUE Mar 17 Spray Tank Water Quality
WED Mar 18 Wheat Stand Evaluation
THU Mar 19 Renovating Weak Pastures
FRU Mar 20 Horticulture - Veggies to Plant Now
Week of March 9
Courier, Mar 10 Llamas can be guard animals for sheep flocks
MON Mar 9 Fertilizer & Pesticide Recertification
TUE Mar 10 Enlist Soybeans
WED Mar 11 Top Dressing
THU Mar 12 Selecting Your Alfalfa Variety
FRI Mar 13 Horticulture - March Landscape Activities
Week of March 2
Courier, Mar 3 County's annual crop yield averages show state of farming
MON Mar 2 Farmers Share Breakfast on March 12
TUE Mar 3 USDA 2019 County Crop Yields
WED Mar 4 Manure Apps on Wheat
THU Mar 5 Hancock County Livestock Banquets
FRI Mar 6 Horticulture - Boxwood Blight
Week of February 24
Courier, Feb 25 Great grain bin safety gives you peace of mind
MON Feb 24 Using Drones on the Farm
TUE Feb 25 Planter Preparation
WED Feb 26 Estimating Winter Kill
THU Feb 27 Pasture & Hay Field Frost Seeding
FRI Feb 28 Horticulture - Garden Activities for Early March
Week of February 17
Courier, Feb 18 Events celebrate Hancock's agricultural heritage
MON Feb 17 Marketing Questions for Farmers
TUE Feb 18 Organic Corn Performance Trials
WED Feb 19 Wheat Wednesday - Top Dress Timing
THU Feb 20 Latest Research on Sulfer
FRI Feb 21 Horticulture - Native Plants for Shady Spots
Week of February 10
Courier, Feb 11 Farmers faithfully conduct conservation cconversation
MON Feb 10 Ohio Forage & Grasslands Conference
TUE Feb 11 Conservation Tillage Conference
WED Feb 12 Ohio Woodland, H2O & Wildlife Conference
THU Feb 13 Strategies for Tight Grain Margins
FRI Feb 14 Horticulture - Understanding Seed Catalogs
Week of February 3
Courier, Feb 4 Thank your local farmer for your Super Bowl wings
MON Feb 3 Super Bowl and the Food Industry
TUE Feb 4 NW Ohio Crops Day (2/7)
WED Feb 5 Spring Weather Forecast
THU Feb 6 OEFFA (Organic) Conference
FRI Feb 7 Salt Damage to your Landscape
Week of January 27
Courier, Jan 28 Get educated to maximize your Farm Bill benefits
MON Jan 27 2019 Final Crop Report
TUE Jan 28 Farm Bill Meting on February 6
WED Jan 29 Soybean Fields Weed Survey
THU Jan 30 Top Ag Commodities for Ohio
FRI Jan 31 Horticulture - Identifying Conifers
Week of January 20
Courier, Jan 21 Hancock County Agriculture Hall of Fame seeks 2020 nominations
MON Jan 20 5 Steps for Data Yield Quality
TUE Jan 21 Brazil New #1 Soybean Producer
WED Jan 22 Firewood Sales Rules
THU Jan 23 Fallow Syndrome
FRI Jan 24 Horticulture - Native Plants for Full Sun
Week of January 13
Courier, Jan 14 OSU Extension office helps farmers extend their education
MON Jan 13 Ohio Maple Syrup Days
TUE Jan 14 Misleading Story on Hog Barns
WED Jan 15 State Extension Specialist Changes
THU Jan 16 Five Steps for Quality Cattle
FRI Jan 17 Horticulture - Christmas Cactus Care
Week of January 6
Courier, Jan 7 Ohio State University celebrates 150 years of public education
MON Jan 6 Growing Hemp Workshop
TUE Jan 7 Factors Affecting Farmland Prices
WED Jan 8 Wheat Wednesday - Winter Weather Effects on Wheat
THU Jan 9 Pesticide Fertilizer Recertification
FRI Jan 10 Horticulture - Holiday Cactus
Week of December 30
Courier, Dec 31 An agricultural year in review
MON Dec 30 Selecting a Corn Hybrid
TUE Dec 31 2019 Year in Review
WED Jan 1 Happy New Year - no radio
THU Jan 2 Hardin County Breakfast Series
FRI Jan 3 Horticulture - Winter Tree Protection
Week of December 23
Courier, Dec 24 Poinesttias have rich holiday history
MON Dec 23 Ohio Corn Performance Trials
TUE Dec 24 Reindeer or Caribou
WED Dec 25 Merry Christmas - no radio
THU Dec 26 Hay Sampling
FRI Dec 27 Horticulture - Mistletoe
Week of December 16
Courier, Dec 17 Farmers deal with choices made during wet and wild grow season
MON Dec 16 Know Your Corn Bt Traits
TUE Dec 17 Post Harvest Combine Cleaning
WED Dec 18 Small Grain Management Workshop
THU Dec 19 Final 2019 Algae Bloom Report
FRI Dec 20 Poinsettia Care for the Holidays
Week of December 9
Courier, Dec 10 Dealing with hunters as a farmer
MON Dec 9 Reducing Winter Work Injuries
TUE Dec 10 Soybean Performance Trials
WED Dec 11 Winter Storage of Spray Equipment
THU Dec 12 Feeding Livestock in Cold Weather
FRI Dec 13 Horticulture - Winter Rose Protection
Week of December 2
Courier, Dec 3 Want a real Christmas tree?
MON Dec 2 Income Tax Farm Issues Webinar
TUE Dec 3 Ohio No-Till Conference
WED Dec 4 Milk Consumption Decline
THU Dec 5 Livestock Winter Preparations
FRI Dec 6 Horticulture - Live Christmas Tree
Week of November 25
Courier, Nov 26 Ohio raises millions of turkeys
MON Nov 25 Deer Gun Season Safety
TUE Nov 26 The Farmers Share for your Meal
WED Nov 27 The Turkey Industry
THU Nov 28 Happy Thanksgiving - no radio
FRI Nov 29 No radio
Week of November 18
Courier, Nov 19 Is a mouse in your house?
MON Nov 18 November Crop Projections
TUE Nov 19 Tar Spot in Corn
WED Nov 20 Buckeye Shepherd Symposium
THU Nov 21 Corn Stalks as a Feed Source
FRI Nov 22 Horticulture - Yard Care
Week of November 11
Courier, Nov 12 Ohio proposes hemp production rules
MON Nov 11 Corn Ear Abnormalities
TUE Nov 12 Sampling for Soybean Cyst Nematode
WED Nov 13 Wheat Wednesday - Interpreting Soil Tests
THU Nov 14 Set Backs for Manure Applications
FRI Nov 15 Horticulture - Fall Garden Cleanup
Week of November 4
Courier, Nov 5 USDA releases rules for hemp
MON Nov 4 Harvest Days Impact Your Corn
TUE Nov 5 Cover Crops for Marestail Control
WED Nov 6 Wheat Wednesday - Check Your Wheat Stand
THU Nov 7 Collecting Soil Test Samples
FRI Nov 8 The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug
Week of October 28
Courier, Oct 29 Insects ready to invade homes
MON Oct 28 OSU Income Tax School
TUE Oct 29 Corn Drydown
WED Oct 30 Wheat Wednesday - Manure Applications of Wheat
THU Oct 31 Fall Marestail Control for Soybeans
FRI Nov 1 Pick Your Fall Garden Produce
Week of October 21
Courier, Oct 22 Time to tackle winter annuals
MON Oct 21 Safety during Fall Harvest
TUE Oct 22 Ear Molds and Rots in Corn
WED Oct 23 Wheat Wednesday - Late Planting Adjustments
THU Oct 24 Controlling Bienniels & Perennials
FRI Oct 25 Entomology - Millipedes
Week of October 14
Courier, Oct 15 It's harvest time: Drivers be alert
MON Oct 14 Check Corn for Lodging Potential
TUE Oct 15 Late Season Soybean Insects
WED Oct 16 Wheat Wednesday - Marestail Control
THU Oct 17 Frost Concerns on Forage Sorghums
FRI Oct 18 Protecting Yard Plants from Frost
Week of October 7
Courier, Oct 8 Safety considerations to prevent combine fires
MON Oct 7 Nutrient Management Workshop
TUE Oct 8 October Weather Forecast
WED Oct 9 Seeding Cover Crops
THU Oct 10 Avoiding Combine Fires
FRI Oct 11 Entomology - Yellow Jacket Wasps
Week of September 30
Courier, Oct 1 Youth labor on farm restricted
MON Sept 30 Check your Yield Minotor for Harvest
TUE Oct 1 Estimating Corn Yields
WED Oct 2 Wheat Wednesday - Wheat after Wheat
THU Oct 3 Harvest Moisture for Corn Silage
FRI Oct 4 Horticulture - Tar Spot on Maple Trees
Week of September 23
Courier, Sept 24 Alternatives for creating this season's wheat crop
MON Sept 23 Fall Weather Forecast Update
TUE Sept 24 September Crop Projections
WED Sept 25 Wheat Wednesday - Wheat Planting Tips
THU Sept 26 OSU Hemp Research to begin
FRI Sept 27 Horticulture - No Turfgrass Rust
Week of September 16
Courier, Sept 17 When will corn crop be 'safe'?
MON Sept 16 Western Bean Cutworm Survey
TUE Sept 17 Harvest Prep for Yield Monitors
WED Sept 18 Wheat Wednesday - Fry Free Date
THU Sept 19 Fall Grazing Management
FRI Sept 20 Horticulture - Planting Bulbs
Week of September 9
Courier, Sept 10 Ragweed is bad news for those who suffer from hay fever
MON Sept 9 The Farm Science Review
TUE Sept 10 Corn Development
WED Sept 11 Possible Wheat Issues
THU Sept 12 Late Soybean Diseases
FRI Sept 13 Bad Year for Bag Worms
Week of September 2
Courier, Sept 3 Hover flies are just annoying; bit of horse fly is memorable
MON Sept 2 Office Closed - Labor Day
TUE Sept 3 Harvest Weather Predictions
WED Sept 4 Hemp Production Update
THU Sept 5 Final Alfalfa Cutting
FRI Sept 6 Entomology - Hover Flies
Week of August 26
Courier, Aug 27 3 big events: Hancock County Fair, barn tour, Farm Science Review
MON Aug 26 Hancock County Fair Opens Wednesday
TUE Aug 27 Corn Ear Worms
WED Aug 28 Soybean Fungicides
THU Aug 29 Risk of Frost for Corn
FRI Aug 30 Entomology - Wolf Spiders
Week of August 19
Courier, Aug 20 Some weeds toxic to livestock
MON Aug 19 U.S. August Crop Report
TUE Aug 20 Hancock County Crop Acres
WED Aug 21 Soybean Reproductive Stages
THU Aug 22 ODA Forage Field Day
FRI Aug 23 Horticulture - August Fruit and Lawn Chores
Week of August 12
Courier, Aug 13 Corn needs a good rain shower
MON Aug 12 Tissue Analysis for Corn & Beans
TUE Aug 13 Soybean Defoliating Insects
WED Aug 14 Wheat Performance Trials
THU Aug 15 Establishing Fall Alfalfa
FRI Aug 16 Horticulture - Black Walnut Trees & Gardens
Week of August 5
Courier, Aug 6 Cropland values, cash rents both declining in area counties
MON Aug 5 Annual meetings of Ag Groups
TUE Aug 6 Corn Pollination Time
WED Aug 7 Western Bean Cutworm
THU Aug 8 Time to Plant Fall Forages
FRI Aug 9 Entomology - Cicada Killer Wasps
Week of July 29
Courier, July 30 Keep viburnum leaf bettle in check
MON July 29 Manure Science Review (Aug 7)
TUE July 30 Soybean Cyst Nematode Survey
WED July 31 Wheat Wednesdsay - Marestail Control
THU Aug 1 New Soil Fertility Fact Sheets
FRO Aug 2 Horticulture - Pick Vegetables to Induce More
Week of July 22
Courier, July 23 2 pigweed species are a concern
MON July 22 Tree Diagnostic Workshop
TUE July 23 Scout for Tough Pigweeds
WED July 24 Wheat Harvest Report
THU July 25 Steps to Minimize Spray Drift
FRI July 26 Horticulture - Weather Effects on Tomatoes
Week of July 15
Courier, July 16 Extreme heat can be dangerous
MON July 15 Soybean Development
TUE July 16 The Soybean Gall Midge
WED July 17 Wheat Wednesday - Nutrient Value Wheat Straw
THU July 18 Entomology - Potato Leaf Hopper
FRI July 19 Horticulture - Fire Blight
Week of July 8
Courier, July 9 Beef producers face forage shortage
MON July 8 The Climate-Smart Meeting
TUE July 9 Root Worm hatch
WED July 10 4-R Technology Review Field Day
THU July 11 Corn Yield Development
FRI July 12 Entomology - Japanese Beetle
Week of July 1
Courier, July 2 Selecting a steak for the grill
MON July 1 July Weather Forecast
TUE July 2 Wet Weather and Soybean Stands
WED July 3 Wheat Wednesday - Don't Delay Harvest
THU July 4 No Radio - Independence Day
FRI July 5 Entomology - Vibrunum Leaf Bettle