Ohio Crop Progress — April 2, 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest There was less than 1 day suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending April 1, according to Cheryl Turner, Ohio State Statistician with the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Colder than normal temperatures kept pastures and crops behind typical progress to start the 2018 season. A wintry mix of rain and snow blanketed the State starting mid-week and resulted in higher than normal levels of precipitation and saturated fields. Tillage and manure hauling occurred in drier parts of the State early in the week. Soil temperatures remained in the mid to low 40’s throughout the State. Winter wheat condition was reported at 75 percent good to excellent despite recent weather concerns.This is the first weekly crop and weather report for the 2018 season. A series of weekly crop progress reports will be published each Monday at 4:00 p.m. ET throughout the crop season.These reports will cover planting and harvesting activities, crop development, weather data, and timely crop management information provided by farmers, USDA, and Ohio State University experts. For the earliest possible access, look for these reports on the internet shortly after the 4:00 P.M. release time.Click here for the full reportlast_img read more

November 16 2009 It has been a busy few months an

first_imgNovember 16, 2009 It has been a busy few months and we have some great news! We purchased a green house kit from a company called Clear Span, a manufacturer of fabric structures and greenhouses out of Iowa. It arrived at Arcosanti on 11/02/09.[photo: Anna Tran & text: Nadia Begin] This 20′ wide x 48′ long greenhouse, more specifically called a “High Tunnel,” is an unheated, plastic-covered structure that provides an intermediate level of environmental protection and control compared to open field conditions and heated greenhouses.[photo: Anna Tran & text: Nadia Begin] We have been putting together a presentation of greenhouse systems research to educate ourselves, the crew and the Workshop participants.[photo: Anna Tran & text: Nadia Begin] We are excited to begin the process of growing food and experiencing the life of a greenhouse closer to the “center of town”. We plan to use this greenhouse as a prototype for heat collection as it will be connected to the existing and in construction portion of the Heat Duct Tunnel and we will use rainwater collected from the building above for watering the crops. As a prototype, this greenhouse will help us perfect the design for the energy apron.[photo: Anna & text: Nadia Begin]last_img read more