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  1. Producers Still Need to Watch for Heat Stress Signs in Livestock

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/producers-still-need-watch-heat-stress-signs-livestock

    of Ohio, with heat index values reaching upwards of 109 in many areas, meteorologists said. For ... based on a temperature-humidity index, which increases as the temperature and humidity increase. The ... danger level is indicated by an index value of 79, which is reached in various combinations of ...

  2. Southern Ohio Corn at Risk for Stewart's Wilt

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/southern-ohio-corn-risk-stewarts-wilt

    Extension appointment. Ohio State specialists use a "flea beetle index"-- the sum of the average ... subsequent risk of Stewart's wilt. Index values less than 90 indicate negligible disease threat, 90-95 ... disease threat. For locations monitored in southern Ohio-- Columbus, Oxford, Jackson and Piketon-- index ...

  3. Stewart's Wilt Predicted Low Risk

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/stewarts-wilt-predicted-low-risk

    "We say this because the mortality rate of the flea beetle is high where the flea beetle index is 90 ... tracked to determine the risk level of the disease. Researchers recorded a flea beetle index of 91 in ... Wooster; 84 in Hoytville; 93 in South Charleston; 107 in Piketon and 87 in Ashtabula. Index values less ...

  4. Low Risk of Stewart's Disease on Corn Predicted

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/low-risk-stewarts-disease-corn-predicted

    carried and spread by adult flea beetles.   Based on the flea beetle index, conducted by Ohio State ... beetle index is calculated as the sum of the average temperatures of December, January and February. ... Index values less than 90 indicate a negligible disease threat, 90-95 indicates low to moderate levels, ...

  5. How to Stop Algal Blooms, Keep Drinking Water Safe

    https://field2faucet.osu.edu/news/how-stop-algal-blooms-keep-drinking-water-safe

    revise Ohio’s Phosphorus Risk Index. Farmers use the index to plan their fertilizer applications. Steve ...

  6. New Grant Focuses on Nutrient Management, Cleaner Lake Erie Water

    https://field2faucet.osu.edu/news/new-grant-focuses-nutrient-management-cleaner-lake-erie-water

    their farms, including the Phosphorus Index calculation, which helps them identify fields with a high ... phosphorus index and other water quality risk tools, in order to develop more user-friendly means for growers ...

  7. Stewart's Wilt Risk Low for Ohio's Corn

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/stewarts-wilt-risk-low-ohios-corn

    carried and spread by adult flea beetles. Based on the flea beetle index, conducted by Ohio State ... to have a low to moderate threat. The flea beetle index is calculated as the sum of the average ... temperatures of December, January and February. Index values less than 90 indicate a negligible disease threat, ...

  8. Ohio Corn Performance Test Sampled for Nematodes

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/ohio-corn-performance-test-sampled-nematodes

    Hi-Bred, a DuPont company, he said.  “The lab results provided populations and a risk index for ... quantities.   “With the exception of one sample from the Beloit location in Mahoning County, the risk index for ...

  9. Experts: Smaller Algal Bloom Predicted For Western Lake Erie

    https://field2faucet.osu.edu/news/experts-smaller-algal-bloom-predicted-western-lake-erie

    for NOAA’s National Ocean Service. The 2016 bloom is expected to measure 5.5 on the severity index but ...

  10. New Precision Agriculture Device Provides Clues to Crop Health

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/new-precision-agriculture-device-provides-clues-crop-health

    overall plant volume. The sensor, which measures the growth rate index, is calibrated to store normal ... plant may have a growth index of 50, but say a farmer has a particular area where the index of growth ...

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