Grace Pedigo plays cello for class at RULH RULH fourth grade math class hard at work RULH MS students visit Aronoff Center Fifteen indicted by Brown County Grand Jury Rita Tarvin Rocket win streak reaches five G-Men ascend to 4-0 in SBAAC National Division with win at Williamsburg Jays soar to 3-1 with win at North Adams Young Lady Jays improving as season progresses Mary J Yockey Callie J Maynard Windle Blanton Daisy D Nevels RULH HS students visit Jungle Jims Aberdeen Council has busy end of the year River Village Christmas celebration begins SR 41 now open Gast’s three-point shower drowns the Tigers Lady Rockets capture wins over Ripley, Batavia Keplinger signs with Shawnee State Warriors down the Devils, fall to the Greyhounds Broncos edge out Williamsburg, 53-50 Carol S Newman John E Short RULH Elementary names ‘Go Green’ Students RE/MAX Local Experts opens in Williamsburg RULH wraps up ‘No Shave November’ fundraiser Eleven indicted by Brown County Grand Jury Donald C Vance John C Morris Rebecca E Simpson Hot start sets pace for Broncos’ 85-40 win over CNE G-Men get off to 1-1 start Lady Rockets start off season with tough string of road games Basketball Special: 2017-18 Katherine J Wolfe Virginia J Germann Rev Commadora Manning Mona K Kirker Ohio Rural Heritage Association donates to Food Pantry RULH FCCLA attends meeting in D.C. RULH MS students try ‘Tabletop Twitter’ Ripley Village Christmas update Bonita Planck Carol J Wagner Christopher O Richey Sr Five new members to enter WBHS Athletic Hall of Fame Blue Jays ready to soar under Woodward Fischer named to OPSWA All-Ohio First Team of football all-stars High school girls’ hoop action kicks off in Brown County Formation of new joint Fire & EMS District discussed RULH students learn about ‘Global Food’ Personal financial management class at RULH High School Dale G Ferriel John E Slack Nicholas A Arthur Bonnie J Roush Charles E Faul Phyllis A Mills Carl L Watson Marc W Bolce Robert R Moore Robert K King June R Williams William T Ishmael Sr Deborah J Napier High school hoop action begins Fayetteville SAY Girls Wing Soccer Team finishes season among state’s Final Four Devils visit Georgetown for OHSAA Foundation Games Grandfather charged in boy’s death ‘Real Money’ at RULH Middle School Ripley High School celebrates Veterans Day Reward increases for information leading to conviction in Stykes’ murder Ripley Village Christmas update Kenneth M McKinley Vilvens signs with Mount St. Joseph SBAAC awards girls tennis all-stars Layman inducted into Miami University Athletic Hall of Fame SBAAC hands out awards to First Team girls’ soccer all-stars John D Marks Aberdeen Police Department receives ‘Shop With a Cop’ donation Benefit to take place Nov. 17 for Grace Copple St. Michael students take part in Community Soup Supper Voters return Worley to the bench Ruby A Ratliff Donna J Moore Stella M Glasscock Ellen L Gelter Alverda T Guillermin Justin N Beach EHS dedicates ‘Kiser Court’ SBAAC awards First Team football all-stars, winning teams Sizer earns SBAAC American Division Volleyball Player of Year honors for 3rd straight year Broncos to host Blue Jays for OHSAA ‘Jimmy Young’ Foundation Game, Nov. 17 Vern W Kidd Jr Brown County Election Results – 2017 Michael D Hines Raymond W Napier Leslie E Boyle Gary L Barber

Control some problem weeds now

There are a number of weeds that cause producers problems throughout the year. Some of these problem weeds are in row crops and some on livestock operations. Regardless of the weed or situation there are times that are better than others to make applications to control problem weeds, but it depends on the weed and conditions. As a reminder, you must follow the label for all applications. The products used to control certain weeds may or may not be permitted for use in the fall, so read closely.

For row crops there are advantages to controlling some of the weeds in the fall. Some of these reasons include soils being able to dry earlier in the spring if not covered with dense weeds. Another reason is that some weeds may be a host for a disease that may also be a problem in the upcoming crop. For soybean producers soybean cyst nematodes also like some of the weeds that often grow in crop fields over the winter months and into early spring like purple deadnettle.

For livestock producers a couple of the weeds that come to mind may also be a problem in and around crop fields. Canada Thistle and Poison Hemlock come to mind as being problems on many of the farms that I have been on. Fall applications may help with both of these weeds. One fall application may not be enough to wipe them out, but it could be a good start. A spring application to follow up would be a good idea, too. Both of these weeds are still green even after the recent cold temperatures, and typically are green before most other vegetation in March.

Pick a warm day when there is no wind and follow the label. The Ohio and Indiana Weed Control Guide can also provide additional helpful information. Weed Control Guides are available at the OSU Extension offices. Right now 2015 Weed Control Guides are reduced to $10 while supplies last. You may want to call to check on availability before making the trip. The number to call in Adams County is 937-544-2339, Brown County is 937-378-6716 and in Highland County is 937-393-1918.

Pond Issues in Ohio

Pond issues are a common call during the summer months in Southern Ohio. The calls range from weed and algae control to fish kills and everything in between. The OSU Extension Specialist that deals with pond questions is Eugene Braig. Eugene recently passed on information concerning a publication that has been around for several years, but availability was an issue. That has now changed.

If you are looking for pond information that is specific for Ohio you may want to check this out online. You can download the document in its entirety here:

Fertilizer Certification and Pesticide Re-certification Dates

As we near the end of 2015 it is time to start thinking about pesticide re-certification for private applicators that have a license that will expire on March 31, 2016. In addition to re-certification for pesticide license, those who have a pesticide can also attend a two hour certification for applying fertilizer. If you do not have a pesticide license you cannot get credit with this two hour program. If you do not have a pesticide license you are required to attend a three hour session for fertilizer which will be offered later in the winter. Keep in mind the fertilizer requirements do not start until Sept. 30, 2017.

The requirements for needing or being exempt for the fertilizer certification at this point is applying fertilizer on more than 50 acres of land that is producing crops primarily for sale. That can be hay, corn, tobacco, soybeans, etc. However, if you are raising the crop to primarily feed livestock you are not required to have the certification. We have fliers in the OSU Extension offices that explain this in more details. Stop by and pick on up, or if you have questions you call me at 937-515-2314. The flyer is also available online at near the bottom of the page.

Locally I have scheduled three opportunities for producers to attend fertilizer and pesticide education programs. In all cases pre-registration is required. There are over 250 applicators who need to attend one of these three sessions, so walk-ins or even switching to another session because something came up will not work unless space is available. Seating is limited and once a session is full, it is full. With that in mind, if you have limitations due to the dates or the time of the day you can attend, please reserve your spot early with a phone call and send in the payment. The payment in this case is $35. This is for the training, a light meal, and a publication. If you have a special dietary need please let us know when you call to register. Cindy Kratzer will handle all registrations for Pesticide and Fertilizer training at 937-378-6716. If you call after hours please leave the message for Cindy.

The sessions are as follows: Monday, Feb. 8, 2016 at North Adams High School. This session will begin 5 p.m. with Fertilizer training until 7 p.m. Then we will break for pizza followed by the pesticide re-certification from 7:30- 10:30 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016 at Southern State Community College in Hillsboro. This session begins 10 a.m. with Fertilizer training until noon. Then we will break for pizza followed by pesticide re-certification from 12:30- 3:30 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 22, 2016 at Southern Hills Board Office on Hamer Road in Georgetown. This session begins 10 a.m. with Fertilizer training until noon. Then we will break for pizza followed by pesticide re-certification from 12:30- 3:30 p.m.

Remember to pre-register early. You can also email Cindy at Please mail payment to the Brown County Extension office, 325 W. State St. Bldg. B, Georgetown, Ohio 45121.

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