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06/30/2008 $5 Million Third Frontier Grant to Advance Granule Technology COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The performance of a liquid combined with the convenience of a capsule is the focus of a $5 million three-year Third Frontier Grant exploring advanced granule technologies that address the economic, health and environmental concerns of the turfgrass, horticulture and agricultural industries. Candace Pollock Steve Slack, Denny Hall, Stephen Myers, Debra Crow
03/25/2005 Aquaculture Workshop All About Raising Shrimp PIKETON, Ohio — The ins and outs of raising freshwater shrimp in Ohio will be covered in an Ohio State University South Centers at Piketon workshop on March 28. Candace Pollock Laura Tiu
03/22/2006 Conference to Share Ways to Promote Locally Grown Products MARIETTA, Ohio – According to a recent Ohio State University survey, nearly 90 percent of Ohioans support locally grown foods, and 60 percent of respondents would spend more money for those products. With demand for "fresh from the farm" increasing, production and marketing opportunities abound for farmers, and an Ohio State University Extension conference will be held to give participants a helping hand. Candace Pollock Eric Barrett
08/08/2006 FSR Grounds a Home for Conservation Efforts LONDON, Ohio -- As part of a comprehensive water management plan, Ohio State University's Molly Caren Agricultural Center has become a site for the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP), and farmers attending this year's Farm Science Review have the opportunity to see how it works. Candace Pollock Matt Sullivan
08/02/2007 Grain Bin Safety Hot Topic at Farm Science Review LONDON, Ohio -- With market prices and ethanol demand on the rise, farmers will be dealing with corn storage issues, along with the hazards associated with grain bin operations. Ohio State University Extension specialists will be at Farm Science Review to help farmers stay safe this harvest. Candace Pollock Dee Jepsen
02/04/2009 OSU Extension Horticulturist/State Master Gardener Coordinator Honored by ONLA COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State University Extension's statewide Master Gardener volunteer coordinator has received the Ohio Nursery Landscape Association's 2009 Teacher/Public Service Award. Candace Pollock Jim Chatfield
06/27/2001 Learn Your Bugs: Beneficial Insects Can Help Control Garden Pests COLUMBUS, Ohio - Garden lovers looking for a more natural way to control ornamental pests other than using insecticides may have to look no farther than their own backyard. Candace Pollock Barb Bloetscher
12/20/2004 Mulch Options Exist for Tomato Growers COLUMBUS, Ohio — It's easy to recognize the benefits mulches afford vegetable crops, but the challenge lies in choosing which mulch performs the best and doesn't lighten the wallet. Candace Pollock Elaine Grassbaugh
10/26/2010 OSU Soil Scientist Gets Glimpse of Soviet Ag System; Receives Honorary Degree COLUMBUS, Ohio – It's not everyday one gets the chance to view agricultural life of a former Soviet nation. Candace Pollock Rattan Lal
02/09/2010 Growers to Get Grain Markets Outlook at Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference COLUMBUS, Ohio – With ample corn in storage and weak global demand, many corn producers may be questioning how they should handle their excess corn in 2010 while balancing input costs and still make a profit. They may find answers at Ohio State University's Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference, Feb. 25-26. Candace Pollock Matt Roberts
06/16/2004 Waterman a Model for Water Conservation COLUMBUS, Ohio — Agricultural run-off into surface waters is one of the leading causes of water pollution, especially in area watersheds. But there are ways to achieve zero nutrient run off and an upcoming field day is designed to show farmers just how to accomplish this. Candace Pollock Dale Arnold, Larry Brown
10/27/2010 Four-Season High Tunnel Workshop Offered BELLVILLE, Ohio – Farmers, vegetable producers and other individuals interested in expanding high tunnel production have the opportunity to attend a "Four-Season High Tunnel Workshop" on Dec. 14 in Bellville, Ohio. Candace Pollock Matt Kleinhenz
02/11/2010 Production Practices Recommended to Help Reduce Ear Mold Risk in Corn COLUMBUS, Ohio – There may not be much corn growers can do to prevent the spread of ear molds and mycotoxins if weather conditions are right for development, as was the case in 2009. However, there are some production practices they can follow to help reduce the risk. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
04/22/2004 Follow Good Practices When Planting Corn COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio corn growers may be itching to get their crop in the ground, but they should keep a few guidelines in mind before rushing to plant to ensure maximum yields. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
06/17/2004 Drift Retardant Chemicals Serve Their Purpose COLUMBUS, Ohio — Drift retardant chemicals may be an option to help reduce spray drift on field crops, but their effectiveness continues to be questioned. An Ohio State University agricultural engineering study has shown that the products live up to their purpose. Candace Pollock Erdal Ozkan
04/28/2008 Carbon Storage in No-Till Varies with Soil Type/Depth COLUMBUS, Ohio -- No-till production is widely considered an appropriate crop production system for sequestering carbon -- the process of storing carbon in plants and the soil so that the buildup of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is reduced or slowed. But the extent of its benefits depends on soil type and soil depth, Ohio State University soil scientists have discovered. Candace Pollock Humberto Blanco
12/16/2005 Corn Surprises, Despite Rough Growing Season COLUMBUS, Ohio — One couldn't tell from Ohio's average corn yield that 2005 was a rough season for growers. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
05/23/2007 A Peek into the World Beneath Our Feet WOOSTER, Ohio -- There's more to soil than just dirt. Candace Pollock Brian McSpadden Gardener
10/23/2008 Learn How to Keep Deer From Eating Your Profits at OSU Extension Workshop PIKETON, Ohio -- A new deer exclusion fence surrounding the field crop plots and fruit and vegetable research trials at OSU South Centers at Piketon will be at the center of a workshop to educate producers and landowners about the best solutions for protecting their land and crops from deer damage. Candace Pollock Julie Strawser
08/18/2009 Learn Safety on the Farm at Farm Science Review LONDON, Ohio – Grain storage and handling can be fatal if the proper safety precautions are not followed. This year's Ohio State University Farm Science Review will be the site of agricultural grain rescue demonstrations to emphasize the importance of following these precautions when working with grain. Candace Pollock Dee Jepsen
02/12/2002 Organic Mulches May Boost Transition from Plowed Land to No-Till WOOSTER, Ohio - Farmers looking to convert their plowed land to no-till may be able to control disease pressure and improve soil fertility by spreading organic mulches such as animal manures and composts. Candace Pollock Warren Dick
11/03/2009 Look to Soil Tests, Not Yields When Making Fertilizer Applications WOOSTER, Ohio – Crop producers may have shied away from making phosphorus or potassium applications last year due to high fertilizer prices, but don't let bumper corn and soybean yields fool one into thinking an application this fall may not be needed. Candace Pollock Robert Mullen
08/19/2010 Yearning to Be a Buckeye? Learn More about Ohio State's Academic Programs in Food, Ag, and Environment at Farm Science Review LONDON, Ohio – Ohio State University's Farm Science Review is the place for agriculture – to connect with industry, to improve profits, to boost knowledge, and even to pursue a career. Candace Pollock Jill Tyson
07/08/2002 New Root Rot-Resistant Soybean Gene Discovered WOOSTER, Ohio - A new soybean gene, showing resistance to Phytophthora root rot, has been identified - the first time in nearly 20 years a gene exhibiting effectiveness against the disease has been discovered. Candace Pollock Anne Dorrance, Steve St. Martin
02/18/2008 On-Farm Savings Not Hard to Come By, If You Know Where to Look COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Farmers don't have to wait for "green" technologies or other advanced energy conservation techniques to conserve fuel and save money on their farm. Candace Pollock Randall Reeder
09/15/2005 Soybean Rust Manual Available at FSR LONDON, Ohio -- Soybean rust may be confined to the southern United States, but that doesn't mean Ohio and other Midwest soybean growers should forget about the disease and how to manage it. A soybean rust manual, "Using Foliar Fungicides to Manage Soybean Rust," is a valuable tool designed to help walk growers through disease identification and proper fungicide applications. Candace Pollock Anne Dorrance
02/26/2007 Know Soil Nutrient Needs for Best Continuous Corn Management WOOSTER, Ohio – Knowing a soil's nutrient levels increases options for fertility management and can help maintain productivity in a continuous corn operation. Candace Pollock Robert Mullen
09/21/2009 Let Farm Science Review Be Your 2009 'Bale' Out COLUMBUS, Ohio – Farm Science Review, Ohio State University's premiere annual farm show, has been described as a potpourri of the latest and greatest in the agriculture industry. Candace Pollock Chuck Gamble, Matt Sullivan
11/27/2001 Ohio Dairy Producers Could Earn More for Milk Under Proposed Price Change COLUMBUS, Ohio - A U.S. Department of Agriculture proposal to adjust the pricing rule for calculating butter and cheese may be beneficial for Ohio dairy producers. Candace Pollock Cameron Thraen
07/15/2003 Recent Rains Slowing Wheat Harvest WOOSTER, Ohio — Excessive wet weather is delaying wheat harvest in Ohio and increasing the likelihood of shattering, low test weights and the occurrence of vomitoxin in the grain. Vomitoxin, also known as DON, is a toxic chemical produced by the fungus that causes head scab. Candace Pollock Pat Lipps