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05/03/2002 Busy Soil Microbes Provide Macro Field Benefits WOOSTER, Ohio - Adding organic amendments to agricultural fields stimulates soil microbial activity, which in turn may reduce root diseases and promote overall plant health. Candace Pollock Brian McSpadden Gardener, Fred Michel, Harry Hoitink
03/06/2002 Extension Program to Broaden Knowledge of Geospatial Technology COLUMBUS, Ohio - From Lake Erie in northern Ohio to Appalachia in the south and farms, wetlands, forests and cities in between, Ohio boasts unique environments that offer the opportunity to use geospatial technology to effectively manage them. Candace Pollock Brian Slater, Nathan Watermeier
06/13/2005 Soybean Rust Moving Slower than Predicted WOOSTER, Ohio — Soybean rust is moving northward from the southern United States much slower than predicted, but Ohio's soybean crop may not be out of the woods yet. Candace Pollock Anne Dorrance
10/03/2006 Perplexing Worm Behavior May Play Role in Weed Survival COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Common nightcrawlers, earthworms used for fish bait or seen squirming along sidewalks after a heavy rain, have been found to play a role in weed survival by seeking out and "collecting" seed, according to Ohio State University research. Candace Pollock Emilie Regnier
10/29/2007 Ohio Growers Looking to Double Profits with One System COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Based on historically high futures market prices of wheat and soybeans, Ohio growers may try to grab double the profits with one production system. Candace Pollock Jim Beuerlein
08/27/2007 OSU Extension to Host SARE Grant Workshop COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State University Extension will be hosting a Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) application workshop for individuals interested in applying for the 2007 North Central Region Farmer and Rancher Grant Program. Candace Pollock Mike Hogan
08/11/2008 Protecting Aquaculture Operations with Biosecurity Seminar REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio -- Aquaculturists looking for more information on improving management practices or protecting their species from diseases can attend an aquaculture biosecurity seminar on Aug. 23 at the Ohio Department of Agriculture. Candace Pollock Julie Strawser
10/12/2009 Work in Plant Disease Biocontrol Earns OARDC Researcher Spot in World Class South Korean Program WOOSTER, Ohio – An Ohio State University plant pathologist with the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center is providing his expertise in biological control of plant diseases through a unique collaboration with South Korean scientists. The collaboration has awarded him participation in that nation's World Class University Program. Candace Pollock Brian McSpadden Gardener
07/15/2002 Increasing Stresses Could Impact Soybean Yields WOOSTER, Ohio - Ohio's soybean crop may be hard-pressed to deliver this growing season. Candace Pollock Anne Dorrance
08/09/2010 Self-Guided Exhibit at Farm Science Review to Teach On-Farm Electrical Safety LONDON, Ohio – Electricity from power lines near grain bins can arc to a conductor and farm equipment can be that target, putting the farmer, family, friends or farm hands at risk for electrocution. Candace Pollock Dee Jepsen
01/26/2009 Fungicides May Aid in Quicker Turf Growth, Healthier Grass COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Those in the turfgrass industry with little time during the summer to establish turf from seed may get a boost from fungicides, according to an Ohio State University Extension study. Candace Pollock Pam Sherratt
12/18/2001 OSU Extension to Hold Scrapie Eradication Programs COLUMBUS, Ohio - Producers who have questions or concerns regarding the United States Department of Agriculture's new regulations for sheep and goat identification will have the opportunity to attend one of seven Ohio State University Extension/USDA-sponsored programs in January and February. Candace Pollock Bill Shulaw
03/15/2005 Ohio Weed May Be Useful Forage Product COLUMBUS, Ohio — A common weed in Ohio may be effective in forage production, especially if mixed with other pasture species. Candace Pollock David Barker
03/08/2006 Economist: Demand, Not Supply Driving High Fuel Prices COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Strong global demand rather than a shortage of supply stateside is what is driving the high costs of gasoline, says an Ohio State University Extension economist. Candace Pollock Matthew Roberts
06/26/2006 Management Strategies Focus of CCA Event at Farm Science Review LONDON, Ohio -- Managing pesky weeds, understanding nitrogen rates, improving soybean management and effectively applying manure will be the topics of interest at the Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) College being held at Ohio State University's Farm Science Review. Candace Pollock Harold Watters
07/03/2007 Late-Planted Oats an Option When Short on Feed LANCASTER, Ohio -- Oats, traditionally grown in the spring as a grain crop, can also be planted in the summer as a late season forage, providing a feed alternative for livestock producers short on hay or pasture. Candace Pollock Curt Stivison, Stan Smith
06/05/2008 OSU Extension Offers Meat Goat Field Day PLEASANTVILLE, Ohio -- Diversifying and sustaining a forage base to improve health and enhance animal performance will be the focus of an Ohio State University Extension meat goat field day. Candace Pollock Tony Nye
09/26/2002 Soybean Production Woes Continue into Harvest COLUMBUS, Ohio - Soybean harvest, as one Ohio State University Extension agronomist describes it, will be "slow and painful" for Ohio growers. Candace Pollock Jim Beuerlein
06/03/2010 Get the Latest on Beekeeping and the State of Bee Health at the Ohio State Beekeepers Association Summer Meeting PIKETON, Ohio – Beekeeping enthusiasts, producers, industry specialists and others interested in apiculture and the current state of bee colonies have the opportunity to attend the Ohio State Beekeepers Association summer meeting and workshop on June 19. Candace Pollock Julie Strawser-Moose
10/28/2010 Variety Selection/Seed Treatments Key to Managing Soybean Pathogens WOOSTER, Ohio – With soybean harvest nearly complete, now's the time to be thinking about choosing the right soybean varieties for next season to help manage the myriad of diseases and pests that can impact the crop. Candace Pollock Anne Dorrance
10/16/2008 OSU Extension to Offer Tax Workshop COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Tax practitioners with an interest in farm income taxes will have an opportunity to attend a farm tax workshop on December 15. Candace Pollock Warren Lee
10/16/2008 Take an IPM Approach to Strawberry Production. Learn How with an OSU Extension Training Program Nov. 14 COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State University Extension and Michigan State University Extension are joining forces to provide Midwest berry growers with an intensive strawberry Integrated Pest Management training program. Candace Pollock Julie Strawser
08/10/2009 Corn Physiology Focus of CCA College at Farm Science Review LONDON, Ohio – The impacts of adjuvants, such as surfactants and crop oil, on corn physiology will be a major focus of discussions during the Certified Crop Advisors College being held at Ohio State University's Farm Science Review on Sept. 24. Candace Pollock Harold Watters
09/24/2001 Seed Vigor Test Refined to Measure Additional Plant Varieties COLUMBUS, Ohio - An automated image scanning system developed to assess overall seed vigor of lettuce has been refined to measure half of all seedling plant varieties that exist and is nearly 80 percent accurate. Candace Pollock Mark Bennett, Miller McDonald
11/28/2005 Despite Planting Delays, Wheat Getting Good Marks WOOSTER, Ohio — Despite the late start for Ohio wheat planting due to persistent rainfall and delayed corn and soybean harvest, the early performance of the crop is getting good marks. Candace Pollock Pierce Paul
05/07/2007 Drainage Technology Can Better Manage Crops, Protect Environment COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A satellite-controlled drainage structure installed on the grounds of Ohio State University's Molly Caren Agricultural Center is providing valuable insight on what it takes to manage crop nutrients while protecting the environment. Candace Pollock Matt Sullivan
04/04/2008 High Market Prices, Low Production Costs Drive Planting Decisions COLUMBUS, Ohio -- High soybean prices and low input costs won out over the demand for ethanol production in U.S. farmers' decisions to plant more soybeans and less corn this year. Candace Pollock Matt Roberts
10/13/2004 Soy Biodiesel a Success on Ohio State Campus COLUMBUS, Ohio — Thanks to Ohio soybeans, the Ohio State University campus community is breathing a lot easier. Candace Pollock Denny Hall
04/16/2010 Producers See Huge Value in Livestock Grazing School CALDWELL, Ohio – Livestock producers who have turned to an Ohio State University Extension forage management school that teaches the basics of rotational livestock grazing have increased their profits, improved production practices and extended their grazing season, according to a recent survey. Candace Pollock Clif Little
06/18/2009 Need to Replant? Go With Soybeans Rather Than Corn COLUMBUS, Ohio -- For Ohio growers looking to replant field crops due to weather-related damage or emergence problems, they are better off replanting with soybeans rather than corn at this stage of the growing season. Candace Pollock Jim Beuerlein, Peter Thomison