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03/03/2006 Ohio State Research Looks into Value of Cover Crops WOOSTER, Ohio -- Incorporating cover crops into a production rotation may have conservational benefits, but their short-and long-term agronomic value is still being evaluated. With new research, Ohio State University soil fertility specialists are hoping to provide more concrete results. Candace Pollock Robert Mullen
01/08/2002 Shrub Rose Versatility Appealing to Flower-Lovers WOOSTER, Ohio - If you ask somebody to name their favorite flower, they will most likely tell you the rose. Candace Pollock Gary Anderson
10/09/2009 Killing Frost, Cooler Fall Temperatures Impacting Corn Harvest OLUMBUS, Ohio – A recent killing frost in some parts of Ohio may have impacted the corn crop, causing development to shut down prematurely, potentially reducing yields. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
12/20/2007 From Sports to the Workplace, Leadership Can Propel Success COLUMBUS, Ohio -- When the Ohio State University Buckeyes take to the field for the BCS National Championship on January 7, fans will be entertained to more than just a football game. They'll see teamwork, integrity, community and respect -- aspects of leadership skills that have led to success. And it's a model that anybody can follow. Candace Pollock Jeff King
08/05/2010 Properly Manage Invasive Plant Species at Farm Science Review LONDON, Ohio – Some invasive plants may look pretty and smell heavenly, but they can wipe out native plant species and can have a detrimental impact on the ecosystem if not properly managed. Candace Pollock Kathy Smith
12/04/2006 Ohio Community Standing Tall with Successful Treecare Program BUCYRUS, Ohio -- Street trees, those often planted between neighborhood sidewalks and city streets, can be an invaluable natural resource for a community. They improve aesthetics, increase property values, provide a habitat for wildlife and add environmental benefits. Candace Pollock Steve Prochaska
06/10/2002 Marketing Theme of 2002 Ohio Profitability Tour COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio farm families looking for economic alternatives to sustain their farming operations can attend any one of 20 tours highlighted in the 2002 Ohio Farm Profitability Tour Series. Candace Pollock Mike Hogan
01/15/2009 Winter Raises Cold Stress Risk WOOSTER, Ohio -- Despite cold temperatures, the activity of winter work may fuel a false sense of protection against cold weather hazards. Candace Pollock Tamela Brown
11/17/2005 Research Determining Best Time to Subsoil COLUMBUS, Ohio — To capitalize on the benefits of deep tillage, also known as subsoiling, when the technique is performed may be just as important as how and where it's practiced. Candace Pollock Randall Reeder
10/09/2001 Variety of GMO Tests are Available to Farmers COLUMBUS, Ohio - Farmers who grow non-GMO (genetically modified organism) crops for specialty markets can utilize a variety of tests that determine whether or not their crop is truly GMO-free. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
10/17/2007 Master Gardeners Honored for Their Horticulture Efforts COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State University Extension Master Gardener volunteers were honored recently for their hard work and dedication in educating Ohioans about horticulture and spreading a love for gardening through activities and programs. Candace Pollock Pam Bennett
05/27/2010 OSU Outreach Program Teaches Central Ohio Youth About Agriculture COLUMBUS, Ohio – George Keeney, manager of Ohio State University's Insectary in the Department of Entomology, pulls an insect from a clear plastic container for a group of attentive fourth-and fifth-grade students. Candace Pollock Leslie Risch, Micki Zartman
09/01/2006 Learn to Minimize Spray Drift at Farm Science Review LONDON, Ohio -- Spray drift may be the No. 1 concern of pesticide applicators, but there are ways to minimize the problem. And visitors to Ohio State University's Farm Science Review can check out the latest in techniques and equipment that achieve that goal. Candace Pollock Erdal Ozkan
07/22/2008 Education at Farm Science Review to Include Ohio State University Regional Campuses LONDON, Ohio -- The Ohio State University regional campuses of Newark, Marion, Mansfield and Lima will have a presence for the first time at this year's Farm Science Review to attract some of the more than 5,000 high school students who visit the show. Candace Pollock Jill Tyson
08/15/2007 Think of the Honey Bee When Spraying for Soybean Aphids WOOSTER, Ohio -- Insecticides may be the only effective means to control the soybean aphid, but what can stop the pest may also be harmful to beneficial insects, such as honeybees. Candace Pollock Jim Tew, Ron Hammond
08/12/2002 Unusual Weather Yields Variable Berry Production COLUMBUS, Ohio - An unseasonably warm winter may have contributed to what's turning out to be a record season for Ohio blackberry growers. Candace Pollock Dick Funt
10/09/2008 Free OSU Extension Workshop Promotes Farmers' Market Development PIKETON, Ohio -- The desire for fresh, local foods and products is driving more consumers to shop at their community farmers' markets, spending more than $1 billion a year, according to the Farmers' Market Coalition. Those in Ohio interested in launching their own farmers' market or looking to enhance an existing business have the opportunity to attend a free Ohio State University Extension workshop. Candace Pollock Melissa Hurtt
08/24/2005 New Ohio Tax Good for Economy, Economists Say COLUMBUS, Ohio — A new Ohio tax, part of a sweeping tax reform, may bring about what the current tax system has struggled to achieve: boost Ohio's lagging economy. Candace Pollock David Kraybill, Carl Zulauf
08/05/2009 Twitter Turns Idea into Fun Project for OSU Extension Educator VAN WERT, Ohio – An Ohio State University Extension educator is getting a taste of the value of social media. Candace Pollock Andy Kleinschmidt
08/15/2001 Garden Open House Features New Plants/Landscape Techniques LONDON, Ohio - From deer-resistant landscaping to an area featuring five methods of growing tomatoes, several new additions are being featured at Utzinger Memorial Garden, located at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center near London. Candace Pollock Marianne Riofrio
11/25/2003 Record-High Corn Yields Expected for Ohio COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio corn growers are marching into a record-yielding season, all thanks to wise hybrid selections, good management practices and, most of all, some well-timed favorable weather. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
04/06/2010 Want to Grow Your Own Backyard Fruits? It's Not Hard to Get Started DELAWARE, Ohio – With the downturn in the economy and the move toward healthier, locally produced foods, more Ohio homeowners are interested in growing their own backyard fruits. They'll be happy to learn that it isn't hard to get started. Candace Pollock Gary Gao
05/12/2008 Yields Inconsistent with Fungicide-Treated Corn Plots, Study Finds WOOSTER, Ohio -- The jury is still out on the effectiveness and feasibility of using fungicides on corn, in the absence of diseases, to boost yields, and plant pathologists continue to recommend their use in an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach to dealing with foliar diseases. Candace Pollock Pierce Paul
06/15/2007 Dry Weather Could Aggravate Insect Damage on Crops WOOSTER, Ohio -- Pest pressure on Ohio field crops is not unusual, but with this season's abnormally dry conditions, any extensive feeding injury could put stressed plants in further jeopardy. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
11/05/2002 Humane Society Recognizes Animal Sciences Course COLUMBUS, Ohio - An Ohio State University animal sciences course has been recognized by the Humane Society of the United States for its focus on animal welfare issues. Candace Pollock Jeanne Osborne
06/13/2005 Wheat and Heat Don't Mix WOOSTER, Ohio — Wheat is a cool weather-loving plant. It doesn't respond too kindly to the heat and lately in Ohio the crop's been showing it. Candace Pollock Pat Lipps
06/09/2009 A Green Solution to Storm Water Management CINCINNATI, Ohio -- The city of Cincinnati is eyeing overhauling its antiquated storm water management system and Ohio State University Extension may have a "green" solution to reducing the 14 billion gallons of raw sewage that is discharged annually. Candace Pollock Dave Dyke
11/24/2010 4-H Program Explores What Goes Into the Sweets We Find So Sweet COLUMBUS, Ohio – You love chocolate. Now find out what goes into it for it to taste so good. Candace Pollock Sally McClasky
05/02/2001 Take Steps to Control Ornamental Plant Diseases WOOSTER, Ohio - Homeowners and garden professionals should be taking steps now to control several ornamental plant diseases that can be problematic during wet spring weather, recommends an Ohio State University Extension agent. Candace Pollock Jim Chatfield
03/26/2002 Raspberry Cultivars Vary in Nutrient/Cancer-Fighting Components COLUMBUS, Ohio - Red raspberry cultivars have been found to contain varying levels of nutrient components and antioxidants, opening the doors to grow and market fruits that pack the healthiest punch. Candace Pollock Dick Funt