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09/08/2008 New Irrigation Technology Can Conserve Water/Save Money PIKETON, Ohio -- Irrigation may be a crucial investment for specialty crop production in Ohio, but it can break the bank if managed inefficiently. Ohio State University Extension horticulturists are evaluating new irrigation systems that target the right amount of water where the plants need it. Candace Pollock Brad Bergefurd
07/23/2009 Unusually Cool Summer Temps Slowing Corn Development COLUMBUS, Ohio – Cooler-than-normal summer temperatures are slowing corn development across Ohio, and harvest could be delayed if the weather trend continues throughout the growing season. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
11/15/2005 Ohio No-Till Conference Focuses on Fertility, Soil Management PLAIN CITY, Ohio -- Fertility and soil management topics highlight the annual Ohio No-Till Conference, being held Dec. 6 at Der Dutchman Restaurant in Plain City, Ohio. Candace Pollock Randall Reeder
07/01/2002 Researchers Seeking New Ways to Control Nursery Tree Pest WOOSTER, Ohio - From soil-applied systemic insecticides to tree guards, Ohio State University entomologists are looking for ways to control one of the most economically damaging insect pests in Ohio's nursery industry. Candace Pollock Dan Herms
10/09/2007 Corn Residue an Option if Forage Supplies are Short COLUMBUS, Ohio -- With livestock forages, especially hay, still in short supply, feeding corn residue may help extend the grazing season. But, like other feeds, management is important. Candace Pollock Jeff McCutcheon
07/07/2008 President Gee Observes Economic Successes with OSU South Centers Visit PIKETON, Ohio – One of the keys to the economic future of Appalachian Ohio lies in partnerships between Ohio State University; regional business leaders; and local, state and federal officials. University President E. Gordon Gee observed efforts being made toward that end during a visit to OSU South Centers as part of his tour of Ohio. Candace Pollock Julie Strawser
07/08/2008 New Days, New Discoveries at Farm Science Review LONDON, Ohio -- When times are good in agriculture, everyone enjoys a good farm show, and organizers of Ohio State University's Farm Science Review are hoping that the overall positive vibe of the industry will carry over to this year's event. Candace Pollock Chuck Gamble
03/25/2010 Symposium to Focus on Reponsible Urban Land-Use Management COLUMBUS, Ohio – As global populations increase, urban centers are becoming the areas of choice for residents. But with increasing urbanization comes more environmental responsibility for the land. Candace Pollock Rattan Lal
01/15/2002 Consumer Surveys Help Boost Taste Quality of Pasteurized Cider WOOSTER, Ohio - Which tastes better: pasteurized or fresh-pressed cider? According to a series of Ohio State University consumer surveys, it's a split decision. Candace Pollock Joe Scheerens
08/21/2006 FSR Hot Topics: Cost Containment, Bioproducts, Nanotechnology LONDON, Ohio -- The Department of Energy predicts that almost half of the country's chemical and industrial material demand will be supplied from renewable feedstocks by 2050. Visitors to Ohio State University's Farm Science Review have the opportunity to take a peek into an effort that is putting Ohio on track to becoming a leader in the manufacturing of such bioproducts. Candace Pollock Barry Ward, Denny Hall
08/09/2007 Drought Stressed Crops Can Be Chopped For Silage WOOSTER, Ohio -- Ohio farmers giving up on their drought-stressed corn and soybeans for grain may find value in chopping the plants for silage, especially in situations of low forage inventory. Candace Pollock Bill Weiss
05/07/2009 New Pythium Species Isolated In Ohio WOOSTER, Ohio -- A new species of Pythium, a water mold that attacks soybeans and corn in saturated soils, has been identified in Ohio. Candace Pollock Anne Dorrance
08/18/2005 Season Remainder Remote for Soybean Rust WOOSTER, Ohio — Worries over soybean rust are now behind Ohio growers. Candace Pollock Anne Dorrance
08/19/2002 Future of Nursery Industry May Lie in A Greenhouse COLUMBUS, Ohio - On the Ohio State University agricultural campus sits two new buildings that university horticulturists are banking will change the face of nursery stock production in Ohio. Candace Pollock Hannah Mathers
05/05/2008 Using New Genetic Techniques to Raise Bigger Yellow Perch PIKETON, Ohio -- With the help of genetics, Ohio fish farmers will be able to raise the crème de la crème of yellow perch -- the state's No. 1 food fish -- with the potential to increase production efficiency up to 50 percent over current growth standards. Candace Pollock Han-Ping Wang
01/14/2010 A Little Something for Everyone in Ag at Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference ADA, Ohio – Nearly 70 field crop production sessions ranging from biofuels to nutrient management to precision agriculture will dominate Ohio State University's Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference in February. Candace Pollock Randall Reeder
09/16/2010 Pests of the Rare and Familiar Part of Diagnostic Clinic at Farm Science Review LONDON, Ohio -- Pests of both the rare and the familiar will be part of the C. Wayne Ellett Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic activities during Ohio State University's Farm Science Review. Candace Pollock Bridget Meiring
10/23/2001 Dry Conditions, Not Diseases, Affecting This Year's Soybean Yields WOOSTER, Ohio - Environmental stresses, rather than disease pressure, may be the cause of below-average soybean yields throughout some parts of Ohio this season. Candace Pollock Anne Dorrance, Ron Hammond
06/05/2007 Soybean Breeding Program Growing to Meet Industry Demands COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Growing demand for food-grade and industrial-use soybean varieties has spurred an expansion of Ohio State University's soybean breeding program -- a welcome boost in a highly competitive industry. Candace Pollock Steve St. Martin
03/05/2009 CTTC Record Crowd Looking to Conservation Practices for On-Farm Savings COLUMBUS, Ohio -- With rising crop input costs affecting the production bottom line, more farmers are recognizing the economic value and environmental benefits of conservation tillage practices. Candace Pollock Randall Reeder
06/02/2005 Learn to Identify Soybean Rust at Extension Field Day AMANDA, Ohio — Soybean rust looks so similar to Septoria brown spot (another soybean disease) in its early stages that it's not hard for growers to confuse the two. But an Ohio State University Extension field day will be held to help growers make the distinction. Candace Pollock Stan Smith
11/19/2002 Varying Soil Conditions Can Impact Nutrient Levels WOOSTER, Ohio - This growing season's topsy-turvy weather may have impacted more than crop performance and subsequent yields. Candace Pollock Maurice Watson
05/31/2006 Animal Welfare Programs Foster Human/Animal Relationship COLUMBUS, Ohio -- How producers verbally and physically handle their livestock can have a profound impact on animal behavior and performance. To get the most out of productivity in a nurturing environment, Ohio State University animal science researchers are launching animal welfare training programs that foster human-animal interaction. Candace Pollock Steve Moeller, Naomi Botheras, Maurice Eastridge
02/26/2008 South Centers at Piketon to Hold Yellow Perch Workshop PIKETON, Ohio -- Ohio producers interested in the techniques of raising yellow perch are invited to attend a one-day workshop being held at Ohio State University's South Centers at Piketon on March 22. Candace Pollock Julie Strawser
11/16/2010 Aquaculture Workshop to Demonstrate Hatchery Techniques BOWLING GREEN, Ohio – Fish farmers and hatcheries interested in fingerling production, growing baitfish or preserving or reintroducing fish species requiring live first feeds can learn more about production methods at a Live Feeds and Hatchery Techniques Workshop. Candace Pollock Julie Strawser-Moose
07/29/2010 Grow Lettuce Using Hydroponics. Learn More at Farm Science Review LONDON, Ohio – Ohio lettuce growers looking for new, innovative ways of growing produce year-round have hydroponics as a viable alternative. The technology will be demonstrated during Farm Science Review, Sept. 21-23 at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London, Ohio. Candace Pollock Robert Hansen
02/27/2004 Getting an Early Jump on the Soybean Aphid WOOSTER, Ohio — Crop growers may still be waiting for their fields to thaw, but Ohio State University research entomologists are already putting the bug in their ear regarding the soybean aphid — the soybean plant’s new and most mysterious pest. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
08/15/2001 Strawberry Production Technique May Save Growers Time and Money HILLSBORO, Ohio - A strawberry production technique, new to Ohio, may prove to be an efficient, money-saving practice for growers. Candace Pollock Brad Bergefurd
03/12/2007 Strip Tillage an Option for No-Till Farmers with Continuous Corn COLUMBUS, Ohio -- No-till farmers looking to plant corn after corn this growing season have the option of practicing strip tillage to maintain soil conservation benefits while reducing production issues associated with no-till monoculture crop systems. Candace Pollock Randall Reeder
12/10/2008 Researcher Improving Plant Production One Seed at a Time COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Plant production starts with the seed and Miller McDonald has spent his Ohio State University career furthering research, education and technology in seed germination, vigor and viability. Candace Pollock Miller McDonald