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09/17/2010 Farm Science Review to Begin on Schedule Sept. 21, Despite Minor Damage from Storms LONDON, Ohio – Some of the severe weather that blew through central Ohio late Thursday afternoon swept across the grounds of the Molly Caren Agricultural Center, putting a slight kink in Farm Science Review set-up operations, but not enough to halt the show. Candace Pollock Chuck Gamble, Matt Sullivan
12/12/2008 Variable Rate Application May Save Money, Boost Yields; Learn More at National No-Till Conference COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Using variable rate fertilizer application in no-till cornfields may save growers money, as well as potentially boost yields. Ohio State University researchers will educate attendees of the National No-Till Conference how to use the precision agriculture technology to minimize costs and maximize profits. Candace Pollock Randall Reeder
09/30/2009 OSU Extension to Hold a Cheese-Making Workshop WINDSOR, Ohio – Ohio State University Extension's popular cheese-making workshop has once again returned to educate dairy, sheep and goat milk producers on the fine art of making farmstead and artisan cheeses. Candace Pollock David Marrison
01/23/2002 Winter Wheat Acreage Down in Ohio WOOSTER, Ohio - Ohio's winter wheat acreage is down this year, an eight-percent drop compared to last year, according to the United States Department of Agriculture's Winter Wheat Seedings report. Candace Pollock Pat Lipps
03/27/2003 Agriculture Attractive But Not So Convenient Terrorist Target COLUMBUS, Ohio — U.S. agriculture may be an attractive target for terrorist groups, but the system’s structure makes it difficult to generate the type of one-time damage seen in the World Trade Center attack. Candace Pollock Luther Tweeten
10/13/2006 Ohio Farmers Making the Switch to Transgenic Corn WOOSTER, Ohio -- The use of transgenic corn hybrids could increase significantly in Ohio next year, due to rising corn rootworm problems and lower product costs compared to traditional hybrid packages. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond, Peter Thomison
08/30/2007 Researchers Looking for Flood-Tolerant Soybeans COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Little can be done to prevent soybean injury due to flooding, but the future is bright for farmers to grow varieties tolerant to the effects of standing water. Candace Pollock Tara Vantoai
05/29/2002 Wet Spring Ideal to Practice Controlled Traffic COLUMBUS, Ohio - Practicing controlled traffic may afford growers a planting advantage at a time when wet conditions are keeping most farmers out of their fields. Candace Pollock Randall Reeder
09/27/2005 Chadwick Arboretum Blooming With New Garden COLUMBUS, Ohio — Adrian Bloom, an internationally renowned horticulturist who has spent 30 years incorporating his blend of perennials, woody plants and grasses in gardens throughout England and North America, has left his mark on Ohio State University. Candace Pollock Mary Maloney
11/19/2007 Ohio Negative for Soybean Rust Following Positive ID in Canada WOOSTER, Ohio -- As the 2007 soybean production season comes to a close, Ohio and Michigan remain the only major soybean-producing states east of the Mississippi River to be free from soybean rust. Candace Pollock Anne Dorrance
08/29/2008 Ohio Sentinel Plots Track Downy Mildew WOOSTER, Ohio -- With the success of Ohio State University's sentinel plots to monitor the development of field crop diseases, such as soybean rust and frogeye leaf spot, researchers are now using the system to track a potentially devastating vegetable crop disease. Candace Pollock Sally Miller
08/02/2010 More Wheat Varieties Resistant to Head Scab Now Available WOOSTER, Ohio – As wheat growers prepare to plant their crop this fall, they are encouraged to choose varieties that are resistant to head scab. Candace Pollock Pierce Paul
09/19/2008 Corn Condition a Mixed Bag Following Wind Storm COLUMBUS, Ohio -- After the wind storm from Hurricane Ike, Ohio farmers are finding their corn in one of two states: either standing relatively well or taking a beating, and it pretty much depends on the stage of maturity as to how difficult the crop will be to harvest. Candace Pollock Anne Dorrance, Peter Thomison, Pierce Paul
07/28/2009 OSU Extension to Hold Gateway Garden Jubilee Field Day, Aug. 1 SPRINGFIELD, Ohio – It'll be a jubilee at the Ohio State University Extension Gateway Learning Gardens in Springfield, Ohio on Aug. 1 Candace Pollock Pam Bennett
10/30/2001 Old Corn Disease Causing New Concerns in Ohio WOOSTER, Ohio -- An old corn disease has re-emerged in Ohio fields, raising concerns of potential problems it may cause if not effectively controlled. Candace Pollock Pat Lipps
06/29/2006 Despite Shaky Start, Wheat Looks Promising in Home Stretch WOOSTER, Ohio -- Ohio's wheat crop is winding down for the season and prospects for a good harvest are looking up. Candace Pollock Pierce Paul
07/09/2007 Take Steps to Protect Livestock from Heat Stress COLUMBUS, Ohio -- As summer progresses and the temperature rises, livestock producers should be mindful of stresses the heat can put on animals. Candace Pollock Maurice Eastridge
08/01/2002 Drought Web Site Provides Management Information COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio producers and growers who have concerns regarding potential drought conditions that may affect crop and livestock performance can refer to an Ohio State University drought Web site for management information. Candace Pollock Nathan Watermeier
07/11/2005 Moisture Stress Biggest Limiting Factor in Crop Production COLUMBUS, Ohio — The biggest element in the world of agricultural production that makes or breaks a crop is water, and potential rains from Tropical Depression Dennis may bring much needed relief from the abnormally dry conditions Ohio is currently experiencing. Candace Pollock Brian Slater
09/24/2007 Harvest in Full Swing, But Many Still Attend Farm Science Review LONDON, Ohio -- Eighty-degree temperatures and sunny skies are speeding up corn harvest throughout Ohio, but farmers still made the time for Ohio State University's Farm Science Review. Candace Pollock Chuck Gamble
06/26/2008 Learn to Manage Manure Effectively at Manure Expo, July 9 LONDON, Ohio -- Manure is a tremendous fertilizer source that many crop producers have at their disposal, but managing manure effectively begins with knowing a soil's fertility criteria and then documenting and maintaining proper nutrient supply. Candace Pollock Robert Mullen
05/26/2010 Cover Crops Can Serve Corn Nitrogen Needs in Continous No-Till PIKETON, Ohio – Cover crops incorporated into a continuous no-till field crop rotation can produce enough nitrogen to complement, or in some cases, replace corn nitrogen fertilizer applications, according to long-term Ohio State University Extension research. Candace Pollock Rafiq Islam
05/12/2009 Soybean Planting, Like Corn, is Behind Schedule COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Like corn, soybean planting in Ohio is behind schedule, due to wet, cool soil conditions. But growers still have plenty of time to get the crop in the ground. Candace Pollock Jim Beuerlein
08/21/2001 Success With New Commodities Promising for Ohio Farmers PIKETON, Ohio - Several specialty crops being studied by Ohio State University researchers may prove to be promising new commodities for Ohio farmers. Candace Pollock Matt Kleinhenz, Myranda Fout
11/01/2010 New 4-H Program Explores the Science Behind the Everyday COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ever wondered what goes into your favorite chocolate bar, why tree leaves change color in the fall, or what puts the "creepy" in creepy crawlers? Youth curious about the science behind the everyday have the opportunity to attend a new Ohio State University 4-H Youth Development program beginning in November. Candace Pollock Sally McClasky
11/08/2010 Don't Pass Up Rare Opportunity to Make Fall Fertilizer Applications WOOSTER, Ohio – With corn and soybean harvest ahead of schedule in Ohio, farmers are encouraged to make their fertilizer applications now. Candace Pollock Robert Mullen
10/01/2009 Freshwater Prawn Finding Niche in Ohio Aquaculture PIKETON, Ohio – On a recent cloudy morning at Ohio State University’s South Centers at Piketon, a large group of visitors watched curiously as researchers and volunteers netted an aquaculture species many would consider out of place in Ohio: the freshwater prawn. Candace Pollock Laura Tiu
05/10/2007 Dairy Producers Seeing Historically High Prices COLUMBUS, Ohio – Despite last season's financial woes, U.S. dairy producers have been enjoying historically high milk prices this year, driven mainly by an international demand for products that non-U.S. markets have been unable to fill. Candace Pollock Cameron Thraen
10/22/2002 Fall Sampling Helps Assess Spring Slug Populations WOOSTER, Ohio - For no-till growers with a history of slug problems, fall is the time to sample fields to help determine spring populations. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
04/19/2005 Labor Posters Required for Ag Businesses/Farmers COLUMBUS, Ohio — Farmers and farming operations are required to comply with regulations regarding labor posters if any employees are hired throughout the year, even if for only one hour. Candace Pollock Dee Jepsen