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04/14/2005 Ohio State Plant Trials Bring Out the Best in Annuals SPRINGFIELD, Ohio — The green industry and the customers it serves are always on the hunt for the cutting-edge plant cultivars that excel in performance and require little maintenance. Candace Pollock Pam Bennett
04/04/2006 Stick to Recommended Practices When Planting Corn COLUMBUS, Ohio -- With corn planting fast approaching, Ohio State University Extension agronomists hope Ohio growers keep in mind the trials and tribulations experienced last season when establishing their crop. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
10/02/2008 Land Use Conference Focuses on Impacts/Solutions During Economic Turbulence COLUMBUS, Ohio – Addressing topics from the mortgage crisis to energy, Ohio State University Extension will host its annual Ohio Land Use Conference on Nov. 17. Candace Pollock Peggy Hall
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
08/04/2009 What Does it Take to be a Farmers' Market Vendor? Find Out at Farm Science Review LONDON, Ohio – There's more to being a vendor at a farmers' market than just selling the products grown on the farm. Learn what it takes to become a successful vendor at Ohio State University's Farm Science Review. Candace Pollock Christie Welch
03/05/2010 Take Steps to Reduce Compaction Before Spring Planting COLUMBUS, Ohio – With a late harvest, a wet fall and slow-melting snow, Ohio farmers may be facing more compaction issues than usual this spring. Candace Pollock Randall Reeder
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
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
02/05/2002 List of Herbicide-Resistant Weeds Keeps Growing COLUMBUS, Ohio - The war on weeds appears to be a never-ending battle. Candace Pollock Jeff Stachler
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
01/03/2006 Researchers Investigate Nursery Stock Bark Splitting COLUMBUS, Ohio — Nursery tree stock throughout Ohio is suffering from bark splitting, a common injury sustained under cold conditions. But the severity and scope of the damage is costing nursery growers millions in lost revenue, and is driving Ohio State University researchers to investigate other potential causes behind the problem. Candace Pollock Hannah Mathers
01/05/2006 Rewarding Conservation Farmers Through Carbon Trading COLUMBUS, Ohio — It's been said that money makes the world go 'round, and now it can also make it more environmentally friendly. Candace Pollock Rattan Lal
12/04/2003 What Was Good for Corn Was Bad for Soybeans COLUMBUS, Ohio — A rainy growing season and cooler-than-normal temperatures were a blessing for Ohio’s corn crop, but a thorn in the side of soybean growers. Candace Pollock Jim Beuerlein
06/01/2009 ACRE Extension a Benefit to Farmers, Especially Wheat Growers COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Among the major U.S. field crop commodities, wheat is the crop most likely to benefit from the extension to enroll in the new Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) farm support program introduced in the 2008 Farm Bill. Candace Pollock Carl Zulauf
12/14/2009 OSU Aquaculturists Exploring Soybeans as Alternative FishFood PIKETON, Ohio – A new project that links Ohio's No. 1 fish species with a key field crop could lead to greater sustainability of the state's aquaculture industry while developing new, local agricultural markets. Candace Pollock Han-Ping Wang
06/11/2007 Land Values Survey Aids in Farm Financial Management COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The value of Ohio's cropland is projected to increase an average of 4.5 percent this year, according to an Ohio State University agricultural economics survey -- continuing the sharp upward trend of the state's land values over the past three to five years. Candace Pollock Barry Ward
09/09/2010 Stay Safe on an ATV or UTV. Get Tips at Farm Science Review LONDON, Ohio – Utility terrain vehicles (UTVs) are becoming more popular on the farm as the ideal workhorse vehicle, from hauling feed, to fixing fence lines, to spot spraying. But safety remains the name of the game for those operating and those going along for the ride. Candace Pollock Dee Jepsen
11/15/2002 High SCN Populations Reminder To Manage Pest COLUMBUS, Ohio - If a soybean grower is experiencing low yields this season, especially throughout northern Ohio, soybean cyst nematode may be to blame. Candace Pollock Mac Riedel
11/13/2001 Plant-Based Meal Paves Way for \"Organically-Grown\" Fish COLUMBUS, Ohio - Cottonseed meal has been found to be a viable alternative food source for farm-raised trout, giving the aquaculture industry the opportunity to provide "organically grown" fish to consumers. Candace Pollock Konrad Dabrowski
03/03/2008 High Yields and a Cost Savings with Liquid Manure LONDON, Ohio -- Sidedressing pre-emergent corn in the spring with swine manure produces yields comparable to applying commercial fertilizer, according to Ohio State University Extension research. Candace Pollock Glen Arnold
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
12/20/2002 Soybean Trials Show Strength Of Varieties COLUMBUS, Ohio — Like the Ohio Corn Performance Test, results of the 2002 Ohio Soybean Performance Trials are singing the same tune. Those varieties that yielded well under a wet spring and dry summer can tolerate a lot of stress. Candace Pollock Jim Beuerlein
03/31/2009 Chadwick Arboretum to Host Free Permaculture Event, April 11 COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Learn about the ecological design principles that benefit people and their environment during a free Ohio State University event on the basics of permaculture. Candace Pollock Mary Maloney
03/15/2007 Options Limited to Rectify Compacted Fields This Spring COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio corn growers who were unable to perform tillage operations last fall due to record-setting soggy conditions may be facing compaction issues, and depending on spring weather, have limited options to prepare for planting. Candace Pollock Randall Reeder
07/15/2010 Learn More about Rain Gardens at Farm Science Review LONDON, Ohio – Gardens do more than beautify an area, instill a love for plants, and provide food and shelter for wildlife. They can also be a source of environmental conservation. Candace Pollock Mindy Bankey
08/03/2004 Lay the Foundation for a Successful Business LONDON, Ohio -- Starting a farming enterprise is like building a house. You need to lay the foundations before construction can begin. Candace Pollock Mike Hogan
04/16/2002 Boosting Soybean Yield/Profits Involves a Mix of Management Practices COLUMBUS, Ohio - Careful incorporation of inoculants, fungicide seed treatments and reduced seeding rates into a crop production program may give soybean farmers a boost in yield and extra money in their pockets at the end of the growing season. Candace Pollock Jim Beuerlein
12/10/2007 Transgenic Hybrids More Prominent in Corn Performance Trials COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Transgenic corn hybrids are becoming more prominent in Ohio State University Corn Performance Trials. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
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
01/12/2009 Ohio Soybeans Suffer in 2008 COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio's 2008 soybean crop was one of the worst for growers in several years, with yields falling below 40 bushels per acre for the first time since 2003. Candace Pollock Jim Beuerlein

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