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12/21/2005 New Tests Added to Corn Performance Trials COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The scope of this year's Ohio State University Ohio Corn Performance Trials has been broadened to accommodate increasing interest in other production practices. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
11/03/2008 OSU Extension ID System for Animal-Drawn Vehicles Becomes Standard COLUMBUS, Ohio -- After a decade of advocacy and education, Ohio State University Extension recommendations for lighting and marking animal-drawn equipment have been standardized, paving the way for national and international adoption of safety procedures on vehicles, such as Amish buggies, horse-drawn farm wagons and urban carriages. Candace Pollock Dee Jepsen, Tom Bean
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
08/19/2009 Farm Green Year Round. Learn More at Ohio No-Till Field Day, Sept. 1 RADNOR, Ohio – "Farming Green Year Round" is the theme for this year's Ohio No-Till Field Day, which will focus on production practices that emphasize environmental stewardship while improving the bottom line. Candace Pollock Randall Reeder
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
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
12/09/2010 Farm Management Conference Aims to Give Participants Competitive Edge COLUMBUS, Ohio – Get a competitive edge in the financial and operational management aspects of your farming business with inaugural 2011 Ohio Farm Management Conference. Candace Pollock John Yost
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
03/19/2010 Use Equipment/Technology to Manage Risk COLUMBUS, Ohio – For farmers looking to manage weather-related economic risks, equipment and technology are their best friends. Candace Pollock Randall Reeder
08/12/2002 Heat Stress Impacts Not Just Plants COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio farmers may be concerned over the effects warm, dry conditions are having on their crops, but they should also take note of the impacts heat stress can have on livestock. Candace Pollock Normand St-Pierre, Maurice Eastridge, Steve Boyles, Don Levis, Roger High
11/13/2007 No Trick to Choosing Transgenic Corn Hybrids COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Transgenic corn hybrids may differ in performance from non-genetically modified varieties in response to various insect pests, but the same recommendations apply when selecting hybrids for planting. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
08/25/2008 Deadlines Looming for Farmers Interested in Farm Bill Disaster Program COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio farmers who normally don't insure small acreage crops, such as wheat, may want the protection, especially if they are considering participating in a new 2008 Farm Bill production disaster program. Candace Pollock Carl Zulauf
09/19/2005 Using Optical Sensors to Improve Nitrogen Management WOOSTER, Ohio — Nitrogen management is probably the single most variable production input growers face in agriculture, and with the continued increase in fertilizer costs, application efficiency is becoming increasingly important. Candace Pollock Robert Mullen
06/25/2009 Exercise Caution When Applying Pop-Up Starter Fertilizer WOOSTER, Ohio -- Corn producers who use "pop-up" or in-furrow starter fertilizer at planting should be mindful of their application rates so as not to cause seed injury, resulting in significant plant stand and yield losses. Candace Pollock Robert Mullen
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
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
06/30/2006 Soybean Rust Development Stalled WOOSTER, Ohio -- Thanks to drought conditions in the southeastern United States, soybean rust has stalled in its march northward to Ohio. Candace Pollock Anne Dorrance
07/03/2007 Under Dry Conditions, Toxic Plants May Attract Livestock COLUMBUS, Ohio -- What green foliage that is thriving in Ohio's moisture-starved pasturelands may not necessarily be healthy for the livestock feeding on it. Candace Pollock Steve Boyles
01/14/2010 Farmers Can Take Steps to Decrease Manure Pathogens in Runoff WOOSTER, Ohio – By following a few simple recommendations, farmers who apply manure as a fertilizer to their no-till field can decrease the chance that pathogens end up in runoff and pose environmental and health hazards. Candace Pollock Warren Dick
10/29/2002 Emphasis On Food Safety Possible Through New Grant BOWLING GREEN, Ohio - Driven by customer demand and personal responsibility, many U.S. fruit and vegetable growers are stepping up their food safety practices through improved methods of production, harvesting and post-harvest handling. Candace Pollock Mary Donnell
09/15/2010 Increase Forage Production and Boost Profits with Livestock Grazing School SARDINIA, Ohio – Increase your profits, improve forage production practices and extend your livestock grazing season by attending the upcoming 2010 Southwest Ohio Grazing School in October. Candace Pollock Latham Farley
09/17/2007 OSU Extension Livestock Program Adding Value to Industry COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State University Extension and the Ohio Cattleman's Association have launched a new program that adds value to livestock educational programs and recognizes producers' management and marketing efforts. Candace Pollock Bill Doig
06/23/2008 Safety Important Even with Manure Management LONDON, Ohio -- The routine of agricultural production can become perilous when attention to safety takes a back seat to the ease and efficiency of operating farm machinery. Candace Pollock Dee Jepsen
07/05/2005 Potential Spider Mite Outbreak on Soybeans WOOSTER, Ohio — The soybean aphid is not the only insect pest Ohio growers have to keep a close eye on this growing season. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
04/20/2009 Look to Research-Based Data for Usefulness of Ag Products or Practices COLUMBUS, Ohio -- From using fungicides simply to boost crop yields to using soil inoculants to stimulate plant growth, Ohio State University Extension specialists are seeing an increase in the interest and use of nontraditional agricultural products and production practices. But stepping away from the fundamentals in favor of more unorthodox practices could do more harm than good. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison, Pierce Paul, Robert Mullen
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
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
08/12/2004 Farm Focus Ag. Event No Longer VAN WERT, Ohio — After 30 years of showcasing the latest in agricultural production, research and equipment, the two-day Farm Focus agricultural event has been discontinued. Candace Pollock Gary Prill
07/29/2010 Learn How to Start a Commercial Vineyard at Free Workshop PIKETON, Ohio – Commercial grape growers, or those interested in starting a commercial vineyard, are invited to attend a free viticulture workshop at Ohio State University's South Centers at Piketon on Aug. 13. Candace Pollock Maurus Brown

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