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04/11/2005 Germplasm Center Reviving Old-Style Petunias COLUMBUS, Ohio — Petunias with blooms of white, purple, pink, red and yellow populate greenhouses at Ohio State University's Ornamental Plant Germplasm Center (OPGC). Petunias are not uncommon, but what makes these so special is that they haven't been in the public eye for nearly 40 years. Candace Pollock David Tay
03/30/2006 First Wild Amazon Catfish Bred in North America COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State University aquaculturists have successfully bred and reared the first wild Amazonian catfish in North America, opening the doors for improved sustainability of a species fast becoming overexploited for food fish production. Candace Pollock Konrad Dabrowski
10/31/2002 Media Advisory: Animal Sciences Course Recognized COLUMBUS, Ohio - An Ohio State University Department of Animal Sciences course is being recognized by the Humane Society of the United States for its focus on animal welfare issues. Candace Pollock Jeanne Osborne
10/16/2008 OSU Extension to Offer Tax Workshop COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Tax practitioners with an interest in farm income taxes will have an opportunity to attend a farm tax workshop on December 15. Candace Pollock Warren Lee
03/03/2010 In Debt? Out of a Job? OSU Extension Tool Assists Ohioans Faced with Financial Difficulties COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Identifying local, state, even national economic resources when faced with financial difficulties or unemployment can be a stressful, confusing, and overwhelming task. A new effort by Ohio State University Extension is saving Ohioans the energy by bringing those resources directly to them. Candace Pollock Susan Holladay, Pat Brinkman
08/10/2009 Climate Change Panel Being Held at Farm Science Review LONDON, Ohio – The impacts of cap and trade legislation and climate change on the Ohio agriculture industry will be the focus of an expert panel discussion during Farm Science Review. Candace Pollock Stan Ernst
05/01/2008 Learn to Grow Blueberries at Home PIKETON, Ohio -- Don't let rising food prices keep you from enjoying your favorite summer fruit crops, like blueberries. With the right soil and little space required, blueberries can be easily incorporated into a home garden. Ohio State University Extension horticulturists will explain how it's done at a workshop on May 15. Candace Pollock Julie Strawser
01/29/2002 Insect Pest Not So Pesky WOOSTER, Ohio - The strawberry bud weevil, an insect that feeds on strawberry plants, may not be as much of a concern as once originally thought. Candace Pollock Joe Kovach
09/05/2006 When Planting Wheat, Don't Put Eggs in One Basket WOOSTER, Ohio -- Growers making wheat planting preparations for next season should spread their choices over varieties that provide good yields, disease resistance, stalk quality and winter hardiness rather than relying only on achieving maximum yields through the use of extra inputs. Candace Pollock Pierce Paul
08/20/2007 Keep an Eye on Late-Season Soybean Diseases WOOSTER, Ohio -- Ohio's soybean season may be winding down, but there still are numerous diseases and pests that growers are contending with. Candace Pollock Anne Dorrance
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
08/11/2004 Piketon Business Incubator Receives Additional Funds PIKETON, Ohio — Ohio State University South Centers at Piketon has received a grant to aid in the continuation of the development of the Endeavor Center Business Incubator and Training Facility — a business tool designed to increase jobs and enhance the economic development of southern Ohio. Candace Pollock Steve Shepherd
10/28/2010 Variety Selection/Seed Treatments Key to Managing Soybean Pathogens WOOSTER, Ohio – With soybean harvest nearly complete, now's the time to be thinking about choosing the right soybean varieties for next season to help manage the myriad of diseases and pests that can impact the crop. Candace Pollock Anne Dorrance
12/01/2009 Iceland President Returning to Ohio to Raise Climate Change Awareness WOOSTER, Ohio – Iceland President Olafur Ragnar Grimsson is returning to Ohio to strengthen the bonds he created with Ohio State University faculty and staff when he visited campus in 2007. Candace Pollock Rattan Lal
06/17/2009 Soybean Aphids Arrive in Ohio, and in Big Numbers WOOSTER, Ohio -- The soybean aphid has arrived in Ohio. Ohio State University Extension entomologists have found the sapsucker on early planted soybeans, and in some fields at numbers higher than expected. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
09/07/2010 Control Aquatic Vegetation in Your Pond. Get Tips at Farm Science Review LONDON, Ohio – Controlling aquatic vegetation, such as harmful algal blooms, can be the biggest challenge when it comes to managing a pond for fishing, swimming or other recreational use. Candace Pollock Bill Lynch
02/25/2008 Ag Economist Analyzes Farm Bill at Upcoming Farm Forum COLUMBUS, Ohio -- As the 2008 Farm Bill draws closer to finality, one thing is certain: its fate is an uncertainty. Candace Pollock Carl Zulauf
11/06/2001 Corn Yields Good Despite Variable Weather, Diseases COLUMBUS, Ohio - Despite early season wet weather, late season drought and stalk lodging issues caused by diseases, Ohio's corn crop is producing better-than-expected yields. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
06/18/2007 Hot, Dry Conditions Could Invite Two-Spotted Spider Mite WOOSTER, Ohio -- Ohio's abnormally dry to moderate drought conditions could set the stage for potential problems from a pest that thrives under such an environment. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
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
06/10/2002 Head Scab Risk Low in Ohio WOOSTER, Ohio - Much of Ohio's wheat crop may have escaped the risk of head scab disease, a bright spot in what's shaping up to be a rather dismal growing season for crop producers. Candace Pollock Pat Lipps
04/03/2009 Extension Fact Sheets Address Issues Facing Dairy Farms and How to Manage Them WOOSTER, Ohio -- "Reducing costs to improve short-term cash flow" is the theme of a series of Ohio State University Dairy Issue Briefs launched by OSU Extension's Dairy Working Group to aid livestock producers facing critical economic issues. Candace Pollock Dianne Shoemaker
07/08/2010 Get the Facts on Starting an Aquaculture Business at an Ohio Fish Farm Tour, July 16 WOOSTER, Ohio – Anyone interested in starting an aquaculture business, or perhaps expanding an existing one, has the opportunity to participate in a tour of fish farms throughout northeast Ohio on July 16. Candace Pollock Julie Strawser-Moose
12/03/2007 OSU Nursery Short Course/CENTS Highlights Ohio Green Industry COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The rich tradition of green industry educational opportunities and trade show exhibits returns to the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio, in January. Candace Pollock Cheryl Cuthbert
04/24/2002 It's Gypsy Moth Time Again WOOSTER, Ohio - Gypsy moths have begun emerging throughout Ohio and forestry officials speculate the invasive insects will continue to spread throughout the southeastern half of the state. Candace Pollock Dan Herms
04/06/2007 Extending Ohio's Raspberry Season With New Fall Cultivar PIKETON, Ohio -- Black raspberries, the first bramble crop of the summer season, are a favorite among Ohio consumers. Research efforts are under way to extend the season so that black raspberries can continue to be enjoyed in the fall. Candace Pollock Shawn Wright
07/05/2005 Soybean Aphid Populations on the Rise WOOSTER, Ohio — Soybean aphid populations are on the rise in Ohio, just as entomologists and other industry specialists have predicted. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
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
08/12/2003 A Gloomy Soybean Crop Looming for Some Growers COLUMBUS, Ohio — Soybean growers are batting a thousand this year and some already have three strikes against them. Candace Pollock Jim Beuerlein
01/26/2009 Reduce Inputs, Improve Bottom Line at Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference ADA, Ohio -- In today's economic climate, no-till farmers looking to reduce production inputs without hurting yields or their bottom line may find some solutions at the Ohio State University Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference. Candace Pollock Randall Reeder