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08/29/2007 New Extension Tool Helping Farmers Save on Fertilizer WOOSTER, Ohio -- A new economic tool, developed by Ohio State University Extension, is changing the way corn farmers manage their fertilizer inputs -- and helping them save money in the process. Candace Pollock Robert Mullen
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
02/21/2002 Ag. Organization Looks to Strengthen Industry's Technology Future COLUMBUS, Ohio - As the adoption of technology into agricultural and natural resource environments grows, so does the importance for farmers and industry leaders to remain abreast of issues, new developments and research advances that may impact the way they do business. Candace Pollock Nathan Watermeier
12/07/2009 Study Sheds More Light on Managing Soybean Cyst Nematode WOOSTER, Ohio – One of the best techniques a farmer can use to manage soybean cyst nematode is to rotate resistant soybean varieties, based on the preliminary findings of a Midwest soybean cyst nematode project. Candace Pollock Anne Dorrance
01/26/2006 Low Soybean Aphid Populations Predicted WOOSTER, Ohio -- If soybean aphids continue their annual alternating high and low population cycles, Ohio soybean growers could see very few of the insects this growing season. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
09/09/2010 Some Ohio Corn Ready for Harvest COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio's corn crop may be ready for harvest sooner than anticipated. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
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
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
06/10/2008 Flooding Could Injure Corn Crop COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Flooding from torrential downpours in some parts of Ohio coupled with current forecasts of hot weather may be bad news for the state's corn crop. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
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
06/29/2006 Flood Damage Not Detrimental to Ohio's Crops WOOSTER, Ohio -- Some of Ohio's soybean fields are facing flooding injury due to heavy rains that have swept across the state over the past few weeks, but the injury is not likely a total loss to the crop. Candace Pollock Anne Dorrance, Peter Thomison
07/03/2007 OSU Extension Survey Sheds Light on Green Industry Labor Force COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Despite over 40 percent of green industry sales going to labor, little is known about the demographic makeup of its workforce. But an Ohio State University Department of Horticulture and Crop Science study is shedding new light on the subject, which may prove invaluable to businesses when it comes to communication and training. Candace Pollock Hannah Mathers
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
12/03/2001 Ohio's Wheat Struggling Under Wet Weather, Diseases WOOSTER, Ohio - Prolonged heavy rains during winter wheat planting have resulted in severe stand establishment problems throughout parts of Ohio, which may affect overall yields come next season's harvest. Candace Pollock Pat Lipps
10/28/2005 Delaying Corn Harvest Could Affect Yields COLUMBUS, Ohio — Low grain prices, unfavorable weather and hurricane-related transportation issues have some Ohio growers dragging their feet with corn harvest. But any further delay could cause severe stalk lodging and subsequent yield losses. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison, Pierce Paul
07/15/2010 Researchers Taking Three-Pronged Approach to Flooding/Disease Impacts on Soybeans COLUMBUS, Ohio – Farmers' hands are tied when it comes to managing soybean injury related to soil flooding and water-loving root rot diseases, but after several years of research at Ohio State University and U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service, some promising solutions are on the horizon. Candace Pollock Tara VanToai
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
09/25/2009 Farm Science Review Draws Big Crowd LONDON, Ohio -- After last year's damaging winds from Hurricane Ike, a little rainy weather and clouds weren't keeping visitors away from the 47th annual Ohio State University Farm Science Review. The farm show drew 138,014 folks over the three-day event, nearly 10 percent higher than attendance in 2008. Candace Pollock Chuck Gamble
04/07/2008 High Input Costs, Cheap Equipment: Finding the Value in Precision Agriculture Technology COLUMBUS, Ohio -- If farmers are considering incorporating precision agriculture equipment into their farm operations, now might be an ideal time to adopt the technology. Candace Pollock John Barker, Randall Reeder
03/16/2004 Early Sampling Key to Better Slug Management WOOSTER, Ohio — As the saying goes, “To defeat the enemy, one must know the enemy.” For Ohio no-till growers, the first step towards slug control is knowing what they may be up against during the growing season. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
05/08/2007 Now's the Time to Scout for Wheat Foliar Diseases WOOSTER, Ohio -- With Ohio's wheat crop under way, and performing well despite frost damage concerns, now is the time for growers to begin scouting for foliar diseases, especially on susceptible varieties. Candace Pollock Pierce Paul
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
04/02/2002 Improved Alfalfa Varieties Show Resistance Against Forage Crop Insect COLUMBUS, Ohio - New developments in alfalfa cultivars have proven to be effective in controlling potato leafhopper, an insect that can cause serious damage and yield loss to the forage crop. Candace Pollock Mark Sulc
07/29/2005 Ohio May See Record-Breaking Wheat Yields WOOSTER, Ohio — A cool spring and low disease levels have set the stage for potential record-breaking wheat yields in Ohio. Candace Pollock Pat Lipps
05/13/2010 New Opportunities for Tomato Growers With Grafting WOOSTER, Ohio – Open field and high tunnel tomato producers yearning for high-quality crop performance with marketable fruit neatly wrapped in one plant may find what they are looking for through grafting. Candace Pollock Matt Kleinhenz
09/10/2008 Explore Change of Ohio's Forests During Soils Conference BELLVILLE, Ohio -- Explore change of Ohio's forests through the impact of the emerald ash borer to agriculture to urban development at the 28th annual Central States Forest Soils Conference. Candace Pollock Kathy Smith
07/27/2009 Soybean Rust Risk in Ohio Low WOOSTER, Ohio – The risk for soybean rust on Ohio's soybean crop is low and, once again, the crop may escape the disease. Candace Pollock Anne Dorrance
01/15/2008 Learn About Ag Enterprises at Small Farm College COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State University Extension is offering a nine-week short course for new landowners, and those individuals looking for information on launching agricultural and horticultural enterprises. Candace Pollock Tony Nye
01/03/2007 Livestock Manure a Winner As Alternative Spring Crop Fertilizer OTTAWA, Ohio -- Applying livestock manure to growing crops has been found to produce yields comparable to traditional fertilizer applications, and the alternative option may mean more money in a farmer's pocket. Candace Pollock Glen Arnold, Jon Rausch
08/02/2004 Ohio State Extension to Host Direct Marketing Tours COLUMBUS, Ohio — Two Ohio farm markets that combine agricultural produce and agritourism will be the focus of Ohio State University Extension Direct Marketing Twilight Tours in August. Candace Pollock John Ellerman