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07/11/2007 Heirloom Garden Celebrates Ohio's Past SPRINGFIELD, Ohio -- Public gardens are not only places to enjoy the latest in plant cultivars, but they can also be portals to celebrating the past. For those interested in Ohio history, Ohio State University Extension in Clark County offers a glimpse into the life of early settlers through the plants that they grew. Candace Pollock Pam Bennett
01/31/2006 Size Matters with Slug Feeding WOOSTER, Ohio -- The first signs of slug activity and feeding in crop fields is correlated with the size of the juveniles, according to Ohio State University entomology research. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
05/17/2010 Inspect Crops for Ponding or Freezing Damage COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio growers have enjoyed early corn and soybean planting this growing season, but now they may be facing some crop damage due to recent heavy rains and some freezing nighttime temperatures. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
08/29/2001 Farm Equipment Lighting Law to be Discussed at OSU Field Day THORNVILLE, Ohio - New farm equipment lighting requirements will take effect in Ohio Oct. 1. Candace Pollock Jeff McCutcheon
04/08/2008 Managing Soybean Seed Supply When Quality Comes into Question WOOSTER, Ohio -- Ohio soybean growers, their sights set on increasing soybean acreage this year, may face crop production challenges due to less than optimum seed quality. Candace Pollock Anne Dorrance
04/23/2009 Tap into the Local Foods Movement with a Farmers' Market PIKETON, Ohio -- With the current economy driving increased interest in local foods, more communities are looking to either start a farmers' market or expand an existing one as a way of fulfilling consumer demands. Candace Pollock Christie Welch
08/03/2004 Farm Science Review Full of Answers LONDON, Ohio -- Got questions about agricultural economic, business or policy issues? Ask them at Farm Science Review. Candace Pollock Stan Ernst
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
11/04/2005 Ways to Cut Winter Heating Costs Plentiful COLUMBUS, Ohio —With mountains of debt already weighing heavy on the wallet, potentially high heating bills this winter could put an even tighter chokehold on a consumer's strapped budget. Candace Pollock Susan Shockey
03/08/2010 More Ohio Producers Exploring Grass-Fed Beef Production MT. GILEAD, Ohio – Ohio livestock producers are exploring grass-fed beef production to meet market demands for what many consider to be a healthful and ecologically sustainable product. However, the production side of the system can be daunting. Candace Pollock Jeff McCutcheon
05/31/2001 Helping Hands Can Beautify Secrest Arboretum WOOSTER, Ohio - Garden lovers looking to exercise their plant care and landscape management skills can lend Secrest Arboretum that extra touch of hands-on beauty. Candace Pollock Ken Cochran
11/12/2004 A Bumper Crop and No Place to Put It COLUMBUS, Ohio — U.S. growers may be enjoying a bumper crop of corn this growing season, but are facing two consequences as a result: low prices and no storage room. Candace Pollock Matt Roberts
01/28/2008 Using Manure as Fertilizer? Learn More at the Manure Expo July 9 LONDON, Ohio -- Manure application may be an option for growers looking for alternatives to high-priced commercial fertilizers, and an event spearheaded by five land-grant universities in July will cover the economics and management of manure as a crop production resource. Candace Pollock Tami Combs
02/24/2009 Crop Production Information Means Big Savings for Ohio Farmers COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio farmers and agribusiness who turn to Ohio State University Extension's Crop Observation and Recommendation Network newsletter have used the information to boost their profits -- to the tune of nearly $10 million, according to a recent OSU Extension survey. Candace Pollock Steve Prochaska
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
06/11/2002 Wet Spring Focus of Vegetable Grower Tour BRADNER, Ohio - Ohio State University vegetable crop specialists are using this spring's overly wet weather to help paint a picture of effective management practices for an upcoming Vegetable Grower Tour. Candace Pollock Mac Riedel
01/17/2007 Organic Program Focuses on Cover Crops, Fertility WOOSTER, Ohio -- Farmers interested in learning more about organic crop and livestock production have the opportunity to attend an Ohio State University Extension tri-state organic IP video program. Candace Pollock Alan Sundermeier
08/03/2005 Grassland/Forages Focus of OSU Extension Event BROWNSVILLE, Ohio -- An extensive aspect of forage production, from management to nutrition to profit, will be the focus of the Ohio State University Extension-sponsored Central Ohio Forage and Grassland Expo. Candace Pollock Howard Siegrist
12/15/2009 Web Site Helps Beginning Farmers BELPRE, Ohio -- When the recession forced Lynn Wiblin into unemployment from her manufacturing job earlier this year, she turned to the land to get back on her feet. Following in the footsteps of generations of family farming, she has turned 15 acres in Washington County into a vegetable farm that not only will provide for her and her family, but also help support the local economy. Candace Pollock Mike Hogan
09/13/2010 OSU Extension e-Store Selling Educational Publications at Farm Science Review LONDON, Ohio – Farm Science Review visitors will have the opportunity to take home a little piece of Ohio State University educational sessions being offered during the show. Candace Pollock Cindy McCain
01/23/2002 Nursery Production Technique Becoming a Growing Trend COLUMBUS, Ohio - A relatively new landscape and nursery stock production technique that combines conventional field and container practices is finding a successful niche in the industry. Candace Pollock Hannah Mathers
01/23/2002 SARE Grant Applications Available Beginning in February COLUMBUS, Ohio - Farmers seeking to produce new crops, market agricultural projects or develop environmentally friendly, viable production systems are invited to apply for a grant that will afford them the opportunity to tackle such endeavors. Candace Pollock Mike Hogan
11/07/2007 Despite Summer Drought, Corn Yields Heading for Record Books COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Despite an abnormally dry season, and in some cases a severe drought, Ohio's corn harvest is wrapping up with better-than-expected yields, much to the surprise of growers and agronomists alike. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
08/19/2008 A Good Year for Ohio Wheat WOOSTER, Ohio -- Perfect timing of rain and cool temperatures kept disease levels low and crop performance at its peak for Ohio's wheat. The result: a good year for yields. Candace Pollock Pierce Paul
11/25/2008 Learn How to Maximize Yields at Ohio No-Till Conference PLAIN CITY, Ohio -- Optimum yields and maximum profits of no-till corn start at planting. Attendees to Ohio's No-Till Conference Dec. 9 will learn what is required to improve seed placement and plant stands with the proper adjustments of farm equipment. Candace Pollock Randall Reeder
09/02/2009 International IPM Program a Success for Tomato Producers in Africa COLUMBUS, Ohio – An international collaborative Integrated Pest Management (IPM) project to improve tomato production in Uganda has met with success among small-scale farmers in the African nation. Candace Pollock Mark Erbaugh
08/19/2002 Blame the Heat for Delayed Pumpkin Development COLUMBUS, Ohio - A Halloween without pumpkins is like Christmas without a tree. To miss the Halloween marketing seasaon is a scary thought for Ohio pumpkin growers whose plants are just now setting fruit. Candace Pollock Mac Riedel
10/23/2006 Plant Pathologist Honored Nationally for Soybean Rust Work WOOSTER, Ohio -- An Ohio State University plant pathologist, who is leading Ohio's research and Extension efforts on Asian soybean rust, has been recognized nationally for her contributions. Candace Pollock Larry Madden
05/05/2005 The Changing Face of Computers in Agriculture COLUMBUS, Ohio — More Ohio farmers are jumping on the technology bandwagon. Computer adoption is increasing, according to an Ohio State University Extension survey. But what is even more revealing is how the use of such technology is changing. Candace Pollock Marvin Batte