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04/20/2009 OSU Extension to Host Free Green Energy Seminar MILFORD, Ohio -- Ohio State University Extension in Clermont County will be hosting a free green energy seminar on May 7 for agricultural producers and business owners interested in incorporating green energy technologies. Candace Pollock Cindy Burskey
04/19/2010 Follow Guidelines When Planting Soybeans WOOSTER, Ohio – With Ohio growers projected to increase their soybean acreage this growing season – 50,000 more acres than last year—some planting cautions are in order, says an Ohio State University Extension plant pathologist. Candace Pollock Anne Dorrance
05/29/2008 Weather Slowing Corn, Increasing Chances for Pest Problems WOOSTER, Ohio -- Planting delays and cool weather have slowed corn development, paving the way for a potential issue with slugs in no-till fields. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
02/06/2007 Use of Precision Ag Technology Continues to Grow COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The adoption rate of precision agriculture by Ohio farmers over the past several years has been growing and that trend is expected to continue as prices fall, availability of equipment increases and farmers grow more comfortable with the use of the technology. Candace Pollock Marv Batte
12/09/2010 Southern Ohio New and Small Farm College Explores Farm Enterprises COLUMBUS, Ohio – Farmers interested in exploring land use options, expanding an agricultural or horticultural enterprise, or diversifying their acreage have the opportunity to attend the 2011 Southern Ohio New and Small Farm College. Candace Pollock Tony Nye
11/13/2001 OSU Extension to Hold LEAP Training PAULDING, Ohio - Practicing sound environmental technologies is a key component to maintaining a successful livestock farm while helping to enhance the industry's responsible image with consumers. Candace Pollock Jim Lopshire
07/22/2002 Continued Dry Conditions May Favor Spider Mites WOOSTER, Ohio - Continuing drought conditions through much of Ohio may lead to outbreaks of two-spotted spider mites on soybeans. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
09/27/2005 Ohio State Leads Nation in Animal Welfare Education COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State University, through a unique international collaboration, is striving to become the premier university in the nation on animal welfare education. Candace Pollock James Kinder, Paul Hemsworth
02/18/2009 300-Bushel Corn? Learn More at the Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference ADA, Ohio -- What does it take to produce 300-bushel corn? Cooperative Extension corn specialists throughout the Midwest will offer insight into the production and genetics of creating high corn yields during the Ohio State University Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison, Randall Reeder
02/02/2010 OSU Extension Offering Conferences for Small Farm Landowners WILMINGTON, Ohio – Ohio State University Extension will host two conferences in March dedicated to small farm landowners. Candace Pollock Mike Hogan, Tony Nye
10/05/2010 WOSU's Ann Fisher to Host Leadership Workshop COLUMBUS, Ohio – For the past two decades The Ohio State University Leadership Center has been helping to strengthen leadership skills in the workplace and guide businesses toward more productive outcomes through research-based programs and workshops, practical resources, and self-development tools. Candace Pollock Beth Flynn
03/19/2008 Ohio MarketMaker Officially Launches; Resource Offers Access to Local, Fresh Foods COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Finding that local farmer who sells fresh eggs or connecting with a fellow retailer, restaurant or food processor is now just a computer click away. Candace Pollock Julie Fox
10/27/2006 Prepare Your Farm's Future with OSU Extension Planning Workshops COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Whether it's managing the day-to-day operations of a farm or looking ahead to retirement or transition, planning for the success of an agricultural business can be a complex, challenging task that many are reluctant to face. Candace Pollock David Marrison
04/24/2002 Agri-Terrorism Focus of Ohio State Study COLUMBUS, Ohio - Just how prepared local and state agencies would be in the face of an agri-terrorism threat is the focus of a new Ohio State University study. Candace Pollock Joe Donnermeyer
10/14/2002 Management Technique Aids in Treating Plant Problems CINCINNATI, Ohio - The collective onrush of insect and disease problems and environmental stresses on landscape and garden plants are not only overwhelming for the plants, but also overwhelming for those trying to manage plant health. Candace Pollock Joe Boggs
07/11/2005 Safety First on the Farm COLUMBUS, Ohio — The summer months are the busiest time of the year in Ohio agriculture, and being so, they are also the most dangerous. Candace Pollock Dee Jepsen
10/10/2002 A Mulch That Gives Nearly A Year's Worth of Weed Control COLUMBUS, Ohio - Weed control is one of the biggest challenges the nursery and landscape industries face in managing plants and providing top-grade products to consumers. Candace Pollock Hannah Mathers
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
11/18/2008 Plant Resistance to Soybean Aphid Found in Ohio WOOSTER, Ohio -- A soybean plant introduction (PI) has been found to show resistance to soybean aphid in Ohio, paving the way to control the insect through new resistant cultivars. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond, Rouf Mian
09/02/2009 Farm Science Review a Learning Opportunity for Students LONDON, Ohio – Teachers looking to educate their students on the importance of agriculture to Ohio's economy have the opportunity to take a field trip to Ohio State University's Farm Science Review. Candace Pollock Amanda Meddles
10/16/2009 Know Your Ear Rots Before Feeding Grain to Livestock WOOSTER, Ohio – With several types of ear rot diseases appearing on Ohio's corn crop, properly identifying them is important for producers to make decisions about feeding grain to livestock. Candace Pollock Pierce Paul
08/12/2010 Ag Safety Grain Bin Rescue Demonstrations Return to Farm Science Review LONDON, Ohio – Last year's popular grain bin rescue demonstrations highlighting the proper safety precautions of grain storage and handling are returning to Ohio State University's Farm Science Review. Candace Pollock Dee Jepsen
01/08/2008 OSU Extension Offering Dairy Management Workshops COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State University Extension is aiding farmers in the future of dairy management with a series of workshops this winter. Candace Pollock Diane Shoemaker
08/03/2006 Soybean Leaf Feeders Out in Full Force WOOSTER, Ohio -- Soybean growers are being encouraged to scout their fields amid scattered reports of high numbers of leaf defoliators making a meal of the crop. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
07/24/2007 Ohio Drought Impacting Potential Corn Yields COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio's moderate drought is taking a toll on the state's corn crop, and some fields are already taking a major yield hit. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
06/20/2001 Water Gardening, Rediscovering an Ancient Hobby WOOSTER, Ohio - Ancient Egyptians living along the Nile were lulled by the beauty and tranquility of water gardens, areas of water specifically designed to hold plants. Times may have changed, but the importance of water in the garden remains. From fountains to reflecting pools, water is used as a focus of relaxation and as a natural element to support plants and attract wildlife. Candace Pollock Dale Bradshaw
12/15/2004 Students Rewarded for Business Planning Skills PIKETON, Ohio – Southern Ohio Career and Technology Center (CTC) students who participated in an Ohio State University South Centers at Piketon youth entrepreneur training course are being rewarded for their efforts. Candace Pollock Christie Welch
09/30/2004 Soybean Yields Surprisingly High Early into Harvest COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio soybeans may turn out to be the surprise performance of the growing season. Candace Pollock Jim Beuerlein
04/14/2005 Aphids and Rust on the Brain, But Don't Forget About Slugs WOOSTER, Ohio — Soybean rust and soybean aphids may keep growers preoccupied this growing season, but they shouldn't forget an equally problematic pest: slugs. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
04/07/2006 High Fuel Costs, Low Rust Fears Driving Shift in Crop Plantings COLUMBUS, Ohio -- High costs associated with fuel and nitrogen fertilizer and the alleviation of fears of a soybean rust epidemic are driving U.S. growers to plant less corn and more soybeans this season, says an Ohio State University Extension economist. Candace Pollock Matthew Roberts