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08/23/2007 Precision Agriculture, From Old to New, at Farm Science Review LONDON, Ohio -- Precision agriculture technology, from familiar to new equipment, will be displayed and demonstrated at this year's Farm Science Review. Candace Pollock Matt Darr
10/23/2008 OSU Extension Tool Aids Farmers in Budgeting Farm Enterprises COLUMBUS, Ohio -- With the economy still in flux and agriculture production inputs like fertilizer still historically high, budgeting farm enterprises is even more essential to remaining profitable and sustainable. Ohio State University Extension is offering producers a budgeting resource tool to help guide them through the decision-making process of committing resources to the most profitable enterprises on the farm. Candace Pollock Barry Ward
08/17/2009 Coping with Canada Geese? Learn How to Control Populations at Farm Science Review LONDON, Ohio – They are a common sight in urban areas, taking up residence along riverbanks and community ponds, stopping traffic as they waddle across roads, and making a fine mess of well-manicured lawns and golf courses. Canada geese are viewed by many as a nuisance, but several options exist to help control their populations. Learn more at Ohio State University's Farm Science Review. Candace Pollock Bill Lynch, Marne Titchenell
08/30/2007 Save on Fuel Costs with Natural-Air Grain Drying LONDON, Ohio -- A decades-old grain-drying technique is getting a renewed push in the face of today's higher energy costs. Candace Pollock Robert Hansen
09/13/2005 Learn How to Apply for SARE Grants at FSR CARROLLTON, Ohio — Farmers, producers and ranchers, and those who work with these individuals can now apply for a U.S. Department of Agriculture Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) grant. Candace Pollock Mike Hogan
08/26/2003 Wheat Harvest Good, but Grain Quality Falls Short WOOSTER, Ohio — Ohio wheat growers have managed to pull off decent yields despite season-ending rains, but the wet weather, coupled with fungal diseases, impacted grain quality — an issue that could become problematic next year if not properly managed. Candace Pollock Pat Lipps
06/17/2008 Use Glyphosate Properly to Protect Woody Plants COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Glyphosate products, such as Roundup, may be a killer on weeds, but researchers are finding that the product may also damage landscape and nursery woody plants. Candace Pollock Hannah Mathers
05/26/2010 Technology Offers Green Method to Tackle Top Disease of Cereal Crops COLUMBUS, Ohio – Technology developed by researchers at The Ohio State University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) that will help manage the spread of one of the worst diseases affecting crops such as wheat and barley, has been licensed to Sci Protek, Inc., based in Vista, Calif. Candace Pollock Mike Boehm
11/15/2001 Disease-Resistant Genes in Soybean Cultivars Losing Effectiveness Against Root Rot WOOSTER, Ohio - A disease responsible for severe soybean production losses is adapting to soybean cultivars planted in Ohio fields. Candace Pollock Anne Dorrance
07/18/2002 Exotic Tree Pest Generating Concern in Forestry/Nursery Industries WOOSTER, Ohio - A new tree pest, discovered last month in Michigan, could pose a threat to Ohio's nursery industry and native forests if it ever crossed the state border. Candace Pollock Dan Herms
06/07/2006 Ohio State, Iceland Team Up on Environmental Issues COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Iceland, a country treasured for its geological beauty, strong ties to ancient Vikings, and sophisticated cultural cities, suffers from a serious environmental problem that Ohio State University researchers, in collaboration with Icelandic institutions, are striving to address. Candace Pollock Dave Hansen, Rattan Lal
06/26/2007 Stressed Crops Tapping Hidden Soil Moisture, But Rain Still Needed COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Despite some recent showers, drought-like conditions continue across Ohio and field crops are beginning to exhibit signs of stress. At the moment, however, enough soil moisture is still available for the crops to get by. Candace Pollock Harold Watters, Peter Thomison
06/22/2009 Using Custom Rates to Show On-Farm Savings with No-Till COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The environmental and conservation benefits of no-till production may be reason enough to adopt the practice, but for many farmers the answer to one question remains a driving factor: "Will it improve my bottom line?" Farmers now have a way of putting a dollar value on no-till production, and based on an Ohio State University project, the method demonstrates potential on-farm savings. Candace Pollock Randall Reeder
06/23/2005 Soybean Varieties Targeted for Soybean Rust Resistance WOOSTER, Ohio — Over 500 soybean lines planted in nearly 4,000 plots will be evaluated in Ohio this season for potential resistance to soybean rust. Candace Pollock Anne Dorrance, Steve St. Martin
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
04/01/2010 National Speakers Headline Carbon Sequestration Symposium April 14 COLUMBUS, Ohio – Industry stakeholders and scholars from across the nation will discuss current and emerging issues of urbanization and how to better manage environmental, ecological, social, economic and land-use inputs during a carbon sequestration symposium on April 14. Candace Pollock Rattan Lal
04/16/2002 Slugs May Be Abundant This Year WOOSTER, Ohio - High slug populations may welcome no-till farmers to the start of the growing season. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
10/07/2002 Spicing Up Ohio's Veggie Market With Exotic Crops PIKETON, Ohio - Looking to grow and market something different than tomatoes, cucumbers or peppers? How does amaranth, jute, Alaskan yard-long beans or malabar spinach grab you? Candace Pollock Rafiq Islam
04/18/2007 Cold Snap May Slow Crop Pests, But Scouting Still Essential WOOSTER, Ohio -- Farmers shouldn't count on the recent spring cold snap to stop the development of field crop insects, only to slightly slow them down. Several of these pests could potentially pose problems this growing season. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
04/08/2009 High Soybean Aphid Populations Predicted in Ohio WOOSTER, Ohio -- High soybean aphid populations are predicted for this growing season in Ohio, continuing the trend of low populations one year and high populations the next, according to Ohio State University Extension entomologists. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
03/22/2005 Hort Program Helps Boost Awarness of Plants COLUMBUS, Ohio — A horticulture program, first developed to simply spark interest in perennials, has now become a highly recognized resource for touting plant species in the green industry. Candace Pollock Steven Still
10/12/2010 SARE Grant Applications Now Being Accepted COLUMBUS, Ohio – The North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program is now accepting grant applications from farmers and ranchers interested in promoting sustainability on their farms. Candace Pollock Alan Sundermeier, Mike Hogan
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
03/21/2006 Workshop Targets Perch Production and Management PIKETON, Ohio -- When it comes to food fish production in Ohio, yellow perch is the bread and butter of the state's aquaculture industry. To help aquaculturists remain competitive in management and marketing, Ohio State University South Centers at Piketon will hold a one-day Perch School training course on April 8. Candace Pollock Geoff Wallatt
01/21/2010 Receive Certified Livestock Manager Training at CTC ADA, Ohio – Livestock producers interested in obtaining a manure management license or who want to learn more about best manure management practices have the opportunity to gain the training they need at Ohio State University's Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference. Candace Pollock Amanda Meddles
09/17/2010 Piketon Endeavor Center Celebrates Successes of First Five Years PIKETON, Ohio – A facility on the campus of Ohio State University South Centers at Piketon, designed to serve new and existing businesses throughout Appalachian Ohio and boost the region's economy through job training and development, celebrated its five-year anniversary on Thursday, Sept. 16. Candace Pollock Jerry Driggs
06/22/2001 Biosecurity Fact Sheets Available on OSU Internet Site Foot-and-mouth disease may be shrinking from the media spotlight, but Ohio State University animal health specialists stress the importance of maintaining biosecurity measures that not only keep the disease in check, but also help control other animal ailments. Candace Pollock Bill Shulaw, Gary Bowman
12/17/2004 Link Found Between Lycopene and Poor Seed Quality in Tomatoes COLUMBUS, Ohio — Tomato breeders who produce varieties high in lycopene are sometimes paying the price of increased nutritional benefits in the form of reduced production performance. But an Ohio State University study may have provided a solution to the dilemma. Candace Pollock Mark Bennett
12/20/2004 Mulch Options Exist for Tomato Growers COLUMBUS, Ohio — It's easy to recognize the benefits mulches afford vegetable crops, but the challenge lies in choosing which mulch performs the best and doesn't lighten the wallet. Candace Pollock Elaine Grassbaugh
10/05/2004 BioEnergy Conference to Showcase Ohio's Energy Resources COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio is one of the leading states in biomass resources, and an upcoming bioenergy conference is designed to introduce participants to those resources and the feasibility of converting them into potentially useful energy alternatives. Candace Pollock Denny Hall

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