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02/23/2012 Media Advisory: Ohio State Experts Available to Talk about New European Organic Food Partnerships’ Financial Impact on Ohio Growers WOOSTER, Ohio — The historic agreement of a new partnership between the United States and the European Union announced today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture means that organic foods certified in the U.S. can be sold in Europe for the first time, a move that could provide new market opportunities for certified organic growers in Ohio, an Ohio State University expert said. Tracy Turner Brian McSpadden Gardener, Stan Ernst
02/23/2012 Assistance, Screenings Offered for Farmers Battling Arthritis COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A new program offered by faculty and students from The Ohio State University Medical Center may offer solutions for farmers struggling with arthritis. Tracy Turner Meg Teaford, Kent McGuire
12/11/2012 OSU Expert: Farmland Value Projected to Increase in 2013 COLUMBUS, Ohio – Cropland values in Ohio increased in 2012 and are expected to continue on an upward trend in 2013, despite the drought that devastated growers this year, an Ohio State University Extension expert said.  Tracy Turner Barry Ward
05/31/2012 Hot, Dry Weather Among Factors Contributing to Uneven Corn Emergence COLUMBUS, Ohio – Growers who are finding fair to poor stands in their corn fields may be experiencing the effects of record rainfall in 2011, a mild winter in 2012, and continued hot, dry weather that may be contributing to a host of issues that are negatively impacting corn emergence, a pair of Ohio State University Extension experts said. Tracy Turner Peter Thomison, Steve Prochaska
08/02/2012 Continued Extreme Heat Could Damage Corn, Soybeans COLUMBUS, Ohio – As days with extreme heat coupled with drought conditions have dominated the weather statewide in recent weeks, growers have begun to ask themselves just how hot is too hot for corn and soybeans? Tracy Turner Peter Thomison, Laura Elizabeth Lindsey
02/23/2012 ECO Farming Saves Growers Money, Improves Soil and Benefits Environment, Researchers Say ADA, Ohio – Ohio crop growers looking to increase the organic matter content in their soil to the tune of $900 per unit increase in organic matter, may want to consider a move to ECO Farming, advises an Ohio State University Extension educator, who says that switching to the technique could result in raising soil organic matter levels by several percentage points depending on soil type. Tracy Turner Jim Hoorman
02/23/2012 Fifteen New AgrAbility Fact Sheets Online COLUMBUS, Ohio – Farmers, growers and any agriculture workers dealing with a disabling condition can find tips on how to cope with their condition while continuing to farm thanks to 15 new fact sheets from the Ohio State University Extension’s Ohio AgrAbility Program. Tracy Turner Kent McGuire
12/11/2012 OSU Extension Expert: Cold Weather Increases Livestock Energy Needs WOOSTER, Ohio – While colder temperatures now experienced throughout the region mean livestock producers need to be aware of increased livestock energy requirements, those animals that may be thinner because of the drought could need extra energy supplements sooner, an Ohio State University Extension educator said.  Tracy Turner Rory Lewandowski
10/23/2012 Commercial Wine Production and Grape Growers Workshop Is Nov. 15 in Southern Ohio PIKETON, Ohio – Wine grape growers, commercial wine operators, and those interested in becoming either one can learn the practical and essential skills needed to be successful in the industry at a workshop held by Ohio State University horticulture, viticulture and enology experts Nov. 15.  Tracy Turner Gary Gao
02/14/2012 Kensinger Joins Ohio State as Chair of Animal Sciences COLUMBUS, Ohio – As part of his new role as chair of Ohio State University’s Department of Animal Sciences, Ronald S. Kensinger plans to create new partnerships, boost the department’s fundraising efforts and increase the amount of access to hands-on research opportunities for students.  Tracy Turner Ronald S. Kensinger
02/14/2012 Wet Fall and Warm Winter Leave Abundance of Manure Farmers Can Use as Crop Nutrient FINDLAY, Ohio – An unusually wet fall and unseasonably warm winter have left many livestock farmers exploring every option to find extra storage for manure. An Ohio State University Extension researcher says farmers can utilize a portion of their manure to replace commercial fertilizer on wheat and corn crops, a practice that can also protect the environment.  Tracy Turner Glen Arnold
08/23/2012 New Herbicide-resistant Weed Confirmed in Ohio Prompts Measures to Limit Its Spread COLUMBUS, Ohio – A weed known to many cotton and soybean growers in the South as “pigweed on steroids” has been spotted in Ohio, prompting Ohio State University Extension experts to warn Ohio growers to take measures to prevent its further spread statewide. Tracy Turner Mark Loux
04/13/2012 Ohio State experts work with state agriculture professionals to devise water quality recommendations COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio crop growers can find ways to continue to help reduce excess agricultural nutrients from affecting or entering the western basin of Lake Erie using best management practices recommended by Ohio State University Extension experts. Tracy Turner Greg LaBarge
10/18/2012 OSU Extension Celebrates Ohio Farm to School Month COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio’s school lunchrooms provide a great opportunity for Ohio farmers and other food producers looking to tap into the growing demand for local foods. And farmers and schools working together creates a great opportunity for Ohio’s students to gain access to fresh, healthy, local foods, an Ohio State University expert said. Tracy Turner Julie Fox
08/22/2012 Extended Drought Could Lead to Aspergillus Ear Rot in Corn – An Unusual Problem for Ohio Growers WOOSTER, Ohio -- The ongoing drought afflicting most of Ohio has created conditions that are ripe for the development of a fungal disease corn growers in the Buckeye state typically don’t have to worry about -- Aspergillus ear rot, according to an Ohio State University Extension plant pathologist. Tracy Turner Pierce Paul
03/08/2012 Overholt Drainage School Offers Soil and Water Conservation Education COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Farmers, land improvement contractors, soil and water conservation technicians and engineers can learn about the construction and management of soil and water conservation systems during the Overholt Drainage School led by Ohio State University and other industry experts. Tracy Turner Larry C. Brown
09/17/2012 Farm Science Review: Ohio 4-H and OSU Extension Offer STEM Demos and Activities to Spur Career Interests LONDON, Ohio – Hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) activities and demonstrations will be offered daily by Ohio State University Extension and 4-H Youth Development Extension Educators during Farm Science Review as part of an effort to “bring science alive,” organizers said. Tracy Turner Patty House
04/18/2012 Ohio State Expert: Tips Growers Can Use to Get Corn Crop off to a Good Start This Year COLUMBUS, Ohio – Corn growers looking to ensure a healthy crop with strong yields this year need to plan ahead including knowing when to plant, when and if to till and how to make the right seed depth adjustments based on soil conditions, says an Ohio State University Extension expert. Tracy Turner Peter Thomison
05/23/2012 OSU Sustainable Ag Tour offers up-close look at alternative production systems COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State University’s Sustainable Agriculture Team will host four tours this summer on urban agriculture, agritourism, farming research and farmers markets, as part of the 2012 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series.  Tracy Turner Alan Sundermeier
06/18/2012 OSU Expert: Early Ohio Wheat Harvest Opens Door for Double-Crop Soybeans FINDLAY, Ohio – The near-record warm winter the Midwest experienced this year, combined with the early and unusually warm spring, has caused wheat to mature sooner than normal, which could let farmers plant a second crop like soybeans to increase their profit potential using the same land, an Ohio State University Extension educator said. Tracy Turner Ed Lentz
03/08/2012 Nematodes in Corn Could Be a Growing Problem for Ohio Corn Yields COLUMBUS, Ohio -- While it is unclear if Ohio corn growers will have a problem with nematodes, farmers, growers and researchers are taking a closer look at the issue to see if the tiny organisms negatively impact corn yields and if seed treatment nematicides are needed, said an Ohio State University plant pathologist. Tracy Turner Terry Niblack
04/13/2012 High Beef Prices Have Producers Enthusiastic, But Rising Production Costs and Consumer Confidence Are Concerns PIKETON, Ohio – Interest in beef production is high right now in part because of record high prices farmers have been fetching recently, but some producers still have concerns about rising feed and gas prices, which could hit consumers’ wallets and make them less likely to buy pricey cuts, an Ohio State University Extension expert said. Tracy Turner John Grimes
12/06/2012 OSU Extension Ag Economics Expert to Offer Market Update During Annual Grain Farmers Symposium WILMINGTON, Ohio – With the U.S. Agriculture Department’s forecast that corn production this year will drop to its lowest point since 2006 as a result of the historic drought nationwide, growers can expect to see tight supplies next year and lower grain prices, Ohio State University Extension economist Matt Roberts said.  Tracy Turner Matt Roberts, Harold Watters
05/23/2012 Warm Winter, Early Spring Increase Livestock Risk from Noxious Weed LANCASTER, Ohio – The near-record warm winter and early spring Ohio experienced this year mean that cressleaf groundsel is on the rise earlier than normal and causing potential problems for livestock producers, said an Ohio State University Extension beef cattle expert. The weed is now listed on Ohio’s Noxious Weed list because of the poisonous characteristics it poses to some animals Tracy Turner Stan Smith
07/31/2012 Farm Science Review Turns 50 LONDON, Ohio – As Farm Science Review celebrates its 50th year, organizers say that despite the many changes that have occurred in agriculture during that time, one thing has remained the same -- Ohio’s premiere agricultural event is still dedicated to ensuring the best agricultural research, resources, information and access for farmers.  Tracy Turner Chuck Gamble
03/08/2012 High Grain Prices Could Lead to Less Conservation Land Entering USDA Program COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's offer to pay farmers and landowners more money to stop farming their land to create additional wetlands and grasslands may not be enough incentive to get more growers to forgo planting crops that have fetched record prices in recent months, an Ohio State University expert said. Tracy Turner Brent Sohngen, Carl Robert Zulauf, Marne Titchenell
04/03/2012 Day Camps to Teach Farm Safety Techniques for Kids COLUMBUS, Ohio – A series of day camps will be offered across Ohio to teach school-age children awareness of farm hazards and how to stay safe on the farm. The camps, which are sponsored by Ohio State University Extension and the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, are designed to offer real-world experience to show youth the importance of farm safety. Tracy Turner Kathy Mann
12/06/2012 OSU Extension to Host Informational Meeting on Bovine Anaplasmosis MCCONNELSVILLE, Ohio – A disease that could cause death in cattle but hasn’t gotten much attention in Ohio is being reported to veterinarians, indicating a need to get more producers to understand what the disease is and how to combat it, a pair of Ohio State University Extension experts said. Tracy Turner Chris Penrose, William Shulaw
07/05/2012 Alfalfa Can Weather Drought, but Growers May Find Lower Production as Extreme Weather Lingers WOOSTER, Ohio – Ohio growers may find that although alfalfa can weather the current extreme heat and drought conditions from a quality standpoint, there will be less alfalfa overall because of the lack of moisture the region continues to experience, an Ohio State University Extension educator said.  Tracy Turner Rory Lewandowski
04/13/2012 Near-record Warm Winter Increases Insect and Pest Threat for Crop Growers This Spring WOOSTER, Ohio – Crop growers should take extra precaution to scout their fields this spring for black cutworm, slugs, bean leaf beetles, rootworms and other invasive insects as the near-record warm winter Ohio has experienced this year is expected to cause a significant increase in the potential for crop-damaging pests, an Ohio State University Extension entomologist said. Tracy Turner Ron Hammond

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