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10/09/2012 Producers: Still Time to Eliminate Weeds in Hay and Pasture Fields WOODSFIELD, Ohio – Farmers looking to grow highly productive pastures and hay fields still have time to fight weeds in their fields to prevent reduced forage quality and quantity, an Ohio State University Extension expert said. Tracy Turner Mark Allen Landefeld
04/18/2012 2012 Ohio Field Crop Enterprise Budgets Can Help Farmers Streamline Farming Decisions COLUMBUS, Ohio – Plant crops or raise livestock? If planting, should you go with corn, soybeans, wheat or maybe hay? Tracy Turner Barry Ward, Dianne Shoemaker
06/26/2012 Hot, Dry Weather Could Make it Harder for Growers to Control Weeds COLUMBUS, Ohio – While the extended periods of hot, dry weather Ohio has experienced in recent weeks may mean that weeds aren’t growing as fast as they would in more moist conditions, the weather can still have an adverse effect on weed management for growers, an Ohio State University Extension expert said. Tracy Turner Mark Loux
07/20/2012 OSU Extension Offers Tractor Safety Training Course COLUMBUS, Ohio – Educators and volunteers interested in learning about teaching tractor and machinery certification to teens can do so at a workshop offered by Ohio State University Extension July 25.  Tracy Turner Dee Jepsen
09/06/2012 Protecting Harvested Grains Even More Important This Year Thanks to Drought and Lower Yield Forecasts VAN WERT, Ohio – With drought-impacted yields expected to be poor at best for many Ohio farms this year, growers need to take extra care to ensure that every bushel they’re able to harvest is protected against mold, pests and other problems that can ruin what grains they’ve managed to harvest, said an Ohio State University Extension educator. Tracy Turner Curtis E. Young
06/26/2012 OSU Expert: Strong Demand for Wheat Straw Leaves Farmers Debating Whether to Sell or Leave It for Nutrients and Soil Organic Matter FINDLAY, Ohio – Wheat growers may have lower yields this year thanks to extreme weather and planting delays, however a strong demand for quality wheat straw may offset the loss of income from grain, an Ohio State University Extension educator said.  Tracy Turner Ed Lentz
11/13/2012 Effects from Sandy Could Delay Harvest and Impact Corn Yields COLUMBUS, Ohio – The high winds and heavy rains some parts of Ohio experienced last week with the remnants of Superstorm Sandy could cause stalk lodging and ear drop, leading to yield declines for corn and making a bad year even worse for many growers who’ve had losses because of the drought, an Ohio State University Extension expert said. Tracy Turner Peter Thomison
12/18/2012 OSU Extension Agronomics Team to Offer Certified Crop Adviser Exam Prep Jan. 16-17, 2013 SIDNEY, Ohio – People planning to take the Certified Crop Adviser exam can gain testing insight through a two-day CCA exam preparation session taught by members of Ohio State University Extension’s Agronomic Crops Team, Jan. 16-17, 2013.  Tracy Turner Harold Watters
08/14/2012 Workshop Discusses Nitrogen, Soluble Phosphorus Mobility in Soils CENTERBURG, Ohio – Efforts to reduce soluble nitrogen and soluble phosphorus from moving off farmland will be discussed by Ohio State University experts and others during a joint workshop and meeting of the Soil and Water Conservation Society and the Association of Ohio Pedologists Aug. 23-24. Tracy Turner Jim Hoorman
04/17/2012 Ohio State University experts research new, innovative, sustainable ways to manage pests WOOSTER, Ohio -- Scientists at Ohio State University are in the midst of a multi-year research project looking to find ways to help growers, producers, consumers, and just about any Ohioan who has a problem with pests, find sustainable and ecological ways to manage them. Tracy Turner Joe Kovach
11/13/2012 Aquaculture Research Program Looking to Recruit Fish Farmers PIKETON, Ohio -- The Ohio Center for Aquaculture Research and Development at the Ohio State University South Centers is looking for a few good fish farmers. Tracy Turner Julie Moose
05/02/2012 Some Corn Growers Considering Replanting: Is It Worthwhile? COLUMBUS, Ohio – The cold temperatures experienced in Ohio in the last week of April have some corn growers concerned about adverse effects on the crop and thinking about whether to replant their fields, according to an Ohio State University Extension specialist. Tracy Turner Peter Thomison
07/19/2012 OSU Extension Offers Resources and Information to Manage Drought as Conditions Intensify Statewide COLUMBUS, Ohio – As the drought of 2012 continues to intensify statewide, Ohio State University Extension experts have developed two websites dedicated to helping farmers, producers and consumers find ways to deal with the dry conditions and extreme heat.  Tracy Turner Harold Watters, Don Breece, Jeff Rogers
12/18/2012 Farmland Preservation Summit Set for Jan. 17 COLUMBUS, Ohio – Farmers, landowners, planners, local officials, land trust leadership, economic development professionals and anyone interested in preserving farmland in Ohio can get tips from the experts on the subject during a farmland summit on Jan. 17. Tracy Turner Mike Hogan
10/05/2012 OSU Farm Policy Expert: Not Surprising Farm Bill Expired Before New Bill Passed COLUMBUS, Ohio – The 2008 Farm Bill expired this week, a move that was not unexpected by many in the industry, an Ohio State University farm policy expert said. Tracy Turner Carl Zulauf, Matt Roberts
04/17/2012 FDA’s Call to Lessen Use of Antibiotics in Livestock Could Increase Consumer Confidence but Could Also Hurt Producers PIKETON, Ohio – The new rules proposed last week by the Food and Drug Administration to limit the use of antibiotics in livestock to reduce the risk of meat contaminated with drug-resistant bacteria will likely increase consumer confidence in the foods they eat, but will also likely cause additional strain to producers in the form of more work and potentially lower profits, an Ohio State University Extension expert said. Tracy Turner John Grimes
11/13/2012 Drought: Late-harvested Corn Has Increased Concern for Ear Molds WOOSTER, Ohio – While ear mold is always a concern in late-harvested corn, growers who find blackish mold in their fields on corn husks may not have ears that are infested with grain-damaging and toxin-contaminated mold. Rather, the mold could be a variety that may only impact the husks, according to an Ohio State University Extension plant pathologist. Tracy Turner Pierce Paul
05/02/2012 Grain Rescue Simulator to Help Educate About the Hazards of Flowing Grain COLUMBUS, Ohio – A group of Ohio State University students in conjunction with Ohio State University Extension are working to design Ohio's first Grain Rescue Simulator trailer, which will be used to train first responders, grain industry employees and farm families about the hazards of flowing grain.   Tracy Turner Dee Jepsen
08/14/2012 USDA: Ongoing Drought Causes Significant Crop Yield Declines COLUMBUS, Ohio – Corn production will drop 13 percent to a six-year low, the U.S. Agriculture Department said last week, confirming what many farmers already knew – they are having a very bad year, Ohio State University Extension economist Matt Roberts said. Tracy Turner Matt Roberts
09/04/2012 Growing Numbers of Insects in Ohio Could Cause a Stink for Soybean Growers WOOSTER, Ohio – Soybean-damaging bugs known for their “sweaty feet” smell when squashed or irritated have made their way into Ohio soybean fields in numbers not previously experienced in the Buckeye State, an Ohio State University Extension entomologist said.  Tracy Turner Ron Hammond
10/05/2012 Drought: No Bacon Shortage, But Consumers Can Likely Expect Higher Prices for Pork Next Year No need to go hog wild. Tracy Turner Steve Moeller
06/20/2012 Ohio State Expert: June Good Time to Establish High Reproduction Standards for Heifers PIKETON, Ohio – Livestock farmers, who are now in the midst of breeding season, may find that selling heifers that aren’t meeting breeding expectations may make better financial sense than keeping an animal that isn’t achieving satisfactory conception rates, an Ohio State University Extension expert said.   Tracy Turner John Grimes
05/02/2012 OSU Extension Expert: Proposed Farm Safety Rule Withdrawn, But Training for Teens Still Needed COLUMBUS, Ohio – The move last week by the U.S. Department of Labor to withdraw proposed rules that would have banned children younger than 16 from using most power-driven farm equipment without first taking a training course means that farm families won’t have to take on new requirements for their children to work on the farm, but previous legislation still requires young workers to have some training when working on a farm, said Ohio State University Extension's state safety leader. Tracy Turner Dee Jepsen
08/14/2012 Lower Corn Production Forecast Likely to Fuel Increased Calls for Ethanol Waiver COLUMBUS, Ohio – With the U.S. Agriculture Department’s forecast that corn production this year will drop 13 percent to a six-year low as a result of the historic drought nationwide, the calls to divert more corn for food versus fuel are likely to grow more urgent, Ohio State University Extension economist Matt Roberts said. Tracy Turner Matt Roberts
06/20/2012 Economist to Address Reducing Nutrient Runoff in Ohio Waters COLUMBUS, Ohio – Reducing nutrient runoff in Ohio waters may take more creative thinking than just instituting water conservation programs, according to an Ohio State University expert. Tracy Turner Brent Sohngen
05/31/2012 Wheat Growers Advised to Scout for Stripe Rust; Still Time to Apply Fungicide WOOSTER, Ohio – While most wheat statewide is at the early grain fill stage of development, growers should still scout carefully for stripe rust, as some farmers have reported finding the disease in their fields, according to an Ohio State University Extension wheat researcher. Tracy Turner Pierce Paul
03/16/2012 Ohio Corn Performance Test Sampled for Nematodes COLUMBUS, Ohio – Amid growing questions of nematodes’ effect on corn yields in Ohio, a recent sampling in the 2011 Ohio Corn Performance Test locations found no visible evidence of nematode injury, an Ohio State University Extension specialist said. Tracy Turner Peter Thomison
06/18/2012 Early Appearance of Twospotted Spider Mites Could Damage Ohio Soybean Crops WOOSTER, Ohio – The early and prolonged period of dry, hot days Ohio has experienced so far this spring is causing an early appearance of the twospotted spider mite, a dangerous pest that can cause severe damage to soybean crops, including the death of the entire plant, an Ohio State University Extension entomologist said.  Tracy Turner Ron Hammond
05/31/2012 New Video Series offers Livestock Farmers Access to Grazing School MT. GILEAD, Ohio – A new series of videos produced by Ohio State University Educators offers livestock producers detailed information on a wide variety of grazing management techniques including setting up grazing systems, conservation practices and plant management taught by OSU Extension livestock and forage experts.  Tracy Turner Jeff McCutcheon
03/16/2012 SARE Grants Millions to Fund Sustainable Agriculture Research at Ohio State COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State University Extension researchers have garnered some $2.8  million in grant funding over the last 23 years to advance sustainable agriculture issues in Ohio as part of an effort to benefit farmers, farm families and Ohioans statewide, according to a pair of OSU Extension educators. Tracy Turner Mike Hogan, Alan Sundermeier

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