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06/17/2008 Some Blackberry Varieties Make Bramble Production Easier PIKETON, Ohio -- Blackberries are a popular, high-value fruit crop for Ohio growers looking to produce a niche agricultural product. But getting the most out of the crop requires intensive inputs and high maintenance. Ohio State University Extension horticulturists are evaluating cultivars that may make production easier. Candace Pollock Shawn Wright
09/28/2006 Floriculture Visiting Chair Promotes University Presence in Industry WOOSTER, Ohio -- With floriculture production in Ohio a growing $180 million industry and ranked 6th in the nation, it takes the commitment and expertise of the Ohio State University Floriculture Program to keep the university at the top of floriculture Extension, education, and research. The D.C. Kiplinger Chair in Floriculture helps make this happen. Candace Pollock Michelle Jones
08/27/2007 Learn More About Ag Law Policies at Farm Science Review LONDON, Ohio -- The cases, codes and regulations of agriculture law can be confusing and easily misunderstood. Ohio State University's Farm Science Review will be the place where the complexities of zoning, nuisance laws and liability issues are unraveled. Candace Pollock Peggy Hall
04/15/2009 Facing Compacted Soils? Practice Continuous No-Till for Better Yields COLUMBUS, Ohio -- When using heavy machinery on cropland under potential compaction situations, farmers may get better yields by practicing continuous no-till than with annual deep tillage. Candace Pollock Randall Reeder
12/10/2001 Fields Should Be Tested For Soybean Cyst Nematode COLUMBUS, Ohio - Soybean growers should be testing soil samples to determine the presence of soybean cyst nematode, a small round worm that can cause severe yield losses. Candace Pollock Mac Riedel
04/06/2010 Last Year's Moldy Corn Problems Could Carry into 2010 Growing Season WOOSTER, Ohio – With corn still in the bins and spring bringing warmer temperatures, growers may not be out of the woods just yet when it comes to moldy grain and mycotoxin problems. Candace Pollock Anne Dorrance, Pierce Paul
08/12/2002 Unusual Weather Yields Variable Berry Production COLUMBUS, Ohio - An unseasonably warm winter may have contributed to what's turning out to be a record season for Ohio blackberry growers. Candace Pollock Dick Funt
11/07/2005 Ohio State Extension Offering Feedlot Management School MT. VERNON, Ohio -- Ohio State University Extension is offering feedlot operators and cattle producers an educational opportunity to increase their knowledge of feedlot management. Candace Pollock Jeff McCutcheon
04/14/2008 Researchers Exploring Ways to Convert Manure Gas into Fertilizer COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Many farmers are looking to manure application for their fertility needs as a way of combating high commercial fertilizer costs. Now new strides in technology may soon make it possible to capture and recycle gas emissions from livestock waste as an additional source of natural fertilizer, while at the same time improving the environment. Candace Pollock Lingying Zhao
06/23/2006 A Snapshot of Migration: How one Mexican village is benefiting from its impacts SAN MIGUEL ACUEXCÓMAC, Mexico -- While the debate over immigration rages in the United States, its impact is providing one Mexican village a sense of community pride, self-identity and the means to survive under waning local resources and employment opportunities. Candace Pollock Fernando Manzo-Ramos
06/27/2007 Producers Facing Hay Shortage, But Forage Options Aplenty COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio producers may be facing a hay shortage this season due to dry conditions, but other forage and grazing alternatives exist to feed livestock. Candace Pollock Steve Boyles
02/05/2009 Ohio Corn Yields Take a Tumble in 2008 COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A wet spring, dry summer and a hurricane in the fall dragged down Ohio corn yields, but it could have been worse, according to an Ohio State University Extension agronomist. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
02/09/2009 Get the Benefits of Cover Crops at Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference ADA, Ohio -- With only a small percentage of cover crops incorporated into field crop rotations in Ohio, farmers are missing out on a plethora of benefits legumes or grasses may afford. Candace Pollock Jim Hoorman, Rafiq Islam
09/17/2001 Alternative Farming Opportunities Focus of Field Day AUGUSTA, Ohio - Dogs, which have long been used to guard and herd livestock, are taking a back seat to a rather unusual, exotic animal. Candace Pollock Mike Hogan
02/01/2010 OSU Extension Offers Farmers' Market Series This Winter OWENSVILLE, Ohio – Ohio State University Extension will offer two workshops this winter as part of its Farmers' Market series for those interested in learning about food safety and direct marketing. Candace Pollock Latham Farley
11/05/2002 Humane Society Recognizes Animal Sciences Course COLUMBUS, Ohio - An Ohio State University animal sciences course has been recognized by the Humane Society of the United States for its focus on animal welfare issues. Candace Pollock Jeanne Osborne
08/11/2005 Food Safety Workshops Target Ohio's Hispanic Workforce BOWLING GREEN, Ohio — Ohio State University Extension is offering bilingual training of proper on-farm food handling techniques to mainly aid employers and the growing number of Hispanic workers entering Ohio's workforce. Candace Pollock Francisco Espinoza
09/28/2010 Learn More About Commercial Wineries at OSU Extension Workshop PIKETON, Ohio – Commercial winemakers looking to expand their business or serious amateur winemakers interested in making the leap to a commercial winery have the opportunity to attend an Ohio State University Extension enology workshop on Nov. 18. Candace Pollock Julie Strawser-Moose
01/30/2008 Israel Trip to Further Ag Technology/Collaboration with Ohio COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A group of Ohio agriculture professionals, from farmers to Ohio State University experts, will be taking a trip to Israel in February to build relations and learn more about the country's ag industry and how it could benefit Ohio. Candace Pollock Keith Smith, Steve Slack
05/01/2007 New Extension Tool to Help Make Gardening Easier NEW CARLISLE, Ohio -- Spring is here and the garden in your front yard is beckoning. But with literally hundreds of plants and flowers to choose from, a trip to the local garden center can be an overwhelming experience, especially if your knowledge of plant selection and care falls short. Candace Pollock Jim Jasinski
10/24/2008 Ohio Master Gardeners Awarded For Community Service/Projects SPRINGFIELD, Ohio -- Ohio State University Extension Master Gardener volunteers and coordinators were honored recently for outstanding service and support to their county gardening and community service programs during the Ohio Master Gardener State Conference Awards Banquet. Candace Pollock Pam Bennett
08/18/2009 Extension Resources Available to Better Diagnose Corn Ear Abnormalities COLUMBUS, Ohio – Corn ear abnormalities, caused by a variety of conditions from weather stress to diseases to insects, can be major limiting factors of yield and grain quality. Knowing what disorders affect the ear can lead to better management and greatly improve crop production. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
07/24/2001 ODA Eases Import Restrictions on Bovine TB COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio Department of Agriculture is easing the restrictions on bovine tuberculosis requirements for imported cattle herds. Candace Pollock Bill Shulaw, Lee McPhail
10/09/2009 Phomopsis Seed Rot Showing Up in Ohio Soybeans WOOSTER, Ohio – Phomopsis seed decay is now showing up in some soybean fields in Ohio. The disease, which causes cracked, shriveled, moldy seed, impacts yield and reduces seed quality and grade. Candace Pollock Anne Dorrance
08/11/2004 Wheat Seed Quality Questionable WOOSTER, Ohio — Growers who save seed from their wheat harvest for the following season's planting should probably seek other seed sources for producing next year's crop. Candace Pollock Pat Lipps, Peter Thomison, Valente Alvarez
01/27/2005 Timing of Soybean Rust May Impact Soybean Aphid Control WOOSTER, Ohio — Soybean growers are bracing for a soybean aphid population explosion this growing season, and controlling the pest could become even more challenging if soybean rust is thrown into the mix of management practices. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
05/27/2005 Flowering Wheat Turns Attention to Head Scab WOOSTER, Ohio — As Ohio wheat enters the flowering stage - a critical time for potential head scab infection — growers are being encouraged to stay on top of the latest predictions from the Fusarium Head Blight Prediction Center. Candace Pollock Pat Lipps
08/09/2010 Precision Ag Technology A Focus of Agronomy Field Day, Aug. 25 MILLERSPORT, Ohio – Precision agriculture and the economics of technology will be the focus of the Ohio State University Extension East Central Ohio Agronomy Field Day on Aug. 25. Candace Pollock Howard Siegrist
05/23/2006 Scout Fields Weekly for Best Insect Control WOOSTER, Ohio -- Ohio growers should be scouting their fields on a weekly basis to assess the level of populations and subsequent damage from a myriad of pests now making an appearance in corn and soybean fields. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
10/08/2003 Thumbs-Up for Crops Despite Performance Challenges COLUMBUS, Ohio — With late plantings, excessive rainfall, a myriad of insects and diseases and poor plant development, it seemed Ohio corn and soybean growers would be throwing in the towel on another disappointing season. Candace Pollock Anne Dorrance