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10/03/2006 Ohio State Hort and Crop Welcomes New Chair COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A plant breeder and geneticist of Louisiana’s ‘Beauregard’ sweet potato and Georgia’s Vidalia sweet onion will soon take the helm as the new chair of Ohio State University’s Department of Horticulture and Crop Science within the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. Victor VanBuchem Bill Randle
08/02/2012 Aug. 13 Workshop to Focus on Drought-Related Financial, Management Options for Livestock CANFIELD, Ohio – The drought of 2012 has been one of the worst on record in Ohio, and many livestock producers are now or soon could be at the point where they’ll have to adjust plans and reshuffle resources to try to minimize the negative economic impact from the continued extreme weather, a pair of Ohio State University Extension educators said. Tracy Turner, Eric Barrett Rory Lewandowski, Eric Barrett
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
05/02/2012 OSU Extension Expert: Proposed Farm Safety Rule Withdrawn, But Training for Teens Still Needed COLUMBUS, Ohio – The move last week by the U.S. Department of Labor to withdraw proposed rules that would have banned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
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
11/30/2012 OSU Extension to Host Statewide Land-Use Conference January 2013 COLUMBUS, Ohio – Government officials, planners, developers, landowners, farmers, producers and those interested in land-use implications regarding everything from agriculture as an economic force to planning for oil and gas use, can participate in discussions on those issues and more during the 2013 Ohio Land Use Conference, Jan. 11 in Columbus. Tracy Turner David Civittolo
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
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
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
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 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
11/26/2012 OSU Extension, NRC to Discuss Forages and Pasture Management at 3-Day Grazing School JACKSON, Ohio – Farmers and producers interested in learning more about how to improve forage and pasture management after a drought, including an in-depth look at fence and livestock watering systems, can participate in a discussion of the issues by experts from Ohio State University Extension and the Natural Resources Conservation Service during a Grazing School Dec. 4, 6 and 8 at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center’s (OARDC) Jackson Agricultural Research Station.  Tracy Turner Kenny Wells
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
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
11/21/2012 Post 2012 Election: Farm Bill and the Fiscal Cliff COLUMBUS, Ohio – With the election of 2012 over, it may be a good thing that the forthcoming debate over the so-called fiscal cliff of automatic budget cuts and tax increases coincides with the ongoing debate over the farm bill, an Ohio State University farm policy expert said. Tracy Turner Carl Zulauf
05/31/2012 Asiatic Garden Beetle Causing Damage to Ohio Corn WOOSTER, Ohio – A relatively new pest to Ohio field crops is causing concern for some northern Ohio farmers, an Ohio State University Extension entomologist said.  Tracy Turner Ron Hammond
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
12/27/2012 OSU Extension to Offer Beef Feedlot School in January, February BUCYRUS, Ohio -- Farmers and producers interested in learning more about beef feedlot nutrition and maximizing profits can participate in a discussion of the issues by experts from Ohio State University Extension during a Beef Feedlot School Jan. 30 and Feb. 13, 20 and 27, 2013, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Crawford County Fairgrounds youth building, 610 Whetstone St. in Bucyrus. Tracy Turner Jason Hartschuh
12/27/2012 OSU Extension: Producers May Need to Supplement Feed to Ensure Successful and Productive Calving Season PIKETON, Ohio – Producers who want to assure a healthy, productive calving season may want to consider testing their forage supplies to ensure the feed is of high nutritional value, an Ohio State University Extension beef expert said.  Tracy Turner John Grimes
10/16/2012 OSU Extension: Producers Looking to Increase Calf Crop Value Could Turn to Surrogacy PIKETON, Ohio – Looking for a new way to add value to your calf crop? Try raising someone else’s calves instead of your own, an Ohio State University Extension beef expert said. Tracy Turner John Grimes
07/05/2012 OSU Extension Offers Livestock Mortality Composting Certification Course CHILLICOTHE, Ohio – Livestock producers looking to learn ways to deal with livestock mortality can earn livestock mortality composting certification in a course offered by an Ohio State University Extension educator. Tracy Turner Chris Bruynis
11/21/2012 Ohio State to Host Statewide Farm to School Conference March 2013 COLUMBUS, Ohio – More than 250 farmers, producers, educators, school food service professionals, business leaders and Ohio State University Extension experts are expected to attend a statewide conference on the Farm to School program, with a goal to continue to get more fresh, locally grown and produced foods into more school cafeterias.  Tracy Turner Julie Fox
05/31/2012 Ohio Pasture Management Project Gives Livestock Farmers Guidance on Grazing MT. GILEAD, Ohio – An ongoing forage project conducted by Ohio State University Extension offers livestock producers detailed information on how fast pasture fields are growing statewide, providing detailed, up-to-date information on pasture growth to help producers make better management decisions. Tracy Turner Jeff McCutcheon
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
12/15/2014 OSU Experts to Discuss Farm Bill and What the Drought of 2012 Means for Farm Policy LONDON, Ohio – With the current farm bill set to expire Sept. 30, farmers, who are already dealing with the effects of the worst drought in 50 years, want to know how soon a new bill could be passed and what it will mean for their bottom line, Ohio State University Extension economist Matt Roberts said. Tracy Turner Matt Roberts
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
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
02/14/2012 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
07/26/2012 Drought Causing Severe Threat from Twospotted Spider Mite on Ohio Soybeans WOOSTER, Ohio – The severe and prolonged extreme heat and rainfall shortages that have led to moderate and severe drought conditions across Ohio have also led to reports of the twospotted spider mite, a dangerous pest that can cause severe damage to soybeans, including the death of the entire plant, an Ohio State University Extension entomologist said. Tracy Turner Ron Hammond
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

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