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06/14/2012 OSU Extension Partners with Penn State Extension to Offer Tour of Farm Markets, Promote Agritourism PIKETON, Ohio -- Farmers, producers, business owners, farm market managers, consumers and others interested in learning more about local food systems, food direct marketing and agritourism can participate in a Retail Farm Market Tour in July. Tracy Turner Julie Moose
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
02/23/2012 Soybean Disease ID Workshop First of Several to be Held This Year CUSTAR, Ohio -- Ohio crop growers, seed company agronomists, retailers and other agriculture professionals will spend time up close and personal with diseased soybeans during a workshop held by Ohio State University experts. Tracy Turner Alan P. Sundermeier
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
06/14/2012 OSU Scientists Researching Hardiness of Blackberries to Boost Production in Ohio PIKETON, Ohio – Researchers with Ohio State University Extension are in the midst of a three-year trial to determine which blackberry cultivars (varieties) can best thrive in Ohio’s colder climate. This is part of an effort to increase the varieties available to local growers in order to boost the state’s acreage of the increasingly popular sweet black fruit.  Tracy Turner Gary Gao
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
02/23/2012 OSU Extension Researcher Offers Strategies for Spring Marestail Management COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio crop growers are likely to find glyphosate-resistant marestail to be more abundant and harder to control this year thanks to the very wet fall and unseasonably warm weather we’ve had this winter, an OSU Extension expert predicts. Tracy Turner Mark Loux
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
05/17/2012 Slug Feeding Injury Rampant for Crop Growers as Near-record Warm Winter Causes the Pests to Attack Weeks Earlier than Normal WOOSTER, Ohio – Crop growers should take extra precaution to scout their fields this spring for slugs as the near-record warm winter Ohio has experienced this year has caused these plant feeders to have attacked earlier than normal and reach a size that causes noticeable feeding injury much sooner than normal, an Ohio State University Extension entomologist said. Tracy Turner Ron Hammond
06/14/2012 OSU Expert: Growers Should Begin Scouting for Potato Leafhopper in Alfalfa Earlier This Year WOOSTER, Ohio – The near-record warm winter Ohio experienced this year has not only caused alfalfa to an earlier first cutting than usual, it’s also caused some insects to appear earlier than normal. One example is the potato leafhopper, which has already been reported in alfalfa fields by some growers across the state, an Ohio State University Extension entomologist said.  Tracy Turner Ron Hammond
03/01/2012 Early Spring Nitrogen Application Likely Won’t Increase Yields for Late Planted Wheat, Ohio State Expert Says COLUMBUS, Ohio – Despite the fact that an unusually wet fall and planting delays kept many wheat farmers from applying starter nitrogen, an Ohio State University Extension educator says they shouldn't rush to apply spring nitrogen earlier than needed. Tracy Turner Edwin Mark Lentz
03/29/2012 Green-up marks the time to apply nitrogen in winter wheat COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Now that wheat fields have reached green-up, it's time to apply spring nitrogen, an Ohio State University Extension educator says. Tracy Turner Edwin Lentz
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
05/17/2012 Crop Growers Still Have Time to Switch to Corn if Alfalfa Stands Don’t Meet Production Criteria WOOSTER, Ohio – Crop growers wondering if they should keep their alfalfa or rotate to a different crop still have time to switch to corn if they find their alfalfa stands don’t meet production criteria, an Ohio State University Extension educator said. Tracy Turner Rory Lewandowski
06/14/2012 OSU Wine Grape Variety Trial Seeks to Increase Ohio Wine Grape Growing Options WOOSTER, Ohio -- In an effort to boost Ohio's wine industry, researchers with Ohio State University Extension and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) are determining what new wine grape varieties can survive and thrive in Ohio's climate. Tracy Turner Gary Gao, Imed Dami
03/01/2012 Seed Selection Key to Managing Soybean Disease, Achieving High Yields COLUMBUS, Ohio --As spring planting season approaches, soybean growers should be aware that one of the best ways to manage soybean disease is to make sure they plant the right varieties for their fields, said an Ohio State University Extension soybean expert. Tracy Turner Anne Dorrance
03/29/2012 OSU Expert: Warm Winter Brings Severe Threat of Corn Flea Beetle and Increased Potential for Stewart’s Bacterial Wilt WOOSTER, Ohio – Field crop growers should take extra precaution to scout their fields this spring for corn flea beetle as the near-record warm winter Ohio has experienced this year is expected to cause a severe infestation of the pest, an Ohio State University Extension entomologist said. Tracy Turner Ron Hammond
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
07/17/2012 Aug. 8 Sprayer Workshop to Showcase Latest Application Equipment and Techniques WAUSEON, Ohio – Growers and other applicators can get an updated look at the most efficient and effective application equipment and techniques available in agriculture during an upcoming workshop offered by the Ohio State University Extension’s Agronomic Crops Team. Tracy Turner Greg LaBarge
02/14/2012 Cover Crops Boost Soil Health, Nutrients, Earthworms and Lower Costs PIKETON, Ohio – Ohio farmers looking to improve the overall health of their soil should consider planting oilseed radish, cereal rye, cowpea or Austrian winter pea as a cover crop, which can improve soil health and save money, says a soil scientist at the Ohio State University South Centers in Piketon.” Tracy Turner Rafiq Islam
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
11/06/2012 Ohio State Researcher to Re-write Ohio’s Phosphorus Index to Improve Water Quality COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Grand Lake St. Marys has lost an estimated $60-80 million in tourism due to harmful algae blooms. And in 2011, algae blooms covered 990 square miles of Lake Erie’s surface area, the largest in the lake’s history.  Tracy Turner Elizabeth Dayton
06/08/2012 New Website Offers Farm Safety and Health Information and Resources COLUMBUS, Ohio – A new farm-related educational resource has been added to a national website that offers everyone from beginning farmers to veteran grower’s answers to hundreds of farm-related safety and health questions, in an easy-to-navigate format featuring information offered from a consortium of 74 land-grant universities, including Ohio State University.  Tracy Turner Dee Jepsen
08/10/2012 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 today, 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
03/29/2012 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
05/11/2012 Farmers to Learn New Strawberry Production Method that Creates Earlier and Longer Harvest PIKETON, Ohio – Strawberry growers can learn about a new production method taught by an Ohio State University Extension specialist that can help them grow larger, sweeter strawberries that can be harvested in early May and well into fall. Tracy Turner Brad Bergefurd

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