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09/26/2006 Another Farm Science Review, Another Success LONDON, Ohio -- With near-perfect weather, close to 600 exhibitors and a successful collaboration between Ohio State and Purdue universities, Farm Science Review saw attendance increase 8.5 percent over last year to nearly 130,000 visitors. Candace Pollock Chuck Gamble
08/23/2007 Ohio's Crops Could Face Flood Damage COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Many corn and soybean fields are submerged in water after heavy rains swamped portions of north central Ohio earlier this week. Ohio State University Extension agronomists are still evaluating the impact of potential flood damage, the effects of which are dependent on stage of crop development, length of the flooding period, speed of water movement, and other factors. Candace Pollock Anne Dorrance, Jim Beuerlein, Peter Thomison
10/30/2001 Strategies to Help Control Mastitis to be Discussed at Dairy Conference COLUMBUS, Ohio - Effectively managing the period between lactation and calving of dairy cattle is a key to controlling mastitis, a bacterial infection that affects milk quality and production. Candace Pollock Richard Meiring
05/20/2009 Ohio Wheat Could Be at Risk for Head Scab, if Rain Coincides with Flowering WOOSTER, Ohio -- Ohio wheat could be facing a risk of head scab if any rain, coupled with warm temperatures, coincides with crop flowering. Candace Pollock Pierce Paul
09/13/2005 Testing the Best Fungicide Coverage for Soybean Rust WOOSTER, Ohio — Soybean rust may be a manageable disease, but getting effective fungicide coverage with the most efficient equipment and the least amount of cost may turn out to be a challenge. Candace Pollock Erdal Ozkan
11/07/2007 Despite Summer Drought, Corn Yields Heading for Record Books COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Despite an abnormally dry season, and in some cases a severe drought, Ohio's corn harvest is wrapping up with better-than-expected yields, much to the surprise of growers and agronomists alike. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
08/19/2008 A Good Year for Ohio Wheat WOOSTER, Ohio -- Perfect timing of rain and cool temperatures kept disease levels low and crop performance at its peak for Ohio's wheat. The result: a good year for yields. Candace Pollock Pierce Paul
12/17/2009 Soybean School New Addition to 2010 Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference ADA, Ohio – An in-depth track on the ins and outs of soybean production – from weed and disease management to production techniques to maximizing yields and profits – will be the newest addition to the 2010 Ohio State University Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference. Candace Pollock Randall Reeder
09/14/2010 Interactive Workshops Teach Skills for Successful Business Management COLUMBUS, Ohio – The key to a successful business lies in five functions of management: planning, organizing, staffing, directing and controlling. Candace Pollock Becky McCann
07/18/2002 Follow Label When Using Feed Additive on Show Pigs COLUMBUS, Ohio - A change in Ohio's exhibition livestock laws now allows producers to legally use an FDA-approved feed additive in their show pigs. Candace Pollock Gary Bowman, Steve Moeller
06/13/2006 4-H Holds Ohio's First Multiple-Handicapped Camp JACKSON, Ohio -- For hundreds of children across Ohio, 4-H camps are an escape from thoughts of school and household chores -- a time to enjoy the outdoors and make new friends while learning life skills in a fun-filled environment. Being a typical kid is what it's all about and it was no different for a group of special needs youths who recently participated in the first Ohio multiple-handicapped 4-H camp at Canter's Cave in Jackson County. Candace Pollock Connie Goble
06/26/2007 OSU Extension and 4-H Team Up on ATV Safety COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Improper use and lack of safety gear are the two major causes of ATV (all-terrain vehicle) crashes for both youth and adults. Ohio State University Extension and the National 4-H Council are teaming up this summer and fall to educate ATV operators so that a fun time doesn't turn into a disaster. Candace Pollock Randall Reeder
08/29/2001 Ornamental Plant Disease New to Ohio Poses Threat to Daylilies COLUMBUS, Ohio - An ornamental plant disease, first diagnosed in Ohio last month, can pose a serious threat to daylilies. Candace Pollock Steve Nameth
03/11/2009 No-Till Works, But Not Always Applicable for Storing Carbon COLUMBUS, Ohio -- No-till is recognized globally as an ideal means of conserving soil and water while also storing soil carbon, but the agricultural practice may not be applicable under all environmental conditions. Candace Pollock Rattan Lal
06/24/2005 Ohio's Corn Crop Parched COLUMBUS, Ohio — With seedling blight diseases and replanting issues out of the way, Ohio corn growers are now faced with a new challenge: inadequate rainfall. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
08/31/2007 Forage Production Strategies for Horses at Farm Science Review LONDON, Ohio -- With alfalfa harvest falling short and much of Ohio's pastureland unsuitable for forage due to this season's drought, managing adequate, high-quality feed for horses has become a challenge for many owners. Candace Pollock Gary Wilson
06/17/2008 High Tunnels May Protect Brambles from Winter Injury PIKETON, Ohio -- High tunnels, plastic-covered structures placed on small tracts of land, can lengthen the growing season of high-value vegetable crops, such as tomatoes. Now Ohio State University Extension horticulturists are using them to improve winter hardiness of brambles. Candace Pollock Shawn Wright
07/26/2010 Western Bean Cutworm Egg Masses and Larvae Found in Ohio WOOSTER, Ohio – For the first time since the trapping of Western bean cutworm moths in corn began in 2006, Ohio State University research entomologists have identified egg masses and larvae. The find reveals that populations continue to increase and that growers will need to monitor the pest in the future. Candace Pollock Andy Michel
10/01/2002 Horse Field Day To Focus On Pasture Management FINDLAY, Ohio - Equine enthusiasts seeking to better utilize their acreage may find topics of interest at a Horse Pasture Field Day to be held Oct. 5. Candace Pollock Gary Wilson
10/12/2010 Now's the Time to Sample for Soybean Cyst Nematode WOOSTER, Ohio – Harvesting corn and soybeans may be the only thing on the minds of Ohio growers at the moment, but they shouldn't overlook the importance of soil testing for soybean cyst nematode. Candace Pollock Dennis Mills
04/24/2007 Alfalfa Escapes Severe Frost Damage, But First Cutting Delayed COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio's alfalfa crop that broke dormancy early has suffered some frost damage from the cold weather that hit the state in early April, but established, healthy stands are anticipated to recover and produce near normal yields. Candace Pollock Mark Sulc
06/12/2001 OSU Extension to Hold Sweet Corn Tour VANDALIA, Ohio - Vegetable growers seeking information on various field crop insects, weeds, diseases, animal control and production practices can attend the first annual Ohio State University Extension Sweet Corn Tour. Candace Pollock Jim Jasinksi
11/23/2004 Ohio's Natural Resources the Focus of New Extension Program CALDWELL, Ohio — Education, appreciation, conservation — such are the ideals Ohio State University Extension Educators hope Ohioans will gain for nature under a proposed statewide OSU Extension Master Naturalist Program. Candace Pollock J.P. Lieser
01/05/2000 OSU South Centers Offers Workshop on Business Ownership PIKETON, Ohio -- Being one's own boss can be a rewarding experience. But poor execution and operation can quickly hinder success. Ohio State University Extension is offering a workshop on the important components of developing and running a business. Candace Pollock Julie Strawser
03/28/2005 Brazil Experiences with Rust Offer Insight for U.S. Growers WOOSTER, Ohio — First-hand observations of soybean rust in Brazilian soybean fields are telling Ohio State University plant pathologists one thing: that with diligent scouting, timing of fungicide applications and a blessing from Mother Nature, the disease is easily manageable. Candace Pollock Anne Dorrance
03/22/2006 Extension Publication Teaches Importance of Animal Health and Safety COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Success in raising animals, whether it's for the family farm, for exhibition, or for recreation, starts with keeping that horse, sheep, or waterfowl safe and healthy. A new Ohio State University Extension online booklet teaches young people the importance of protecting animals from disease and keeping their environment hygienic and sanitary. Candace Pollock Jeff Workman
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
05/19/2010 With Rains, Corn Growers Face Herbicide Challenges COLUMBUS, Ohio – Growers who got their corn in the ground, but missed their window to apply pre-emergent herbicides to control weeds need not panic. Candace Pollock Mark Loux
10/06/2004 Media Advisory: Ohio State Wetlands Complex to be Dedicated COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The final stages of Ohio State University's "Buckeye Swamp" will culminate with the dedication of the wetlands teaching, research and service complex on Oct. 8. Candace Pollock Karen Frees
12/20/2006 Swine Niche Pork Producer Conference Offered BRYAN-MONTPELIER, Ohio -- Pork producers interested in non-traditional pork markets have the opportunity to attend the Swine Niche Pork Producer Conference Jan. 23 at the Ramada Conference Center in Bryan-Montpelier, Ohio. Candace Pollock Dale Ricker