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07/30/2009 With Good Weather and Wise Management, 2009 Can Happen Again for Wheat Growers COLUMBUS, Ohio – High-yielding varieties coupled with ideal growing conditions can turn an average crop into a record season. With this year's Ohio wheat crop on its way to falling into that category, growers are wondering if the magic can happen again next year. Candace Pollock Jim Beuerlein
11/18/2009 OSU Soil Scientist Lends His Expertise for Al Gore's New Book COLUMBUS, Ohio – An internationally renown Ohio State University soil scientist has offered his expertise in carbon sequestration and soil management for a new book authored by Nobel Peace Prize winner and former Vice President Al Gore. Candace Pollock Rattan Lal
08/24/2010 Biodigester That Turns Manure into Methane Demonstrated at Farm Science Review LONDON, Ohio – Farmers interested in alternative energy technologies for the farm can learn more about the small-scale biodigester developed by Ohio State University ecological engineers. The technology will be demonstrated at Farm Science Review, Sept. 21-23 at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London, Ohio. Candace Pollock Jay Martin
10/29/2007 Ohio Growers Looking to Double Profits with One System COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Based on historically high futures market prices of wheat and soybeans, Ohio growers may try to grab double the profits with one production system. Candace Pollock Jim Beuerlein
08/11/2008 Protecting Aquaculture Operations with Biosecurity Seminar REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio -- Aquaculturists looking for more information on improving management practices or protecting their species from diseases can attend an aquaculture biosecurity seminar on Aug. 23 at the Ohio Department of Agriculture. Candace Pollock Julie Strawser
10/03/2006 Perplexing Worm Behavior May Play Role in Weed Survival COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Common nightcrawlers, earthworms used for fish bait or seen squirming along sidewalks after a heavy rain, have been found to play a role in weed survival by seeking out and "collecting" seed, according to Ohio State University research. Candace Pollock Emilie Regnier
08/27/2007 OSU Extension to Host SARE Grant Workshop COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State University Extension will be hosting a Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) application workshop for individuals interested in applying for the 2007 North Central Region Farmer and Rancher Grant Program. Candace Pollock Mike Hogan
08/11/2004 Piketon Business Incubator Receives Additional Funds PIKETON, Ohio — Ohio State University South Centers at Piketon has received a grant to aid in the continuation of the development of the Endeavor Center Business Incubator and Training Facility — a business tool designed to increase jobs and enhance the economic development of southern Ohio. Candace Pollock Steve Shepherd
09/19/2005 Using Optical Sensors to Improve Nitrogen Management WOOSTER, Ohio — Nitrogen management is probably the single most variable production input growers face in agriculture, and with the continued increase in fertilizer costs, application efficiency is becoming increasingly important. Candace Pollock Robert Mullen
01/29/2002 Insect Pest Not So Pesky WOOSTER, Ohio - The strawberry bud weevil, an insect that feeds on strawberry plants, may not be as much of a concern as once originally thought. Candace Pollock Joe Kovach
05/22/2009 No Worries. Late Planted Corn May Not Be So Late COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio weather conditions can turn on a dime. One minute, rains are preventing a timely corn planting, and the next minute sunny skies are paving the way to play catch-up. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
06/22/2010 Soybean Growers: Keep an Eye Out for White Mold WOOSTER, Ohio – Ohio soybean growers may not have to worry about soybean rust, but they should be keeping their eyes out for potential white mold developments. Candace Pollock Anne Dorrance
06/05/2008 OSU Extension Offers Meat Goat Field Day PLEASANTVILLE, Ohio -- Diversifying and sustaining a forage base to improve health and enhance animal performance will be the focus of an Ohio State University Extension meat goat field day. Candace Pollock Tony Nye
06/26/2006 Management Strategies Focus of CCA Event at Farm Science Review LONDON, Ohio -- Managing pesky weeds, understanding nitrogen rates, improving soybean management and effectively applying manure will be the topics of interest at the Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) College being held at Ohio State University's Farm Science Review. Candace Pollock Harold Watters
07/03/2007 Late-Planted Oats an Option When Short on Feed LANCASTER, Ohio -- Oats, traditionally grown in the spring as a grain crop, can also be planted in the summer as a late season forage, providing a feed alternative for livestock producers short on hay or pasture. Candace Pollock Curt Stivison, Stan Smith
07/05/2005 Soybean Aphid Populations on the Rise WOOSTER, Ohio — Soybean aphid populations are on the rise in Ohio, just as entomologists and other industry specialists have predicted. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
06/10/2002 Head Scab Risk Low in Ohio WOOSTER, Ohio - Much of Ohio's wheat crop may have escaped the risk of head scab disease, a bright spot in what's shaping up to be a rather dismal growing season for crop producers. Candace Pollock Pat Lipps
11/06/2001 Corn Yields Good Despite Variable Weather, Diseases COLUMBUS, Ohio - Despite early season wet weather, late season drought and stalk lodging issues caused by diseases, Ohio's corn crop is producing better-than-expected yields. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
03/30/2009 Get Ready to Plant Corn COLUMBUS, Ohio -- To put corn on the right track this growing season, focus on proven production practices such as timely planting, high-yielding hybrids and appropriate seeding rates, says an Ohio State University Extension agronomist. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
04/30/2010 Third Frontier Assists Appalachia Ohio Businesses Through TechGrowth Ohio PIKETON, Ohio – An engine that runs on heated air, a gluten-free bread product, a new method to pasteurize eggs – all are ideas or new technology of Ohio businesses and entrepreneurs brought to fruition by the Ohio Third Frontier program. Candace Pollock Chad McDowell, Meagan Barnes
04/02/2008 Manure Management Focus of One-Day Summer Event LONDON, Ohio -- As fertilizer prices continue to soar, crop producers may be turning to manure for their fertility needs. Manure management will be the focus of a one-day event, being held this summer at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London, Ohio. Candace Pollock Tami Combs
03/11/2003 Iraq/Korean Conflicts May Have Different Impacts on Agriculture COLUMBUS, Ohio — Although America’s minds are on Iraq and the potential impacts of war, the agriculture industry should be keeping a close eye on the developments with North Korea, says an Ohio State University agricultural economist. Candace Pollock Matt Roberts
05/04/2007 Ohio Corn Planting Behind Schedule COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio's corn crop is getting a late start this growing season compared to recent years with nearly 20 percent behind last year's planting schedule, according to the Ohio Agricultural Statistics Service. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
04/11/2005 Germplasm Center Reviving Old-Style Petunias COLUMBUS, Ohio — Petunias with blooms of white, purple, pink, red and yellow populate greenhouses at Ohio State University's Ornamental Plant Germplasm Center (OPGC). Petunias are not uncommon, but what makes these so special is that they haven't been in the public eye for nearly 40 years. Candace Pollock David Tay
08/12/2002 Heat Stress Impacts Not Just Plants COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio farmers may be concerned over the effects warm, dry conditions are having on their crops, but they should also take note of the impacts heat stress can have on livestock. Candace Pollock Normand St-Pierre, Maurice Eastridge, Steve Boyles, Don Levis, Roger High
04/24/2002 It's Gypsy Moth Time Again WOOSTER, Ohio - Gypsy moths have begun emerging throughout Ohio and forestry officials speculate the invasive insects will continue to spread throughout the southeastern half of the state. Candace Pollock Dan Herms
01/07/2009 Ohio Aquaculture Association Meeting to Provide Latest in Aquaculture Production/Business REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio -- The latest in national aquaculture research, production and business management will be highlighted at the Ohio Aquaculture Association annual meeting, workshops and banquet. Candace Pollock Julie Strawser
03/30/2006 First Wild Amazon Catfish Bred in North America COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State University aquaculturists have successfully bred and reared the first wild Amazonian catfish in North America, opening the doors for improved sustainability of a species fast becoming overexploited for food fish production. Candace Pollock Konrad Dabrowski
02/17/2010 Get Corn Production Tips from the Experts at Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference ADA, Ohio – From achieving 300 bushel-per-acre corn, to choosing the right hybrids, to managing production challenges, attendees of the Ohio State University Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference will learn what it takes to grow a successful crop. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
01/14/2008 Updated Weed Management Resources Now Available COLUMBUS, Ohio -- New herbicides for 2008 are included in the latest version of Weed Control Guide for Ohio and Indiana, now available through Ohio State University Extension and Purdue University Extension. Candace Pollock Mark Loux