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04/04/2008 High Market Prices, Low Production Costs Drive Planting Decisions COLUMBUS, Ohio -- High soybean prices and low input costs won out over the demand for ethanol production in U.S. farmers' decisions to plant more soybeans and less corn this year. Candace Pollock Matt Roberts
10/13/2009 OSU Extension Offering Cow/Calf School in November BELLE VALLEY, Ohio – Get the latest on pasture management, herd health, grain outlook and other livestock related topics at an Ohio State University Cow/Calf School being held in November. Candace Pollock Clif Little
07/25/2006 FSR Drainage Field Day Combines Conservation with Profit LONDON, Ohio -- Ohio State University's Farm Science Review will be the site of a three-day event showcasing the latest in cutting edge field drainage technology, combining improved production practices with conservation water management. Candace Pollock Matt Sullivan
04/02/2002 Stewart's Bacterial Leaf Blight Predicted Severe This Year WOOSTER, Ohio - Stewart's bacterial leaf blight, a corn disease that can cause significant yield losses in susceptible hybrids, could be severe this growing season. Candace Pollock Bruce Eisley, Celeste Welty, Pat Lipps
08/12/2010 It's Tick Season. Learn to Keep Yourself, Children and Pets Safe COLUMBUS, Ohio – Summer is the time for outdoors: walks through the local parks, hiking or camping at one of Ohio's many state parks, or spending time along wooded areas near home. But getting close to nature could mean picking up unwanted guests on your pets, clothes or backpacks. Candace Pollock Glen Needham
07/19/2007 Inconsistent Weather Doesn't Hamper Wheat WOOSTER, Ohio -- Despite this year's roller-coaster season -- from a mild early winter to a colder-than-usual early spring to a dry summer -- Ohio's wheat growers have turned out a crop that is better than originally anticipated. Candace Pollock Pierce Paul
10/19/2010 Monitor Stored Grain for Mold WOOSTER, Ohio – Ohio farmers are encouraged to diligently monitor their stored corn grain to prevent mold development. Candace Pollock Dennis Mills, Pierce Paul
10/14/2002 Plant Germplasm Center Steadily Building Collection COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio State University Ornamental Plant Germplasm Center has come a long way since its grand opening a little more than a year ago. Candace Pollock David Tay, Susan Stieve
10/02/2008 Ohio Cooperative Development Center Seed Grants Now Available PIKETON, Ohio -- Ohio State University's Ohio Cooperative Development Center is brining back its seed grant program. Candace Pollock Melissa Hurtt
07/30/2009 Learn to Convert On-Farm Resources into Renewable Energy at Farm Science Review LONDON, Ohio – Small-acreage and hobby farmers interested in transitioning to energy independence can find more information at Farm Science Review on how to use on-farm resources as renewable energy. Candace Pollock Maurus Brown
04/12/2005 Ornamental Weed Control Involves Application Strategy COLUMBUS, Ohio — Effective weed control in the garden or landscape involves more than simply laying down mulch, applying herbicides, or using a combination of both methods. An Ohio State University Department of Horticulture and Crop Science field mulch study found that the types of mulches or herbicides used, along with an application strategy are just as important. Candace Pollock Hannah Mathers
04/05/2006 Pre-Emergent Herbicides Effective for Weed Control COLUMBUS, Ohio -- With resistance to glyphosate increasing in weed species throughout Ohio, the importance of using pre-emergence products as part of an integrated herbicide program is becoming more evident. Candace Pollock Jeff Stachler
01/14/2008 OSU Extension Offers Intensive Crop Production Workshops COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State University Extension will offer a series of intensive crop producer workshops this winter covering topics related to crop production, weed management, plant pathology and entomology. Candace Pollock Harold Watters
07/11/2001 Keep an Eye Out for Ticks, OSU Researcher Recommends COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio State University acarologist Glen Needham and graduate student Ken Cradock make their way through tall grass, weeds and underbrush at Alum Creek, just north of Columbus. The researchers are hunting for an arachnid that causes more health concerns than the mosquito or the common cockroach. Candace Pollock Glen Needham
06/03/2010 OSU Extension to Hold Herbicide Spray Drift Awareness Workshops COLUMBUS, Ohio – New herbicide-resistant field crop cultivars will be hitting the market in a few years, and while that's good for corn and soybeans when it comes to weed management, it may be less so for more sensitive vegetable crops exposed to any spray drift. Candace Pollock Doug Doohan
05/18/2007 Glyphosate-Resistant Corn Hybrids Create Planting Challenges COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The increased planting of Round-Up Ready corn and other transgenics that are glyphosate-resistant is creating challenges for growers who need to kill a failed corn stand before replanting. Candace Pollock Mark Loux
01/11/2005 Tree Liners Give Purpose to Retractable Roof Greenhouses COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Nursery professionals looking to economically produce tree liners, boost profits and get their product out to customers more efficiently may have found the answer in retractable roof greenhouses. Candace Pollock Hannah Mathers
09/27/2004 Ohio State Vet Med Offering Aquaculture Diagnostics Workshop COLUMBUS, Ohio — Individuals interested in aquaculture, fish diseases and hands-on diagnostic training are invited to attend a 2-day workshop at Ohio State University's College of Veterinary Medicine Oct. 1-2. Candace Pollock Jeff Workman
05/29/2009 Late Getting Corn in the Ground? You Could Cut Back on Nitrogen WOOSTER, Ohio -- If Ohio growers are just now getting their corn crop in the ground, they may be able to get away with slightly reducing their nitrogen application rates. Candace Pollock Robert Mullen
12/29/2005 Ohio State Offers Bioterrorism Course COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State University's Department of Plant Pathology, in collaboration with the International Studies Program, will be offering undergraduate students a new course on a much-needed aspect of global and homeland security. Candace Pollock Chuck Curtis, Tony Mughan
10/30/2007 OSU Extension Program to Offer Drought Relief Tips COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Recent rains that soaked Ohio for several days may have finally brought some relief to drought-stressed areas across southern Ohio, but the impacts on crops and producers' wallets is likely to continue for many months to come. Ohio State University Extension is offering a free program in November to aid those affected by this season's adverse weather. Candace Pollock David Dugan
08/11/2008 OSU Extension to Be a Part of COSI's Farm Days COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State University Extension will play a role in educating kids and their parents about how agriculture impacts their lifestyle during COSI's Farm Days: Little Seeds, Big Tractors, being held August 13-17 in Columbus, Ohio. Candace Pollock Dee Jepsen
04/16/2010 Producers See Huge Value in Livestock Grazing School CALDWELL, Ohio – Livestock producers who have turned to an Ohio State University Extension forage management school that teaches the basics of rotational livestock grazing have increased their profits, improved production practices and extended their grazing season, according to a recent survey. Candace Pollock Clif Little
01/31/2007 Wheat Down, But Not Out WOOSTER, Ohio -- The worst 2006 harvest conditions seen in four decades have left a big question mark on the outcome of Ohio's wheat, but Ohio State University Extension agronomic crop specialists insist on not counting the crop out just yet. Candace Pollock Pierce Paul
02/21/2002 Ag. Organization Looks to Strengthen Industry's Technology Future COLUMBUS, Ohio - As the adoption of technology into agricultural and natural resource environments grows, so does the importance for farmers and industry leaders to remain abreast of issues, new developments and research advances that may impact the way they do business. Candace Pollock Nathan Watermeier
10/21/2002 Woolly Bear Winter Prediction Not Science, But Fun COLUMBUS, Ohio - The exit of summer always ushers in Fall familiarities - apple cider, pumpkins, changing landscapes and the site of nature's most recognizable caterpillar: the woolly bear. Candace Pollock Barbara Bloetscher
05/22/2002 More Rain Could Mean Higher Corn Prices COLUMBUS, Ohio - Corn prices are likely to increase within the next several weeks if wet weather persists throughout the eastern Corn Belt, says an Ohio State University Extension agricultural economist. Candace Pollock Matt Roberts
03/31/2009 Develop a Marketing Strategy for Your Farmer's Market PIKETON, Ohio -- An effective marketing plan is vital to the success of any business, and a farmer's market is no exception. Ohio State University Extension will offer a workshop in April on direct marketing and sales strategies for farmers' markets. Candace Pollock Julie Strawser
09/27/2005 Synergy Key to Farm Science Review Success LONDON, Ohio — A cloudy, cool kick-off at Ohio State University's Farm Science Review gave way to a sunny, warm wrap-up, helping to mark another successful year for the agricultural event. Candace Pollock Chuck Gamble
06/05/2008 What is Wrong with This Plant? New OSU Extension Program Helps to Diagnosis Problems WOOSTER, Ohio -- A new Ohio State University Extension program is making it easier for natural resources and horticulture professionals to identify what ails woody plants and shrubs. Candace Pollock Kathy Smith