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04/06/2010 Want to Grow Your Own Backyard Fruits? It's Not Hard to Get Started DELAWARE, Ohio – With the downturn in the economy and the move toward healthier, locally produced foods, more Ohio homeowners are interested in growing their own backyard fruits. They'll be happy to learn that it isn't hard to get started. Candace Pollock Gary Gao
05/12/2008 Yields Inconsistent with Fungicide-Treated Corn Plots, Study Finds WOOSTER, Ohio -- The jury is still out on the effectiveness and feasibility of using fungicides on corn, in the absence of diseases, to boost yields, and plant pathologists continue to recommend their use in an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach to dealing with foliar diseases. Candace Pollock Pierce Paul
10/02/2010 Ohio 4-H Engineering Team Places at National Contest COLUMBUS, Ohio – A team of 10 Ohio 4-H members earned individual honors at the 60th Annual National 4-H Engineering Challenge recently held in West Lafayette, Ind., for projects emphasizing engineering, science and technology. Candace Pollock Randall Reeder
01/10/2006 Growing Technology Tracks Commodities Through Marketplace COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The same type of technology that is used to track livestock from the farm to the marketplace is now being used on other commodities, such as fruit and vegetable production. And growers can learn all about the technology at the Ohio Fruit and Vegetable Growers Congress, being held Jan. 16-18 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. Candace Pollock Matt Darr
08/15/2001 Garden Open House Features New Plants/Landscape Techniques LONDON, Ohio - From deer-resistant landscaping to an area featuring five methods of growing tomatoes, several new additions are being featured at Utzinger Memorial Garden, located at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center near London. Candace Pollock Marianne Riofrio
06/15/2007 Dry Weather Could Aggravate Insect Damage on Crops WOOSTER, Ohio -- Pest pressure on Ohio field crops is not unusual, but with this season's abnormally dry conditions, any extensive feeding injury could put stressed plants in further jeopardy. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
12/08/2008 Yields All Over the Board in Ohio Corn Performance Trials COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Summer drought and Hurricane Ike produced a mix of high and low yielding test sites in the Ohio State University Corn Performance Trials. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
09/15/2009 New Pest Found in Ohio Soybeans WOOSTER, Ohio – A new pest has been identified in Ohio soybeans, but whether or not its presence will be a problem remains to be seen. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
02/01/2010 Don't Rely on Chemical Treatments to Reduce Vomitoxin Contamination of Corn WOOSTER, Ohio – Ohio growers may be concerned about moldy grain and vomitoxin development in storage, but they shouldn't rely on chemical treatments to prevent any further contamination, says an Ohio State University Extension plant pathologist. Candace Pollock Pierce Paul
03/17/2008 Southern Ohio Corn May be at Risk for Stewart's Wilt WOOSTER, Ohio -- Southern Ohio's corn crop may face a high risk of Stewart's bacterial wilt and leaf blight this growing season. The disease is caused by a bacterium carried and spread by adult flea beetles. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond, Pierce Paul
10/05/2010 Some Ohio Corn Experiencing Stalk Lodging COLUMBUS, Ohio – Some corn throughout Ohio, already stressed from lack of adequate moisture, is experiencing stalk lodging and stalk rot. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
10/18/2005 OSU Economists: Radical Changes for New Farm Bill COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A recent U.S. proposal to reduce farm subsidies to enliven World Trade Organization (WTO) negotiations may have implications for the 2007 Farm Bill, say Ohio State University agricultural economists. Candace Pollock Carl Zulauf, Luther Tweeten
07/15/2002 Increasing Stresses Could Impact Soybean Yields WOOSTER, Ohio - Ohio's soybean crop may be hard-pressed to deliver this growing season. Candace Pollock Anne Dorrance
05/16/2001 "Adopted" Barrels Spruce Up Communities, Fight Hunger MARYSVILLE, Ohio - Union County businesses and organizations wanting to make a difference in their communities are doing so with whiskey barrels. Over 60 barrels, planted with geraniums, swan river daisy, licorice plant and parsley, have been "adopted" for placement throughout Union County towns as part of a beautification project and a campaign to feed the hungry. Candace Pollock Laura McConnell
03/26/2002 Organic Mulches May Restore Fertility of Degraded Soils WOOSTER, Ohio - Organic mulches may offer hope in restoring fertility of degraded soils in urban areas. Candace Pollock Dan Herms
04/06/2007 Extending Ohio's Raspberry Season With New Fall Cultivar PIKETON, Ohio -- Black raspberries, the first bramble crop of the summer season, are a favorite among Ohio consumers. Research efforts are under way to extend the season so that black raspberries can continue to be enjoyed in the fall. Candace Pollock Shawn Wright
09/08/2008 Be a Part of Ohio's Grape/Wine Industries. Learn How at Farm Science Review. LONDON, Ohio -- Over 750,000 gallons of wine were produced from Ohio's 2,200 acres of vineyards last year, and with demand outstripping supply, interested producers can learn what it takes to establish their own vineyard at this year's Farm Science Review. Candace Pollock Maurus Brown
07/21/2009 Take a Walk Through Corn's History at Farm Science Review LONDON, Ohio -- The evolution of corn in North America, spanning about 1,000 years, will be part of a new exhibit at Ohio State University's Farm Science Review. Candace Pollock Jonah Johnson
10/12/2009 Work in Plant Disease Biocontrol Earns OARDC Researcher Spot in World Class South Korean Program WOOSTER, Ohio – An Ohio State University plant pathologist with the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center is providing his expertise in biological control of plant diseases through a unique collaboration with South Korean scientists. The collaboration has awarded him participation in that nation's World Class University Program. Candace Pollock Brian McSpadden Gardener
01/02/2008 Israel Rural Development Expert to Visit Ohio State University COLUMBUS, Ohio -- An Israeli rural development expert will share his views on rural development issues and agricultural training during a visit to Ohio State University Jan. 7-11. Candace Pollock Sarah Horowitz
08/09/2010 Self-Guided Exhibit at Farm Science Review to Teach On-Farm Electrical Safety LONDON, Ohio – Electricity from power lines near grain bins can arc to a conductor and farm equipment can be that target, putting the farmer, family, friends or farm hands at risk for electrocution. Candace Pollock Dee Jepsen
07/21/2005 Health of Ohio's Corn Crop in Question COLUMBUS, Ohio — One thing that can protect Ohio's corn crop from drought damage is an element that the crop is lacking — ironically, driven by inadequate moisture. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
09/26/2002 Soybean Production Woes Continue into Harvest COLUMBUS, Ohio - Soybean harvest, as one Ohio State University Extension agronomist describes it, will be "slow and painful" for Ohio growers. Candace Pollock Jim Beuerlein
01/15/2002 Cost-Cutting, Environmentally-Sound Farming Practices Highlight Conference ADA, Ohio - Farmers looking to cut production costs while improving their environmental impact may find such opportunities through research information, management practices and technology updates being highlighted at the annual Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference, Feb. 25-26 at Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio. Candace Pollock Dave Jones, Randall Reeder
12/05/2006 Forum to Focus on Emerging Bio-Based Technologies COLUMBUS, Ohio -- As an alternative to petroleum sources, companies are increasingly looking to bio-based materials, and Ohio is taking a pioneering role to advance the development of such products . Candace Pollock Denny Hall
05/19/2003 Wet Weather May Spell Disease Troubles for Wheat WOOSTER, Ohio — Ohio’s wheat is performing well despite recent rains, but saturated soils may have created favorable conditions for disease development. Candace Pollock Pat Lipps
05/05/2009 Ohio Master Gardeners Teaching Green During MGV Week May 17-23 COLUMBUS, Ohio -- From money management to environmental stewardship to good gardening practices, Ohio State University Extension Master Gardeners are finding ways to be more "green." They'll showcase their efforts during Master Gardener Volunteer Program Week May 17-23. Candace Pollock Pam Bennett
10/19/2007 Corn Rootworm Populations Spreading WOOSTER, Ohio -- Populations of Western corn rootworm and its variant counterpart continue to increase in fields throughout western and northwestern Ohio, and are even beginning to spread east, according to Ohio State University Extension sampling. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
06/03/2010 Get the Latest on Beekeeping and the State of Bee Health at the Ohio State Beekeepers Association Summer Meeting PIKETON, Ohio – Beekeeping enthusiasts, producers, industry specialists and others interested in apiculture and the current state of bee colonies have the opportunity to attend the Ohio State Beekeepers Association summer meeting and workshop on June 19. Candace Pollock Julie Strawser-Moose
07/31/2008 Farm Management Tips at Farm Science Review LONDON, Ohio -- With rising fuel prices and high input costs, effectively managing farmland cash rents has become a top priority for farmers and landowners. Ohio State University economists and farm management specialists will be on hand during this year's Farm Science Review to help visitors make the most economically sound decisions. Candace Pollock Barry Ward