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07/11/2001 New Soybean Varieties Show Resistance to Root Rot WOOSTER, Ohio - Ohio State University researchers have identified new soybean varieties that exhibit both partial and complete resistance to Phytophthora sojae, a pathogen responsible for severe production losses. Candace Pollock Anne Dorrance
07/11/2001 Black Raspberries Top Growers List in Survey PIKETON, Ohio - Black raspberry varieties are the number one raspberries being grown in Ohio, according to a pre-season survey by Ohio State University researchers. Candace Pollock Sandy Kuhn
07/17/2001 Poisonous Carrot Family Plants Can Be Confused For Nontoxic Members COLUMBUS, Ohio – The carrot family, which boasts a variety of familiar edibles such as parsley, celery, carrots, anise, fennel, and cilantro, also contains two highly poisonous plants that many people confuse for their nontoxic counterparts. Candace Pollock Martin Quigley
07/17/2001 New Insect Attacking Soybean Fields WOOSTER, Ohio - A new insect that attacks soybean plants is keeping both researchers and growers throughout the Midwest on guard this season. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
07/17/2001 Third Annual Night Insect Walk Scheduled for July 21 WOOSTER, Ohio - Children who enjoy creeping, crawling animals and insects that buzz in the night will have the opportunity to get their fill during the 3rd annual Night Insect Walk being held on the grounds of the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center on July 21. Candace Pollock Brian Kunkel
07/24/2001 Asian Soybean Finding New Home in Ohio's Specialty Crop Market WOOSTER, Ohio - Ohio State University researchers are hoping to turn the soybean into a vegetable crop. Candace Pollock Sally Miller, Ron Fioritto
07/24/2001 Little-Known Virus May Cause Problems for Soybean Growers WOOSTER, Ohio - Ohio soybean growers are getting a double whammy this season. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
07/24/2001 ODA Eases Import Restrictions on Bovine TB COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio Department of Agriculture is easing the restrictions on bovine tuberculosis requirements for imported cattle herds. Candace Pollock Bill Shulaw, Lee McPhail
07/24/2001 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Alpacas (for the week of Aug. 12, 2001) Dear Twig: There’s a farm near my home that must have a hundred alpacas. What can you tell me about them? Kurt Knebusch Bill Shulaw
08/07/2001 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Grazing cattle (for the week of Aug. 19, 2001) Dear Twig: The other day I went by a pasture and all of the cattle were grazing in the same direction. Do they do this all the time? Why do they do it? Kurt Knebusch Steve Loerch
08/07/2001 Dormant Turfgrass Still Needs a Little 'TLC' CINCINNATI, Ohio - Turfgrasses throughout many parts of Ohio, especially in the north and northeast, are turning brown to counteract the stresses associated with lack of sufficient rainfall and hot weather. Candace Pollock Joe Boggs
08/07/2001 Researchers Screening Soybean Lines for Virus Resistance WOOSTER, Ohio - Ohio State University and U.S. Department of Agriculture researchers are screening a variety of soybean lines in the hope at least one will show resistance to a soybean virus relatively new to Ohio. Candace Pollock Anne Dorrance, Peg Redinbaugh
08/07/2001 Common Ohio Insect Identified as Vector of Emerging Corn Virus WOOSTER, Ohio - The black-faced leafhopper, an insect found in Ohio, has been identified as the vector of an emerging corn virus. Candace Pollock Peg Redinbaugh
08/07/2001 Ohio Experiencing Population Explosion of Red Admiral Butterflies COLUMBUS, Ohio - State lepidopterists are seeing a population explosion of red admirals, the first time in 15 years the butterflies have been so widespread. Candace Pollock Barb Bloetscher
08/08/2001 GPS Guidance System May Replace Industry Standard LONDON, Ohio -- The industry standard of using foam markers to accurately apply fertilizers and chemicals in the field is taking a back seat to GPS technology. Candace Pollock Matt Sullivan
08/08/2001 New Precision Agriculture Device Provides Clues to Crop Health LONDON, Ohio -- Growers may be able to determine the overall health of their crop by measuring plant growth rate throughout the season. Candace Pollock Reza Ehsani
08/08/2001 Ample Profitable Crop Enterprises Exist for Ohio Growers LONDON, Ohio -- From traditional field crops to specialty fruits and vegetables, ample economic opportunities abound for Ohio growers looking to grow something different or who just want a supplemental income. Candace Pollock Robert Moore
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
08/15/2001 Protein May Hold Key for Vaccine Development of Pathogen WOOSTER, Ohio - Ohio State University researchers are hoping that a protein in a food-borne pathogen may lead to vaccine development in its common host - chickens. Candace Pollock Qijing Zhang
08/15/2001 Wide Variety of Lettuces Can Be Grown in Ohio WOOSTER, Ohio - There's more to lettuce than what's found in your local grocery store. Candace Pollock Matt Kleinhenz
08/15/2001 Strawberry Production Technique May Save Growers Time and Money HILLSBORO, Ohio - A strawberry production technique, new to Ohio, may prove to be an efficient, money-saving practice for growers. Candace Pollock Brad Bergefurd
08/20/2001 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Large round bales (for the week of Sept. 9, 2001) Dear Twig: What are those big, round things I see in farmers’ fields? They look like bales of hay. Kurt Knebusch Bill Weiss
08/21/2001 Success With New Commodities Promising for Ohio Farmers PIKETON, Ohio - Several specialty crops being studied by Ohio State University researchers may prove to be promising new commodities for Ohio farmers. Candace Pollock Matt Kleinhenz, Myranda Fout
08/29/2001 Managing Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle Focus of OSU-Hosted Meetings WOOSTER, Ohio - Ohio State University entomologists are trying to find out what makes the multicolored Asian lady beetle tick. Candace Pollock Joe Kovach
08/29/2001 Farm Equipment Lighting Law to be Discussed at OSU Field Day THORNVILLE, Ohio - New farm equipment lighting requirements will take effect in Ohio Oct. 1. Candace Pollock Jeff McCutcheon
08/29/2001 Seed Vigor Assessment Quicker, More Accurate with New System COLUMBUS, Ohio - A new system that assesses seed vigor may improve the way seed companies evaluate overall seed quality and growth performance. Candace Pollock Mark Bennett, Miller McDonald
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
09/06/2001 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Draft horses (for the week of 9-16-01) Dear Twig: Tell me about draft horses. I saw some at our county fair. They were huge! Kurt Knebusch Karen Wimbush
09/12/2001 Ohio Corn Growers Facing Stalk Quality Issues WOOSTER, Ohio - Severe stalk rot from anthracnose, a corn residue-borne disease, is creating the potential for stalk lodging throughout Ohio cornfields. Candace Pollock Pat Lipps
09/12/2001 Best Time to Harvest Corn a Guessing Game COLUMBUS, Ohio - From too much rain to not enough, to threatening diseases, uneven fields and early season cold injury, the performance of Ohio's corn crop has remained an uncertainty for growers all season. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison