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03/22/2005 Awards Program to Boost Sports Turf Recognition COLUMBUS, Ohio -- To help garner more appreciation for the sports turf industry, the first Ohio State University Buckeye Sports Turf Awards have been launched — assisted, in part, by contributions from an Ohio native and prominent athlete. Candace Pollock Pam Sherratt
03/25/2005 Aquaculture Workshop All About Raising Shrimp PIKETON, Ohio — The ins and outs of raising freshwater shrimp in Ohio will be covered in an Ohio State University South Centers at Piketon workshop on March 28. Candace Pollock Laura Tiu
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
03/29/2005 Workshop About the Business of Hydroponics WALDO, Ohio — Creating and maintaining a hydroponic greenhouse business requires management savvy, a productive labor force and the assurance that consumers receive a safe product. Candace Pollock Mary Donnell
04/01/2005 Chow Line: 'Water weight' easy to lose at first (for 4/10/05) Whenever I make a concerted effort to watch my diet, I lose a lot of weight very quickly -- sometimes 5 to 7 pounds within the first week or two. But after that, it's much harder to lose weight. I've always heard that those first pounds are "water." Is that true? Martha Filipic Sharron Coplin
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
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
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
04/14/2005 Ohio State Plant Trials Bring Out the Best in Annuals SPRINGFIELD, Ohio — The green industry and the customers it serves are always on the hunt for the cutting-edge plant cultivars that excel in performance and require little maintenance. Candace Pollock Pam Bennett
04/14/2005 Aphids and Rust on the Brain, But Don't Forget About Slugs WOOSTER, Ohio — Soybean rust and soybean aphids may keep growers preoccupied this growing season, but they shouldn't forget an equally problematic pest: slugs. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
04/19/2005 Labor Posters Required for Ag Businesses/Farmers COLUMBUS, Ohio — Farmers and farming operations are required to comply with regulations regarding labor posters if any employees are hired throughout the year, even if for only one hour. Candace Pollock Dee Jepsen
04/21/2005 Soybean Aphids Now Overwinter in Ohio WOOSTER, Ohio — The soybean aphid, a pest known to invade Ohio soybean fields each year from the north, has now been found to overwinter in the state. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
04/26/2005 Don't Wait to Control Marestail COLUMBUS, Ohio — Marestail (horseweed), a prevalent weed throughout Ohio crop fields, has reached its stage of development where herbicide treatments become less effective, especially in no-till fields. Candace Pollock Jeff Stachler
04/26/2005 Cold Snap Raises Concerns Over Corn Crop COLUMBUS, Ohio — A recent late season cold snap with accompanying freezing rain and snow has Ohio corn growers questioning the fate of their newly planted crop. But Ohio State University agronomists say the crop is tougher than most would believe it to be. Candace Pollock Pat Lipps, Peter Thomison
04/29/2005 Nationwide Resources Aid in Soybean Rust Preparation WOOSTER, Ohio — U.S. soybean growers now have no excuse to be unprepared for soybean rust with the recent development of two extensive management resources: a soybean rust monitoring Web site and a soybean rust fungicide manual. Candace Pollock Anne Dorrance, Don Hershman, Martin Draper
05/02/2005 Piketon Endeavor Center Now Open PIKETON, Ohio — Construction of a new Ohio State University business facility, designed to increase jobs and boost economic development throughout southern Ohio, is now complete and open for business. Candace Pollock Steve Shepherd
05/02/2005 Sports/Plants Go Hand in Hand at Arboretum COLUMBUS, Ohio — Athletics and horticulture share a long history at Ohio State University — well over 100 years — yet few may realize how closely the two are linked together. Candace Pollock Mary Maloney
05/04/2005 No Worries About Wheat WOOSTER, Ohio — While corn growers continue to fret over potential disease issues with their crop, wheat growers are sitting pretty. Candace Pollock Pat Lipps
05/04/2005 Secrest Arboretum Crabapples Begin œBest Bloom in Decades WOOSTER, Ohio € A perfect storm of crabapple flowering will converge this weekend, May 7-8, in Wooster as the worlds greatest collection of crabapple trees reaches full bloom at Secrest Arboretum on the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC). Mauricio Espinoza Jim Chatfield
05/04/2005 Corn Rebounding from Cool, Wet Weather WOOSTER, Ohio — Early planted corn throughout Ohio is beginning to germinate and, in some cases, is already emerging above-ground, signaling that the crop may have escaped serious disease problems potentially brought about by cold, wet conditions soon after planting. Candace Pollock Pat Lipps
05/05/2005 The Changing Face of Computers in Agriculture COLUMBUS, Ohio — More Ohio farmers are jumping on the technology bandwagon. Computer adoption is increasing, according to an Ohio State University Extension survey. But what is even more revealing is how the use of such technology is changing. Candace Pollock Marvin Batte
05/12/2005 Ohio State Receives $11.6 Million Third Frontier Award To Turn Crops Into Industrial Products COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio State University's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) has received an $11.6 million Third Frontier Project award to create the Ohio BioProducts Innovation Center (OBIC), which will develop chemical conversion technologies to generate industrial products such as lubricants and adhesives from raw materials grown in the state, including corn and soybeans. Mauricio Espinoza Bobby Moser
05/27/2005 Career Choice of Researcher a Benefit to Millions COLUMBUS, Ohio — Rattan Lal's education in agriculture—soil science more specifically—was more about opportunity than design, but his years of research contributions have changed farming for millions worldwide. Candace Pollock Jerry Bigham, Rattan Lal
05/27/2005 Flowering Wheat Turns Attention to Head Scab WOOSTER, Ohio — As Ohio wheat enters the flowering stage - a critical time for potential head scab infection — growers are being encouraged to stay on top of the latest predictions from the Fusarium Head Blight Prediction Center. Candace Pollock Pat Lipps
06/01/2005 Ohio Growers Replanting Corn COLUMBUS, Ohio — Sometimes the early bird doesn't get the worm. Candace Pollock Pat Lipps, Peter Thomison
06/01/2005 Ohio State Bestows First Woman Animal Sciences Honor COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State University's Department of Animal Sciences has inducted the first woman into its Animal Sciences Hall of Fame. Candace Pollock James Kinder
06/02/2005 Learn to Identify Soybean Rust at Extension Field Day AMANDA, Ohio — Soybean rust looks so similar to Septoria brown spot (another soybean disease) in its early stages that it's not hard for growers to confuse the two. But an Ohio State University Extension field day will be held to help growers make the distinction. Candace Pollock Stan Smith
06/03/2005 Sentinel Plots to Aid in Soybean Rust Detection MT. GILEAD, Ohio — Soybeans in the unifoliate, or one leaf, stage of development peak through the soil on grower Tom Weiler's Mt. Gilead, Ohio, farm. Seeded on April 11, the beans are among the first planted in Ohio and for a specific purpose — to aid in the early detection of soybean rust, if it shows up. Candace Pollock Dennis Mills, Steve Ruhl
06/06/2005 Soybeans Off to a Slow Start COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio's soybean crop, like corn, has gotten off to a slow start this growing season. Candace Pollock Jim Beuerlein
06/07/2005 Timing is Right for a Slug Fest WOOSTER, Ohio — Slugs are making a buffet out of slow developing corn and soybeans, and growers need to be scouting their fields now for potential treatment. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond