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09/17/2001 Alternative Farming Opportunities Focus of Field Day AUGUSTA, Ohio - Dogs, which have long been used to guard and herd livestock, are taking a back seat to a rather unusual, exotic animal. Candace Pollock Mike Hogan
09/17/2001 Pumpkin Diseases Severe This Year COLUMBUS, Ohio - It may be slim pickings for customers looking for a pumpkin to carve for Halloween this year. Candace Pollock Mac Riedel
09/18/2001 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Organic farming (for the week of Sept. 30, 2001) Dear Twig: What’s organic farming? Kurt Knebusch Steve Sears
09/20/2001 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Pygmy goats (for the week of Oct. 7, 2001) Dear Twig: I saw some tiny goats at the zoo. They looked like they were full-grown, not babies. What were they? Kurt Knebusch Steve Loerch
09/24/2001 Seed Vigor Test Refined to Measure Additional Plant Varieties COLUMBUS, Ohio - An automated image scanning system developed to assess overall seed vigor of lettuce has been refined to measure half of all seedling plant varieties that exist and is nearly 80 percent accurate. Candace Pollock Mark Bennett, Miller McDonald
10/02/2001 Asian Ladybeetle Infestations May Be Severe This Season WOOSTER, Ohio - Images of insects swarming upon a residential neighborhood is the stuff science fiction movies are made of. Candace Pollock Joe Kovach
10/02/2001 Precision Agriculture Not Just for Conventional Farming COLUMBUS, Ohio - Precision agriculture techniques, generally applied to field crops such as corn and soybeans, are being used to improve production of high value commodity crops. Candace Pollock Matt Sullivan, Reza Ehsani
10/02/2001 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Osage orange trees (for the week of Oct. 14, 2001) Dear Twig: What are hedge apples? My father points them out to me when we’re driving in the country. Kurt Knebusch Ken Cochran
10/05/2001 Agribusinesses, Farmers Urged to Enforce Security Measures COLUMBUS, Ohio - Farmers, product dealers and equipment manufacturers are recommended to take necessary security measures regarding manufacturing, storing, marketing, transporting and utilizing agricultural machinery and chemicals in light of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Candace Pollock Joanne Kick-Raack
10/08/2001 Kingsville branch serves grapes and a growing industry KINGSVILLE, Ohio -- There’s more than one way to eat a Concord grape. You can suck out the juice, chew up the pulp, then spit out what’s left of the pulp, seeds and skin. Or, simply, you can wolf it down whole. Children discover these methods and more at the Grape Research Branch in Ashtabula County. The 25-acre facility, an outlying branch of Ohio State University’s Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, hosts an estimated 600 visitors a year, most of them students. Kurt Knebusch Greg Johns
10/09/2001 OARDC Event Focuses on the Edible Garden WOOSTER, Ohio -- Innovative horticulture designs, such as the "edible landscape", are breaking the bonds of traditional planting principles. Candace Pollock Martin Quigley
10/09/2001 Variety of GMO Tests are Available to Farmers COLUMBUS, Ohio - Farmers who grow non-GMO (genetically modified organism) crops for specialty markets can utilize a variety of tests that determine whether or not their crop is truly GMO-free. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
10/16/2001 Anti-crop bioterrorism: Ohio State expert says be aware, not alarmed WOOSTER, Ohio -- Anti-crop bioterrorism is a threat to the United States but not a “gigantic” one, said Larry Madden, an Ohio State University plant-disease specialist. Still, Madden and other U.S. scientists are concerned enough about the risk to be developing ways to respond to attacks and have been doing so for several years. Kurt Knebusch Larry Madden
10/17/2001 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Apple or crabapple? (for the week of Oct. 28, 2001) Dear Twig: What's the difference between an apple and a crabapple? Kurt Knebusch Ken Cochran
10/17/2001 Farmers Shouldn't Delay in Planting Wheat WOOSTER, Ohio - A late soybean harvest in some parts of Ohio has delayed winter wheat planting, causing concern that farmers may have difficulty in establishing a good crop if planting occurs too far beyond the Hessian fly-free date. Candace Pollock Pat Lipps
10/18/2001 Sweet Corn Production and Management Focus of Ohio State Extension Program PIKETON -- Growers interested in getting the skinny on sweet corn production --from selecting BT varieties to managing insects to effectively marketing the crop -- will have the opportunity to attend a Sweet Corn School to be held on Nov. 16. Candace Pollock Mary Donnell
10/23/2001 Wider Row-Spacing Favorable for Wheat, Beneficial for Farmers COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio and Indiana farmers who practice relay intercropping of soybeans and wheat can choose from an array of wheat varieties that perform well in wider-row spacing, saving on equipment and seed costs. Candace Pollock Jim Beuerlein, Tony Vyn
10/23/2001 Dry Conditions, Not Diseases, Affecting This Year's Soybean Yields WOOSTER, Ohio - Environmental stresses, rather than disease pressure, may be the cause of below-average soybean yields throughout some parts of Ohio this season. Candace Pollock Anne Dorrance, Ron Hammond
10/30/2001 Strategies to Help Control Mastitis to be Discussed at Dairy Conference COLUMBUS, Ohio - Effectively managing the period between lactation and calving of dairy cattle is a key to controlling mastitis, a bacterial infection that affects milk quality and production. Candace Pollock Richard Meiring
10/30/2001 Old Corn Disease Causing New Concerns in Ohio WOOSTER, Ohio -- An old corn disease has re-emerged in Ohio fields, raising concerns of potential problems it may cause if not effectively controlled. Candace Pollock Pat Lipps
10/30/2001 Herbicide Varieties Effectively Control Winter Annual Weeds COLUMBUS, Ohio - The struggle to effectively manage winter annual weeds may get easier for corn and soybean farmers. Candace Pollock Mark Loux
10/31/2001 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Pumpkin glop (for the week of Nov. 11, 2001) Dear Twig: What's the glop inside pumpkins called? Kurt Knebusch Matt Kleinhenz
10/31/2001 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Turkey beards (for the week of Nov. 18, 2001) Dear Twig: I’ve heard that turkeys have beards. Is that true? Don’t they shave? Ha ha ha. Kurt Knebusch Karl Nestor
11/06/2001 Preliminary Data Links Human Illness to Animal Disease Found in Sheep WOOSTER, Ohio - An animal disease that has potential links to a human intestinal illness may be more closely tied to sheep rather than dairy cattle, where the disease is most commonly associated. Candace Pollock Srinand Sreevatsan
11/06/2001 OSU Extension Seminar Hosts Internationally Known Economist NEWARK, Ohio - Anyone who owns a family business or is interested in starting one will have the opportunity to learn business tips from an internationally known economist at an Ohio State University Extension-sponsored seminar. Candace Pollock Howard Siegrist
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
11/06/2001 Following 'Rules' Helps People Save COLUMBUS, Ohio -- At a time when personal savings has plummeted, Ohio State University researchers have found that people who set specific "saving rules" for themselves are 161 percent more likely to save money than those who don't. Martha Filipic Jong-Youn Rha
11/13/2001 Raised Beds Effective in Blueberry Production COLUMBUS, Ohio - The practice of growing fruits and vegetables on raised beds has proven to be successful for blueberries, providing growers with a cheaper, more beneficial alternative production method. Candace Pollock Dick Funt
11/13/2001 OSU Extension to Hold LEAP Training PAULDING, Ohio - Practicing sound environmental technologies is a key component to maintaining a successful livestock farm while helping to enhance the industry's responsible image with consumers. Candace Pollock Jim Lopshire
11/13/2001 Plant-Based Meal Paves Way for \"Organically-Grown\" Fish COLUMBUS, Ohio - Cottonseed meal has been found to be a viable alternative food source for farm-raised trout, giving the aquaculture industry the opportunity to provide "organically grown" fish to consumers. Candace Pollock Konrad Dabrowski