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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
10/17/2002 Strip Tillage An Option For Corn Growers COLUMBUS, Ohio - Corn growers considering fall tillage to alleviate soil compaction may find strip tillage a viable alternative to conventional tillage. Candace Pollock Randall Reeder
10/16/2002 Two-Day Seminar To Focus On Meat Goat Production/Marketing WINCHESTER, Ohio - Ohio producers interested in meat goat production and marketing or improving upon their existing meat goat business may find a two-day seminar helpful. Candace Pollock Yi Yang
10/15/2002 Dry Weather Boosting Apple Quality COLUMBUS, Ohio - The growing season's dry weather may have hurt some crops, like corn and soybeans, but has done wonders for Ohio's apples. Candace Pollock Dick Funt
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
10/14/2002 Management Technique Aids in Treating Plant Problems CINCINNATI, Ohio - The collective onrush of insect and disease problems and environmental stresses on landscape and garden plants are not only overwhelming for the plants, but also overwhelming for those trying to manage plant health. Candace Pollock Joe Boggs
10/10/2002 Wayne County Farm to Become Unique 'Living Laboratory' for OARDC WOOSTER, Ohio — Ohio State University (OSU) has announced a gift of land from longtime Wayne County, Ohio resident Patricia Miller Quinby and the estate of her late sister, Virginia Miller Reed. Mauricio Espinoza Howard Wise
10/10/2002 A Mulch That Gives Nearly A Year's Worth of Weed Control COLUMBUS, Ohio - Weed control is one of the biggest challenges the nursery and landscape industries face in managing plants and providing top-grade products to consumers. Candace Pollock Hannah Mathers
10/07/2002 Spicing Up Ohio's Veggie Market With Exotic Crops PIKETON, Ohio - Looking to grow and market something different than tomatoes, cucumbers or peppers? How does amaranth, jute, Alaskan yard-long beans or malabar spinach grab you? Candace Pollock Rafiq Islam
10/04/2002 89 Honored at OARDC Employee Appreciation Night Oct. 3 WOOSTER, Ohio -- The Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) honored 89 faculty and staff members during its annual Employee Appreciation Night Oct. 3 in the Shisler Conference Center in Wooster. Kurt Knebusch OARDC Director's Office
10/01/2002 Horse Field Day To Focus On Pasture Management FINDLAY, Ohio - Equine enthusiasts seeking to better utilize their acreage may find topics of interest at a Horse Pasture Field Day to be held Oct. 5. Candace Pollock Gary Wilson
10/01/2002 Heat/Diseases Blamed For Drop In Pumpkin Yields COLUMBUS, Ohio - Microdochium blight, a little-known fungal disease that cosmetically destroys pumpkins, is rearing its ugly head again this year throughout parts of Ohio. Candace Pollock Mac Riedel
10/01/2002 Rains Arrive Too Late To Help Corn Crop COLUMBUS, Ohio - Recent scattered rainfall and saturated conditions generated from the remnants of Tropical Storm Isidore have arrived too late to pull Ohio's corn out its drought-stressed state, and may even prove detrimental for farmers trying to harvest their crop. 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
09/23/2002 Field Crop Irrigation May Work For Some Ohio Growers COLUMBUS, Ohio - When it comes to production practices, irrigating field crops usually does not make an Ohio grower's list of necessary agricultural investments. Candace Pollock Larry Brown
09/16/2002 Some Soil Bacteria Protect Soybeans From Root Diseases WOOSTER, Ohio - In the struggle to protect soybean plants against root diseases, one Ohio State University researcher is taking the fight below the soil surface. Candace Pollock Brian McSpadden Gardener
09/11/2002 Wheat May Be Making A Comeback WOOSTER, Ohio - Ohio wheat growers may be bucking the trend of several years of shrinking wheat production. Candace Pollock Pat Lipps
09/11/2002 Droughts Have Few Financial Impacts on Farmers COLUMBUS, Ohio - A drought may make a growing season seem pretty ugly for a grower - affecting crop performance that impacts production, shrinks yields and ultimately creates economic problems. Candace Pollock Carl Zulauf
09/11/2002 Drought Adding A Wrinkle to Crop Marketing Decisions COLUMBUS, Ohio - Drought conditions impacting over half of the contiguous United States are generating more market uncertainty than normal, which may make marketing decisions more difficult come harvest. Candace Pollock Carl Zulauf
09/11/2002 Drought Adding A Wrinkle to Crop Marketing Decisions COLUMBUS, Ohio - Drought conditions impacting over half of the contiguous United States are generating more market uncertainty than normal, which may make marketing decisions more difficult come harvest. Candace Pollock Carl Zulauf
09/11/2002 Corn Diseases Not Helping Drought-Stressed Plants WOOSTER, Ohio - The presence of corn leaf diseases throughout Ohio is adding additional stresses to drought-stressed plants and may predispose the crop to stalk quality problems. Candace Pollock Pat Lipps
09/05/2002 Chow Line: Weigh all factors to determine fat (for 9/15/02) I've heard that fried chicken has only slightly more fat than roasted chicken. Can that be true? Martha Filipic Sharron Coplin
09/03/2002 OARDC Plant Pathologist Honored for International Service WOOSTER, Ohio – Sally Miller, a plant pathologist with the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC), is a one-of-a-kind global fighter. For almost a decade now, she has been cruising the world in search of pests to kill and vegetables to save. Mauricio Espinoza Sally Miller
08/30/2002 Continued Dry Weather May Spell Lodging Trouble for Corn COLUMBUS, Ohio - Though welcomed by corn growers across the state, the recent rainfall throughout Ohio will probably provide little relief for many cornfields. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
08/30/2002 Continued Dry Weather May Spell Lodging Trouble for Corn COLUMBUS, Ohio - Though welcomed by corn growers across the state, the recent rainfall throughout Ohio will probably provide little relief for many cornfields. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
08/30/2002 Ohio No-Till Field Day Is Sept. 13 CARROLL, Ohio – Cover crops, drought and aerial and high-clearance seeding will be among the topics examined during the Ohio No-Till Field Day Sept. 13. Elizabeth (Betsy) Ludwig Randall Reeder
08/27/2002 Soybean Disease Could Indicate More Serious Problems WOOSTER, Ohio - A relatively new soybean disease to Ohio is being used as a bio-indicator to diagnose a more serious economic problem. Candace Pollock Anne Dorrance
08/22/2002 Chow Line: Yogurt: It's the 'whey' to go (for 9/8/02) Sometimes when I open a container of yogurt, I find a bunch of watery stuff on top. Should I pour that off? Martha Filipic Valente Alvarez
08/22/2002 2002 Wheat Performance Trials Released WOOSTER, Ohio - When selecting wheat varieties for next season, growers should stick to such characteristics as yield, test weight, lodging potential and disease resistance, and not worry about what the weather might have in store for their crop. Candace Pollock Pat Lipps
08/19/2002 Future of Nursery Industry May Lie in A Greenhouse COLUMBUS, Ohio - On the Ohio State University agricultural campus sits two new buildings that university horticulturists are banking will change the face of nursery stock production in Ohio. Candace Pollock Hannah Mathers

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