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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
08/19/2002 Got Water? Crop Thirst Depends on Soil Type COLUMBUS, Ohio - The biggest element in the world of agricultural production that makes or breaks a crop is water. Candace Pollock Brian Slater
08/19/2002 Harvesting Corn for Silage A Tough Decision OTTAWA, Ohio - Harvesting corn for grain or for forage may be one of the toughest decisions some Ohio growers are facing this season. Candace Pollock Bill Weiss, Maurice Eastridge, Ed Lentz
08/12/2002 Unusual Weather Yields Variable Berry Production COLUMBUS, Ohio - An unseasonably warm winter may have contributed to what's turning out to be a record season for Ohio blackberry growers. Candace Pollock Dick Funt
08/12/2002 Heat Stress Costs U.S. Livestock Producers Billions COLUMBUS, Ohio - The impact of heat stress on livestock costs U.S. livestock producers approximately $2.5 billion a year, as much as 50 percent of their net farm income, according to a recent Ohio State University study. Candace Pollock Normand St-Pierre
08/12/2002 Heat Stress Impacts Not Just Plants COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio farmers may be concerned over the effects warm, dry conditions are having on their crops, but they should also take note of the impacts heat stress can have on livestock. Candace Pollock Normand St-Pierre, Maurice Eastridge, Steve Boyles, Don Levis, Roger High
08/09/2002 Dry Weather Can Pose A Feeding Risk for Livestock COLUMBUS, Ohio - Livestock grazing on plants or fed cereal grains during drought conditions may run the risk of being poisoned, causing illness and even death. Candace Pollock Maurice Eastridge, Steve Boyles
08/05/2002 OARDC Researcher Receives Tomato Award FREMONT, Ohio — David Francis’s tomatoes are redder, more nutritious and highly resistant to diseases. Now, they are also award-winners. Mauricio Espinoza David Francis
08/02/2002 Soybean Yields May Plummet in Absence of Rain COLUMBUS, Ohio - Amid high temperatures and little rain, Ohio soybean growers are struggling to make lemonade out of a lemon of a crop, but their efforts may be fruitless. Candace Pollock Jim Beuerlein
08/01/2002 Drought Web Site Provides Management Information COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio producers and growers who have concerns regarding potential drought conditions that may affect crop and livestock performance can refer to an Ohio State University drought Web site for management information. Candace Pollock Nathan Watermeier
07/26/2002 Media Advisory: Ohio State Cancer Researcher to Speak at Berry Tour URBANA, Ohio - An Ohio State University cancer researcher, who is receiving national attention for his work on cancer prevention through berry consumption, will be on hand at an Ohio State-sponsored berry tour to discuss his research and the important role agricultural production plays in human health. Candace Pollock Sandy Kuhn
07/26/2002 Drought-Stressed Corn Struggling to Produce a Crop COLUMBUS, Ohio - Hit-and-miss rain showers that have been recently soaking parts of Ohio may not be enough to relieve the corn crop's drought stress, ultimately resulting in significant yield losses. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
07/23/2002 Waterman Field Day Includes Facility Dedication COLUMBUS, Ohio - Summer is nearly half over; gardeners and farmers will soon be reaping the benefits of all their hard work. The public is invited on August 8 to see the hard work that has been done at the Ohio State University Waterman Agricultural and Natural Resources Lab with a field day and open house of a new lab facility. Candace Pollock Mark Schmittgen
07/23/2002 Field Day to Focus on Drought Situation CUSTAR, Ohio - Corn and soybean growers throughout northwest Ohio should get a feel for how dire of a drought situation they are in at an Ohio State University Extension field day on July 25. Candace Pollock Gary Wilson
07/22/2002 Ohio State-Sponsored Berry Tour Held July 30 URBANA, Ohio - Thinking about diving into red and black raspberry production? Learn about the successes and failures of some berry growers through an Ohio State University-sponsored berry tour on July 30. Candace Pollock Sandy Kuhn
07/22/2002 Don't Skip Soybean Aphid Scouting Despite Low Numbers WOOSTER, Ohio - The soybean aphid has just now made an appearance in Ohio's soybean fields and growers should begin scouting their fields to monitor population levels. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
07/22/2002 Continued Dry Conditions May Favor Spider Mites WOOSTER, Ohio - Continuing drought conditions through much of Ohio may lead to outbreaks of two-spotted spider mites on soybeans. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
07/22/2002 Dry Weather Contributing to High-Quality Wheat Grain WOOSTER, Ohio - While corn and soybean producers continue to sweat out the roller coaster weather ride of the growing season, wheat growers are smiling from ear to ear. Candace Pollock Pat Lipps
07/18/2002 Follow Label When Using Feed Additive on Show Pigs COLUMBUS, Ohio - A change in Ohio's exhibition livestock laws now allows producers to legally use an FDA-approved feed additive in their show pigs. Candace Pollock Gary Bowman, Steve Moeller
07/18/2002 Exotic Tree Pest Generating Concern in Forestry/Nursery Industries WOOSTER, Ohio - A new tree pest, discovered last month in Michigan, could pose a threat to Ohio's nursery industry and native forests if it ever crossed the state border. Candace Pollock Dan Herms
07/17/2002 New 4-H Center Receives $50,000 Pledge COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Tiney McComb, chairman, president, and CEO of Heartland Bank, feels he has much to give back to the program that significantly impacted his life as a 9-year-old boy growing up on a farm. Karen Daniels Bill McCleery
07/16/2002 Agronomy Newsletter Worth Millions to Ohio Farmers BUCYRUS, Ohio - Ohio farmers and agri-businesses saved over $11.2 million last year in reduced pesticide and herbicide costs and increased crop production with the help of C.O.R.N. Candace Pollock Steve Prochaska
07/16/2002 Birdseed May Make Your Plants Sick COLUMBUS, Ohio - What homeowners feed wild birds may not be very good for their plants and vegetable garden. Candace Pollock Steve Nameth
07/16/2002 'More Beef for Less Money' Highlight of Field Day COSHOCTON, Ohio — Beef cattle farmers know all too well that winter feeding takes a big bite out of the ruminants’ maintenance budget. The good news is that alternative feeding methods can reduce the total cost of raising cows without affecting productivity. Mauricio Espinoza Steven Loerch
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
07/15/2002 Ohio State to Implement Sheep Tail Docking Program COLUMBUS, Ohio - Producers, livestock exhibitors and youth will be introduced to optional methods of tail docking sheep during the Ohio State Fair in August. Candace Pollock Bill Shulaw, Henry Zerby, James Kinder
07/15/2002 New Ohio State Extension Crop Field Guide Available COLUMBUS, Ohio - Growers seeking information about crop management, insect and disease problems and weed identification while in the field may find a new Ohio State University Extension pocket field guide helpful. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
07/12/2002 Proper Storage Important to Keeping Seeds Viable COLUMBUS, Ohio - Keeping a plant seed dry is the most important storage rule in maintaining its viability. Candace Pollock Susan Stieve
07/10/2002 A Clean Greenhouse Means Healthier Plants COLUMBUS, Ohio - The cleaner the greenhouse, the fewer the problems with insects and plant diseases. Candace Pollock Steve Nameth
07/10/2002 Sixth Annual Tour of Gardens Set for July 14 MARYSVILLE, Ohio - The diversity of Union County gardens will be the focus of the sixth annual Tour of Gardens to be held July 14. Candace Pollock Laura McConnell