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05/07/2002 Environmental Changes to Crops May Have Ties to Health/Market Value WOOSTER, Ohio - Something as simple as moisture levels or heat stress can alter the chemical characteristics of a vegetable crop, which may change its nutritional or market value. Candace Pollock Matt Kleinhenz, Ted Radovich
05/07/2002 Performance Trials Help Industry Choose Best Cabbage Varieties WOOSTER, Ohio - Knowing what varieties of cabbage make for good sauerkraut, coleslaw or other dishes is the first step in growing a product that meets production criteria and satisfies consumer preferences. Candace Pollock Matt Kleinhenz
05/03/2002 Busy Soil Microbes Provide Macro Field Benefits WOOSTER, Ohio - Adding organic amendments to agricultural fields stimulates soil microbial activity, which in turn may reduce root diseases and promote overall plant health. Candace Pollock Brian McSpadden Gardener, Fred Michel, Harry Hoitink
05/01/2002 Nematodes Effective Against Grape Pest WOOSTER, Ohio - Two nematode species, one a native of Ohio, have been found to successfully control grape root borer, an insect pest responsible for major economic losses to the grape industry. Candace Pollock Parwinder Grewal
05/01/2002 Soybean Research/Products Focus of Collaborative Program COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio State University soybean breeders have joined forces with researchers from four other universities to help boost research and design ways soybean products can benefit consumers. Candace Pollock Steve St. Martin
04/25/2002 Corn Planting Behind Schedule COLUMBUS, Ohio - Recent wet weather conditions are working against Ohio growers in getting their corn crop in the ground. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
04/25/2002 Don't Count Wheat Out Just Yet WOOSTER, Ohio - Unseasonably warm temperatures to kick off spring in Ohio have given the state's wheat crop a boost in growth, and enough of one that questionable fields may be salvaged to produce a decent crop. Candace Pollock Pat Lipps
04/24/2002 It's Gypsy Moth Time Again WOOSTER, Ohio - Gypsy moths have begun emerging throughout Ohio and forestry officials speculate the invasive insects will continue to spread throughout the southeastern half of the state. Candace Pollock Dan Herms
04/24/2002 New Soybean Varieties Released COLUMBUS, Ohio - Six new soybean varieties, available for seed production this spring, may offer improved field characteristics and increased nutritional benefits than current market varieties. Candace Pollock Steve St. Martin
04/24/2002 Agri-Terrorism Focus of Ohio State Study COLUMBUS, Ohio - Just how prepared local and state agencies would be in the face of an agri-terrorism threat is the focus of a new Ohio State University study. Candace Pollock Joe Donnermeyer
04/24/2002 Three Receive Research Awards at April 23 OARDC Annual Conference WOOSTER, Ohio -- Three Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center scientists were honored for their achievements at the center’s 2002 annual conference yesterday (April 23) in Wooster. Kurt Knebusch Steve Slack
04/24/2002 Secrest Arboretum Crabapples Should Peak This Weekend (April 27–28) WOOSTER, Ohio -- The crabapple trees in Secrest Arboretum are starting to bloom and should peak this weekend. The arboretum, part of the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center’s Wooster campus, is home to more than 600 crabapple trees (Malus sp.) of more than 200 different types. Kurt Knebusch Ken Cochran
04/16/2002 Boosting Soybean Yield/Profits Involves a Mix of Management Practices COLUMBUS, Ohio - Careful incorporation of inoculants, fungicide seed treatments and reduced seeding rates into a crop production program may give soybean farmers a boost in yield and extra money in their pockets at the end of the growing season. Candace Pollock Jim Beuerlein
04/16/2002 Slugs May Be Abundant This Year WOOSTER, Ohio - High slug populations may welcome no-till farmers to the start of the growing season. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
04/11/2002 Fall Pansies One of the First Plants to Usher in Spring COLUMBUS, Ohio - In several garden plots on the Ohio State University agricultural campus, a splash of vibrant colors - blue, violet, white, yellow, red - stand out among the gray of bare trees and shrubs. Candace Pollock Claudio Pasian, Monica Kmetz-Gonzalez
04/09/2002 Direct Marketers May Be Exempt From Food License Registration PIKETON, Ohio - Ohio farmers who sell their products at farmer's markets, farm product auctions and similar direct marketing outlets may be exempt from food license registration and inspection if they meet certain requirements. Candace Pollock John Ellerman
04/09/2002 Composting Boosts Turfgrass Growth COLUMBUS, Ohio - A little composting can go a long way when establishing lawns in new urban developments. Candace Pollock Mike Boehm
04/09/2002 New Center to Promote Agricultural Safety and Health COLUMBUS, Ohio - Agriculture is one of the most important United States industries, representing 13 percent of the nation's economy, but it is also one of the most dangerous. Candace Pollock Tom Bean
04/09/2002 Selenium Uptake in Berries Offers Organic Option in Nutrition COLUMBUS, Ohio - Small fruit crops such as strawberries and black raspberries can effectively uptake selenium, increasing concentrations of the nutrient in its leaves and berries and providing potential health benefits for consumers. Candace Pollock Dick Funt
04/02/2002 Compost Helps Control Turfgrass Fungus COLUMBUS, Ohio - Incorporating compost into soils when lawns are seeded reduces the severity of leaf rust, a fungal disease that attacks perennial ryegrass. Candace Pollock Mike Boehm
04/02/2002 Stewart's Bacterial Leaf Blight Predicted Severe This Year WOOSTER, Ohio - Stewart's bacterial leaf blight, a corn disease that can cause significant yield losses in susceptible hybrids, could be severe this growing season. Candace Pollock Bruce Eisley, Celeste Welty, Pat Lipps
04/02/2002 Improved Alfalfa Varieties Show Resistance Against Forage Crop Insect COLUMBUS, Ohio - New developments in alfalfa cultivars have proven to be effective in controlling potato leafhopper, an insect that can cause serious damage and yield loss to the forage crop. Candace Pollock Mark Sulc
03/29/2002 USDA: More Corn, Fewer Soybean Acres This Year WEST LAFAYETTE, IN -- America's premier crop stands to grab an even larger share of the nation's farm acres this spring. Steve Leer Chris Hurt
03/26/2002 Deep Tillage May Be of Value in Ohio COLUMBUS, Ohio - Deep tillage, also known as subsoiling, may be beneficial in alleviating soil compaction and improving crop yields. Candace Pollock Randall Reeder
03/26/2002 Raspberry Cultivars Vary in Nutrient/Cancer-Fighting Components COLUMBUS, Ohio - Red raspberry cultivars have been found to contain varying levels of nutrient components and antioxidants, opening the doors to grow and market fruits that pack the healthiest punch. Candace Pollock Dick Funt
03/26/2002 Organic Mulches May Restore Fertility of Degraded Soils WOOSTER, Ohio - Organic mulches may offer hope in restoring fertility of degraded soils in urban areas. Candace Pollock Dan Herms
03/20/2002 Strength of Wheat Crop Being Questioned WOOSTER, Ohio - Ohio's wheat crop has broken winter dormancy over a month early, raising concerns that the crop may be weakened prior to establishing re-growth come spring. Candace Pollock Pat Lipps
03/20/2002 Tillage vs. No-Till: A Tough Choice to Make COLUMBUS, Ohio - To till or not to till? Balancing conservation with productivity makes for a weighty decision, says an Ohio State University agronomist. Candace Pollock Jim Beuerlein
03/20/2002 Hybrid Trials Help Fuel Growing Interest in White Corn COLUMBUS, Ohio - White corn, a specialty crop used to make taco shells and corn chips, is receiving greater attention among Ohio growers looking for an alternative to yellow feed corn. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
03/13/2002 Researchers Seeking Alternative Uses for Soybeans COLUMBUS, Ohio - There may be more uses for soybean oil than just as a food product. Candace Pollock Steve St. Martin