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03/13/2002 Researchers Using Weather to Predit Potential Head Scab Outbreaks WOOSTER, Ohio - Ohio State University researchers are trying to stay one step ahead of head scab, a fungal disease of wheat that can cause severe yield and economic losses. Candace Pollock Pat Lipps
03/06/2002 Nematode Species Effective Biological Control of Slugs WOOSTER, Ohio - A common European nematode has been found to be an effective parasite of grey garden slugs, and Ohio State University researchers are hoping to find the species in the United States or Canada for use as a biological control. Candace Pollock Parwinder Grewal
03/06/2002 Proposed Research Facility to Focus on Plant/Animal Diseases WOOSTER, Ohio - Processing and health problems associated with pathogenic organisms cost the food industry $8.5 billion a year. Candace Pollock Mo Saif, Sally Miller
03/06/2002 Ohio State Curriculum to Incorporate Animal Welfare Topics COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio State University educators believe stewardship of food animal production begins in the classroom, and they are taking a proactive approach to instill that responsibility in students. Candace Pollock Candace Pollock, James Kinder, Jeanne Osborne
03/06/2002 Extension Program to Broaden Knowledge of Geospatial Technology COLUMBUS, Ohio - From Lake Erie in northern Ohio to Appalachia in the south and farms, wetlands, forests and cities in between, Ohio boasts unique environments that offer the opportunity to use geospatial technology to effectively manage them. Candace Pollock Brian Slater, Nathan Watermeier
02/27/2002 Organic Grain Production an Appealing, Yet Challenging Farming Practice SPRINGFIELD, Ohio - Organic foods are becoming the fastest growing segment of the food industry, driven in large part by health-conscious consumers and a sense of environmental responsibility. Candace Pollock Deb Stinner
02/27/2002 Keep Stand Quality in Mind When Preparing for Planting Season COLUMBUS, Ohio - As corn growers ready for this year's growing season, establishing quality stands will no doubt be a key focus of their preparations. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
02/21/2002 More Efficient Beef Cattle Production, Marketing Eyed With Tagging Program WOOSTER, Ohio - Ohio beef cattle producers may soon be leaping into the age of technology with the help of a newly implemented electronic identification program. Candace Pollock Francis Fluharty
02/21/2002 Ag. Organization Looks to Strengthen Industry's Technology Future COLUMBUS, Ohio - As the adoption of technology into agricultural and natural resource environments grows, so does the importance for farmers and industry leaders to remain abreast of issues, new developments and research advances that may impact the way they do business. Candace Pollock Nathan Watermeier
02/21/2002 Evolving Precision Agriculture Technology Fattening Farmers' Wallets COLUMBUS, Ohio - The biggest driving force behind adopting precision agriculture technology is how quickly a farmer can recoup the investment costs of the equipment. Candace Pollock Matt Sullivan, Reza Ehsani
02/14/2002 Beef Cattle Shortcourse to Address Marketing, Management Issues BOWLING GREEN, Ohio - Staying abreast of cattle industry issues, from marketing opportunities to current feeding and management practices, is a key for producers to remain competitive and improve profitability. Candace Pollock Steve Boyles
02/12/2002 New Agricultural Organization Strives to Improve Working Relationships FINDLAY, Ohio - Agricultural employers seeking to improve their human resource management skills have assistance from a new organization. Candace Pollock Ron Overmyer
02/12/2002 Soybean Germplasm Lines Show Resistance to Insect Defoliation WOOSTER, Ohio - Two recently released soybean germplasm lines appear to resist defoliation against bean leaf beetle and western corn rootworm, insects that have been known to cause severe crop damage throughout the mid-west. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
02/12/2002 Organic Mulches May Boost Transition from Plowed Land to No-Till WOOSTER, Ohio - Farmers looking to convert their plowed land to no-till may be able to control disease pressure and improve soil fertility by spreading organic mulches such as animal manures and composts. Candace Pollock Warren Dick
02/05/2002 List of Herbicide-Resistant Weeds Keeps Growing COLUMBUS, Ohio - The war on weeds appears to be a never-ending battle. Candace Pollock Jeff Stachler
02/05/2002 Don't Let Slugs Rule the Roost in No-Till Fields WOOSTER, Ohio - In the battle against slugs, a sharp eye and savvy management tactics may mean the difference between a damaged crop and successful yields for no-till farmers. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
01/31/2002 Producer Certification First Step Toward Beef Industry Alliance COLUMBUS, Ohio - The ability for beef producers to exchange information, track the production of an animal and study marketing trends is the key to providing a product that not only satisfies consumers but is more profitable for the producer. Candace Pollock Amy Radunz
01/29/2002 OSU Extension Tax Management Factsheets Available FINDLAY, Ohio - Ohio State University Extension has made available several Farm Income Tax Management factsheets for producers and landowners who may need tax management tips. Candace Pollock Robert Fleming
01/29/2002 Insect's Sweet Tooth Troublesome for Fruit Growers WOOSTER, Ohio - It isn't enough that homeowners must battle to keep the multicolored Asian lady beetle out of their homes, now Ohio fruit growers must contend with another one of the insect's behavioral quirks: an insatiable appetite for sugar. Candace Pollock Joe Kovach
01/29/2002 Insect Pest Not So Pesky WOOSTER, Ohio - The strawberry bud weevil, an insect that feeds on strawberry plants, may not be as much of a concern as once originally thought. Candace Pollock Joe Kovach
01/23/2002 SARE Grant Applications Available Beginning in February COLUMBUS, Ohio - Farmers seeking to produce new crops, market agricultural projects or develop environmentally friendly, viable production systems are invited to apply for a grant that will afford them the opportunity to tackle such endeavors. Candace Pollock Mike Hogan
01/23/2002 Winter Wheat Acreage Down in Ohio WOOSTER, Ohio - Ohio's winter wheat acreage is down this year, an eight-percent drop compared to last year, according to the United States Department of Agriculture's Winter Wheat Seedings report. Candace Pollock Pat Lipps
01/23/2002 Nursery Production Technique Becoming a Growing Trend COLUMBUS, Ohio - A relatively new landscape and nursery stock production technique that combines conventional field and container practices is finding a successful niche in the industry. Candace Pollock Hannah Mathers
01/15/2002 Benefits of Organic Mulching Extend Below the Soil Surface WOOSTER, Ohio - The impact of organic mulches on soil nutrient content and plant health may extend deeper than just the topsoil. Candace Pollock Dan Herms
01/15/2002 Cost-Cutting, Environmentally-Sound Farming Practices Highlight Conference ADA, Ohio - Farmers looking to cut production costs while improving their environmental impact may find such opportunities through research information, management practices and technology updates being highlighted at the annual Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference, Feb. 25-26 at Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio. Candace Pollock Dave Jones, Randall Reeder
01/15/2002 Raspberry Production Increasing in Ohio PIKETON, Ohio - Raspberry production is on the rise in Ohio, according to a series of surveys conducted by Ohio State University and Ohio Agricultural Statistics Service researchers. Candace Pollock Sandy Kuhn
01/15/2002 Consumer Surveys Help Boost Taste Quality of Pasteurized Cider WOOSTER, Ohio - Which tastes better: pasteurized or fresh-pressed cider? According to a series of Ohio State University consumer surveys, it's a split decision. Candace Pollock Joe Scheerens
01/08/2002 Corn Rootworm Populations Decreasing in Ohio COLUMBUS, Ohio - Populations of western corn rootworm beetles in Ohio soybean fields were lower this year than in 2000, according to a recent Ohio State University Extension survey. Candace Pollock Bruce Eisley
01/08/2002 Swine Feed Additive A Major Focus at Pork Producer Programs COLUMBUS, Ohio - A swine feed additive that has been shown to increase growth rate, enhance feed efficiency and improve carcass characteristics will be a major topic of discussion at upcoming Ohio State University Extension pork producer programs. Candace Pollock Don Levis, Steve Moeller
01/08/2002 Shrub Rose Versatility Appealing to Flower-Lovers WOOSTER, Ohio - If you ask somebody to name their favorite flower, they will most likely tell you the rose. Candace Pollock Gary Anderson