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01/03/2002 Food-Borne Pathogens May Be Controlled Through Manure Management WOOSTER, Ohio - The effects of nutrition and waste management on microbial pathogens found in manure may help to control their spread from the environment to humans. Candace Pollock Mo Saif, Qijing Zhang
01/03/2002 Evaluate Numerous Sources When Choosing Corn Hybrids COLUMBUS, Ohio - Farmers should evaluate corn performance data from as many locations as possible when choosing hybrids to plant next season. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
12/19/2001 Herbicide-Treated Mulches Effective Method of Weed Control COLUMBUS, Ohio - Mulches pre-treated with herbicides have been found to be an effective method of weed control on ornamental plants grown in nursery or landscape settings. Candace Pollock Hannah Mathers
12/19/2001 Chow Line: Washing hands can make you feel good (for 1/6/02) How can I convince my teenager to wash his hands before he eats? Martha Filipic Lydia Medeiros
12/18/2001 OSU Extension to Hold Scrapie Eradication Programs COLUMBUS, Ohio - Producers who have questions or concerns regarding the United States Department of Agriculture's new regulations for sheep and goat identification will have the opportunity to attend one of seven Ohio State University Extension/USDA-sponsored programs in January and February. Candace Pollock Bill Shulaw
12/10/2001 Soybeans Shine Amid A Questionable Season COLUMBUS, Ohio - Despite variable growing conditions across the state, this season's soybean crop produced better-than-expected yields. Candace Pollock Jim Beuerlein
12/10/2001 Soybean Performance Trials Help Farmers Choose Productive Varieties COLUMBUS, Ohio - Soybean diseases, such as Phytophthora root rot and Sclerotinia white mold, are the biggest limiting factors when it comes to producing a good crop. Candace Pollock Jim Beuerlein
12/10/2001 Fields Should Be Tested For Soybean Cyst Nematode COLUMBUS, Ohio - Soybean growers should be testing soil samples to determine the presence of soybean cyst nematode, a small round worm that can cause severe yield losses. Candace Pollock Mac Riedel
12/10/2001 Gypsy Moth Populations Increasing in Ohio WOOSTER, Ohio - More than 42,000 acres of Ohio's forests were defoliated by the gypsy moth in 2001, nearly twice the amount of damage that occurred in 2000, according to Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) statistics. Candace Pollock Dan Herms
12/03/2001 Ohio's Wheat Struggling Under Wet Weather, Diseases WOOSTER, Ohio - Prolonged heavy rains during winter wheat planting have resulted in severe stand establishment problems throughout parts of Ohio, which may affect overall yields come next season's harvest. Candace Pollock Pat Lipps
12/03/2001 Temperatures Key to Increasing Floriculture Diversity COLUMBUS, Ohio - Cool temperature treatments may be the key to the successful greenhouse production of osteospermums, native South African wild daisies that are gaining popularity in the United States as ornamental plants. Candace Pollock Jim Metzger
11/28/2001 Internationally Known Economist to Feature Ag Investing Tips at OSU Extension Seminar FINDLAY, Ohio - Farmers, agribusinesses, suppliers or other professionals in agriculture will have the opportunity to learn the tools and rules for investing in the industry from an internationally known economist at an Ohio State University Extension-sponsored seminar. Candace Pollock Gary Wilson
11/27/2001 Ohio Dairy Producers Could Earn More for Milk Under Proposed Price Change COLUMBUS, Ohio - A U.S. Department of Agriculture proposal to adjust the pricing rule for calculating butter and cheese may be beneficial for Ohio dairy producers. Candace Pollock Cameron Thraen
11/27/2001 OSU Extension to Hold Vegetable School MARIETTA, Ohio - Vegetable farmers can earn pesticide credits and get a leg up on the competition for the 2002 growing season through a program offered by Ohio State University Extension. Candace Pollock Eric Barrett
11/27/2001 OSU Extension to Sponsor Direct Marketing Conference Trip MARIETTA, Ohio - Direct marketing is gaining popularity across North America, both from farmers to increase profitability and from consumers who want to receive fresh, local products. Candace Pollock Eric Barrett
11/15/2001 Disease-Resistant Genes in Soybean Cultivars Losing Effectiveness Against Root Rot WOOSTER, Ohio - A disease responsible for severe soybean production losses is adapting to soybean cultivars planted in Ohio fields. Candace Pollock Anne Dorrance
11/15/2001 An Animal Disease Found in Sheep May Have Ties to a Human Intestinal Illness 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
11/13/2001 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
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
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
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
10/30/2001 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
10/23/2001 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

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