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10/23/2001 Dry Conditions, Not Diseases, Affecting This Year's Soybean Yields WOOSTER, Ohio - Environmental stresses, rather than disease pressure, may be the cause of below-average soybean yields throughout some parts of Ohio this season. Candace Pollock Anne Dorrance, Ron Hammond
10/18/2001 Sweet Corn Production and Management Focus of Ohio State Extension Program PIKETON -- Growers interested in getting the skinny on sweet corn production --from selecting BT varieties to managing insects to effectively marketing the crop -- will have the opportunity to attend a Sweet Corn School to be held on Nov. 16. Candace Pollock Mary Donnell
10/17/2001 Farmers Shouldn't Delay in Planting Wheat WOOSTER, Ohio - A late soybean harvest in some parts of Ohio has delayed winter wheat planting, causing concern that farmers may have difficulty in establishing a good crop if planting occurs too far beyond the Hessian fly-free date. Candace Pollock Pat Lipps
10/17/2001 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Apple or crabapple? (for the week of Oct. 28, 2001) Dear Twig: What's the difference between an apple and a crabapple? Kurt Knebusch Ken Cochran
10/16/2001 Anti-crop bioterrorism: Ohio State expert says be aware, not alarmed WOOSTER, Ohio -- Anti-crop bioterrorism is a threat to the United States but not a “gigantic” one, said Larry Madden, an Ohio State University plant-disease specialist. Still, Madden and other U.S. scientists are concerned enough about the risk to be developing ways to respond to attacks and have been doing so for several years. Kurt Knebusch Larry Madden
10/09/2001 OARDC Event Focuses on the Edible Garden WOOSTER, Ohio -- Innovative horticulture designs, such as the "edible landscape", are breaking the bonds of traditional planting principles. Candace Pollock Martin Quigley
10/09/2001 Variety of GMO Tests are Available to Farmers COLUMBUS, Ohio - Farmers who grow non-GMO (genetically modified organism) crops for specialty markets can utilize a variety of tests that determine whether or not their crop is truly GMO-free. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
10/08/2001 Kingsville branch serves grapes and a growing industry KINGSVILLE, Ohio -- There’s more than one way to eat a Concord grape. You can suck out the juice, chew up the pulp, then spit out what’s left of the pulp, seeds and skin. Or, simply, you can wolf it down whole. Children discover these methods and more at the Grape Research Branch in Ashtabula County. The 25-acre facility, an outlying branch of Ohio State University’s Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, hosts an estimated 600 visitors a year, most of them students. Kurt Knebusch Greg Johns
10/05/2001 Agribusinesses, Farmers Urged to Enforce Security Measures COLUMBUS, Ohio - Farmers, product dealers and equipment manufacturers are recommended to take necessary security measures regarding manufacturing, storing, marketing, transporting and utilizing agricultural machinery and chemicals in light of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Candace Pollock Joanne Kick-Raack
10/02/2001 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Osage orange trees (for the week of Oct. 14, 2001) Dear Twig: What are hedge apples? My father points them out to me when we’re driving in the country. Kurt Knebusch Ken Cochran
10/02/2001 Asian Ladybeetle Infestations May Be Severe This Season WOOSTER, Ohio - Images of insects swarming upon a residential neighborhood is the stuff science fiction movies are made of. Candace Pollock Joe Kovach
10/02/2001 Precision Agriculture Not Just for Conventional Farming COLUMBUS, Ohio - Precision agriculture techniques, generally applied to field crops such as corn and soybeans, are being used to improve production of high value commodity crops. Candace Pollock Matt Sullivan, Reza Ehsani
09/24/2001 Seed Vigor Test Refined to Measure Additional Plant Varieties COLUMBUS, Ohio - An automated image scanning system developed to assess overall seed vigor of lettuce has been refined to measure half of all seedling plant varieties that exist and is nearly 80 percent accurate. Candace Pollock Mark Bennett, Miller McDonald
09/20/2001 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Pygmy goats (for the week of Oct. 7, 2001) Dear Twig: I saw some tiny goats at the zoo. They looked like they were full-grown, not babies. What were they? Kurt Knebusch Steve Loerch
09/18/2001 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Organic farming (for the week of Sept. 30, 2001) Dear Twig: What’s organic farming? Kurt Knebusch Steve Sears
09/17/2001 Alternative Farming Opportunities Focus of Field Day AUGUSTA, Ohio - Dogs, which have long been used to guard and herd livestock, are taking a back seat to a rather unusual, exotic animal. Candace Pollock Mike Hogan
09/17/2001 Pumpkin Diseases Severe This Year COLUMBUS, Ohio - It may be slim pickings for customers looking for a pumpkin to carve for Halloween this year. Candace Pollock Mac Riedel
09/12/2001 Ohio Corn Growers Facing Stalk Quality Issues WOOSTER, Ohio - Severe stalk rot from anthracnose, a corn residue-borne disease, is creating the potential for stalk lodging throughout Ohio cornfields. Candace Pollock Pat Lipps
09/12/2001 Best Time to Harvest Corn a Guessing Game COLUMBUS, Ohio - From too much rain to not enough, to threatening diseases, uneven fields and early season cold injury, the performance of Ohio's corn crop has remained an uncertainty for growers all season. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
09/06/2001 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Draft horses (for the week of 9-16-01) Dear Twig: Tell me about draft horses. I saw some at our county fair. They were huge! Kurt Knebusch Karen Wimbush
08/29/2001 Ornamental Plant Disease New to Ohio Poses Threat to Daylilies COLUMBUS, Ohio - An ornamental plant disease, first diagnosed in Ohio last month, can pose a serious threat to daylilies. Candace Pollock Steve Nameth
08/29/2001 Managing Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle Focus of OSU-Hosted Meetings WOOSTER, Ohio - Ohio State University entomologists are trying to find out what makes the multicolored Asian lady beetle tick. Candace Pollock Joe Kovach
08/29/2001 Seed Vigor Assessment Quicker, More Accurate with New System COLUMBUS, Ohio - A new system that assesses seed vigor may improve the way seed companies evaluate overall seed quality and growth performance. Candace Pollock Mark Bennett, Miller McDonald
08/29/2001 Farm Equipment Lighting Law to be Discussed at OSU Field Day THORNVILLE, Ohio - New farm equipment lighting requirements will take effect in Ohio Oct. 1. Candace Pollock Jeff McCutcheon
08/21/2001 Success With New Commodities Promising for Ohio Farmers PIKETON, Ohio - Several specialty crops being studied by Ohio State University researchers may prove to be promising new commodities for Ohio farmers. Candace Pollock Matt Kleinhenz, Myranda Fout
08/20/2001 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Large round bales (for the week of Sept. 9, 2001) Dear Twig: What are those big, round things I see in farmers’ fields? They look like bales of hay. Kurt Knebusch Bill Weiss
08/15/2001 Garden Open House Features New Plants/Landscape Techniques LONDON, Ohio - From deer-resistant landscaping to an area featuring five methods of growing tomatoes, several new additions are being featured at Utzinger Memorial Garden, located at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center near London. Candace Pollock Marianne Riofrio
08/15/2001 Protein May Hold Key for Vaccine Development of Pathogen WOOSTER, Ohio - Ohio State University researchers are hoping that a protein in a food-borne pathogen may lead to vaccine development in its common host - chickens. Candace Pollock Qijing Zhang
08/15/2001 Wide Variety of Lettuces Can Be Grown in Ohio WOOSTER, Ohio - There's more to lettuce than what's found in your local grocery store. Candace Pollock Matt Kleinhenz
08/15/2001 Strawberry Production Technique May Save Growers Time and Money HILLSBORO, Ohio - A strawberry production technique, new to Ohio, may prove to be an efficient, money-saving practice for growers. Candace Pollock Brad Bergefurd