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08/08/2001 GPS Guidance System May Replace Industry Standard LONDON, Ohio -- The industry standard of using foam markers to accurately apply fertilizers and chemicals in the field is taking a back seat to GPS technology. Candace Pollock Matt Sullivan
08/08/2001 New Precision Agriculture Device Provides Clues to Crop Health LONDON, Ohio -- Growers may be able to determine the overall health of their crop by measuring plant growth rate throughout the season. Candace Pollock Reza Ehsani
08/08/2001 Ample Profitable Crop Enterprises Exist for Ohio Growers LONDON, Ohio -- From traditional field crops to specialty fruits and vegetables, ample economic opportunities abound for Ohio growers looking to grow something different or who just want a supplemental income. Candace Pollock Robert Moore
08/07/2001 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Grazing cattle (for the week of Aug. 19, 2001) Dear Twig: The other day I went by a pasture and all of the cattle were grazing in the same direction. Do they do this all the time? Why do they do it? Kurt Knebusch Steve Loerch
08/07/2001 Dormant Turfgrass Still Needs a Little 'TLC' CINCINNATI, Ohio - Turfgrasses throughout many parts of Ohio, especially in the north and northeast, are turning brown to counteract the stresses associated with lack of sufficient rainfall and hot weather. Candace Pollock Joe Boggs
08/07/2001 Researchers Screening Soybean Lines for Virus Resistance WOOSTER, Ohio - Ohio State University and U.S. Department of Agriculture researchers are screening a variety of soybean lines in the hope at least one will show resistance to a soybean virus relatively new to Ohio. Candace Pollock Anne Dorrance, Peg Redinbaugh
08/07/2001 Common Ohio Insect Identified as Vector of Emerging Corn Virus WOOSTER, Ohio - The black-faced leafhopper, an insect found in Ohio, has been identified as the vector of an emerging corn virus. Candace Pollock Peg Redinbaugh
08/07/2001 Ohio Experiencing Population Explosion of Red Admiral Butterflies COLUMBUS, Ohio - State lepidopterists are seeing a population explosion of red admirals, the first time in 15 years the butterflies have been so widespread. Candace Pollock Barb Bloetscher
07/24/2001 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Alpacas (for the week of Aug. 12, 2001) Dear Twig: There’s a farm near my home that must have a hundred alpacas. What can you tell me about them? Kurt Knebusch Bill Shulaw
07/24/2001 Asian Soybean Finding New Home in Ohio's Specialty Crop Market WOOSTER, Ohio - Ohio State University researchers are hoping to turn the soybean into a vegetable crop. Candace Pollock Sally Miller, Ron Fioritto
07/24/2001 Little-Known Virus May Cause Problems for Soybean Growers WOOSTER, Ohio - Ohio soybean growers are getting a double whammy this season. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
07/24/2001 ODA Eases Import Restrictions on Bovine TB COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio Department of Agriculture is easing the restrictions on bovine tuberculosis requirements for imported cattle herds. Candace Pollock Bill Shulaw, Lee McPhail
07/17/2001 Third Annual Night Insect Walk Scheduled for July 21 WOOSTER, Ohio - Children who enjoy creeping, crawling animals and insects that buzz in the night will have the opportunity to get their fill during the 3rd annual Night Insect Walk being held on the grounds of the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center on July 21. Candace Pollock Brian Kunkel
07/17/2001 Poisonous Carrot Family Plants Can Be Confused For Nontoxic Members COLUMBUS, Ohio – The carrot family, which boasts a variety of familiar edibles such as parsley, celery, carrots, anise, fennel, and cilantro, also contains two highly poisonous plants that many people confuse for their nontoxic counterparts. Candace Pollock Martin Quigley
07/17/2001 New Insect Attacking Soybean Fields WOOSTER, Ohio - A new insect that attacks soybean plants is keeping both researchers and growers throughout the Midwest on guard this season. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
07/11/2001 Fungus May Help Control Tick Populations COLUMBUS, Ohio - A naturally occurring fungus used as a biopesticide may have some application in controlling tick populations. Candace Pollock Glen Needham, Ken Cradock
07/11/2001 Keep an Eye Out for Ticks, OSU Researcher Recommends COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio State University acarologist Glen Needham and graduate student Ken Cradock make their way through tall grass, weeds and underbrush at Alum Creek, just north of Columbus. The researchers are hunting for an arachnid that causes more health concerns than the mosquito or the common cockroach. Candace Pollock Glen Needham
07/11/2001 New Soybean Varieties Show Resistance to Root Rot WOOSTER, Ohio - Ohio State University researchers have identified new soybean varieties that exhibit both partial and complete resistance to Phytophthora sojae, a pathogen responsible for severe production losses. Candace Pollock Anne Dorrance
07/11/2001 Black Raspberries Top Growers List in Survey PIKETON, Ohio - Black raspberry varieties are the number one raspberries being grown in Ohio, according to a pre-season survey by Ohio State University researchers. Candace Pollock Sandy Kuhn
06/27/2001 Learn Your Bugs: Beneficial Insects Can Help Control Garden Pests COLUMBUS, Ohio - Garden lovers looking for a more natural way to control ornamental pests other than using insecticides may have to look no farther than their own backyard. Candace Pollock Barb Bloetscher
06/27/2001 Herbicide-Treated Mulches May Provide Good Weed Control COLUMBUS, Ohio - Mulches pre-treated with herbicides may provide a new, better way to control weeds in nurseries. Candace Pollock Hannah Mathers
06/27/2001 Southern Ohio Farmers Harvesting Sweet Corn Early MARIETTA, Ohio - Sweet corn production in southern Ohio is early this year, about 10 days ahead of schedule and two to three weeks earlier than the rest of the state. Candace Pollock Eric Barrett
06/22/2001 Biosecurity Fact Sheets Available on OSU Internet Site Foot-and-mouth disease may be shrinking from the media spotlight, but Ohio State University animal health specialists stress the importance of maintaining biosecurity measures that not only keep the disease in check, but also help control other animal ailments. Candace Pollock Bill Shulaw, Gary Bowman
06/20/2001 Water Gardening, Rediscovering an Ancient Hobby WOOSTER, Ohio - Ancient Egyptians living along the Nile were lulled by the beauty and tranquility of water gardens, areas of water specifically designed to hold plants. Times may have changed, but the importance of water in the garden remains. From fountains to reflecting pools, water is used as a focus of relaxation and as a natural element to support plants and attract wildlife. Candace Pollock Dale Bradshaw
06/12/2001 OSU Extension to Hold Sweet Corn Tour VANDALIA, Ohio - Vegetable growers seeking information on various field crop insects, weeds, diseases, animal control and production practices can attend the first annual Ohio State University Extension Sweet Corn Tour. Candace Pollock Jim Jasinksi
06/12/2001 Marysville Gardens Featured in OSU Extension Event MARYSVILLE, Ohio - Seven Union County gardens will be highlighted on the Ohio State University Extension Union County Master Gardeners fifth annual Union County Tour of Gardens. Candace Pollock Laura McConnell
06/12/2001 OARDC Site of Tree Climbing Event WOOSTER, Ohio - The Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center campus will be the site of a tree climbing competition on June 16. Candace Pollock Alan Klonowski, Ken Cochran
06/12/2001 Yellow Raspberries, Unique and Easy to Grow, Becoming Popular COLUMBUS, Ohio - Looking for a little variety in your red and black raspberry production? Try growing a yellow cultivar. Candace Pollock Dick Funt
06/12/2001 OSU Researcher Giving Turkeys a Stronger Leg to Stand On COLUMBUS, Ohio - A model developed to measure bone strength in poultry may help farmers choose breeds that meet market demand for meaty birds while eradicating bone deformities associated with rapid weight gain. Candace Pollock Alfred Soboyejo
06/06/2001 New Nutrition, Food Safety Institute to be Developed at OSU COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio State University researchers are joining forces to create a one-of-a-kind research institute addressing nutrition and food safety from the farm to the plate. Candace Pollock Ahmed Yousef, Tammy Bray