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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
10/17/2007 Learn the Latest on Emerald Ash Borer Research Nov. 7 in Waldo (Marion Co.) WALDO, Ohio — Join Ohio and Michigan experts as they present the latest findings on the emerald ash borer (EAB), Wednesday, Nov. 7, in the town of Waldo, between Marion and Delaware, Ohio. Mauricio Espinoza Amy Stone
10/03/2008 Storm Cleanup Good Opportunity to Check for Emerald Ash Borer COLUMBUS, Ohio€ Ongoing cleanup of tree debris following the September windstorm that swept through Ohio can be a good opportunity for property owners and arborists to check ash trees for possible signs of emerald ash borer (EAB). Mauricio Espinoza Amy Stone
05/22/2012 Remember the Borer: EAB Awareness Week Returns May 20-26 COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Emerald ash borer (EAB), the invasive insect that kills ash trees, continues to spread throughout the state. EAB Awareness Week, May 20-26, is the perfect opportunity to remind Ohioans of this pest's impact and their role in helping to limit its spread. Mauricio Espinoza Amy Stone
03/26/2009 Wood Pallet Makers and Users: Attend ISPM 15 Standards Workshops April and May in Ohio COLUMBUS, Ohio — To help pallet makers and importers and exporters that use wood materials for shipping better understand the International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPM 15), Ohio State University Extension will be hosting three educational workshops April 30 in Dayton, May 4 in Chillicothe, and May 5 in Sugarcreek. Mauricio Espinoza Amy Stone
03/15/2011 Firewood Quarantine Still in Place in Ohio Despite Ash Borer Regulation Changes COLUMBUS, Ohio -- When the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) expanded its emerald ash borer (EAB) quarantine last September to include all of Ohio’s 88 counties, the movement of ash tree materials and hardwood firewood within the state apparently was no longer regulated -- since the quarantine made it illegal for people to move those materials from a quarantined county into a non-quarantined county. Mauricio Espinoza Amy Stone
01/03/2011 Learn About Emerald Ash Borer Online, for Free — First Webinar on Woodland Management is Jan. 6 COLUMBUS, Ohio — Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) University is back this semester, allowing anyone with broadband Internet access to learn about this destructive pest of ash trees as well as other exotic insects and diseases threatening North America’s urban and rural forests. And did we mention it’s free? Mauricio Espinoza Amy Stone
05/29/2009 Ohio State Team Takes 'Buzz Lightyear' Snack Idea to Anaheim COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Five Ohio State University graduate students are heading to Anaheim, Calif., June 6-9, hoping their concept of a "Buzz Lightyear Star Command Snack" will open doors for them in the magical kingdom of food science. Martha Filipic Andrew Wassinger
08/05/2009 Twitter Turns Idea into Fun Project for OSU Extension Educator VAN WERT, Ohio – An Ohio State University Extension educator is getting a taste of the value of social media. Candace Pollock Andy Kleinschmidt
07/16/2009 Emerging Pest Gaining Foothold in Ohio WOOSTER, Ohio – An emerging corn pest, first found in Ohio in 2006, continues to increase in numbers, and Ohio State University Extension entomologists are striving to educate farmers on identification and management before it causes any significant damage. Candace Pollock Andy Michel
05/10/2010 Western Bean Cutworm Monitored in Ohio Again This Year WOOSTER, Ohio – Ohio State University Extension entomologists will once again trap for the Western bean cutworm, a common pest of Western corn-producing states rapidly expanding eastward and finding a niche throughout the Midwest. Candace Pollock Andy Michel
11/16/2010 No Economic Damage on Ohio Corn Despite Increasing Numbers of Western Bean Cutworm WOOSTER, Ohio – A staggering number of Western bean cutworm moths were trapped in Ohio corn fields this year compared to previous years, however, economic damage has yet to be recorded. Candace Pollock Andy Michel
07/26/2010 Western Bean Cutworm Egg Masses and Larvae Found in Ohio WOOSTER, Ohio – For the first time since the trapping of Western bean cutworm moths in corn began in 2006, Ohio State University research entomologists have identified egg masses and larvae. The find reveals that populations continue to increase and that growers will need to monitor the pest in the future. Candace Pollock Andy Michel
01/06/2010 OSU Entomologists Studying the Damaging Impacts of Common Buckthorn WOOSTER, Ohio – An exotic invasive shrub, introduced in the 1800s as a garden plant, is being studied to demonstrate how its presence has a cascading damaging effect on natural flora and fauna, agriculture and public health. Candace Pollock Andy Michel, Mary Gardiner
06/28/2011 Success Uncorked for Ohio’s Wine Industry: Double the Wineries, 4K Jobs, $580M Economic Impact WOOSTER, Ohio -- Andy Troutman sees the good in a bottle of wine from Ohio. It comes in part from his alma mater, Ohio State University. And it has to do with not just taste but jobs and Ohio’s economy. Kurt Knebusch Andy Troutman, Imed Dami, Greg Johns
09/06/2006 Media Advisory: Call Before You Cut Campaign at FSR LONDON, Ohio -- The Ohio Division of Forestry, along with Ohio State University Extension and Rural Action, will be holding a media event on the "Call Before You Cut" Campaign at Farm Science Review. Candace Pollock Andy Ware
08/06/2003 OARDC Develops Excellent Internship Opportunities WOOSTER, Ohio -- The Ohio Agricultural and Research Development Center (OARDC) offers students a wide variety of internship opportunities. Caitlin McHugh Ann Dorrance
10/14/2010 Variable SCN Counts May Change the Way Farmers Sample Fields WOOSTER, Ohio – It's that time of year to sample fields for soybean cyst nematode, and new Ohio State University research is indicating that soybean producers may need to double up their efforts to analyze soil for eggs. Candace Pollock Anne Dorrance
03/03/2011 Online Watershed Academy Begins March 28 COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A broad range of professionals and community volunteers are involved in watershed planning and management in Ohio. Those who want to take a leadership role will want to enroll in the 2011 Ohio Watershed Academy, offered by Ohio State University Extension March 28 to May 31. Martha Filipic Anne Baird, Joe Bonnell
08/02/2012 Register Now for New Environmental Leaders Institute COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A series of workshops from September to January is geared to help environmental professionals address complex issues and work collaboratively with fellow professionals across private, nonprofit and government sectors. Martha Filipic Anne Baird, Joe Bonnell
06/25/2007 Frogeye, Not Rust, Found in Ohio Soybean Sentinel Plots WOOSTER, Ohio -- Ohio State University's soybean sentinel plot program, established in 2005 to track soybean rust (still a no-show in Ohio), is fulfilling its purpose as the first line of defense against more immediate, threatening diseases. One of those is frogeye leaf spot. Candace Pollock Anne Dorrance
02/08/2005 Soybean Rust Next to Impossible to Predict WOOSTER, Ohio — With soybean rust now confirmed in eight southern states, the question on most minds is will the disease strike Ohio, and if so, when? Candace Pollock Anne Dorrance
04/08/2008 Managing Soybean Seed Supply When Quality Comes into Question WOOSTER, Ohio -- Ohio soybean growers, their sights set on increasing soybean acreage this year, may face crop production challenges due to less than optimum seed quality. Candace Pollock Anne Dorrance
05/29/2002 Choose Fields Wisely If Switching to Soybeans WOOSTER, Ohio - Growers contemplating switching their acreage from corn to soybeans should carefully choose which fields to make the transition. Candace Pollock Anne Dorrance
05/27/2010 Scout Soybean Fields for Water-Borne Diseases WOOSTER, Ohio – Ohio soybean growers should be keeping an eye on their crop for water-borne diseases that may have cropped up during the recent heavy rains. Candace Pollock Anne Dorrance
11/17/2011 Kudzu Presents Problems, Not Yet Running Rampant in the North WOOSTER, Ohio – An invasive species synonymous with the South has taken root in the Eastern Corn Belt, but according to Ohio State University Extension field crop pathologist Anne Dorrance, it doesn’t yet present quite the headaches for farmers above the Mason-Dixon Line as it has below. Andy Vance Anne Dorrance
05/22/2006 Soybean Rust Predicted to Hit Ohio, But When? WOOSTER, Ohio -- Ohio growers are likely to see soybean rust this year, says an Ohio State University Extension and research plant pathologist. But the question remains whether the disease will show up early enough to have any impact on the crop. Candace Pollock Anne Dorrance
10/09/2009 Phomopsis Seed Rot Showing Up in Ohio Soybeans WOOSTER, Ohio – Phomopsis seed decay is now showing up in some soybean fields in Ohio. The disease, which causes cracked, shriveled, moldy seed, impacts yield and reduces seed quality and grade. Candace Pollock Anne Dorrance
02/17/2006 Soybean Rust Sentinel Plots to Continue in 2006 WOOSTER, Ohio -- Sentinel plots, established throughout the country last year as the first line of defense against soybean rust, will again be a part of the plan to monitor the disease this growing season. Candace Pollock Anne Dorrance
08/18/2005 No Soybean Rust? Tuck Fungicides Away for Winter WOOSTER, Ohio — With the need to treat soybean rust now highly unlikely this growing season, the next step for Ohio farmers is to just tuck their fungicides away this winter. Candace Pollock Anne Dorrance

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