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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
02/27/2012 MEDIA ADVISORY: Norovirus Experts Available to Discuss Recent Outbreaks WOOSTER, Ohio -- Two recent outbreaks of norovirus in Granville in central Ohio -- on top of other outbreaks across the country -- have Ohio State University food safety experts warning people to take precautions to prevent the spread of the foodborne illness. Martha Filipic Qiuhong Wang, Linda Saif
02/14/2012 Cover Crops Boost Soil Health, Nutrients, Earthworms and Lower Costs PIKETON, Ohio – Ohio farmers looking to improve the overall health of their soil should consider planting oilseed radish, cereal rye, cowpea or Austrian winter pea as a cover crop, which can improve soil health and save money, says a soil scientist at the Ohio State University South Centers in Piketon.” Tracy Turner Rafiq Islam
05/26/2010 Cover Crops Can Serve Corn Nitrogen Needs in Continous No-Till PIKETON, Ohio – Cover crops incorporated into a continuous no-till field crop rotation can produce enough nitrogen to complement, or in some cases, replace corn nitrogen fertilizer applications, according to long-term Ohio State University Extension research. Candace Pollock Rafiq Islam
10/07/2002 Spicing Up Ohio's Veggie Market With Exotic Crops PIKETON, Ohio - Looking to grow and market something different than tomatoes, cucumbers or peppers? How does amaranth, jute, Alaskan yard-long beans or malabar spinach grab you? Candace Pollock Rafiq Islam
07/14/2005 Vinegar Makes Good Organic Herbicide PIKETON, Ohio — A common food product, famous for its smorgasbord of uses in everything from the home to health to lawn care, has been found to be an effective herbicide in vegetable and high-value fruit production. Candace Pollock Rafiq Islam
05/14/2007 Worried About Fuel Prices? Grow Cover Crops for Fertilizer Needs PIKETON, Ohio -- Cover crops, if planted at the right time and used with the proper crop rotation, can be biomass workhorses. Candace Pollock Rafiq Islam
05/26/2010 Cover Crops Can Serve Corn Nitrogen Needs in Continous No-Till PIKETON, Ohio – Cover crops incorporated into a continuous no-till field crop rotation can produce enough nitrogen to complement, or in some cases, replace corn nitrogen fertilizer applications, according to long-term Ohio State University Extension research. Candace Pollock Rafiq Islam
07/01/2002 Ginseng May Be a Lucrative Specialty Crop PIKETON, Ohio - A group of tiny plants, no more than an inch in height, inconspicuously grow in a wooded area on the grounds of Ohio State University's South Centers at Piketon. Candace Pollock Rafiq Islam, Shawn Wright
07/01/2002 New Test Simplifies Soil Quality Assessment PIKETON, Ohio - Assessing soil organic matter for overall soil quality can now be done in an agricultural field, a greenhouse and even a homeowner's backyard garden. Candace Pollock Rafiq Islam, Shawn Wright
10/30/2006 Fall Soil Compaction Could Spell Spring Planting Problems COLUMBUS, Ohio -- As Ohio farmers harvest their corn and soybeans during what is turning out to be the wettest fall in at least three years, they are being encouraged to keep in mind the one thing that could negatively impact next year's crops: soil compaction. Candace Pollock Randall Reeder
01/10/2008 Conference Covers Breadth of Conservation Tillage Topics ADA, Ohio -- From nutrient management to cover crops, nearly 65 presentations related to conservation tillage crop production will be offered during this year's Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference. Candace Pollock Randall Reeder
02/01/2006 Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference Boasts New Sessions ADA, Ohio -- Manure management -- from application techniques to environmental impacts to recycling manure nutrients -- will be a new feature of the Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference, being held Feb. 23-24 at Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio. Candace Pollock Randall Reeder
02/23/2012 Conference Offers Training for Crop Advisers and Farmers ADA, Ohio -- Farmers and certified crop advisers who attend Ohio State University's Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference this year will have several opportunities to hear from nationally known experts in the field of soil conservation, nutrient management and water quality. Tracy Turner Randall Reeder
12/17/2009 Soybean School New Addition to 2010 Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference ADA, Ohio – An in-depth track on the ins and outs of soybean production – from weed and disease management to production techniques to maximizing yields and profits – will be the newest addition to the 2010 Ohio State University Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference. Candace Pollock Randall Reeder
11/25/2008 Learn How to Maximize Yields at Ohio No-Till Conference PLAIN CITY, Ohio -- Optimum yields and maximum profits of no-till corn start at planting. Attendees to Ohio's No-Till Conference Dec. 9 will learn what is required to improve seed placement and plant stands with the proper adjustments of farm equipment. Candace Pollock Randall Reeder
03/31/2008 Tilling the Soil? Vertical Tillage Offers the Most Benefits COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Farmers may practice tillage to break up compacted soil, aid in seed germination and control weeds, but how the soil is tilled has the most impact on crop productivity. Candace Pollock Randall Reeder
02/02/2006 Slice Your On-Farm Fuel Bill with These Simple Tips COLUMBUS, Ohio -- With diesel prices on the rise -- up nearly 50 cents from this time last year and a dollar higher than in 2004 -- a little bit of savings can go a long way when it comes to taking steps to conserve fuel on the farm. Candace Pollock Randall Reeder
11/23/2010 Refine Your Ag Production Techniques/Boost Yields at Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference ADA, Ohio – Corn University and Soybean School will once again headline sessions of conservation tillage topics at the 2011 Ohio State University Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference. Candace Pollock Randall Reeder
03/26/2002 Deep Tillage May Be of Value in Ohio COLUMBUS, Ohio - Deep tillage, also known as subsoiling, may be beneficial in alleviating soil compaction and improving crop yields. Candace Pollock Randall Reeder
03/19/2010 Use Equipment/Technology to Manage Risk COLUMBUS, Ohio – For farmers looking to manage weather-related economic risks, equipment and technology are their best friends. Candace Pollock Randall Reeder
11/15/2005 Ohio No-Till Conference Focuses on Fertility, Soil Management PLAIN CITY, Ohio -- Fertility and soil management topics highlight the annual Ohio No-Till Conference, being held Dec. 6 at Der Dutchman Restaurant in Plain City, Ohio. Candace Pollock Randall Reeder
03/12/2007 Strip Tillage an Option for No-Till Farmers with Continuous Corn COLUMBUS, Ohio -- No-till farmers looking to plant corn after corn this growing season have the option of practicing strip tillage to maintain soil conservation benefits while reducing production issues associated with no-till monoculture crop systems. Candace Pollock Randall Reeder
03/05/2009 CTTC Record Crowd Looking to Conservation Practices for On-Farm Savings COLUMBUS, Ohio -- With rising crop input costs affecting the production bottom line, more farmers are recognizing the economic value and environmental benefits of conservation tillage practices. Candace Pollock Randall Reeder
01/14/2010 A Little Something for Everyone in Ag at Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference ADA, Ohio – Nearly 70 field crop production sessions ranging from biofuels to nutrient management to precision agriculture will dominate Ohio State University's Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference in February. Candace Pollock Randall Reeder
03/15/2007 Options Limited to Rectify Compacted Fields This Spring COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio corn growers who were unable to perform tillage operations last fall due to record-setting soggy conditions may be facing compaction issues, and depending on spring weather, have limited options to prepare for planting. Candace Pollock Randall Reeder
05/29/2002 Wet Spring Ideal to Practice Controlled Traffic COLUMBUS, Ohio - Practicing controlled traffic may afford growers a planting advantage at a time when wet conditions are keeping most farmers out of their fields. Candace Pollock Randall Reeder
06/11/2008 No-Till Integral in Ethanol-Based Corn Production COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ethanol-based corn may be getting a bum rap, in light of the growing global food crisis, but the biofuel does have value, especially when produced using the right agricultural technique. Candace Pollock Randall Reeder
12/12/2008 Variable Rate Application May Save Money, Boost Yields; Learn More at National No-Till Conference COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Using variable rate fertilizer application in no-till cornfields may save growers money, as well as potentially boost yields. Ohio State University researchers will educate attendees of the National No-Till Conference how to use the precision agriculture technology to minimize costs and maximize profits. Candace Pollock Randall Reeder
12/16/2008 Tips to Save on Heating Costs This Winter COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Saving money on winter heating costs is always desirable, but may especially be important this season as homeowners continue to struggle through an economic recession. Candace Pollock Randall Reeder

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