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02/18/2008 On-Farm Savings Not Hard to Come By, If You Know Where to Look COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Farmers don't have to wait for "green" technologies or other advanced energy conservation techniques to conserve fuel and save money on their farm. Candace Pollock Randall Reeder
10/08/2007 Looking Back on Four Decades of No-Till Research PLAIN CITY, Ohio -- Forty-six years ago, in small corn/soybean plots at Ohio State University's Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, no-till research was born. Candace Pollock Randall Reeder
10/05/2010 Try Cover Crops This Fall to Alleviate Compacted Soils COLUMBUS, Ohio – With harvest already out of the way for some Ohio corn and soybean producers, there may be ample time this fall to repair compaction-damaged fields. Candace Pollock Randall Reeder
12/07/2006 No-Till, Controlled Traffic: A Winning Combo for Harvest Woes COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The most ideal solution to production problems associated with a wet harvest is to practice continuous no-till, with the added benefit of adopting controlled traffic. Candace Pollock Randall Reeder
08/12/2010 Learn to Farm Green Year-Round at Ohio No-Till Field Day, Sept. 8 WEST MANCHESTER, Ohio – A full day of no-till technology, products and emerging trends will be the focus of the Ohio No-Till Field Day on Sept. 8. 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
06/26/2007 OSU Extension and 4-H Team Up on ATV Safety COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Improper use and lack of safety gear are the two major causes of ATV (all-terrain vehicle) crashes for both youth and adults. Ohio State University Extension and the National 4-H Council are teaming up this summer and fall to educate ATV operators so that a fun time doesn't turn into a disaster. 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
11/15/2005 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
01/26/2009 Reduce Inputs, Improve Bottom Line at Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference ADA, Ohio -- In today's economic climate, no-till farmers looking to reduce production inputs without hurting yields or their bottom line may find some solutions at the Ohio State University Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference. 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
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
06/22/2009 Using Custom Rates to Show On-Farm Savings with No-Till COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The environmental and conservation benefits of no-till production may be reason enough to adopt the practice, but for many farmers the answer to one question remains a driving factor: "Will it improve my bottom line?" Farmers now have a way of putting a dollar value on no-till production, and based on an Ohio State University project, the method demonstrates potential on-farm savings. Candace Pollock Randall Reeder
03/01/2010 Record Crowd Attends Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference ADA, Ohio – Snowy conditions didn't stop a record crowd from attending the Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference in Ada, Ohio, to get the latest in conservation tillage production management, research and technological advances. 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
01/18/2007 Conference All About Conservation Tillage ADA, Ohio -- From organic farming to cover crops, to nitrogen management and continuous corn production, participants of the Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference will have two days worth of conservation tillage topics to indulge in for the best in research, technology and production management. Candace Pollock Randall Reeder
11/17/2005 Research Determining Best Time to Subsoil COLUMBUS, Ohio — To capitalize on the benefits of deep tillage, also known as subsoiling, when the technique is performed may be just as important as how and where it's practiced. Candace Pollock Randall Reeder
04/15/2009 Facing Compacted Soils? Practice Continuous No-Till for Better Yields COLUMBUS, Ohio -- When using heavy machinery on cropland under potential compaction situations, farmers may get better yields by practicing continuous no-till than with annual deep tillage. Candace Pollock Randall Reeder
10/17/2002 Strip Tillage An Option For Corn Growers COLUMBUS, Ohio - Corn growers considering fall tillage to alleviate soil compaction may find strip tillage a viable alternative to conventional tillage. Candace Pollock Randall Reeder
11/24/2009 Ohio Growers Facing Compaction Harvesting in Wet Soils COLUMBUS, Ohio – Many Ohio corn and soybean growers are harvesting record crops. However, they may be facing compaction issues because of saturated soils at harvest. 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
03/31/2008 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
08/30/2002 Ohio No-Till Field Day Is Sept. 13 CARROLL, Ohio – Cover crops, drought and aerial and high-clearance seeding will be among the topics examined during the Ohio No-Till Field Day Sept. 13. Elizabeth (Betsy) Ludwig Randall Reeder
01/04/2005 Minimizing Compaction of Vegetable Crops Tricky COLUMBUS, Ohio — Controlling compaction in field crops is not easy, but minimizing compaction in vegetable crops is even trickier. Candace Pollock Randall Reeder
08/19/2009 Farm Green Year Round. Learn More at Ohio No-Till Field Day, Sept. 1 RADNOR, Ohio – "Farming Green Year Round" is the theme for this year's Ohio No-Till Field Day, which will focus on production practices that emphasize environmental stewardship while improving the bottom line. Candace Pollock Randall Reeder
03/05/2010 Take Steps to Reduce Compaction Before Spring Planting COLUMBUS, Ohio – With a late harvest, a wet fall and slow-melting snow, Ohio farmers may be facing more compaction issues than usual this spring. Candace Pollock Randall Reeder
01/19/2000 All-new North American Maple Syrup Producers Manual Now Available Dripping with practical techniques, clear explanations and science-based recommendations, it stands as a must-have resource and reference. Kurt Knebusch Randy Heiligmann
08/12/2004 Ohio State Plant Pathologist Recognized for Work on Fruit Crops WOOSTER, Ohio -- The next time you enjoy a sweet, juicy, disease-free apple or strawberry, take a few seconds to thank Ohio State University scientist Mike Ellis. Mauricio Espinoza Randy Rowe
09/06/2007 Lake County Extension Educator Honored with National Nursery Award WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The American Nursery & Landscape Association recently honored Randall H. Zondag with its Nursery Extension Award during its annual meeting in Washington, D.C. Jonathan Bardzik Randy Zondag
03/08/2010 Symposium in April to Explore Carbon Sequestration in Urban Green Spaces COLUMBUS, Ohio – Americans covet urban green spaces. We manicure golf courses, tend lawns, work the soil for home gardens, create landscaping masterpieces, and turn parks into playgrounds. Yet little is known of the carbon footprint impacts that come with heavy use and intense management. Candace Pollock Rattan Lal