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06/25/2009 Exercise Caution When Applying Pop-Up Starter Fertilizer WOOSTER, Ohio -- Corn producers who use "pop-up" or in-furrow starter fertilizer at planting should be mindful of their application rates so as not to cause seed injury, resulting in significant plant stand and yield losses. Candace Pollock Robert Mullen
01/14/2012 Ohio State Researcher: Foodborne Illness Costs $77.7 Billion a Year COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The cost of foodborne illness in the United States is now estimated to be up to $77.7 billion a year, according to an analysis by Ohio State University researcher Robert Scharff. Martha Filipic Robert Scharff
08/14/2012 Farmer Views on Nutrient Loss, Water Quality to Be Discussed at Farm Science Review LONDON, Ohio — The majority of farmers in the Maumee watershed that drains into Lake Erie are engaged in best management practices and generally concerned about nutrient loss, said Robyn Wilson, assistant professor of risk analysis and decision science in Ohio State University’s School of Environment and Natural Resources. Robyn Suzanne Wilson
09/04/2012 Specialist hopes to demystify algal blooms during Farm Science Review session LONDON, Ohio — Potentially harmful algal blooms, or HABs, have become more prevalent throughout Ohio in recent years. These blooms on public waters have drawn much attention in the media, but are still a mystery to many people, said Eugene Braig, Ohio State University Extension aquatic ecosystems program director. Kyle Sharp Robyn Wilson, Eugene Braig
06/29/2012 Ohio Sheep Day Day July 14 VAN WERT, Ohio -- Buckeye Acres Farm will host the 2012 Ohio Sheep Day, which offers visitors the opportunity to see a successful sheep farming operation and receive ideas about nutrition, management systems and other areas of sheep production. Elizabeth (Betsy) Ludwig Roger A. High
03/05/2009 Learn How to Trade Carbon at OSU Extension Workshop SIDNEY, Ohio -- Harvesting the land drives revenue for farmers, but what they leave in the soil could also be a moneymaker. Candace Pollock Roger Bender
06/16/2010 Secrest Arboretum to Celebrate National Pollinator Week June 22 WOOSTER, Ohio  Ohio States Secrest Arboretum will celebrate National Pollinator Week with a free program June 22, 2-4 p.m. OARDC's Roger Downer will talk about pollinators, lead a walk to see them, and show how gardeners can help them. Kurt Knebusch Roger Downer
01/30/2008 Learn About Sheep/Goat Management with OSU Extension Programs COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State University Extension is offering a series of outreach programs this winter targeted to sheep and goat producers, designed to provide information in areas of production, management and marketing. Candace Pollock Roger High
12/07/2012 Ohio Sheep and Goat Educational Series Returns in Early 2013 COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Animal-breeding efficiency and drought's effect on pastures will be two of the topics at hand when Ohio State University Extension co-sponsors the 2013 Sheep and Goat WebEx Program Series in February. Mauricio Espinoza Roger High
10/15/2007 OSU Extension Brings Back Lamb Short Course COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State University Extension's Lamb 509 short course is being offered again after a two-year absence. The program is tailored to producing and marketing quality lamb products. Candace Pollock Roger High
01/05/2011 OSU Extension/OSIA to Hold Sheep and Goat Programs This Winter COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State University Extension and the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association will offer nine district sheep and goat programs throughout Ohio this winter, as well as a Sheep and Goat Production School in Athens. Roger High
07/06/2011 Expansion of Sheep Industry Focus of Ohio Sheep Day July 16 COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio needs more sheep. That's the conclusion of Ohio State Extension Sheep Specialist Roger High, coordinator of the annual Ohio Sheep Day slated for July 16 at Blue Heron Farm in Columbiana County. Andy Vance Roger High
06/04/2008 OSU Ag Prof Earns Presidents Volunteer Service Award; Taught Bug-fighting, Eco-friendly Farming in Himalayas WOOSTER, Ohio € Ohio State University entomology professor Roger N. Williams has received a 2008 Presidents Volunteer Service Award for teaching environmentally friendly farming practices in the Himalayas of northern India. Kurt Knebusch Roger N. Williams
05/22/2002 New Insight on Pollinators May Aid Strawberry Production TROY, Ohio - A steady rainfall soaks strawberry fields in this town just outside of Dayton, but the weather doesn't deter Ohio State University entomologists from trekking through standing water and mud to record the growth progression of strawberry blooms - food for many insects whose pollination transforms the flowers into fruit. Candace Pollock Roger Williams
01/04/2010 OSU Extension Entomologists Part of National Award Recognitions on Soybean Pest Management WOOSTER, Ohio – Ohio's long-standing Extension contributions to soybean pest management have resulted in two recognitions for Ohio State University Extension soybean researchers Ron Hammond and Andy Michel. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
08/03/2006 Soybean Leaf Feeders Out in Full Force WOOSTER, Ohio -- Soybean growers are being encouraged to scout their fields amid scattered reports of high numbers of leaf defoliators making a meal of the crop. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
10/31/2006 Fall Ideal Time to Sample for Slugs WOOSTER, Ohio -- For no-till growers with a history of slug problems, now is the time to sample fields to assess spring populations. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
06/04/2008 Cereal Leaf Beetle is Back in Ohio WOOSTER, Ohio -- The cereal leaf beetle, a wheat pest of bygone days, is becoming more numerous again in Ohio, and some cereal grain growers are seeing feeding damage to their crop this season. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
08/07/2007 Soybean Aphids Reach Economic Thresholds in Ohio WOOSTER, Ohio -- Soybean aphids have arrived in Ohio, and counties along Lake Erie are taking the brunt of the impact. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
09/15/2009 New Pest Found in Ohio Soybeans WOOSTER, Ohio – A new pest has been identified in Ohio soybeans, but whether or not its presence will be a problem remains to be seen. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
07/05/2005 Soybean Aphid Populations on the Rise WOOSTER, Ohio — Soybean aphid populations are on the rise in Ohio, just as entomologists and other industry specialists have predicted. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
09/04/2012 Growing Numbers of Insects in Ohio Could Cause a Stink for Soybean Growers WOOSTER, Ohio – Soybean-damaging bugs known for their “sweaty feet” smell when squashed or irritated have made their way into Ohio soybean fields in numbers not previously experienced in the Buckeye State, an Ohio State University Extension entomologist said.  Tracy Turner Ron Hammond
07/05/2005 Potential Spider Mite Outbreak on Soybeans WOOSTER, Ohio — The soybean aphid is not the only insect pest Ohio growers have to keep a close eye on this growing season. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
10/20/2011 Cutworm Numbers Increasing, Not Yet Presenting Problems in Ohio WOOSTER, Ohio – The number of adult moths of the western bean cutworm trapped by Ohio State University Extension professionals increased for the fifth straight year, but fortunately, larval infestations have yet to present an economic impact on Ohio farms. Andy Vance Ron Hammond
10/20/2004 Soybean Aphid May Be Back Next Year WOOSTER, Ohio — The soybean aphid, which was practically nonexistent in soybean fields this growing season, may be back with a vengeance next year. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
04/14/2005 Aphids and Rust on the Brain, But Don't Forget About Slugs WOOSTER, Ohio — Soybean rust and soybean aphids may keep growers preoccupied this growing season, but they shouldn't forget an equally problematic pest: slugs. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
02/05/2002 Don't Let Slugs Rule the Roost in No-Till Fields WOOSTER, Ohio - In the battle against slugs, a sharp eye and savvy management tactics may mean the difference between a damaged crop and successful yields for no-till farmers. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
06/18/2012 Early Appearance of Twospotted Spider Mites Could Damage Ohio Soybean Crops WOOSTER, Ohio – The early and prolonged period of dry, hot days Ohio has experienced so far this spring is causing an early appearance of the twospotted spider mite, a dangerous pest that can cause severe damage to soybean crops, including the death of the entire plant, an Ohio State University Extension entomologist said.  Tracy Turner Ron Hammond
10/21/2010 Tracking the Spread of the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug WOOSTER, Ohio – Ohio State University Extension entomologists are trying to determine the range of a relatively new pesky insect and they are asking Ohio homeowners for assistance. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
11/01/2007 Follow the Rules When Planting Transgenic Corn WOOSTER, Ohio -- As the number of Ohio growers planting transgenic corn hybrids increases, Ohio State University Extension entomologists are reiterating the importance of following required Insect Resistant Management (IRM) guidelines. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond

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