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05/29/2008 Weather Slowing Corn, Increasing Chances for Pest Problems WOOSTER, Ohio -- Planting delays and cool weather have slowed corn development, paving the way for a potential issue with slugs in no-till fields. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
03/16/2004 Early Sampling Key to Better Slug Management WOOSTER, Ohio — As the saying goes, “To defeat the enemy, one must know the enemy.” For Ohio no-till growers, the first step towards slug control is knowing what they may be up against during the growing season. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
02/27/2004 Getting an Early Jump on the Soybean Aphid WOOSTER, Ohio — Crop growers may still be waiting for their fields to thaw, but Ohio State University research entomologists are already putting the bug in their ear regarding the soybean aphid — the soybean plant’s new and most mysterious pest. 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
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
04/08/2009 High Soybean Aphid Populations Predicted in Ohio WOOSTER, Ohio -- High soybean aphid populations are predicted for this growing season in Ohio, continuing the trend of low populations one year and high populations the next, according to Ohio State University Extension entomologists. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
04/16/2002 Slugs May Be Abundant This Year WOOSTER, Ohio - High slug populations may welcome no-till farmers to the start of the growing season. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
11/23/2010 Put Soybean Aphid Scouting on 2011 To-Do List WOOSTER, Ohio – Results of fall scouting of soybean aphid indicate that soybean growers may face some level of soybean aphid populations next summer. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
02/12/2002 Soybean Germplasm Lines Show Resistance to Insect Defoliation WOOSTER, Ohio - Two recently released soybean germplasm lines appear to resist defoliation against bean leaf beetle and western corn rootworm, insects that have been known to cause severe crop damage throughout the mid-west. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
05/19/2010 Cereal Leaf Beetle Outbreak on Ohio Wheat WOOSTER, Ohio – Economic populations of cereal leaf beetle are being found on Ohio wheat. This could be the year the pest, making a comeback in Ohio, causes widespread problems, says Ohio State University Extension entomologist Ron Hammond. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
04/21/2005 Soybean Aphids Now Overwinter in Ohio WOOSTER, Ohio — The soybean aphid, a pest known to invade Ohio soybean fields each year from the north, has now been found to overwinter in the state. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
04/14/2006 Scout Fields Now for Alfalfa Weevil WOOSTER, Ohio -- Scouting for field crop insects is not just left to corn and soybean growers. Now is the time for alfalfa producers to begin scouting their fields for alfalfa weevil, an insect that can cause severe defoliation if left unchecked. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
05/31/2012 Asiatic Garden Beetle Causing Damage to Ohio Corn WOOSTER, Ohio – A relatively new pest to Ohio field crops is causing concern for some northern Ohio farmers, an Ohio State University Extension entomologist said.  Tracy Turner Ron Hammond
06/15/2007 Soybean Aphid Arrival to Ohio Early WOOSTER, Ohio -- The soybean aphid, which is predicted in large numbers throughout the Midwest this season, is showing up in Ohio earlier than anticipated. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
06/15/2007 Dry Weather Could Aggravate Insect Damage on Crops WOOSTER, Ohio -- Pest pressure on Ohio field crops is not unusual, but with this season's abnormally dry conditions, any extensive feeding injury could put stressed plants in further jeopardy. 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
06/18/2007 Hot, Dry Conditions Could Invite Two-Spotted Spider Mite WOOSTER, Ohio -- Ohio's abnormally dry to moderate drought conditions could set the stage for potential problems from a pest that thrives under such an environment. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
07/26/2012 Drought Causing Severe Threat from Twospotted Spider Mite on Ohio Soybeans WOOSTER, Ohio – The severe and prolonged extreme heat and rainfall shortages that have led to moderate and severe drought conditions across Ohio have also led to reports of the twospotted spider mite, a dangerous pest that can cause severe damage to soybeans, including the death of the entire plant, an Ohio State University Extension entomologist said. Tracy Turner Ron Hammond
01/26/2006 Low Soybean Aphid Populations Predicted WOOSTER, Ohio -- If soybean aphids continue their annual alternating high and low population cycles, Ohio soybean growers could see very few of the insects this growing season. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
06/21/2007 Forgotten Wheat Pest Back in Ohio WOOSTER, Ohio -- A wheat pest that has been off the radar screen for the past three decades in Ohio may be making a comeback. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
08/23/2011 Late Planted Soybeans Mean Aphids in August WOOSTER, Ohio – Because farmers across the Corn Belt planted crops later than normal this season, scouting for soybean aphids might seem later than normal, according to one Ohio State University Extension entomologist. Even so, the aphids’ appearance is right on schedule, agronomically speaking. Andy Vance 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
10/13/2006 Ohio Farmers Making the Switch to Transgenic Corn WOOSTER, Ohio -- The use of transgenic corn hybrids could increase significantly in Ohio next year, due to rising corn rootworm problems and lower product costs compared to traditional hybrid packages. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond, Peter Thomison
03/17/2008 Southern Ohio Corn May be at Risk for Stewart's Wilt WOOSTER, Ohio -- Southern Ohio's corn crop may face a high risk of Stewart's bacterial wilt and leaf blight this growing season. The disease is caused by a bacterium carried and spread by adult flea beetles. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond, Pierce Paul
11/18/2008 Plant Resistance to Soybean Aphid Found in Ohio WOOSTER, Ohio -- A soybean plant introduction (PI) has been found to show resistance to soybean aphid in Ohio, paving the way to control the insect through new resistant cultivars. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond, Rouf Mian
11/07/2012 Renovations at Ohio State Wetland Aim to Ramp Up Its Programs and Impact COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State’s renowned Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park, which opened its doors 20 years ago, is now in the process of opening them wider. Kurt Knebusch Ron Hendrick, Lynn McCready
02/12/2002 New Agricultural Organization Strives to Improve Working Relationships FINDLAY, Ohio - Agricultural employers seeking to improve their human resource management skills have assistance from a new organization. Candace Pollock Ron Overmyer
02/14/2012 Kensinger Joins Ohio State as Chair of Animal Sciences COLUMBUS, Ohio – As part of his new role as chair of Ohio State University’s Department of Animal Sciences, Ronald S. Kensinger plans to create new partnerships, boost the department’s fundraising efforts and increase the amount of access to hands-on research opportunities for students.  Tracy Turner Ronald S. Kensinger
04/09/2008 Tips to Put Damaged Pastures Back into Production ATHENS, Ohio -- Like many Ohio farmers, livestock producers looking to re-seed or renovate their pasture paddocks after last year's drought are facing high input and seed costs. Ohio State University Extension educator Rory Lewandowski offers a variety of management strategies to help producers ease back into productive forages this spring. Candace Pollock Rory Lewandowski
02/09/2006 Forage Options Increasing for Frost Seeding ATHENS, Ohio -- Lespedeza, a drought-tolerant annual legume, is receiving attention throughout parts of Ohio as an alternative forage species to frost seed for pasture renovation. Candace Pollock Rory Lewandowski

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