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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
07/12/2007 Assess Corn for Rootworm Injury WOOSTER, Ohio -- Like other insects and plant pests, Western corn rootworm is making an early appearance in Ohio due to hot, dry conditions -- prompting field scouting for feeding injury. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
06/07/2005 Timing is Right for a Slug Fest WOOSTER, Ohio — Slugs are making a buffet out of slow developing corn and soybeans, and growers need to be scouting their fields now for potential treatment. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
03/16/2012 OSU Expert: Warm Winter May Bring Early Insects, But Effect on Field Crops Depends More on Weather and Growers’ Planting Dates WOOSTER, Ohio – While the near-record warm winter Ohio has experienced this year will cause some insects to appear earlier than normal, whether or not the bugs will impact field crops negatively depends more on the weather in spring, the variety of insect, and how early or late farmers decide to plant this year, an Ohio State University Extension entomologist said. Tracy Turner Ron Hammond
12/01/2009 Business as Usual With the Soybean Aphid? Not This Year WOOSTER, Ohio – Just when entomologists think they have the soybean aphid figured out, the minute sapsucker throws a monkey in the wrench. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
05/10/2012 Slug Feeding Injury Rampant for Crop Growers as Near-record Warm Winter Causes the Pests to Attack Weeks Earlier than Normal WOOSTER, Ohio – Crop growers should take extra precaution to scout their fields this spring for slugs as the near-record warm winter Ohio has experienced this year has caused these plant feeders to have attacked earlier than normal and reach a size that causes noticeable feeding injury much sooner than normal, an Ohio State University Extension entomologist said. Tracy Turner Ron Hammond
01/29/2007 Prepare for Slugs/Aphids; Learn How at Conservation Tillage Event ADA, Ohio -- Growers participating in Ohio State University Extension's Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference will get the latest information on two recurring field crop pests: slugs and soybean aphids. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
07/21/2004 Soybean Aphid No-Show? WOOSTER, Ohio — The soybean aphid, an insect pest whose quirky behavior has made it more famous than the actual damage it causes, is doing something this season that Midwest entomologists may have successfully predicted: absolutely nothing. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
08/30/2005 Soybean Defoliators Make Way for Pod Feeders WOOSTER, Ohio — The soybean aphid may be on the downturn from high summer populations, but its diminishment doesn't necessarily mean an end to scouting fields. 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
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
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
07/08/2011 Late-planted Soybeans Slightly More Susceptible to Insect Feeding Issues WOOSTER, Ohio -- With the significance of Ohio's wet spring fresh in farmers' minds, an Ohio State University expert recommends extra vigilance when scouting fields for soybean pests this summer. Andy Vance Ron Hammond
11/04/2011 Unusual Growing Season Could Lead to Unusual Aphid Cycle WOOSTER, Ohio – While farmers across the Eastern Corn Belt persist in harvesting a late soybean crop, Ohio State University Extension experts are working to determine how the soybean aphid might affect the 2012 crop. Andy Vance 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
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
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
10/15/2007 Weather Reins in Aphid Populations This Season WOOSTER, Ohio -- Despite entomologists' predictions for high soybean aphid populations this season, the pest posed little to no problems for most Ohio producers. Candace Pollock 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
07/05/2012 Alfalfa Can Weather Drought, but Growers May Find Lower Production as Extreme Weather Lingers WOOSTER, Ohio – Ohio growers may find that although alfalfa can weather the current extreme heat and drought conditions from a quality standpoint, there will be less alfalfa overall because of the lack of moisture the region continues to experience, an Ohio State University Extension educator said.  Tracy Turner Rory Lewandowski
01/19/2012 Proper Nutrition Vital for Livestock in Late Gestation WOOSTER, Ohio -- As livestock managers anticipate the beginning of the spring calving season, it's vital that they make sure their cows and heifers are getting the proper nutrition.  Martha Filipic Rory Lewandowski

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