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05/17/2012 Crop Growers Still Have Time to Switch to Corn if Alfalfa Stands Don’t Meet Production Criteria WOOSTER, Ohio – Crop growers wondering if they should keep their alfalfa or rotate to a different crop still have time to switch to corn if they find their alfalfa stands don’t meet production criteria, an Ohio State University Extension educator said. Tracy Turner Rory Lewandowski
11/09/2011 Poor Forage Quality Requires Solid Nutrition Management This Winter ATHENS, Ohio – Concerned with forage quality, particularly over late-made first cutting hay, an Ohio State University Extension specialist said farmers need to diligently manage livestock nutrition needs this fall and winter. Andy Vance Rory Lewandowski
06/05/2009 For the Most in Pasture Management, Measure Forage Dry Matter ATHEN, Ohio -- For livestock producers wanting the most out of their pastures, measuring forage dry matter content before and after livestock grazing is the most effective way of managing an intensive grazing system. Candace Pollock Rory Lewandowski
01/22/2009 Renovating Pastures? Try Frost Seeding ATHENS, Ohio -- Frost seeding is viewed as a low-cost method for livestock producers looking to renovate pastures while increasing yields and improving quality with little commercial nitrogen. Candace Pollock Rory Lewandowski
12/11/2012 OSU Extension Expert: Cold Weather Increases Livestock Energy Needs WOOSTER, Ohio – While colder temperatures now experienced throughout the region mean livestock producers need to be aware of increased livestock energy requirements, those animals that may be thinner because of the drought could need extra energy supplements sooner, an Ohio State University Extension educator said.  Tracy Turner Rory Lewandowski
11/17/2010 Free Program to Demonstrate Livestock Handling Principles ALBANY, Ohio – Animal handling is an important component of an overall animal welfare strategy, and implementing low-stress practices are not only healthy for the animal, but also make things easier for the animal handler. Candace Pollock Rory Lewandowski
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
08/02/2012 Aug. 13 Workshop to Focus on Drought-Related Financial, Management Options for Livestock CANFIELD, Ohio – The drought of 2012 has been one of the worst on record in Ohio, and many livestock producers are now or soon could be at the point where they’ll have to adjust plans and reshuffle resources to try to minimize the negative economic impact from the continued extreme weather, a pair of Ohio State University Extension educators said. Tracy Turner, Eric Barrett Rory Lewandowski, Eric Barrett
10/27/2011 Ohio State Professor Emeritus Receives Top Award for Work in Environmental Education RALEIGH, NC -- Rosanne Fortner, professor emeritus of Ohio State University's School of Environment and Natural Resources and former education director of Ohio State University Sea Grant, received the highest honor from the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) at its annual conference on Oct. 15 in Raleigh, North Carolina.  Matthew Forte Rosanne Fortner, Jeffrey Reutter
06/26/2003 U.S. Treasurer Applauds OSU Extension's Spanish Financial Literacy Class COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State University Extension's Latino Financial Literacy Program received long, loud applause from U.S. Treasurer Rosario Marín Monday evening in the Columbus suburb of Gahanna. Mauricio Espinoza Rubén Nieto
05/17/2010 Free Workshop to Teach Ohio Businesses How to Access OSU Resources PIKETON, Ohio – When it comes to business development and economic progress, Ohio State University is chock-full of resources, tools, technology and expertise, and a free event on May 27 will teach Ohio businesses and entrepreneurs how to access and use what the university has to offer. Candace Pollock Ryan Mapes
11/13/2003 New 4-H Center Going 'Green' COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The new Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, to be completed in 2005 on the Ohio State University campus, will be "green" in more ways than one. Martha Filipic Ryan Schmiesing
01/13/2011 Jan. 22: Score of Super Sleuths to Study Salicylates in 4-H Science Saturday Session COLUMBUS, Ohio -- "Salicylate Sleuths: Finding Drugs in Everyday Materials" is the topic of January's Ohio 4-H "Science Saturday" program for kids. Martha Filipic Sally McClaskey
11/16/2011 December 4-H Science Saturdays Program on 'Amazing Magnets' COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Kids are certain to be drawn to the next "Science Saturdays" program offered by Ohio State University Extension 4-H Youth Development.  Martha Filipic Sally McClaskey
05/24/2011 Columbus 4-H Camps Focus on Pets, Robots COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Students entering grades 6, 7 or 8 this fall have two camping opportunities at Ohio State University Extension's Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center this summer.  Martha Filipic Sally McClaskey
09/28/2011 Two 4-H Events Offer Science Fun COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Making mozzarella cheese, spinning wool after a sheep-shearing demonstration, and creating a lamp from an empty pop can are just some of the hands-on fun but educational experiences available at two upcoming Columbus events sponsored by Ohio 4-H. Martha Filipic Sally McClaskey
05/25/2012 Summer Science Fun for Kids Planned at Columbus 4-H Camps COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A weeklong "Paws, Claws, Feathers and Friends" 4-H day camp and a three-day overnight 4-H "Camp Tech" are planned at Ohio State University's Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center this summer. Martha Filipic Sally McClaskey
11/01/2010 New 4-H Program Explores the Science Behind the Everyday COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ever wondered what goes into your favorite chocolate bar, why tree leaves change color in the fall, or what puts the "creepy" in creepy crawlers? Youth curious about the science behind the everyday have the opportunity to attend a new Ohio State University 4-H Youth Development program beginning in November. Candace Pollock Sally McClasky
11/24/2010 4-H Program Explores What Goes Into the Sweets We Find So Sweet COLUMBUS, Ohio – You love chocolate. Now find out what goes into it for it to taste so good. Candace Pollock Sally McClasky
07/09/2009 Late Blight Got Your Tomatoes/Potatoes? Learn about Symptoms, Management COLUMBUS, Ohio — Following the confirmation of late blight at an Ohio garden center on June 25 and last week’s wet, cool weather conditions — which create a favorable environment for the spread of the fungal pathogen that causes this potentially devastating disease of tomatoes and potatoes — gardeners across the state are now wondering if their backyard crops may be infected and what to do about it. Mauricio Espinoza Sally Miller
09/03/2002 OARDC Plant Pathologist Honored for International Service WOOSTER, Ohio – Sally Miller, a plant pathologist with the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC), is a one-of-a-kind global fighter. For almost a decade now, she has been cruising the world in search of pests to kill and vegetables to save. Mauricio Espinoza Sally Miller
08/29/2008 Ohio Sentinel Plots Track Downy Mildew WOOSTER, Ohio -- With the success of Ohio State University's sentinel plots to monitor the development of field crop diseases, such as soybean rust and frogeye leaf spot, researchers are now using the system to track a potentially devastating vegetable crop disease. Candace Pollock Sally Miller
06/26/2007 Downy Mildew Found in Ohio Cucumbers: Growers Advised to Protect Crop WOOSTER, Ohio — Downy mildew has been found on cucumber farms in northern Ohio, and Ohio State University vegetable experts are asking growers to take measures now to prevent damage from this potentially devastating disease. Mauricio Espinoza Sally Miller
01/19/2011 OARDC Receives $2 Million Grant to Support Growing U.S. Greenhouse Tomato Industry WOOSTER, Ohio -- The Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) has received a $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to improve disease control and food safety in the country’s multi-million dollar greenhouse tomato industry -- which now accounts for nearly 40 percent of all fresh tomatoes sold in American supermarkets. Mauricio Espinoza Sally Miller
07/24/2001 Asian Soybean Finding New Home in Ohio's Specialty Crop Market WOOSTER, Ohio - Ohio State University researchers are hoping to turn the soybean into a vegetable crop. Candace Pollock Sally Miller, Ron Fioritto
07/11/2001 Black Raspberries Top Growers List in Survey PIKETON, Ohio - Black raspberry varieties are the number one raspberries being grown in Ohio, according to a pre-season survey by Ohio State University researchers. Candace Pollock Sandy Kuhn
07/26/2002 Media Advisory: Ohio State Cancer Researcher to Speak at Berry Tour URBANA, Ohio - An Ohio State University cancer researcher, who is receiving national attention for his work on cancer prevention through berry consumption, will be on hand at an Ohio State-sponsored berry tour to discuss his research and the important role agricultural production plays in human health. Candace Pollock Sandy Kuhn
07/22/2002 Ohio State-Sponsored Berry Tour Held July 30 URBANA, Ohio - Thinking about diving into red and black raspberry production? Learn about the successes and failures of some berry growers through an Ohio State University-sponsored berry tour on July 30. Candace Pollock Sandy Kuhn
01/15/2002 Raspberry Production Increasing in Ohio PIKETON, Ohio - Raspberry production is on the rise in Ohio, according to a series of surveys conducted by Ohio State University and Ohio Agricultural Statistics Service researchers. Candace Pollock Sandy Kuhn

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