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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
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
01/04/2010 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
06/29/2012 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
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
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
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
05/29/2009 Late Getting Corn in the Ground? You Could Cut Back on Nitrogen WOOSTER, Ohio -- If Ohio growers are just now getting their corn crop in the ground, they may be able to get away with slightly reducing their nitrogen application rates. Candace Pollock Robert Mullen
08/29/2007 New Extension Tool Helping Farmers Save on Fertilizer WOOSTER, Ohio -- A new economic tool, developed by Ohio State University Extension, is changing the way corn farmers manage their fertilizer inputs -- and helping them save money in the process. Candace Pollock Robert Mullen
06/26/2008 Learn to Manage Manure Effectively at Manure Expo, July 9 LONDON, Ohio -- Manure is a tremendous fertilizer source that many crop producers have at their disposal, but managing manure effectively begins with knowing a soil's fertility criteria and then documenting and maintaining proper nutrient supply. Candace Pollock Robert Mullen
11/08/2010 Don't Pass Up Rare Opportunity to Make Fall Fertilizer Applications WOOSTER, Ohio – With corn and soybean harvest ahead of schedule in Ohio, farmers are encouraged to make their fertilizer applications now. Candace Pollock Robert Mullen
11/29/2007 Learn the Value of Cover Crops at the Ohio No-Till Conference WOOSTER, Ohio -- Growers interested in cover crops can learn more about their value in crop production systems during the Ohio No-Till Conference on Dec. 4. Candace Pollock Robert Mullen
02/21/2006 New Nitrogen Recommendations Now Available WOOSTER, Ohio -- The new nitrogen application recommendations -- focused on dollars and cents -- are now available online. Candace Pollock Robert Mullen
03/08/2005 Fighting High Fertilizer Costs with Alternative Management WOOSTER, Ohio — Incorporating legumes into a crop rotation to capture the fixed nitrogen for the corn crop is one way Ohio growers can combat high fertilizer prices. Candace Pollock Robert Mullen
02/20/2007 Fertility Management Focus at Conservation Tillage Conference ADA, Ohio – Effective soil fertility management, either through commercial fertilizer or manure applications, will be a topic of interest for farmers attending Ohio State University Extension's Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference Feb. 22-23 at the MacIntosh Center of Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio. Candace Pollock Robert Mullen
03/03/2006 Ohio State Research Looks into Value of Cover Crops WOOSTER, Ohio -- Incorporating cover crops into a production rotation may have conservational benefits, but their short-and long-term agronomic value is still being evaluated. With new research, Ohio State University soil fertility specialists are hoping to provide more concrete results. Candace Pollock Robert Mullen
02/26/2007 Know Soil Nutrient Needs for Best Continuous Corn Management WOOSTER, Ohio – Knowing a soil's nutrient levels increases options for fertility management and can help maintain productivity in a continuous corn operation. Candace Pollock Robert Mullen
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
11/03/2009 Look to Soil Tests, Not Yields When Making Fertilizer Applications WOOSTER, Ohio – Crop producers may have shied away from making phosphorus or potassium applications last year due to high fertilizer prices, but don't let bumper corn and soybean yields fool one into thinking an application this fall may not be needed. Candace Pollock Robert Mullen
09/19/2005 Using Optical Sensors to Improve Nitrogen Management WOOSTER, Ohio — Nitrogen management is probably the single most variable production input growers face in agriculture, and with the continued increase in fertilizer costs, application efficiency is becoming increasingly important. Candace Pollock Robert Mullen
09/06/2006 Get a Handle on Best Fertilizer Methods at Farm Science Review LONDON, Ohio -- Corn growers may skimp on some fertilizer applications in favor of others as they ride the rollercoaster of fluctuating energy prices, potentially impacting their crop's performance. To maximize crop profits with few on-farm costs, Ohio State University and Purdue University soil specialists will help guide growers in making smart economic decisions during Farm Science Review. Candace Pollock Robert Mullen