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08/05/2007 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: What Katy Did (for the Week of Aug. 5, 2007) Q. Dear Twig: How do katydids make that sound? Kurt Knebusch
05/01/2007 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: When Raccoons Want Your Corn (for the Week of May 6, 2007) Q. Dear Twig: Every spring we plant sweet corn in our garden. And every summer, right before we pick it, it gets eaten up by raccoons. What can we do? Kurt Knebusch
05/04/2007 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: When, Why Geese Act Crazy (for the Week of May 13, 2007) Q. Dear Twig: Why do some Canada geese act so crazy? Kurt Knebusch
01/16/2008 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Who Else Needs the Arctic? (for the Week of Jan. 13, 2007) Q. Dear Twig: What about other Arctic animals? If the ice cap melts, what will it mean to them? Kurt Knebusch
05/17/2009 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Whole Lot of Nurdles Going On (for the Week of May 17, 2009) Q. Dear Twig: Why are we talking about nurdles? Kurt Knebusch
08/09/2007 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Why Katy Doesn't (for the Week of Aug. 12, 2007) Q. Dear Twig: I know how katydids make that sound. What does it mean when they do it then stop? Kurt Knebusch
04/03/2008 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Worm Do Do Doo, Worm Da Da Da (for the Week of April 6, 2008) Q. Dear Twig: What's the stuff that comes out of the back end of a worm called? Kurt Knebusch
11/16/2007 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Yellow Belly? Real, Funny (for the Week of Nov. 25, 2007) Q. Dear Twig: "Yellow-bellied sapsucker." Is that a real bird? Kurt Knebusch
08/29/2007 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Your Home, Where Giant Buffalo Once Roamed (for the Week of Sept. 2, 2007) Q. Dear Twig: The mammoth. The mastodon. The saber-toother tiger. Where'd they live? Where'd they go? Kurt Knebusch
07/12/2011 So You Want to Eat Chocolate-covered Bugs… WOOSTER, Ohio -- Secrest Arboretum’s Night Insect Walk this Saturday includes a free snack if you want it. Kurt Knebusch Luis Cañas
08/22/2012 Social Media Effort to Help Families Get Healthier by Heading 'Back to the Kitchen' COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Families who prepare meals and eat together tend to be healthier, happier -- and thinner. But half of all meals are now eaten away from home, and many meals that are eaten at home aren't prepared in the kitchen and enjoyed around the kitchen table -- they're take-out meals or fast food eaten in front of the TV. Martha Filipic Jamie Seger, Julie Kennel
08/23/2005 Software Increases Chemical Application Accuracy COLUMBUS, Ohio — It is impossible to eliminate spray drift, but a new product developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Ohio State University may aid in keeping chemicals within their intended target. Candace Pollock Erdal Ozkan
05/22/2002 Soggy Fields May Promote Wheat Diseases WOOSTER, Ohio - Excessive wet weather throughout Ohio the past several weeks may cause problems with disease development in the state's wheat crop. Candace Pollock Pat Lipps
11/23/2005 Soil Sampling Only Way to Catch Silent Robber of Soybean Yields WOOSTER, Ohio -- Soybean rust may have been the talk in crop fields across Ohio this season, but now is the time for growers to turn their attention toward a more elusive pest. Candace Pollock Dennis Mills
01/29/2009 Soil Scientist Develops 10 Principles to Sustainable Soil Management COLUMBUS, Ohio -- From food security to climate change to energy demands, the world faces a myriad of critical sustainability issues, all whose potential solution may lie right beneath our feet. Candace Pollock Rattan Lal
04/22/2011 Soil Scientist Lal Named University Distinguished Professor, Ohio State’s Highest Honor COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Rattan Lal, a preeminent soil scientist in Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES), has been designated as a Distinguished University Professor -- the highest faculty honor bestowed by the university upon individuals who have truly exceptional records in teaching, research and service. Mauricio Espinoza
06/26/2008 Soils at Risk from Compaction When Spreading Manure LONDON, Ohio -- Crop fields can be at risk from compaction when spreading manure just as much as when using any other farm equipment. Visitors to the Great Lakes Manure Handling Expo can learn how to minimize the impacts of manure-spreading equipment on soils. Candace Pollock Randall Reeder
04/23/2008 Solution to Global Food Crisis is Managing Natural Resources COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The world may be on the verge of a second Green Revolution, says an Ohio State University soil scientist. But while the original pulled people from the brink of starvation using genetics, he believes the success of the current movement will be rooted in careful management of Earth's natural resources. Candace Pollock Rattan Lal
11/07/2007 Solutions Offered to Continuous Corn Issues at No-Till Conference COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio no-till growers practicing continuous corn production face issues normally remedied with crop rotation. Overcoming production issues with corn-after-corn management will be addressed during the Ohio No-Till Conference, Dec. 4. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
06/17/2008 Some Blackberry Varieties Make Bramble Production Easier PIKETON, Ohio -- Blackberries are a popular, high-value fruit crop for Ohio growers looking to produce a niche agricultural product. But getting the most out of the crop requires intensive inputs and high maintenance. Ohio State University Extension horticulturists are evaluating cultivars that may make production easier. Candace Pollock Shawn Wright
05/02/2012 Some Corn Growers Considering Replanting: Is It Worthwhile? COLUMBUS, Ohio – The cold temperatures experienced in Ohio in the last week of April have some corn growers concerned about adverse effects on the crop and thinking about whether to replant their fields, according to an Ohio State University Extension specialist. Tracy Turner Peter Thomison
05/05/2008 Some Fall Cover Crops Can Reduce SCN Populations COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The benefits of cover crops continue to grow. Touted for conserving soil while filling forage needs, some plant varieties also have the potential to suppress soybean cyst nematode populations in no-till fields. Candace Pollock Kent Harrison
10/05/2010 Some Ohio Corn Experiencing Stalk Lodging COLUMBUS, Ohio – Some corn throughout Ohio, already stressed from lack of adequate moisture, is experiencing stalk lodging and stalk rot. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
06/04/2010 Some Ohio Corn May Need Replanting COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio's corn planting may be nearing completion, but corn damaged from saturated soils and ponding conditions from intermittent heavy rains may need to be replanted. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
09/09/2010 Some Ohio Corn Ready for Harvest COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio's corn crop may be ready for harvest sooner than anticipated. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
03/19/2007 Some Ohio Cornfields May Be at Risk for Stewart's Wilt WOOSTER, Ohio -- Cornfields throughout southern Ohio might be at risk this growing season for Stewart's bacterial wilt and leaf blight -- a corn disease caused by a bacterium carried and spread by adult flea beetles. Candace Pollock Pierce Paul
09/16/2002 Some Soil Bacteria Protect Soybeans From Root Diseases WOOSTER, Ohio - In the struggle to protect soybean plants against root diseases, one Ohio State University researcher is taking the fight below the soil surface. Candace Pollock Brian McSpadden Gardener
08/07/2007 Some Soybean Fields Losing the Battle Against Ohio's Drought COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Like Ohio's corn crop, soybeans are reaching a stage of development where current drought conditions could impact yields. Candace Pollock Jim Beuerlein
08/14/2007 Some Wheat Varieties Suitable for Wide-Row Production COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Some wheat varieties grown in Ohio produce as much yield in 15-inch rows as they do in traditional 7.5-inch rows, according to Ohio State University Extension research. This option enables farmers to slim their equipment usage and cut their seeding rates in half, saving them money. Candace Pollock Jim Beuerlein
12/22/2004 Some Wheat Yellowing from Stress WOOSTER, Ohio — The wheat crop in Ohio is on its way to another growing season, but a portion of the crop is already off to a shaky start. Candace Pollock Pat Lipps