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04/24/2012 USDA Confirms Case of Mad Cow Disease in California: OSU Experts Available to Discuss WOOSTER, Ohio – The U.S. Department of Agriculture today said a dairy cow at a rendering facility in central California was found to be infected with mad cow disease.  Tracy Turner Jeffrey T. LeJeune, Mo Saif
05/02/2012 USDA Grant Turns Up Heat on Ohmic Processing COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Sudhir Sastry has studied ohmic heating for decades, but the process continually sparks his curiosity. Sastry's team recently won a $492,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture grant on using the process to control enzymatic activity in tomatoes. Martha Filipic Sudhir Sastry
09/12/2011 USDA Secretary Vilsack: 'Agriculture is Cool Again' COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio’s number one industry and economic driver is again attracting the attention of young, talented people interested in a career in food and resource production and related sciences, according to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. Andy Vance Tom Vilsack, Bobby Moser
03/29/2002 USDA: More Corn, Fewer Soybean Acres This Year WEST LAFAYETTE, IN -- America's premier crop stands to grab an even larger share of the nation's farm acres this spring. Steve Leer Chris Hurt
08/14/2012 USDA: Ongoing Drought Causes Significant Crop Yield Declines COLUMBUS, Ohio – Corn production will drop 13 percent to a six-year low, the U.S. Agriculture Department said last week, confirming what many farmers already knew – they are having a very bad year, Ohio State University Extension economist Matt Roberts said. Tracy Turner Matt Roberts
08/10/2012 USDA: Ongoing Drought Causes Significant Crop Yield Declines COLUMBUS, Ohio – Corn production will drop 13 percent to a six-year low, the U.S. Agriculture Department said today, confirming what many farmers already knew – they are having a very bad year, Ohio State University Extension economist Matt Roberts said. Tracy Turner Matt Roberts
03/19/2010 Use Equipment/Technology to Manage Risk COLUMBUS, Ohio – For farmers looking to manage weather-related economic risks, equipment and technology are their best friends. Candace Pollock Randall Reeder
06/17/2008 Use Glyphosate Properly to Protect Woody Plants COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Glyphosate products, such as Roundup, may be a killer on weeds, but researchers are finding that the product may also damage landscape and nursery woody plants. Candace Pollock Hannah Mathers
02/06/2007 Use of Precision Ag Technology Continues to Grow COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The adoption rate of precision agriculture by Ohio farmers over the past several years has been growing and that trend is expected to continue as prices fall, availability of equipment increases and farmers grow more comfortable with the use of the technology. Candace Pollock Marv Batte
10/23/2006 Using Carbon Trading to Boost Economics of Developing Countries COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State University is teaming up with the United Nations and the Chicago Climate Exchange in a unique project that could boost economic opportunities for farmers in developing countries while, at the same time, improve the environment. Candace Pollock Rattan Lal
06/22/2009 Using Custom Rates to Show On-Farm Savings with No-Till COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The environmental and conservation benefits of no-till production may be reason enough to adopt the practice, but for many farmers the answer to one question remains a driving factor: "Will it improve my bottom line?" Farmers now have a way of putting a dollar value on no-till production, and based on an Ohio State University project, the method demonstrates potential on-farm savings. Candace Pollock Randall Reeder
01/28/2008 Using Manure as Fertilizer? Learn More at the Manure Expo July 9 LONDON, Ohio -- Manure application may be an option for growers looking for alternatives to high-priced commercial fertilizers, and an event spearheaded by five land-grant universities in July will cover the economics and management of manure as a crop production resource. Candace Pollock Tami Combs
05/05/2008 Using New Genetic Techniques to Raise Bigger Yellow Perch PIKETON, Ohio -- With the help of genetics, Ohio fish farmers will be able to raise the crème de la crème of yellow perch -- the state's No. 1 food fish -- with the potential to increase production efficiency up to 50 percent over current growth standards. Candace Pollock Han-Ping Wang
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
05/04/2009 Using the Weather to Control Dollar Spot COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Phenology calendars have been found to effectively track the emergence of tree and garden pests at any given location based on the blooming of ornamental plants, and now Ohio State University plant pathologists are looking at a similar concept to control one of the turfgrass industry's most economically important fungal diseases. Candace Pollock Mike Boehm
11/14/2006 Value-Added Investments Highlight Heartland Agdeavor Meeting WALDO, Ohio -- With value-added investments becoming an integral part of small ag businesses, it takes the right mix of economic, legal and financial advice to ensure their success. Candace Pollock Tom Sporleder
12/12/2008 Variable Rate Application May Save Money, Boost Yields; Learn More at National No-Till Conference COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Using variable rate fertilizer application in no-till cornfields may save growers money, as well as potentially boost yields. Ohio State University researchers will educate attendees of the National No-Till Conference how to use the precision agriculture technology to minimize costs and maximize profits. Candace Pollock Randall Reeder
10/14/2010 Variable SCN Counts May Change the Way Farmers Sample Fields WOOSTER, Ohio – It's that time of year to sample fields for soybean cyst nematode, and new Ohio State University research is indicating that soybean producers may need to double up their efforts to analyze soil for eggs. Candace Pollock Anne Dorrance
10/09/2001 Variety of GMO Tests are Available to Farmers COLUMBUS, Ohio - Farmers who grow non-GMO (genetically modified organism) crops for specialty markets can utilize a variety of tests that determine whether or not their crop is truly GMO-free. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
10/28/2010 Variety Selection/Seed Treatments Key to Managing Soybean Pathogens WOOSTER, Ohio – With soybean harvest nearly complete, now's the time to be thinking about choosing the right soybean varieties for next season to help manage the myriad of diseases and pests that can impact the crop. Candace Pollock Anne Dorrance
11/19/2002 Varying Soil Conditions Can Impact Nutrient Levels WOOSTER, Ohio - This growing season's topsy-turvy weather may have impacted more than crop performance and subsequent yields. Candace Pollock Maurice Watson
03/10/2011 Vegetable Growers: High Tunnel Workshop Set for April 13 in Archbold, NW Ohio ARCHBOLD, Ohio -- High tunnels, an increasingly popular solution to extending the production season for fruits and vegetables, will be the focus of an April 13 Ohio State University Extension workshop to be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. in the northwestern Ohio town of Archbold. Mauricio Espinoza Greg LaBarge
01/15/2009 Vegetable Growers: Learn Tomato Grafting at Jan. 27 Workshop in Wooster WOOSTER, Ohio — Ohio State University is offering a workshop on tomato grafting on Tuesday, Jan. 27, in Wooster, tailored to growers interested in finding out more about this technique and related research trials. Mauricio Espinoza Matt Kleinhenz
07/27/2006 Velleman Receives Turkey Industry Research Award WOOSTER, Ohio — Sandra Velleman, a professor of animal sciences with Ohio State University’s Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) in Wooster, has been awarded the 2006 National Turkey Federation Research Award. Mauricio Espinoza Jim Kinder
01/28/2008 Ventilation Trailer Helps Manage Livestock Environment COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A new tool is now available to Ohio pork producers to help them better manage the environment in their livestock facilities, potentially improving production and boosting overall savings. Candace Pollock Glen Arnold
12/14/2005 Vet-Med Opportunities with New Ohio State Degree Program COLUMBUS, Ohio — A new academic program, being offered by Ohio State University's Department of Animal Sciences in collaboration with Columbus State Community College, is adding career opportunities for students interested in the field of veterinary medicine. Candace Pollock Amy Lahmers
11/06/2002 Viburnum Chewer Makes Its Way Into Ohio WOOSTER, Ohio --Ohio landscapers, nursery managers and home gardeners should begin examining their viburnums a little closer. A new exotic pest has just arrived in town --and it’s hungry for the popular woody ornamentals. Mauricio Espinoza Dan Herms
08/02/2010 View Wildlife and Increase Species Diversity on Your Property. Learn How at Farm Science Review LONDON, Ohio – Wildlife viewing around the homestead is becoming a popular hobby and visitors to Ohio State University's Farm Science Review can learn how to attract and monitor various species on their property. Candace Pollock Marne Titchenell
07/14/2005 Vinegar Makes Good Organic Herbicide PIKETON, Ohio — A common food product, famous for its smorgasbord of uses in everything from the home to health to lawn care, has been found to be an effective herbicide in vegetable and high-value fruit production. Candace Pollock Rafiq Islam
05/04/2011 Volunteers Dig in for Tornado-hit Arboretum WOOSTER, Ohio -- Fifty-some high school and college students recently planted trees in tornado-damaged Secrest Arboretum, part of the Ohio Landscape Association’s PLANET Day of Service. Kurt Knebusch Sandy Munley