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10/28/2010 Wheat Crop Looking Good WOOSTER, Ohio – With nearly all of Ohio's winter wheat planted, according to the Ohio Agricultural Statistics Service, farmers are on track for a potentially successful crop. Candace Pollock Pierce Paul
08/24/2006 Wheat Crop Exceeds 2005 Production WOOSTER, Ohio -- Despite a rocky season of localized drought problems, nutrient deficiencies and disease development, Ohio's wheat crop yielded a pleasing average of 68 bushels per acre, just three bushels shy of last year's production. Candace Pollock Pierce Paul
03/17/2005 Wheat Approaching Green-Up WOOSTER, Ohio — Wheat in some parts of Ohio is approaching the "green-up" stage and it will soon be time for growers to head out to the fields to evaluate plant stands for adequate yield potential. Candace Pollock Pat Lipps
06/13/2005 Wheat and Heat Don't Mix WOOSTER, Ohio — Wheat is a cool weather-loving plant. It doesn't respond too kindly to the heat and lately in Ohio the crop's been showing it. Candace Pollock Pat Lipps
07/13/2011 What’s in Your Woods? Sign Up by Friday (7/15) to Find Out OREGON, Ohio -- Register by Friday (7/15) for “The Woods in Your Backyard,” a workshop by the Ohio Woodland Stewards Program in northwest Ohio Kurt Knebusch Kathy Smith
05/21/2012 What's the Best Way to Burn (or Not) Certain Forests Around the Great Lakes? New Program Has Science-based Answers WOOSTER, Ohio -- The Lake States Fire Science Consortium, based at Ohio State in partnership with two federal agencies, shares the "best available science" with land managers. Kurt Knebusch Charles Goebel, Greg Corace
08/02/2011 What's on Tap at Manure Science Review? DEGRAFF, Ohio -- Here’s who’s speaking at the 2011 Manure Science Review, set for Aug. 16 at the Winner Family Farm in DeGraff in western Ohio. Kurt Knebusch Mary Wicks
07/07/2010 What's New at This Year's Farm Science Review LONDON, Ohio –Throughout its 48-year history, Ohio State University's Farm Science Review has been at the forefront of showcasing the future of agriculture. Candace Pollock Chuck Gamble
12/04/2003 What Was Good for Corn Was Bad for Soybeans COLUMBUS, Ohio — A rainy growing season and cooler-than-normal temperatures were a blessing for Ohio’s corn crop, but a thorn in the side of soybean growers. Candace Pollock Jim Beuerlein
03/23/2012 What to Do With That Shoebox Full of Old Batteries: Recycling Returns to Wooster Green Fair WOOSTER, Ohio -- Visitors can drop off cell phones, computers, compact fluorescent lamps and other household items for recycling at Ohio State’s fifth annual Wooster Campus Scarlet, Gray, and Green Fair. Kurt Knebusch Gwen Covert
06/05/2008 What is Wrong with This Plant? New OSU Extension Program Helps to Diagnosis Problems WOOSTER, Ohio -- A new Ohio State University Extension program is making it easier for natural resources and horticulture professionals to identify what ails woody plants and shrubs. Candace Pollock Kathy Smith
10/21/2010 What Grass-fed Means to Milk: Dutch Scientist to Speak at OSU This Monday (10/25) COLUMBUS, Ohio — How does a cow's diet affect the milk you drink? Grassland scientist Anjo Elgersma of Wageningen University, the Netherlands, will discuss “The Effects of Pasture Dairying on Milk Quality” at Ohio State this Monday (10/25). Kurt Knebusch Mark Sulc
09/14/2010 What Does it Take to Make Ends Meet? Learn Money Management Skills at Farm Science Review LONDON, Ohio – Visitors to Ohio State University's Farm Science Review will have fun learning how far that monthly paycheck really goes through a new interactive display featuring OSU Extension's Signature Program, "Real Money, Real World." Candace Pollock Patty House
08/04/2009 What Does it Take to be a Farmers' Market Vendor? Find Out at Farm Science Review LONDON, Ohio – There's more to being a vendor at a farmers' market than just selling the products grown on the farm. Learn what it takes to become a successful vendor at Ohio State University's Farm Science Review. Candace Pollock Christie Welch
08/13/2008 What are Those Purple Things in Trees? Find out at Farm Science Review LONDON, Ohio – A new way of monitoring the spread of emerald ash borer has been introduced to Ohio and visitors to Ohio State University's Farm Science Review will learn more about the method. Candace Pollock Amy Stone
10/04/2007 What Are Distillers Grains Worth? Software Tool Calculates Value COLUMBUS, Ohio -- An Ohio State University computer software program, developed to aid livestock producers in making more informed commodity feed purchases, can now be used to calculate the nutritional and economic worth of distillers grains. Candace Pollock Normand St-Pierre
01/27/2011 Wetlands Park Marks Anniversaries with Feb. 2 Open House COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The public is invited to an open house at Ohio State University's Wilma H. Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 2. Martha Filipic Bill Mitsch
06/03/2010 Wetlands Director Eyes New Water COLUMBUS, Ohio -- He has the boat and he has the water, but the twain have yet to meet. But Bill Mitsch dreams big. The director of Ohio State University's Wilma H. Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park, Mitsch was delighted last week as students from a civil engineering class presented plans for a boat dock that would connect the wetlands, situated just north of Ohio State's Columbus campus off of Ackerman Road, with the nearby Olentangy River. Martha Filipic Bill Mitsch
05/19/2003 Wet Weather May Spell Disease Troubles for Wheat WOOSTER, Ohio — Ohio’s wheat is performing well despite recent rains, but saturated soils may have created favorable conditions for disease development. Candace Pollock Pat Lipps
06/30/2011 Wet Spring Stresses Pastures and Forages, Changes Grazing Plans COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Rain kept farmers from planting corn and soybeans for several weeks, but the relatively unprecedented precipitation this spring had another significant consequence: pasture and forage stress. Andy Vance John Grimes
05/29/2002 Wet Spring Ideal to Practice Controlled Traffic COLUMBUS, Ohio - Practicing controlled traffic may afford growers a planting advantage at a time when wet conditions are keeping most farmers out of their fields. Candace Pollock Randall Reeder
06/11/2002 Wet Spring Focus of Vegetable Grower Tour BRADNER, Ohio - Ohio State University vegetable crop specialists are using this spring's overly wet weather to help paint a picture of effective management practices for an upcoming Vegetable Grower Tour. Candace Pollock Mac Riedel
05/09/2008 Wet Soils Delaying Ohio Corn Planting COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio is already facing corn-planting delays, but growers have time to get their crop in the ground and walk away with potentially decent yields. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
02/14/2012 Wet Fall and Warm Winter Leave Abundance of Manure Farmers Can Use as Crop Nutrient FINDLAY, Ohio – An unusually wet fall and unseasonably warm winter have left many livestock farmers exploring every option to find extra storage for manure. An Ohio State University Extension researcher says farmers can utilize a portion of their manure to replace commercial fertilizer on wheat and corn crops, a practice that can also protect the environment.  Tracy Turner Glen Arnold
05/10/2010 Western Bean Cutworm Monitored in Ohio Again This Year WOOSTER, Ohio – Ohio State University Extension entomologists will once again trap for the Western bean cutworm, a common pest of Western corn-producing states rapidly expanding eastward and finding a niche throughout the Midwest. Candace Pollock Andy Michel
07/26/2010 Western Bean Cutworm Egg Masses and Larvae Found in Ohio WOOSTER, Ohio – For the first time since the trapping of Western bean cutworm moths in corn began in 2006, Ohio State University research entomologists have identified egg masses and larvae. The find reveals that populations continue to increase and that growers will need to monitor the pest in the future. Candace Pollock Andy Michel
07/12/2011 Webinars Help Consumers Put Dietary Guidelines into Practice COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Nutrition experts with Ohio State University Extension are dishing up their expertise to help consumers put the Dietary Guidelines for Americans into practice by offering a series of free webinars. Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
12/21/2011 Webinars Focus on Technologies to Help Increase Business STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- A series of webinars on using social media, mobile apps and other technologies to help increase business is being offered by Penn State Extension in collaboration with Ohio State University Extension and University of Minnesota Extension. Julie Fox
05/08/2012 Webinar to Introduce Climate Change Communication Strategies COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State University Climate Change Outreach Team will host a webinar on climate change May 9, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. The webinar, “Framing Climate Change: Recent Research Trends on Communication Strategies & Public Opinion,” will also feature a discussion by Erik Nisbet, assistant professor of communication and political science at Ohio State. Jill Jentes Banicki
12/15/2009 Web Site Helps Beginning Farmers BELPRE, Ohio -- When the recession forced Lynn Wiblin into unemployment from her manufacturing job earlier this year, she turned to the land to get back on her feet. Following in the footsteps of generations of family farming, she has turned 15 acres in Washington County into a vegetable farm that not only will provide for her and her family, but also help support the local economy. Candace Pollock Mike Hogan