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08/04/2009 Bienergy Economic Opportunities Focus of OSU Field Night PIKETON, Ohio – Bioenergy and its potential to further southern Ohio economic development will be the focus of an Ohio State University South Centers at Piketon field night on August 20. Candace Pollock Mary Gulas
06/14/2011 Better Hay, Increased Grazing: Learn How at Pasture Field Day June 25 in Piketon PIKETON, Ohio -- Cool, rainy weather this spring has negatively impacted hay fields and pastures in Ohio and nearby states, preventing new seedings of alfalfa and orchardgrass and leading to a possible reduction in pasture yield and quality in the summer. Mauricio Espinoza
07/26/2011 Better Grasslands for Wildlife? Workshop Coming for Land Managers LONDON, Ohio – A good, healthy grassland, unlike a lawn, is best if it has some bare spots. Kurt Knebusch Marne Titchenell
09/12/2001 Best Time to Harvest Corn a Guessing Game COLUMBUS, Ohio - From too much rain to not enough, to threatening diseases, uneven fields and early season cold injury, the performance of Ohio's corn crop has remained an uncertainty for growers all season. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
05/22/2001 Berry Promotion Packets Available Piketon, Ohio -- The Ohio State University Centers at Piketon in collaboration with the Ohio State University Section of Communications and Technology are putting together press release packets for berry growers in Ohio. These packets are available to growers to help advertise their crops. Candace Pollock Sandy Kuhn
07/15/2005 Berry Farm Fundraiser to Support Ohio State Cancer Research MUTUAL, Ohio — Central Ohio berry lovers have the opportunity to not only eat healthier, but also give back to the science that supports the varied health benefits of the fruit. Candace Pollock Mike Pullins, Sandy Kuhn
01/15/2002 Benefits of Organic Mulching Extend Below the Soil Surface WOOSTER, Ohio - The impact of organic mulches on soil nutrient content and plant health may extend deeper than just the topsoil. Candace Pollock Dan Herms
03/20/2012 Beekeepers: Free Monthly Webinar Series from Ohio State Starts in April WOOSTER, Ohio -- Beekeepers in Ohio and beyond are invited to attend a free, monthly educational webinar series taught by Ohio State University experts, starting April 18. Mauricio Espinoza Denise Ellsworth
01/05/2005 Beef Symposium Targets Marketing Tools LANCASTER, Ohio — Raising beef cattle not only requires the skills to produce a high-quality product, but also the knowledge to develop and implement a plan to bring that product to market. Candace Pollock Stan Smith
02/14/2002 Beef Cattle Shortcourse to Address Marketing, Management Issues BOWLING GREEN, Ohio - Staying abreast of cattle industry issues, from marketing opportunities to current feeding and management practices, is a key for producers to remain competitive and improve profitability. Candace Pollock Steve Boyles
11/09/2010 Beef Cattle Competition Teaches Youth Farm to Market Management Techniques WOOSTER, Ohio – The best quality steaks that consumers demand at the grocery store start with the right beef cattle management techniques on the farm, and Ohio youth can learn what it takes to be successful in the livestock industry through a "real world" Ohio State University Extension beef cattle production competition. Candace Pollock Carrie Pickworth
06/10/2004 Be Proactive When it Comes to Soybean Rust WOOSTER, Ohio — For U.S. soybean growers, it's not a matter of if soybean rust will hit the states, just a matter of when. And the more educated growers are about the fungus, the better prepared they will be to manage it when that time does arrive. Candace Pollock Anne Dorrance, Susie Turner
02/20/2003 Be Prepared For High Slug Populations This Season WOOSTER, Ohio — Ohio no-till growers may be wrestling with high slug populations again this growing season. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
09/08/2008 Be a Part of Ohio's Grape/Wine Industries. Learn How at Farm Science Review. LONDON, Ohio -- Over 750,000 gallons of wine were produced from Ohio's 2,200 acres of vineyards last year, and with demand outstripping supply, interested producers can learn what it takes to establish their own vineyard at this year's Farm Science Review. Candace Pollock Maurus Brown
09/03/2008 Bats: Dispel the Myths and Learn the Truths at Farm Science Review LONDON, Ohio -- Fact or fiction: Bats are flying rodents. Not true. Bats feed on human blood. Nope. Bats love to get tangled in your hair. Wrong again. Get the real facts about this unique animal at this year's Ohio State University Farm Science Review. Candace Pollock Marne Titchenell
04/22/2011 Bat Disease Could Cost Ohio Farmers Up to $1.7B a Year COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio farmers could suffer more than $740 million a year in agricultural losses, and possibly as much as $1.7 billion, if the new deadly disease called white-nose syndrome wipes out the state’s bats, according to a recent study in the journal Science. Kurt Knebusch Marne Titchenell
08/11/2006 Bad News for Growers: Too Much Wheat Means Low Prices COLUMBUS, Ohio -- In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is. For Ohio wheat growers, this "Yogism" could not be closer to the truth. Candace Pollock Matt Roberts
07/28/2011 Back with a Bang: ‘Baiwoop’ Art Fest Is Saturday (7/30) in Secrest WOOSTER, Ohio -- Secrest Arboretum in Wooster, less than a year removed from a tornado strike, will host the community’s first-ever Baiwoop Art Festival this Saturday (7/30). Kurt Knebusch Matt Shultzman
03/22/2005 Awards Program to Boost Sports Turf Recognition COLUMBUS, Ohio -- To help garner more appreciation for the sports turf industry, the first Ohio State University Buckeye Sports Turf Awards have been launched — assisted, in part, by contributions from an Ohio native and prominent athlete. Candace Pollock Pam Sherratt
04/26/2010 Avoiding Fatigue Can Prevent Injuries on the Farm COLUMBUS, Ohio – There are a number of factors that determine the length of farm workday -- weather, soil conditions, livestock, equipment – and the farmer may be working against any or all of them when timely planting is on the line. So it's not surprising that farmers will brush fatigue aside to get the job done. Candace Pollock Kent McGuire
09/29/2011 Autumn Discovery Day Is This Saturday (10/1) WOOSTER, Ohio -- Autumn Discovery Day, featuring garden advice, self-guided tours, and a sale of 100-plus types of hard-to-find trees and shrubs, takes place this Saturday in Secrest Arboretum, part of OARDC in Wooster. Kurt Knebusch Ken Cochran
09/07/2012 Authorities Available to Answer Ag, Veterinary Questions at Farm Science Review LONDON, Ohio — It has been a popular question in recent years as farmland rental rates have more than doubled in many places, and it is one Barry Ward, Ohio State University Extension production business management leader, expects to hear later this month at Farm Science Review: “What direction will farmland cash rents take in 2013?” Kyle Sharp Barry Ward
07/17/2012 Aug. 8 Sprayer Workshop to Showcase Latest Application Equipment and Techniques WAUSEON, Ohio – Growers and other applicators can get an updated look at the most efficient and effective application equipment and techniques available in agriculture during an upcoming workshop offered by the Ohio State University Extension’s Agronomic Crops Team. Tracy Turner Greg LaBarge
08/10/2012 Aug. 30 Webinar Focuses on Health Behavior Theory to Practice COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ask any health professional: Informing people about healthy behaviors is one thing. Encouraging them to adopt healthy behaviors is another. Martha Filipic Dan Remley
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
02/23/2012 Assistance, Screenings Offered for Farmers Battling Arthritis COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A new program offered by faculty and students from The Ohio State University Medical Center may offer solutions for farmers struggling with arthritis. Tracy Turner Meg Teaford, Kent McGuire
07/12/2007 Assess Corn for Rootworm Injury WOOSTER, Ohio -- Like other insects and plant pests, Western corn rootworm is making an early appearance in Ohio due to hot, dry conditions -- prompting field scouting for feeding injury. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
05/31/2012 Asiatic Garden Beetle Causing Damage to Ohio Corn WOOSTER, Ohio – A relatively new pest to Ohio field crops is causing concern for some northern Ohio farmers, an Ohio State University Extension entomologist said.  Tracy Turner Ron Hammond
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
08/30/2011 Asian Longhorned Beetle the Focus of Talk at FSR COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State University forestry expert Kathy Smith will present "The New Forest Threat: Asian Longhorned Beetle" on Sept. 20 at Farm Science Review. Kurt Knebusch Kathy Smith