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05/27/2004 Rains May Hold Up Corn Crop COLUMBUS, Ohio — Despite recent scattered thunderstorms with heavy downpours and hail, nearly three-quarters of the state’s corn crop remains in good-to-excellent condition, according to the Ohio Agricultural Statistics Service. But it’s the saturated soils and ponding of some fields that raise questions as to what condition the crop is headed. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
05/27/2004 Industry Decisions May Hold Key in Biotech Future COLUMBUS, Ohio — The recent setbacks in the global introduction of new biotech crops may be setting a precedent for how genetically modified (GM) crops will be produced and marketed in the future. Candace Pollock Ian Sheldon
06/10/2004 Ohio Berries Tops, According to Consumer Taste Test COLUMBUS, Ohio — Sweeter, fresher, juicier — so makes the mark of a good strawberry and, according to Ohio consumers, Ohio-grown berries top the competition in fitting the bill. Candace Pollock Sandy Kuhn
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
06/11/2004 Diseases Pressuring Soybeans COLUMBUS, Ohio — Some soybean plants in Ohio are succumbing to disease pressures from excessive moisture, but over 65 percent of the crop remains in good to excellent condition, according to the Ohio Agricultural Statistics Service. Candace Pollock Jim Beuerlein
06/16/2004 Waterman a Model for Water Conservation COLUMBUS, Ohio — Agricultural run-off into surface waters is one of the leading causes of water pollution, especially in area watersheds. But there are ways to achieve zero nutrient run off and an upcoming field day is designed to show farmers just how to accomplish this. Candace Pollock Dale Arnold, Larry Brown
06/17/2004 Drift Retardant Chemicals Serve Their Purpose COLUMBUS, Ohio — Drift retardant chemicals may be an option to help reduce spray drift on field crops, but their effectiveness continues to be questioned. An Ohio State University agricultural engineering study has shown that the products live up to their purpose. Candace Pollock Erdal Ozkan
07/15/2004 Farm Focus in 30th Year VAN WERT, Ohio — Two days of agricultural and horticultural workshops, educational sessions, wagon tours of research plots, equipment demonstrations and farm collectibles toy shows are ushering in the 30th anniversary of Ohio State University's Farm Focus — northwest Ohio's premiere farm show. Candace Pollock Gary Prill
07/21/2004 Soybean Aphid No-Show? WOOSTER, Ohio — The soybean aphid, an insect pest whose quirky behavior has made it more famous than the actual damage it causes, is doing something this season that Midwest entomologists may have successfully predicted: absolutely nothing. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
08/02/2004 Corn Leaf Diseases Could Spell Yield Troubles WOOSTER, Ohio — Ohio's corn crop may be plowing its way through rapid growth and development this season, but diseases can still get the upper hand if conditions are right. Candace Pollock Pat Lipps
08/02/2004 Ohio State Extension to Host Direct Marketing Tours COLUMBUS, Ohio — Two Ohio farm markets that combine agricultural produce and agritourism will be the focus of Ohio State University Extension Direct Marketing Twilight Tours in August. Candace Pollock John Ellerman
08/03/2004 Lay the Foundation for a Successful Business LONDON, Ohio -- Starting a farming enterprise is like building a house. You need to lay the foundations before construction can begin. Candace Pollock Mike Hogan
08/03/2004 Farm Science Review Full of Answers LONDON, Ohio -- Got questions about agricultural economic, business or policy issues? Ask them at Farm Science Review. Candace Pollock Stan Ernst
08/04/2004 Apples on Their Way to an Early Harvest COLUMBUS, Ohio — Early bloom and favorable weather are driving apples to an early harvest. Candace Pollock Dick Funt
08/04/2004 Cover Crop Options Increase for Growers VAN WERT, Ohio — Oilseed radish, a type of mustard plant originally developed for oil production, is finding another use in Ohio as a cover crop. Candace Pollock Alan Sundermeier
08/11/2004 Wheat Seed Quality Questionable WOOSTER, Ohio — Growers who save seed from their wheat harvest for the following season's planting should probably seek other seed sources for producing next year's crop. Candace Pollock Pat Lipps, Peter Thomison, Valente Alvarez
08/11/2004 Piketon Business Incubator Receives Additional Funds PIKETON, Ohio — Ohio State University South Centers at Piketon has received a grant to aid in the continuation of the development of the Endeavor Center Business Incubator and Training Facility — a business tool designed to increase jobs and enhance the economic development of southern Ohio. Candace Pollock Steve Shepherd
08/11/2004 4-H, Military Join Forces to Support Kids DAYTON, Ohio -- "I'm from Florida, but I live in Kentucky," said 12-year-old Jasmine Mills, whose father is in the U.S. Army. Martha Filipic Theresa Ferrari
08/12/2004 Farm Focus Ag. Event No Longer VAN WERT, Ohio — After 30 years of showcasing the latest in agricultural production, research and equipment, the two-day Farm Focus agricultural event has been discontinued. Candace Pollock Gary Prill
08/12/2004 Ohio State Plant Pathologist Recognized for Work on Fruit Crops WOOSTER, Ohio -- The next time you enjoy a sweet, juicy, disease-free apple or strawberry, take a few seconds to thank Ohio State University scientist Mike Ellis. Mauricio Espinoza Randy Rowe
08/16/2004 Ohio State Robotic Harvester Sets Eye in Outer Space and Terrestrial Crops WOOSTER, Ohio -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) considers farming a matter of survival for future long-term space missions. Plants provide food when deliveries from Earth aren’t feasible and make air breathable and water drinkable. But who will care for and harvest crops when astronauts are so busy carrying out key mission tasks? Mauricio Espinoza Peter Ling
08/18/2004 Growers Getting More Variety from Wheat Performance Test WOOSTER, Ohio — More than half of the 60-plus wheat varieties tested in Ohio State University Extension's 2004 Ohio Wheat Performance Test are new — providing growers with additional opportunities to better manage disease and produce high yields and quality grain. Candace Pollock Pat Lipps
08/24/2004 Fertilizer Costs May Be on the Rise Again for Growers COLUMBUS, Ohio — U.S. growers may be in for another year of high fertilizer costs. Candace Pollock Matt Roberts
08/25/2004 4-H Founder Park, Statue Dedicated SPRINGFIELD, Ohio -- A.B. Graham would have been proud. Martha Filipic Mike Haubner
08/30/2004 Soybeans Overcoming Diseases, Other Issues COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio's soybean crop is holding its own despite getting slammed with diseases and the onset of cooler-than-normal August temperatures, which could delay the grain-filling process. Candace Pollock Anne Dorrance, Jim Beuerlein
08/30/2004 International Relations Bringing Agribusiness Skills to Africa PIKETON, Ohio — Ohio State University South Centers at Piketon, in conjunction with Ohio State's International Programs in Agriculture, is teaming up with a university in east Africa to bring agribusiness skills to its country's residents. Candace Pollock Tom Worley, Mark Erbaugh
09/01/2004 Eyeing Ag. Technology at Farm Science Review LONDON, Ohio -- Agricultural technologies are becoming more varied and more affordable, and growers at Farm Science Review will have the opportunity to view equipment and techniques that best suit their farming needs. Candace Pollock Matt Sullivan, Reza Ehsani
09/10/2004 Pumpkins Facing Another Year of Diseases COLUMBUS, Ohio — There doesn't seem to be one year where pumpkin growers escape serious disease issues. And this year is no different. Candace Pollock Mac Riedel
09/14/2004 Don't Let Late Soybean Harvest Slow Down Wheat Preparation WOOSTER, Ohio — Late soybean harvest may impact Ohio wheat planting, but growers should take steps to prepare for next season's crop, nonetheless. Candace Pollock Pat Lipps
09/17/2004 Chow Line: Vary veggies for vitamins (for 9/26/04) When it comes to vegetables, my husband eats only spinach -- a whole carton of frozen spinach at dinner. Is this advisable? Martha Filipic Jaime Ackerman

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