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07/11/2001 Fungus May Help Control Tick Populations COLUMBUS, Ohio - A naturally occurring fungus used as a biopesticide may have some application in controlling tick populations. Candace Pollock Glen Needham, Ken Cradock
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
05/11/2010 Master Gardeners Give Back During Master Gardener Volunteer Program Week, May 17-24 SPRINGFIELD, Ohio – Ohio Master Gardener volunteers love plants and teaching others about gardening. So much so that they spent over 151,000 hours last year leading beautification projects, giving horticultural presentations and raising gardening awareness. Their volunteer efforts resulted in $3.3 million worth of community service contributions throughout Ohio. Candace Pollock Pam Bennett
07/22/2002 Ohio State-Sponsored Berry Tour Held July 30 URBANA, Ohio - Thinking about diving into red and black raspberry production? Learn about the successes and failures of some berry growers through an Ohio State University-sponsored berry tour on July 30. Candace Pollock Sandy Kuhn
03/11/2003 Iraq/Korean Conflicts May Have Different Impacts on Agriculture COLUMBUS, Ohio — Although America’s minds are on Iraq and the potential impacts of war, the agriculture industry should be keeping a close eye on the developments with North Korea, says an Ohio State University agricultural economist. Candace Pollock Matt Roberts
04/29/2005 Nationwide Resources Aid in Soybean Rust Preparation WOOSTER, Ohio — U.S. soybean growers now have no excuse to be unprepared for soybean rust with the recent development of two extensive management resources: a soybean rust monitoring Web site and a soybean rust fungicide manual. Candace Pollock Anne Dorrance, Don Hershman, Martin Draper
04/16/2009 $1 Million Grant Furthering Efforts to Eliminate Food Crisis in Africa COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State University is partnering with Virginia Tech to strengthen food security in Africa with a three-year, $1 million initiative to improve productivity, availability and marketing of key staple commodities and cash crops. Candace Pollock Mark Erbaugh
04/25/2006 Ohio to Play Host to Ag Agent Conference After 34 Year Absence CINCINNATI, Ohio -- A river may separate Ohio from Kentucky, but for members of the National Association of County Agricultural Agents, it serves as a link to the opportunities that await participants of the 91st annual NACAA Annual Meeting and Professional Improvement Conference (AMPIC). Candace Pollock Mike Hogan
06/26/2006 Management Strategies Focus of CCA Event at Farm Science Review LONDON, Ohio -- Managing pesky weeds, understanding nitrogen rates, improving soybean management and effectively applying manure will be the topics of interest at the Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) College being held at Ohio State University's Farm Science Review. Candace Pollock Harold Watters
07/03/2007 Late-Planted Oats an Option When Short on Feed LANCASTER, Ohio -- Oats, traditionally grown in the spring as a grain crop, can also be planted in the summer as a late season forage, providing a feed alternative for livestock producers short on hay or pasture. Candace Pollock Curt Stivison, Stan Smith
04/17/2008 Tips to Get Corn Off to a Good Start COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Planting mismanagement can put a ceiling on yield potential, even before the plant emerges from the soil. Farmers should keep this in mind as they prepare for this year's corn production. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
02/21/2002 More Efficient Beef Cattle Production, Marketing Eyed With Tagging Program WOOSTER, Ohio - Ohio beef cattle producers may soon be leaping into the age of technology with the help of a newly implemented electronic identification program. Candace Pollock Francis Fluharty
03/03/2010 In Debt? Out of a Job? OSU Extension Tool Assists Ohioans Faced with Financial Difficulties COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Identifying local, state, even national economic resources when faced with financial difficulties or unemployment can be a stressful, confusing, and overwhelming task. A new effort by Ohio State University Extension is saving Ohioans the energy by bringing those resources directly to them. Candace Pollock Susan Holladay, Pat Brinkman
10/15/2002 Dry Weather Boosting Apple Quality COLUMBUS, Ohio - The growing season's dry weather may have hurt some crops, like corn and soybeans, but has done wonders for Ohio's apples. Candace Pollock Dick Funt
10/14/2010 Watershed Forum to Focus on Protecting Water Quality Through Land Use Planning LEWIS CENTER, Ohio – Watershed health is essential to developing and maintaining productive communities. A watershed forum being held this month will focus on the importance of land use planning to protect water quality. Candace Pollock Kim Williams
02/17/2009 Ohio Farmers Finding Risk Mitigation, Profitability and Conservation Wrapped in One Crop Production System BUCYRUS, Ohio -- An alternative agricultural production system that supports two crops within the same growing season is winning favor among Ohio farmers for its risk management and conservation benefits. Candace Pollock Steve Prochaska
01/18/2006 Renewable Energy Conference Focuses on Entrepreneurial Projects REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio -- Farmers, greenhouse businesses and economic development specialists interested in renewable energy entrepreneurial projects in Ohio have the opportunity to attend the Ohio Renewable Energy Conference. Candace Pollock Travis West
05/04/2007 Ohio Corn Planting Behind Schedule COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio's corn crop is getting a late start this growing season compared to recent years with nearly 20 percent behind last year's planting schedule, according to the Ohio Agricultural Statistics Service. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
01/30/2008 Want to Save on Fertilizer? Run a Soil Test ADA, Ohio -- With fertilizer prices continuing their upward trend, a soil test is the best tool available to farmers that can help them manage their crops while leaving more money in their pockets. Candace Pollock Robert Mullen
11/27/2001 OSU Extension to Sponsor Direct Marketing Conference Trip MARIETTA, Ohio - Direct marketing is gaining popularity across North America, both from farmers to increase profitability and from consumers who want to receive fresh, local products. Candace Pollock Eric Barrett
11/28/2001 Internationally Known Economist to Feature Ag Investing Tips at OSU Extension Seminar FINDLAY, Ohio - Farmers, agribusinesses, suppliers or other professionals in agriculture will have the opportunity to learn the tools and rules for investing in the industry from an internationally known economist at an Ohio State University Extension-sponsored seminar. Candace Pollock Gary Wilson
12/07/2009 Study Sheds More Light on Managing Soybean Cyst Nematode WOOSTER, Ohio – One of the best techniques a farmer can use to manage soybean cyst nematode is to rotate resistant soybean varieties, based on the preliminary findings of a Midwest soybean cyst nematode project. Candace Pollock Anne Dorrance
09/27/2004 Ohio State Vet Med Offering Aquaculture Diagnostics Workshop COLUMBUS, Ohio — Individuals interested in aquaculture, fish diseases and hands-on diagnostic training are invited to attend a 2-day workshop at Ohio State University's College of Veterinary Medicine Oct. 1-2. Candace Pollock Jeff Workman
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
11/06/2008 Producers Can Add Yellow Vine to the Long List of Pumpkin Diseases COLUMBUS, Ohio -- When it comes to pumpkins, damaging pests and diseases are never in short supply. And this year, amid a drought and more common disease issues, some producers experienced the impact of a relatively new foe. Candace Pollock Celeste Welty
10/21/2005 Late-Planted Wheat May Struggle This Winter WOOSTER, Ohio — About a quarter of Ohio's wheat crop will be planted later than the recommended planting date, increasing the risk of winter kills, poor stand quality and minimal tiller development. Candace Pollock Pierce Paul
08/21/2009 Cooperative Weather, Good Practices Lead to Potential Record-Breaking Season COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ample rain and cooler-than-normal temperatures this summer have turned an average growing season into a potential record-breaker for Ohio crop producers. Candace Pollock Jim Beuerlein, Peter Thomison
12/28/2006 Air Quality Workshops to Tackle Challenge of Ag Air Emissions REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio -- A series of air quality workshops will be held in January to help address issues and concerns regarding agricultural air emissions, improve the understanding of federal air quality regulations, and explore the most effective technologies and management practices related to air quality control. Candace Pollock Jon Rausch, Lingying Zhao
11/13/2007 Economist Promotes New Economic Development Model COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Any nation can drive away poverty, hunger and disease and reap the benefits of a successful economy. All it takes is six key principles, according to an Ohio State University agricultural economist. Candace Pollock Luther Tweeten
08/29/2008 Dry Weather May Lead to Stalk Lodging in Corn WOOSTER, Ohio -- Despite recent rain from the remnants of Fay, parts of Ohio remain abnormally dry, and the drought-like conditions may cause stalk rot and lodging problems in corn. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison, Pierce Paul

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