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08/27/2007 OSU Extension to Host SARE Grant Workshop COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State University Extension will be hosting a Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) application workshop for individuals interested in applying for the 2007 North Central Region Farmer and Rancher Grant Program. Candace Pollock Mike Hogan
11/13/2007 No Trick to Choosing Transgenic Corn Hybrids COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Transgenic corn hybrids may differ in performance from non-genetically modified varieties in response to various insect pests, but the same recommendations apply when selecting hybrids for planting. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
08/25/2008 Deadlines Looming for Farmers Interested in Farm Bill Disaster Program COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio farmers who normally don't insure small acreage crops, such as wheat, may want the protection, especially if they are considering participating in a new 2008 Farm Bill production disaster program. Candace Pollock Carl Zulauf
10/12/2009 Work in Plant Disease Biocontrol Earns OARDC Researcher Spot in World Class South Korean Program WOOSTER, Ohio – An Ohio State University plant pathologist with the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center is providing his expertise in biological control of plant diseases through a unique collaboration with South Korean scientists. The collaboration has awarded him participation in that nation's World Class University Program. Candace Pollock Brian McSpadden Gardener
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
08/09/2010 Self-Guided Exhibit at Farm Science Review to Teach On-Farm Electrical Safety LONDON, Ohio – Electricity from power lines near grain bins can arc to a conductor and farm equipment can be that target, putting the farmer, family, friends or farm hands at risk for electrocution. Candace Pollock Dee Jepsen
12/08/2008 Yields All Over the Board in Ohio Corn Performance Trials COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Summer drought and Hurricane Ike produced a mix of high and low yielding test sites in the Ohio State University Corn Performance Trials. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
09/15/2009 New Pest Found in Ohio Soybeans WOOSTER, Ohio – A new pest has been identified in Ohio soybeans, but whether or not its presence will be a problem remains to be seen. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
12/19/2001 Herbicide-Treated Mulches Effective Method of Weed Control COLUMBUS, Ohio - Mulches pre-treated with herbicides have been found to be an effective method of weed control on ornamental plants grown in nursery or landscape settings. Candace Pollock Hannah Mathers
07/01/2002 Researchers Seeking New Ways to Control Nursery Tree Pest WOOSTER, Ohio - From soil-applied systemic insecticides to tree guards, Ohio State University entomologists are looking for ways to control one of the most economically damaging insect pests in Ohio's nursery industry. Candace Pollock Dan Herms
06/30/2006 Soybean Rust Development Stalled WOOSTER, Ohio -- Thanks to drought conditions in the southeastern United States, soybean rust has stalled in its march northward to Ohio. Candace Pollock Anne Dorrance
07/03/2007 Under Dry Conditions, Toxic Plants May Attract Livestock COLUMBUS, Ohio -- What green foliage that is thriving in Ohio's moisture-starved pasturelands may not necessarily be healthy for the livestock feeding on it. Candace Pollock Steve Boyles
09/17/2007 OSU Extension Livestock Program Adding Value to Industry COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State University Extension and the Ohio Cattleman's Association have launched a new program that adds value to livestock educational programs and recognizes producers' management and marketing efforts. Candace Pollock Bill Doig
06/23/2008 Safety Important Even with Manure Management LONDON, Ohio -- The routine of agricultural production can become perilous when attention to safety takes a back seat to the ease and efficiency of operating farm machinery. Candace Pollock Dee Jepsen
07/05/2005 Potential Spider Mite Outbreak on Soybeans WOOSTER, Ohio — The soybean aphid is not the only insect pest Ohio growers have to keep a close eye on this growing season. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
06/03/2010 OSU Extension to Hold Herbicide Spray Drift Awareness Workshops COLUMBUS, Ohio – New herbicide-resistant field crop cultivars will be hitting the market in a few years, and while that's good for corn and soybeans when it comes to weed management, it may be less so for more sensitive vegetable crops exposed to any spray drift. Candace Pollock Doug Doohan
10/28/2010 Ohioans Overwhelmingly Respond to OSU Extension Requests for Stink Bug Info COLUMBUS, Ohio – With the help of homeowners, Ohio State University Extension entomologists have compiled plenty of statewide data on the brown marmorated stink bug, a relatively new pest to Ohio that not only damages crops but takes up overwintering residence in homes. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
09/08/2008 New Irrigation Technology Can Conserve Water/Save Money PIKETON, Ohio -- Irrigation may be a crucial investment for specialty crop production in Ohio, but it can break the bank if managed inefficiently. Ohio State University Extension horticulturists are evaluating new irrigation systems that target the right amount of water where the plants need it. Candace Pollock Brad Bergefurd
07/23/2009 Unusually Cool Summer Temps Slowing Corn Development COLUMBUS, Ohio – Cooler-than-normal summer temperatures are slowing corn development across Ohio, and harvest could be delayed if the weather trend continues throughout the growing season. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
09/24/2001 Seed Vigor Test Refined to Measure Additional Plant Varieties COLUMBUS, Ohio - An automated image scanning system developed to assess overall seed vigor of lettuce has been refined to measure half of all seedling plant varieties that exist and is nearly 80 percent accurate. Candace Pollock Mark Bennett, Miller McDonald
08/22/2002 2002 Wheat Performance Trials Released WOOSTER, Ohio - When selecting wheat varieties for next season, growers should stick to such characteristics as yield, test weight, lodging potential and disease resistance, and not worry about what the weather might have in store for their crop. Candace Pollock Pat Lipps
05/07/2007 Drainage Technology Can Better Manage Crops, Protect Environment COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A satellite-controlled drainage structure installed on the grounds of Ohio State University's Molly Caren Agricultural Center is providing valuable insight on what it takes to manage crop nutrients while protecting the environment. Candace Pollock Matt Sullivan
04/17/2008 Researchers Domesticating Amazonian Fish for Conservation COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Aquarium enthusiasts, drawn to the unique and unusual nature of South American fish, may eventually be able to supply their hobby with species bred and reared in North America, rather than turning to imports. The move supports the conservation of tropical species being overexploited not only as ornamentals, but also for consumption. Candace Pollock Konrad Dabrowski
04/12/2005 Ornamental Weed Control Involves Application Strategy COLUMBUS, Ohio — Effective weed control in the garden or landscape involves more than simply laying down mulch, applying herbicides, or using a combination of both methods. An Ohio State University Department of Horticulture and Crop Science field mulch study found that the types of mulches or herbicides used, along with an application strategy are just as important. Candace Pollock Hannah Mathers
04/16/2010 Producers See Huge Value in Livestock Grazing School CALDWELL, Ohio – Livestock producers who have turned to an Ohio State University Extension forage management school that teaches the basics of rotational livestock grazing have increased their profits, improved production practices and extended their grazing season, according to a recent survey. Candace Pollock Clif Little
04/05/2006 Pre-Emergent Herbicides Effective for Weed Control COLUMBUS, Ohio -- With resistance to glyphosate increasing in weed species throughout Ohio, the importance of using pre-emergence products as part of an integrated herbicide program is becoming more evident. Candace Pollock Jeff Stachler
05/06/2009 Ohio State University Furthering Economic Development Efforts in West Africa COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State University is among a small group of institutions of higher education across the nation to receive a federal grant to further economic development efforts throughout Africa. Candace Pollock Mark Erbaugh, Richard Dick
08/07/2001 Researchers Screening Soybean Lines for Virus Resistance WOOSTER, Ohio - Ohio State University and U.S. Department of Agriculture researchers are screening a variety of soybean lines in the hope at least one will show resistance to a soybean virus relatively new to Ohio. Candace Pollock Anne Dorrance, Peg Redinbaugh
02/02/2005 Survey Says: Ohio Consumers Willing to Pay for Organics COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio consumers are willing to pay a premium for organic foods, but such factors as health, food safety, level of organic ingredients and where buyers shop impact just how much, according to a series of Ohio State University Extension surveys. Candace Pollock Marvin Batte
11/22/2002 Management Tips Highlight Dairy Conference COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio dairy producers looking to get the scoop on herd management, farm finances and government programs, as well as information on nearly 20 other dairy topics, can attend the Ohio Dairy Management Conference in December. Candace Pollock Amanda Hargett

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