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02/21/2002 Evolving Precision Agriculture Technology Fattening Farmers' Wallets COLUMBUS, Ohio - The biggest driving force behind adopting precision agriculture technology is how quickly a farmer can recoup the investment costs of the equipment. Candace Pollock Matt Sullivan, Reza Ehsani
02/06/2007 Use of Precision Ag Technology Continues to Grow COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The adoption rate of precision agriculture by Ohio farmers over the past several years has been growing and that trend is expected to continue as prices fall, availability of equipment increases and farmers grow more comfortable with the use of the technology. Candace Pollock Marv Batte
09/27/2005 Ohio State Leads Nation in Animal Welfare Education COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State University, through a unique international collaboration, is striving to become the premier university in the nation on animal welfare education. Candace Pollock James Kinder, Paul Hemsworth
03/31/2009 Can You Afford Your Farm? Find Out with FINPACK WOOSTER, Ohio -- With the current economic downturn, farmers may be scrutinizing the future of their operations, and a financial planning tool offered by Ohio State University Extension is available to evaluate the health of on-farm businesses. Candace Pollock Dianne Shoemaker
07/15/2010 Researchers Taking Three-Pronged Approach to Flooding/Disease Impacts on Soybeans COLUMBUS, Ohio – Farmers' hands are tied when it comes to managing soybean injury related to soil flooding and water-loving root rot diseases, but after several years of research at Ohio State University and U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service, some promising solutions are on the horizon. Candace Pollock Tara VanToai
11/15/2007 Tax Workshop Addresses Agricultural Issues COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Tax practitioners with an interest in farm income taxes will have an opportunity to attend a one-day farm tax workshop on Dec. 17. Candace Pollock Warren Lee
07/22/2002 Continued Dry Conditions May Favor Spider Mites WOOSTER, Ohio - Continuing drought conditions through much of Ohio may lead to outbreaks of two-spotted spider mites on soybeans. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
08/29/2008 Protect Tree Plantings from Deer. Learn How at Farm Science Review LONDON, Ohio -- Deer may be quiet, elusive creatures, but the pronounced damage they leave behind eats away millions of dollars a year in profits. Learn how to protect your natural resources investments from deer at this year's Ohio State University Farm Science Review. Candace Pollock Dave Apsley
12/03/2001 Ohio's Wheat Struggling Under Wet Weather, Diseases WOOSTER, Ohio - Prolonged heavy rains during winter wheat planting have resulted in severe stand establishment problems throughout parts of Ohio, which may affect overall yields come next season's harvest. Candace Pollock Pat Lipps
10/27/2006 Prepare Your Farm's Future with OSU Extension Planning Workshops COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Whether it's managing the day-to-day operations of a farm or looking ahead to retirement or transition, planning for the success of an agricultural business can be a complex, challenging task that many are reluctant to face. Candace Pollock David Marrison
07/11/2005 Safety First on the Farm COLUMBUS, Ohio — The summer months are the busiest time of the year in Ohio agriculture, and being so, they are also the most dangerous. Candace Pollock Dee Jepsen
01/09/2009 Nearly Half-Million Hits for Ohio MarketMaker in 2008 SANDUSKY, Ohio -- Ohio MarketMaker received over 425,000 hits on its Web site in its inaugural year in 2008, connecting buyers to local foods and allowing Ohio producers to network with businesses, restaurants and large retailers. Candace Pollock Julie Fox
05/13/2010 New Opportunities for Tomato Growers With Grafting WOOSTER, Ohio – Open field and high tunnel tomato producers yearning for high-quality crop performance with marketable fruit neatly wrapped in one plant may find what they are looking for through grafting. Candace Pollock Matt Kleinhenz
09/18/2007 Ohio's Drought Causing Stunted Corn Ears COLUMBUS, Ohio – This season's drought may be the cause of stunted ears being found throughout Ohio's cornfields. The abnormalities may pose harvest challenges for growers and potentially impact yields. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
10/14/2002 Management Technique Aids in Treating Plant Problems CINCINNATI, Ohio - The collective onrush of insect and disease problems and environmental stresses on landscape and garden plants are not only overwhelming for the plants, but also overwhelming for those trying to manage plant health. Candace Pollock Joe Boggs
06/26/2008 Soils at Risk from Compaction When Spreading Manure LONDON, Ohio -- Crop fields can be at risk from compaction when spreading manure just as much as when using any other farm equipment. Visitors to the Great Lakes Manure Handling Expo can learn how to minimize the impacts of manure-spreading equipment on soils. Candace Pollock Randall Reeder
04/02/2002 Improved Alfalfa Varieties Show Resistance Against Forage Crop Insect COLUMBUS, Ohio - New developments in alfalfa cultivars have proven to be effective in controlling potato leafhopper, an insect that can cause serious damage and yield loss to the forage crop. Candace Pollock Mark Sulc
08/02/2006 Precision Agriculture Technology Leads FSR Field Demos LONDON, Ohio -- Precision agriculture technology will be the highlight of field demonstrations during Farm Science Review, Sept. 19-21 at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London, Ohio. Candace Pollock Nathan Watermeier
04/14/2005 Ohio State Plant Trials Bring Out the Best in Annuals SPRINGFIELD, Ohio — The green industry and the customers it serves are always on the hunt for the cutting-edge plant cultivars that excel in performance and require little maintenance. Candace Pollock Pam Bennett
07/24/2007 Learn About Farm Financing at Farm Science Review LONDON, Ohio -- The lure of rising commodity prices in the face of increasing biofuels production, coupled with high fuel and fertilizer prices, is creating on-farm financial management challenges for many Ohio growers. Ohio State University Extension economic and farm management specialists will be on hand during this year's Farm Science Review to help visitors make the most economically sound decisions. Candace Pollock Barry Ward
04/04/2006 Stick to Recommended Practices When Planting Corn COLUMBUS, Ohio -- With corn planting fast approaching, Ohio State University Extension agronomists hope Ohio growers keep in mind the trials and tribulations experienced last season when establishing their crop. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
10/21/2010 Aggressive Weed a Potential Problem for Livestock Producers COLUMBUS, Ohio – An aggressive perennial weed, common throughout the western United States, has found its way to Ohio overtaking pastures and hay fields and creating an undesirable feeding situation for livestock. Candace Pollock Clif Little
10/02/2008 Land Use Conference Focuses on Impacts/Solutions During Economic Turbulence COLUMBUS, Ohio – Addressing topics from the mortgage crisis to energy, Ohio State University Extension will host its annual Ohio Land Use Conference on Nov. 17. Candace Pollock Peggy Hall
03/05/2010 Take Steps to Reduce Compaction Before Spring Planting COLUMBUS, Ohio – With a late harvest, a wet fall and slow-melting snow, Ohio farmers may be facing more compaction issues than usual this spring. Candace Pollock Randall Reeder
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
09/29/2004 Lawn Maintenance Made Easy COLUMBUS, Ohio — In the face of insects, diseases and stress, favor the growth of the grass and a lawn will take care of itself. Candace Pollock Dave Gardner
04/21/2008 Chadwick Arboretum to Hold Arbor Day Event, April 25 COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The public is invited to celebrate Arbor Day with Ohio State University on Friday, April 25 at 10 a.m. Candace Pollock Mary Maloney
07/11/2001 New Soybean Varieties Show Resistance to Root Rot WOOSTER, Ohio - Ohio State University researchers have identified new soybean varieties that exhibit both partial and complete resistance to Phytophthora sojae, a pathogen responsible for severe production losses. Candace Pollock Anne Dorrance
01/12/2005 A Little Cunning May Do the Trick in Pepper Management WOOSTER, Ohio — The trick to outsmarting insects and diseases on peppers may lie in the way chemicals are applied to the vegetable crop. Candace Pollock Richard Derksen
05/21/2007 Distillers Grains Focus of Dairy Study to Improve Yields COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Distillers grains -- a byproduct of ethanol production -- may serve as supplemental dairy cattle feed to boost milk and milk fat yields, while reducing feed costs. But the challenge is to determine what type of distillers grains are most effective and how much can be fed. Candace Pollock Bill Weiss, Maurice Eastridge