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01/04/2005 Minimizing Compaction of Vegetable Crops Tricky COLUMBUS, Ohio — Controlling compaction in field crops is not easy, but minimizing compaction in vegetable crops is even trickier. Candace Pollock Randall Reeder
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
01/11/2005 Tree Liners Give Purpose to Retractable Roof Greenhouses COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Nursery professionals looking to economically produce tree liners, boost profits and get their product out to customers more efficiently may have found the answer in retractable roof greenhouses. Candace Pollock Hannah Mathers
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
01/12/2005 Training Program a Tool for Improving Agriculture in Africa COLUMBUS, Ohio — East African universities are looking to Ohio State University to strengthen their Colleges of Agriculture to help improve agricultural productivity, food security and the economy throughout the region. Candace Pollock Mark Erbaugh
01/14/2005 In-Furrow Applicator Cuts Chemical Costs in Vegetable Crops URBANA, Ohio — Nothing is cheap when it comes to growing high-value vegetable crops, including the chemical investment for insect and disease management. Candace Pollock Jim Jasinski
01/19/2005 Winning the War Against Soybean Rust Requires a Strategy COLUMBUS, Ohio — The best weapon growers have to fighting soybean rust is fungicides, but an effective job of controlling the disease is questionable without an application strategy. Candace Pollock Erdal Ozkan
01/19/2005 Hybrids in Corn Performance Trials Benefit from Good Weather COLUMBUS, Ohio — Near-perfect growing conditions in 2004 has landed another year of exceptional results for corn hybrids evaluated in the Ohio State University Ohio Corn Performance Test. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
01/27/2005 Timing of Soybean Rust May Impact Soybean Aphid Control WOOSTER, Ohio — Soybean growers are bracing for a soybean aphid population explosion this growing season, and controlling the pest could become even more challenging if soybean rust is thrown into the mix of management practices. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
01/31/2005 Conference to Tout the Latest Trends in Conservation Tillage ADA, Ohio — From trends in conservation tillage, to new technology in precision agriculture, to a plethora of management practices, over 50 educational topics will highlight the Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference, being held Feb. 24-25 at Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio. Candace Pollock Randall Reeder
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
02/07/2005 Ins and Outs of Ag Marketing Focus of Conference MASON, Ohio — Agricultural marketing opportunities are the focus of the 3rd annual Ohio River Valley Farm Marketing Conference. The event is led by Ohio State University South Centers at Piketon Ohio Cooperative Development Center, along with a host of sponsors from Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky. Candace Pollock Travis West
02/07/2005 Workshop All About Restoring Ohio History WESTERVILLE, Ohio — Good farmers know never to waste anything, and that includes old farm buildings. Throughout the years, barns have been renovated and reused, and those interested in preserving this part of Ohio's history should attend the Ohio Barn Workshop Feb. 21-22 at Everal Barn in Westerville, Ohio. Candace Pollock Carol Moody
02/08/2005 Soybean Rust Next to Impossible to Predict WOOSTER, Ohio — With soybean rust now confirmed in eight southern states, the question on most minds is will the disease strike Ohio, and if so, when? Candace Pollock Anne Dorrance
02/11/2005 Soybean Rust or No, Don't Alter Management Practices COLUMBUS, Ohio — The goal of any crop management is to utilize a production system that generates the most yields. Soybean growers should stick to that practice, even with the potential arrival of soybean rust looming large. Candace Pollock Jim Beuerlein
02/11/2005 Precision Ag a Tool for Soybean Rust ADA, Ohio — Precision agriculture, which can aid growers in tracking the development and progression of crop insects and diseases, may also prove to be an effective tool when it comes to soybean rust. Candace Pollock Harold Watters
02/14/2005 New Blackberry Varieties Can Overcome Winter PIKETON, Ohio — New blackberry varieties are now available to Ohio fruit growers that erase the production limitation associated with crop overwintering. Candace Pollock Shawn Wright
02/22/2005 Forgotten Corn Diseases Making a Comeback COLUMBUS, Ohio — While all attention turns to soybean rust, a long forgotten issue is slowly creeping its way back into crop fields. And Ohio State University agricultural specialists say it's time growers start to take notice. Candace Pollock Pat Lipps, Peter Thomison
02/22/2005 Keeping the Small Farm Alive WILMINGTON, Ohio — Sustainability and profitability of the small farm is the focus of the 5th Annual Small Farm Family Conference, being held March 18-19 at Roberts Convention Center in Wilmington, Ohio. Candace Pollock Mike Hogan
03/01/2005 Tri-State Emerald Ash Borer Workshop is April 9 in Indiana ANGOLA, Ind. — What homeowners and landowners can do about the emerald ash borer (EAB) — an exotic killer of native ash trees — is the focus of a Saturday, April 9, workshop sponsored by the states hit hardest by the pest: Michigan, Ohio and Indiana. Kurt Knebusch Kathy Smith
03/02/2005 Federal Hearing First Stage in Future of Milk Revenues COLUMBUS, Ohio — Steps in the Mideast Federal Milk Market Order have been set in motion that are addressing the way Class I and Class II milk revenues are allocated back to milk producers. Candace Pollock Cameron Thraen
03/08/2005 Fighting High Fertilizer Costs with Alternative Management WOOSTER, Ohio — Incorporating legumes into a crop rotation to capture the fixed nitrogen for the corn crop is one way Ohio growers can combat high fertilizer prices. Candace Pollock Robert Mullen
03/09/2005 Dial Away for the Latest on Soybean Rust LANCASTER, Ohio — Ohio growers can now get the latest on soybean rust — its detection, management and prevention— with the quick touch of a phone button. Candace Pollock Stan Smith
03/11/2005 Calibration Important for Effective Soybean Rust Control COLUMBUS, Ohio — Effectively managing soybean rust depends largely on proper chemical applications. And to ensure such success, sprayer calibration is a must. Candace Pollock Erdal Ozkan
03/11/2005 Ohio State Soil Scientist Named 2005 Borlaug Recipient COLUMBUS, Ohio — Rattan Lal, an Ohio State University soil scientist internationally renown for his strides in carbon management and sequestration, has been awarded the 2005 Norman E. Borlaug Award. Candace Pollock Rattan Lal
03/15/2005 Selecting the Right Corn Hybrids Important COLUMBUS, Ohio — Corn yield potential has increased as much as 2.5 percent per year over the past half-century due to genetic improvements in hybrids. But getting the most out of a crop's performance involves more than just relying on advances in agricultural research. Candace Pollock Pat Lipps, Peter Thomison
03/15/2005 Ohio Weed May Be Useful Forage Product COLUMBUS, Ohio — A common weed in Ohio may be effective in forage production, especially if mixed with other pasture species. Candace Pollock David Barker
03/17/2005 Wheat Approaching Green-Up WOOSTER, Ohio — Wheat in some parts of Ohio is approaching the "green-up" stage and it will soon be time for growers to head out to the fields to evaluate plant stands for adequate yield potential. Candace Pollock Pat Lipps
03/17/2005 Stewart's Wilt Predicted Low Risk WOOSTER, Ohio — Stewart's bacterial leaf blight, a common corn disease found in Ohio, is predicted to be of low risk for most of the state this growing season. Candace Pollock Pat Lipps
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