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08/12/2002 Heat Stress Impacts Not Just Plants COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio farmers may be concerned over the effects warm, dry conditions are having on their crops, but they should also take note of the impacts heat stress can have on livestock. Candace Pollock Normand St-Pierre, Maurice Eastridge, Steve Boyles, Don Levis, Roger High
05/28/2008 Southern Ohio to See 17-Year Periodical Cicadas COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Neighborhoods, parks, wooded areas and forests throughout southern Ohio will soon be filled with the cacophony of thousands of periodical cicadas, emerging from underground after 17 years of development. Candace Pollock Barb Bloetscher
01/29/2007 Prepare for Slugs/Aphids; Learn How at Conservation Tillage Event ADA, Ohio -- Growers participating in Ohio State University Extension's Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference will get the latest information on two recurring field crop pests: slugs and soybean aphids. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
01/14/2010 Farmers Can Take Steps to Decrease Manure Pathogens in Runoff WOOSTER, Ohio – By following a few simple recommendations, farmers who apply manure as a fertilizer to their no-till field can decrease the chance that pathogens end up in runoff and pose environmental and health hazards. Candace Pollock Warren Dick
09/15/2010 Increase Forage Production and Boost Profits with Livestock Grazing School SARDINIA, Ohio – Increase your profits, improve forage production practices and extend your livestock grazing season by attending the upcoming 2010 Southwest Ohio Grazing School in October. Candace Pollock Latham Farley
11/13/2001 Raised Beds Effective in Blueberry Production COLUMBUS, Ohio - The practice of growing fruits and vegetables on raised beds has proven to be successful for blueberries, providing growers with a cheaper, more beneficial alternative production method. Candace Pollock Dick Funt
03/31/2009 Develop a Marketing Strategy for Your Farmer's Market PIKETON, Ohio -- An effective marketing plan is vital to the success of any business, and a farmer's market is no exception. Ohio State University Extension will offer a workshop in April on direct marketing and sales strategies for farmers' markets. Candace Pollock Julie Strawser
06/14/2005 Soybean Rust-Labeled Fungicides Not Worth It for Other Diseases WOOSTER, Ohio — In the interim of soybean rust's potential arrival to Ohio, growers may be compelled to use fungicides labeled for rust to control other soybean foliar diseases. Candace Pollock Anne Dorrance
10/29/2002 Emphasis On Food Safety Possible Through New Grant BOWLING GREEN, Ohio - Driven by customer demand and personal responsibility, many U.S. fruit and vegetable growers are stepping up their food safety practices through improved methods of production, harvesting and post-harvest handling. Candace Pollock Mary Donnell
03/19/2008 Field Trials Help Expand Knowledge of Organic Corn Hybrids COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The demand for organic products, including grains, is growing, but inadequate information on variety performance may be one factor slowing growers from making the leap into organic corn production. A new study, led by Ohio State University, Iowa State University, and the University of Wisconsin, may help pick up the pace. Candace Pollock Deborah Stinner, Peter Thomison
10/26/2006 Survey Explores Farmers' Opinions of 2007 Farm Bill COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio farmers may have varied opinions regarding polices and issues surrounding the 2007 Farm Bill, but they agree that the continuation of farm programs is important to their overall financial stability, according to an Ohio State University agricultural economic survey. Candace Pollock Carl Zulauf
07/29/2010 Learn How to Start a Commercial Vineyard at Free Workshop PIKETON, Ohio – Commercial grape growers, or those interested in starting a commercial vineyard, are invited to attend a free viticulture workshop at Ohio State University's South Centers at Piketon on Aug. 13. Candace Pollock Maurus Brown
04/24/2002 New Soybean Varieties Released COLUMBUS, Ohio - Six new soybean varieties, available for seed production this spring, may offer improved field characteristics and increased nutritional benefits than current market varieties. Candace Pollock Steve St. Martin
01/08/2009 Researchers Measure Long-Term Impact of Compaction COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Farmers know that agricultural equipment can cause compaction in no-till crop fields, but Ohio State University researchers have found that, depending on soil type, compaction can be severe and persist for years. Candace Pollock Rattan Lal
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
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
03/16/2006 Growers Not Limited to One Sprayer Option for Soybean Rust COLUMBUS, Ohio -- When it comes to managing soybean rust with fungicides, a number of application options that provide effective coverage are available to growers. Candace Pollock Erdal Ozkan
01/02/2008 Israeli Embassy International Ag Trade Expert to Visit Ohio State University COLUMBUS, Ohio -- An Israeli expert on international agriculture trade and polices will visit Ohio State University on Jan. 8. Candace Pollock Sarah Horowitz
07/25/2006 FSR Drainage Field Day Combines Conservation with Profit LONDON, Ohio -- Ohio State University's Farm Science Review will be the site of a three-day event showcasing the latest in cutting edge field drainage technology, combining improved production practices with conservation water management. Candace Pollock Matt Sullivan
07/19/2007 Inconsistent Weather Doesn't Hamper Wheat WOOSTER, Ohio -- Despite this year's roller-coaster season -- from a mild early winter to a colder-than-usual early spring to a dry summer -- Ohio's wheat growers have turned out a crop that is better than originally anticipated. Candace Pollock Pierce Paul
05/25/2010 Free Food Guide Promotes Local Products, Local Businesses DELAWARE, Ohio – Central Ohio residents looking for local food products produced by local farmers and sold by local businesses now have access to a free food guide created by Ohio State University Extension Delaware County Master Gardeners. Candace Pollock Susan Liechty
06/12/2001 Yellow Raspberries, Unique and Easy to Grow, Becoming Popular COLUMBUS, Ohio - Looking for a little variety in your red and black raspberry production? Try growing a yellow cultivar. Candace Pollock Dick Funt
12/01/2004 Growing Season Good for Soybean Trials COLUMBUS, Ohio — Not only did Ohio growers' soybean yields benefit from the good growing season, but test results from the 2004 Ohio Soybean Performance Trials weren't too shabby either. Candace Pollock Jim Beuerlein
10/02/2008 Ohio Cooperative Development Center Seed Grants Now Available PIKETON, Ohio -- Ohio State University's Ohio Cooperative Development Center is brining back its seed grant program. Candace Pollock Melissa Hurtt
07/30/2009 Learn to Convert On-Farm Resources into Renewable Energy at Farm Science Review LONDON, Ohio – Small-acreage and hobby farmers interested in transitioning to energy independence can find more information at Farm Science Review on how to use on-farm resources as renewable energy. Candace Pollock Maurus Brown
11/28/2005 Despite Planting Delays, Wheat Getting Good Marks WOOSTER, Ohio — Despite the late start for Ohio wheat planting due to persistent rainfall and delayed corn and soybean harvest, the early performance of the crop is getting good marks. Candace Pollock Pierce Paul
06/06/2002 "Emerging" Problems Plague Corn/Soybeans COLUMBUS, Ohio - Unfavorable growing conditions throughout parts of Ohio may be creating emergence problems in corn and soybeans. Candace Pollock Jim Beuerlein
10/22/2007 Extension Beef Team Resources Available to Producers COLUMBUS, Ohio -- With hay yields lower than expected and pasture damaged from drought, it could be next spring before producers have adequate forage supplies for their livestock. Candace Pollock Stan Smith
07/31/2008 Recycling Efforts Continue at Farm Science Review LONDON, Ohio -- Ohio State University's Farm Science Review continues to go "green." Candace Pollock Chuck Gamble
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