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07/17/2001 Poisonous Carrot Family Plants Can Be Confused For Nontoxic Members COLUMBUS, Ohio – The carrot family, which boasts a variety of familiar edibles such as parsley, celery, carrots, anise, fennel, and cilantro, also contains two highly poisonous plants that many people confuse for their nontoxic counterparts. Candace Pollock Martin Quigley
09/27/2005 Chadwick Arboretum Blooming With New Garden COLUMBUS, Ohio — Adrian Bloom, an internationally renowned horticulturist who has spent 30 years incorporating his blend of perennials, woody plants and grasses in gardens throughout England and North America, has left his mark on Ohio State University. Candace Pollock Mary Maloney
05/01/2001 Research on Virus May Help Control Turkey Disease WOOSTER, Ohio - Research on a virus that contributes to the development of poult enteritis and mortality syndrome (PEMS) of turkeys may shed new light on how the illness spreads and what can be done to control it. Candace Pollock Mo Saif
10/13/2006 Ohio Farmers Making the Switch to Transgenic Corn WOOSTER, Ohio -- The use of transgenic corn hybrids could increase significantly in Ohio next year, due to rising corn rootworm problems and lower product costs compared to traditional hybrid packages. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond, Peter Thomison
05/29/2008 Improve Soil Quality with New OSU Extension Tool COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Healthy soils means healthy plants, and a new Ohio State University Extension educational tool is now available to aid users in improving soil quality to boost crop performance. Candace Pollock Alan Sundermeier, Rafiq Islam
03/20/2002 Strength of Wheat Crop Being Questioned WOOSTER, Ohio - Ohio's wheat crop has broken winter dormancy over a month early, raising concerns that the crop may be weakened prior to establishing re-growth come spring. Candace Pollock Pat Lipps
08/30/2007 Researchers Looking for Flood-Tolerant Soybeans COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Little can be done to prevent soybean injury due to flooding, but the future is bright for farmers to grow varieties tolerant to the effects of standing water. Candace Pollock Tara Vantoai
09/19/2008 Corn Condition a Mixed Bag Following Wind Storm COLUMBUS, Ohio -- After the wind storm from Hurricane Ike, Ohio farmers are finding their corn in one of two states: either standing relatively well or taking a beating, and it pretty much depends on the stage of maturity as to how difficult the crop will be to harvest. Candace Pollock Anne Dorrance, Peter Thomison, Pierce Paul
07/28/2009 OSU Extension to Hold Gateway Garden Jubilee Field Day, Aug. 1 SPRINGFIELD, Ohio – It'll be a jubilee at the Ohio State University Extension Gateway Learning Gardens in Springfield, Ohio on Aug. 1 Candace Pollock Pam Bennett
02/24/2010 Plant Leaf Surface Impacts Effectiveness of Pesticide Applications COLUMBUS, Ohio – Whether in the green industry, turfgrass profession or agriculture, those who think that pesticide applications work the same on all target surfaces, think again. Candace Pollock Erdal Ozkan
05/18/2006 Collaboration Bridging Gap Between U.S.-Mexico Migration, Agriculture MEXICO CITY, Mexico -- With migrant agricultural labor continuing to increase in Ohio, especially in the nursery/landscape and livestock industries, the greatest challenge for growers and producers is how to effectively communicate and work with their new employees. Candace Pollock Claudio Pasian, David Hansen, Don Breece, Fernando Manzo-Ramos, Jim Skeeles
07/11/2005 Moisture Stress Biggest Limiting Factor in Crop Production COLUMBUS, Ohio — The biggest element in the world of agricultural production that makes or breaks a crop is water, and potential rains from Tropical Depression Dennis may bring much needed relief from the abnormally dry conditions Ohio is currently experiencing. Candace Pollock Brian Slater
06/29/2006 Despite Shaky Start, Wheat Looks Promising in Home Stretch WOOSTER, Ohio -- Ohio's wheat crop is winding down for the season and prospects for a good harvest are looking up. Candace Pollock Pierce Paul
03/24/2008 OSU Extension Conference Targets New Farm Opportunities MARIETTA, Ohio -- New on-farm opportunities, from raising meat goats to starting a vineyard to managing honey bees, will be the focus of an Ohio State University Extension-sponsored event intended to help farmers capture the growing trend of locally grown, fresh-from-the-farm products. Candace Pollock Eric Barrett
01/03/2002 Evaluate Numerous Sources When Choosing Corn Hybrids COLUMBUS, Ohio - Farmers should evaluate corn performance data from as many locations as possible when choosing hybrids to plant next season. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
07/09/2007 Take Steps to Protect Livestock from Heat Stress COLUMBUS, Ohio -- As summer progresses and the temperature rises, livestock producers should be mindful of stresses the heat can put on animals. Candace Pollock Maurice Eastridge
05/12/2009 Soybean Planting, Like Corn, is Behind Schedule COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Like corn, soybean planting in Ohio is behind schedule, due to wet, cool soil conditions. But growers still have plenty of time to get the crop in the ground. Candace Pollock Jim Beuerlein
11/20/2009 Ohio State University Offering Locations to View Virtual Bioeconomy Conference COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohioans interested in learning more about how the developing bioeconomy can be a part of agriculturally based solutions to global climate change and energy supply have the opportunity to participate in a virtual conference on Dec. 1, hosted simultaneously by 12 Midwest universities. Candace Pollock Don Breece
08/31/2010 Drainage Technology Demonstrated at Farm Science Review LONDON, Ohio – The Ohio Land Improvement Contractors Association (OLICA) will be returning to Ohio State University's Farm Science Review. Candace Pollock Matt Sullivan
08/24/2004 Fertilizer Costs May Be on the Rise Again for Growers COLUMBUS, Ohio — U.S. growers may be in for another year of high fertilizer costs. Candace Pollock Matt Roberts
04/14/2005 Aphids and Rust on the Brain, But Don't Forget About Slugs WOOSTER, Ohio — Soybean rust and soybean aphids may keep growers preoccupied this growing season, but they shouldn't forget an equally problematic pest: slugs. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
04/07/2006 High Fuel Costs, Low Rust Fears Driving Shift in Crop Plantings COLUMBUS, Ohio -- High costs associated with fuel and nitrogen fertilizer and the alleviation of fears of a soybean rust epidemic are driving U.S. growers to plant less corn and more soybeans this season, says an Ohio State University Extension economist. Candace Pollock Matthew Roberts
01/08/2008 OSU Extension Offering Dairy Management Workshops COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State University Extension is aiding farmers in the future of dairy management with a series of workshops this winter. Candace Pollock Diane Shoemaker
10/02/2001 Precision Agriculture Not Just for Conventional Farming COLUMBUS, Ohio - Precision agriculture techniques, generally applied to field crops such as corn and soybeans, are being used to improve production of high value commodity crops. Candace Pollock Matt Sullivan, Reza Ehsani
05/08/2007 New Fungicide Available to Combat Wheat Diseases WOOSTER, Ohio -- A new fungicide has been introduced this season to help Ohio wheat growers in their fight against diseases. Candace Pollock Pierce Paul
11/16/2010 No Economic Damage on Ohio Corn Despite Increasing Numbers of Western Bean Cutworm WOOSTER, Ohio – A staggering number of Western bean cutworm moths were trapped in Ohio corn fields this year compared to previous years, however, economic damage has yet to be recorded. Candace Pollock Andy Michel
03/05/2009 Ohio Wheat Off to a Good Start; Farmers Plant Another Million Acres WOOSTER, Ohio --Ohio farmers have planted over a million acres of wheat this season, the second year that seeding has surged over the 1 million mark. Candace Pollock Pierce Paul
06/29/2010 Farm Science Review Organizers Hope to Reap Benefits of Positive Ag Climate LONDON, Ohio – Expectations are high and the climate is positive for this year's Ohio State University Farm Science Review, Sept. 21-23 at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London, Ohio. Candace Pollock Chuck Gamble
05/29/2002 Wet Spring Ideal to Practice Controlled Traffic COLUMBUS, Ohio - Practicing controlled traffic may afford growers a planting advantage at a time when wet conditions are keeping most farmers out of their fields. Candace Pollock Randall Reeder
01/05/2006 Rewarding Conservation Farmers Through Carbon Trading COLUMBUS, Ohio — It's been said that money makes the world go 'round, and now it can also make it more environmentally friendly. Candace Pollock Rattan Lal