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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
08/22/2006 New Ohio State Swank Chair to Tackle Rural-Urban Issues COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Gaining a better understanding of the factors that shape rural-urban interdependencies is just one of the goals of Ohio State University's newly appointed C. William Swank Chair in Rural-Urban Policy. The Swank Program conducts research and education on issues that occur where "city meets country." Candace Pollock Mark Partridge
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
12/07/2005 Midwest Liner Market Possible with Retractable Roof Greenhouses COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Containerized tree liners grown in retractable roof greenhouses before being transferred to field production have higher growth and survivability rates than field bareroot material, according to Ohio State University horticulture and crop science research. Candace Pollock Hannah Mathers
08/14/2007 Some Wheat Varieties Suitable for Wide-Row Production COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Some wheat varieties grown in Ohio produce as much yield in 15-inch rows as they do in traditional 7.5-inch rows, according to Ohio State University Extension research. This option enables farmers to slim their equipment usage and cut their seeding rates in half, saving them money. Candace Pollock Jim Beuerlein
10/21/2010 Tracking the Spread of the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug WOOSTER, Ohio – Ohio State University Extension entomologists are trying to determine the range of a relatively new pesky insect and they are asking Ohio homeowners for assistance. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
05/09/2002 Satellite Program Answers Farm Bill Questions COLUMBUS, Ohio - Now that Congress has passed the 2002 Farm Bill, Ohio producers, agri-businesses and related agricultural and natural resources agencies may have questions regarding its content and implications. Candace Pollock Carl Zulauf
02/07/2008 OSU Extension Offers Cheese-Making Workshop JEFFERSON, Ohio -- Ohio dairy, sheep and goat producers interested in boosting profits can learn about the cheese-making business through an Ohio State University Extension workshop. Candace Pollock David Marrison
08/07/2001 Ohio Experiencing Population Explosion of Red Admiral Butterflies COLUMBUS, Ohio - State lepidopterists are seeing a population explosion of red admirals, the first time in 15 years the butterflies have been so widespread. Candace Pollock Barb Bloetscher
06/01/2009 ACRE Extension a Benefit to Farmers, Especially Wheat Growers COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Among the major U.S. field crop commodities, wheat is the crop most likely to benefit from the extension to enroll in the new Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) farm support program introduced in the 2008 Farm Bill. Candace Pollock Carl Zulauf
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
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
09/09/2005 Scouting for Soybean Rust Not Over Yet WOOSTER, Ohio — Scouting for soybean rust in Ohio is not quite over yet. Candace Pollock Anne Dorrance
06/11/2007 Land Values Survey Aids in Farm Financial Management COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The value of Ohio's cropland is projected to increase an average of 4.5 percent this year, according to an Ohio State University agricultural economics survey -- continuing the sharp upward trend of the state's land values over the past three to five years. Candace Pollock Barry Ward
07/22/2002 Dry Weather Contributing to High-Quality Wheat Grain WOOSTER, Ohio - While corn and soybean producers continue to sweat out the roller coaster weather ride of the growing season, wheat growers are smiling from ear to ear. Candace Pollock Pat Lipps
11/19/2007 Ohio Negative for Soybean Rust Following Positive ID in Canada WOOSTER, Ohio -- As the 2007 soybean production season comes to a close, Ohio and Michigan remain the only major soybean-producing states east of the Mississippi River to be free from soybean rust. Candace Pollock Anne Dorrance
08/29/2008 Ohio Sentinel Plots Track Downy Mildew WOOSTER, Ohio -- With the success of Ohio State University's sentinel plots to monitor the development of field crop diseases, such as soybean rust and frogeye leaf spot, researchers are now using the system to track a potentially devastating vegetable crop disease. Candace Pollock Sally Miller
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
03/31/2009 Chadwick Arboretum to Host Free Permaculture Event, April 11 COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Learn about the ecological design principles that benefit people and their environment during a free Ohio State University event on the basics of permaculture. Candace Pollock Mary Maloney
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
05/05/2010 Soybean Aphid Populations Predicted to be Low in Ohio WOOSTER, Ohio – Lower populations of the soybean aphid might be in store for growers this growing season, but based on last year's unusual activity, Ohio State University Extension entomologists are not ruling out any surprises. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
06/21/2005 Formal Hort. Training in the Works for Volunteers COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohioans who dedicate their time to volunteer at public horticulture institutions and organizations may soon receive certified educational training. Candace Pollock Jenny Pope
03/15/2007 Options Limited to Rectify Compacted Fields This Spring COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio corn growers who were unable to perform tillage operations last fall due to record-setting soggy conditions may be facing compaction issues, and depending on spring weather, have limited options to prepare for planting. Candace Pollock Randall Reeder
07/25/2003 "Feed Me Seymour!" Carnivorous Plants All Bark, No Bite WOOSTER, Ohio — In the dark comedy classic “Little Shop of Horrors,” a giant Venus flytrap seeks a steady diet of humans with the help of its florist owner. Likewise, in the sci-fi movie “The Day of the Triffids,” hapless victims fall prey to walking, carnivorous plants. Candace Pollock Bob McMahon
10/10/2002 A Mulch That Gives Nearly A Year's Worth of Weed Control COLUMBUS, Ohio - Weed control is one of the biggest challenges the nursery and landscape industries face in managing plants and providing top-grade products to consumers. Candace Pollock Hannah Mathers
09/24/2007 Harvest in Full Swing, But Many Still Attend Farm Science Review LONDON, Ohio -- Eighty-degree temperatures and sunny skies are speeding up corn harvest throughout Ohio, but farmers still made the time for Ohio State University's Farm Science Review. Candace Pollock Chuck Gamble
06/26/2008 Learn to Manage Manure Effectively at Manure Expo, July 9 LONDON, Ohio -- Manure is a tremendous fertilizer source that many crop producers have at their disposal, but managing manure effectively begins with knowing a soil's fertility criteria and then documenting and maintaining proper nutrient supply. Candace Pollock Robert Mullen
01/12/2009 Ohio Soybeans Suffer in 2008 COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio's 2008 soybean crop was one of the worst for growers in several years, with yields falling below 40 bushels per acre for the first time since 2003. Candace Pollock Jim Beuerlein
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
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