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11/15/2001 An Animal Disease Found in Sheep May Have Ties to a Human Intestinal Illness WOOSTER, Ohio - An animal disease that has potential links to a human intestinal illness may be more closely tied to sheep rather than dairy cattle, where the disease is most commonly associated. Candace Pollock Srinand Sreevatsan
11/15/2001 Disease-Resistant Genes in Soybean Cultivars Losing Effectiveness Against Root Rot WOOSTER, Ohio - A disease responsible for severe soybean production losses is adapting to soybean cultivars planted in Ohio fields. Candace Pollock Anne Dorrance
11/27/2001 Ohio Dairy Producers Could Earn More for Milk Under Proposed Price Change COLUMBUS, Ohio - A U.S. Department of Agriculture proposal to adjust the pricing rule for calculating butter and cheese may be beneficial for Ohio dairy producers. Candace Pollock Cameron Thraen
11/27/2001 OSU Extension to Hold Vegetable School MARIETTA, Ohio - Vegetable farmers can earn pesticide credits and get a leg up on the competition for the 2002 growing season through a program offered by Ohio State University Extension. Candace Pollock Eric Barrett
11/27/2001 OSU Extension to Sponsor Direct Marketing Conference Trip MARIETTA, Ohio - Direct marketing is gaining popularity across North America, both from farmers to increase profitability and from consumers who want to receive fresh, local products. Candace Pollock Eric Barrett
11/28/2001 Internationally Known Economist to Feature Ag Investing Tips at OSU Extension Seminar FINDLAY, Ohio - Farmers, agribusinesses, suppliers or other professionals in agriculture will have the opportunity to learn the tools and rules for investing in the industry from an internationally known economist at an Ohio State University Extension-sponsored seminar. Candace Pollock Gary Wilson
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
12/03/2001 Temperatures Key to Increasing Floriculture Diversity COLUMBUS, Ohio - Cool temperature treatments may be the key to the successful greenhouse production of osteospermums, native South African wild daisies that are gaining popularity in the United States as ornamental plants. Candace Pollock Jim Metzger
12/10/2001 Soybeans Shine Amid A Questionable Season COLUMBUS, Ohio - Despite variable growing conditions across the state, this season's soybean crop produced better-than-expected yields. Candace Pollock Jim Beuerlein
12/10/2001 Soybean Performance Trials Help Farmers Choose Productive Varieties COLUMBUS, Ohio - Soybean diseases, such as Phytophthora root rot and Sclerotinia white mold, are the biggest limiting factors when it comes to producing a good crop. Candace Pollock Jim Beuerlein
12/10/2001 Fields Should Be Tested For Soybean Cyst Nematode COLUMBUS, Ohio - Soybean growers should be testing soil samples to determine the presence of soybean cyst nematode, a small round worm that can cause severe yield losses. Candace Pollock Mac Riedel
12/10/2001 Gypsy Moth Populations Increasing in Ohio WOOSTER, Ohio - More than 42,000 acres of Ohio's forests were defoliated by the gypsy moth in 2001, nearly twice the amount of damage that occurred in 2000, according to Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) statistics. Candace Pollock Dan Herms
12/18/2001 OSU Extension to Hold Scrapie Eradication Programs COLUMBUS, Ohio - Producers who have questions or concerns regarding the United States Department of Agriculture's new regulations for sheep and goat identification will have the opportunity to attend one of seven Ohio State University Extension/USDA-sponsored programs in January and February. Candace Pollock Bill Shulaw
12/19/2001 Herbicide-Treated Mulches Effective Method of Weed Control COLUMBUS, Ohio - Mulches pre-treated with herbicides have been found to be an effective method of weed control on ornamental plants grown in nursery or landscape settings. Candace Pollock Hannah Mathers
12/19/2001 Chow Line: Washing hands can make you feel good (for 1/6/02) How can I convince my teenager to wash his hands before he eats? Martha Filipic Lydia Medeiros
01/03/2002 Food-Borne Pathogens May Be Controlled Through Manure Management WOOSTER, Ohio - The effects of nutrition and waste management on microbial pathogens found in manure may help to control their spread from the environment to humans. Candace Pollock Mo Saif, Qijing Zhang
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
01/08/2002 Swine Feed Additive A Major Focus at Pork Producer Programs COLUMBUS, Ohio - A swine feed additive that has been shown to increase growth rate, enhance feed efficiency and improve carcass characteristics will be a major topic of discussion at upcoming Ohio State University Extension pork producer programs. Candace Pollock Don Levis, Steve Moeller
01/08/2002 Shrub Rose Versatility Appealing to Flower-Lovers WOOSTER, Ohio - If you ask somebody to name their favorite flower, they will most likely tell you the rose. Candace Pollock Gary Anderson
01/08/2002 Corn Rootworm Populations Decreasing in Ohio COLUMBUS, Ohio - Populations of western corn rootworm beetles in Ohio soybean fields were lower this year than in 2000, according to a recent Ohio State University Extension survey. Candace Pollock Bruce Eisley
01/15/2002 Benefits of Organic Mulching Extend Below the Soil Surface WOOSTER, Ohio - The impact of organic mulches on soil nutrient content and plant health may extend deeper than just the topsoil. Candace Pollock Dan Herms
01/15/2002 Cost-Cutting, Environmentally-Sound Farming Practices Highlight Conference ADA, Ohio - Farmers looking to cut production costs while improving their environmental impact may find such opportunities through research information, management practices and technology updates being highlighted at the annual Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference, Feb. 25-26 at Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio. Candace Pollock Dave Jones, Randall Reeder
01/15/2002 Raspberry Production Increasing in Ohio PIKETON, Ohio - Raspberry production is on the rise in Ohio, according to a series of surveys conducted by Ohio State University and Ohio Agricultural Statistics Service researchers. Candace Pollock Sandy Kuhn
01/15/2002 Consumer Surveys Help Boost Taste Quality of Pasteurized Cider WOOSTER, Ohio - Which tastes better: pasteurized or fresh-pressed cider? According to a series of Ohio State University consumer surveys, it's a split decision. Candace Pollock Joe Scheerens
01/23/2002 Winter Wheat Acreage Down in Ohio WOOSTER, Ohio - Ohio's winter wheat acreage is down this year, an eight-percent drop compared to last year, according to the United States Department of Agriculture's Winter Wheat Seedings report. Candace Pollock Pat Lipps
01/23/2002 Nursery Production Technique Becoming a Growing Trend COLUMBUS, Ohio - A relatively new landscape and nursery stock production technique that combines conventional field and container practices is finding a successful niche in the industry. Candace Pollock Hannah Mathers
01/23/2002 SARE Grant Applications Available Beginning in February COLUMBUS, Ohio - Farmers seeking to produce new crops, market agricultural projects or develop environmentally friendly, viable production systems are invited to apply for a grant that will afford them the opportunity to tackle such endeavors. Candace Pollock Mike Hogan
01/29/2002 OSU Extension Tax Management Factsheets Available FINDLAY, Ohio - Ohio State University Extension has made available several Farm Income Tax Management factsheets for producers and landowners who may need tax management tips. Candace Pollock Robert Fleming
01/29/2002 Insect's Sweet Tooth Troublesome for Fruit Growers WOOSTER, Ohio - It isn't enough that homeowners must battle to keep the multicolored Asian lady beetle out of their homes, now Ohio fruit growers must contend with another one of the insect's behavioral quirks: an insatiable appetite for sugar. Candace Pollock Joe Kovach
01/29/2002 Insect Pest Not So Pesky WOOSTER, Ohio - The strawberry bud weevil, an insect that feeds on strawberry plants, may not be as much of a concern as once originally thought. Candace Pollock Joe Kovach