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03/03/2008 High Yields and a Cost Savings with Liquid Manure LONDON, Ohio -- Sidedressing pre-emergent corn in the spring with swine manure produces yields comparable to applying commercial fertilizer, according to Ohio State University Extension research. Candace Pollock Glen Arnold
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
05/31/2001 Participants to Learn About Plant Health at Workshop WOOSTER, Ohio - Nursery, landscape and arboretum professionals seeking management tips to keeping plants healthy and happy may find a plant diagnostic workshop helpful. Candace Pollock Jim Chatfield
11/02/2004 Another Record Corn Harvest for Ohio COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio's corn crop is heading for its second consecutive year of record-breaking yields, something that Ohio State University Extension agricultural specialists say is unheard-of in the world of crop production. Candace Pollock Pat Lipps, Peter Thomison
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
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
06/03/2005 Sentinel Plots to Aid in Soybean Rust Detection MT. GILEAD, Ohio — Soybeans in the unifoliate, or one leaf, stage of development peak through the soil on grower Tom Weiler's Mt. Gilead, Ohio, farm. Seeded on April 11, the beans are among the first planted in Ohio and for a specific purpose — to aid in the early detection of soybean rust, if it shows up. Candace Pollock Dennis Mills, Steve Ruhl
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
05/31/2006 Corn Crop Off to a Good Start COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Despite a myriad of localized problems from ponding, to hail and frost damage, to soil crusting, Ohio's newly planted corn crop is on its way to a promising growing season. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
03/27/2003 Agriculture Attractive But Not So Convenient Terrorist Target COLUMBUS, Ohio — U.S. agriculture may be an attractive target for terrorist groups, but the system’s structure makes it difficult to generate the type of one-time damage seen in the World Trade Center attack. Candace Pollock Luther Tweeten
12/10/2007 Transgenic Hybrids More Prominent in Corn Performance Trials COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Transgenic corn hybrids are becoming more prominent in Ohio State University Corn Performance Trials. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
01/12/2009 Media Advisory: OSU Extension to Host Farm Bill/Crop Insurance Program Jan. 21 COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Media are invited to attend a 2008 Farm Bill and crop insurance program, sponsored by Ohio State University Extension and Farm Credit Services of America. Candace Pollock Teresa Funk
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
11/21/2006 Course Teaches Turf Management Beyond the Classroom COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A group of Ohio State University turfgrass science students are learning about the delicate balance that exists between managing high-value turfgrass and environmental stewardship through a class that took them on a recent visit to several of the world's most exclusive golf courses, Yankee Stadium and Central Park. Candace Pollock Mike Boehm
10/05/2004 Improving Grape Quality with Precision Agriculture COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Precision agriculture is mainly equated with production of field crops, but the technology is finding its place among other agricultural industries. Candace Pollock Dharmendra Saraswat, Reza Ehsani
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
02/24/2010 Survey Explores Farmers' Use of Precision Agriculture Technology COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio farmers have rapidly adopted precision agriculture technology, with about 50 percent of them incorporating at least one component in their production system. But how satisfied are they with the equipment and the results? Candace Pollock Florien Diekmann, Marv Batte
02/27/2006 Intensive Berry Training Program Being Offered to Midwest Growers PIKETON, Ohio -- Ohio State University Extension and Michigan State University Extension are joining forces to provide Midwest berry growers with an intensive two-day training on berry production and management, with a specific emphasis on blueberries. Candace Pollock Brad Bergefurd
10/16/2007 Wheat/Soybean Futures Prices Soar to Stimulate More Acres COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Historically high futures prices are enticing crop producers to plant more wheat and soybeans next season in order to boost the current shortage of both commodities. Candace Pollock Matt Roberts
07/17/2008 Millin', Chillin', and Grillin' Returns to Farm Science Review LONDON, Ohio -- Music, food, and a little rest and relaxation will be the order of each day at Utzinger during at Ohio State University's Farm Science Review. Candace Pollock Pam Bennett
10/09/2008 OSU South Centers Program Helps Boost Rural Development PIKETON, Ohio -- In Appalachia Ohio where low income, high unemployment, and lack of opportunities stifle economic growth, an Ohio State University program exists that works to boost rural development by pooling the resources, training and services of new and existing businesses. Candace Pollock Tom Snyder
08/04/2009 New Irrigation Methods Featured at OSU Extension Field Night PIKETON, Ohio – The irrigation demonstration and training unit of Ohio State University South Centers at Piketon will be featured at the upcoming OSU South Centers Horticulture Field Night Aug. 13. Candace Pollock Julie Strawser
10/30/2001 Herbicide Varieties Effectively Control Winter Annual Weeds COLUMBUS, Ohio - The struggle to effectively manage winter annual weeds may get easier for corn and soybean farmers. Candace Pollock Mark Loux
08/24/2006 Wheat Crop Exceeds 2005 Production WOOSTER, Ohio -- Despite a rocky season of localized drought problems, nutrient deficiencies and disease development, Ohio's wheat crop yielded a pleasing average of 68 bushels per acre, just three bushels shy of last year's production. Candace Pollock Pierce Paul
08/14/2007 Wheat Planting Intentions for 2008 Promising WOOSTER, Ohio -- Ohio wheat growers are anticipated to increase their acreage this fall. Candace Pollock Jim Beuerlein, Pierce Paul
11/23/2009 OSU South Centers Small Business Development Center Awarded for Excellence PIKETON, Ohio – The Ohio State University South Centers at Piketon Small Business Development Center has been named the 2009 Best Center in Ohio for its excellence in assisting new and existing small businesses throughout Appalachia Ohio. Candace Pollock Brad Bapst, Ryan Mapes
11/17/2005 X-ray Technology Improves Seed Assessment COLUMBUS, Ohio — The delicate nature of promoting the use of ornamental plant germplasm and preserving seed for the future lies in time and accuracy. The quicker, more efficient the process, the more beneficial it is to the floriculture industry. Candace Pollock David Tay, Susan Stieve
08/31/2010 Biomass and Cover Crops Showcased at Farm Science Review LONDON, Ohio – From poplar and willow trees to sweet sorghum and switchgrass, visitors to Ohio State University's Farm Science Review can learn more about the potential for producing bioenergy crops in Ohio. Candace Pollock Harold Watters
11/08/2010 Don't Pass Up Rare Opportunity to Make Fall Fertilizer Applications WOOSTER, Ohio – With corn and soybean harvest ahead of schedule in Ohio, farmers are encouraged to make their fertilizer applications now. Candace Pollock Robert Mullen
10/01/2009 Freshwater Prawn Finding Niche in Ohio Aquaculture PIKETON, Ohio – On a recent cloudy morning at Ohio State University’s South Centers at Piketon, a large group of visitors watched curiously as researchers and volunteers netted an aquaculture species many would consider out of place in Ohio: the freshwater prawn. Candace Pollock Laura Tiu

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