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05/29/2002 Increased Farm Bill Funding Means More Conservation Results COLUMBUS, Ohio - With a 10 percent increase in funding over the 1996 Farm Bill, introduction of new programs and 21 percent of the 2002 Farm Bill's budget devoted to conservation, improvements to water quality, wildlife habitats and the environment appears to be increasing in importance. Candace Pollock Brent Sohngen
05/31/2002 Chow Line: Vegetarian teens might eat better (for 6/16/02) A few months ago, my 15-year-old son decided he wanted to follow a vegetarian diet. I've been skeptical about the wisdom of his choice. Should I be concerned? Martha Filipic Jaime Ackerman
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
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 Peter Thomison
06/10/2002 Marketing Theme of 2002 Ohio Profitability Tour COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio farm families looking for economic alternatives to sustain their farming operations can attend any one of 20 tours highlighted in the 2002 Ohio Farm Profitability Tour Series. Candace Pollock Mike Hogan
06/10/2002 Ohio's Wheat Production Continues to Shrink COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio's first wheat production forecast is down 10 percent compared to last year, continuing the state's trend of a shrinking crop the past several years. Candace Pollock Matt Roberts, Pat Lipps
06/10/2002 Head Scab Risk Low in Ohio WOOSTER, Ohio - Much of Ohio's wheat crop may have escaped the risk of head scab disease, a bright spot in what's shaping up to be a rather dismal growing season for crop producers. Candace Pollock Pat Lipps
06/11/2002 Wet Spring Focus of Vegetable Grower Tour BRADNER, Ohio - Ohio State University vegetable crop specialists are using this spring's overly wet weather to help paint a picture of effective management practices for an upcoming Vegetable Grower Tour. Candace Pollock Mac Riedel
06/11/2002 Myriad of Problems May Await Late-Planted Crops COLUMBUS, Ohio - Everything from reduced yields, to insect and disease problems, to poor growth performance may be in store for corn and soybean growers this summer as a result of late planting. Candace Pollock Anne Dorrance, Pat Lipps, Jim Beuerlein, Peter Thomison
06/25/2002 Chow Line: Whole grains a whole lot better (for 7/14/02) I happen to like whole-wheat bread, brown rice and other whole grains, but I have a hard time convincing my husband to try them. Can you list the reasons why whole grains are better for you? Martha Filipic Jaime Ackerman
07/01/2002 Researchers Seeking New Ways to Control Nursery Tree Pest WOOSTER, Ohio - From soil-applied systemic insecticides to tree guards, Ohio State University entomologists are looking for ways to control one of the most economically damaging insect pests in Ohio's nursery industry. Candace Pollock Dan Herms
07/01/2002 New Test Simplifies Soil Quality Assessment PIKETON, Ohio - Assessing soil organic matter for overall soil quality can now be done in an agricultural field, a greenhouse and even a homeowner's backyard garden. Candace Pollock Rafiq Islam, Shawn Wright
07/01/2002 Ginseng May Be a Lucrative Specialty Crop PIKETON, Ohio - A group of tiny plants, no more than an inch in height, inconspicuously grow in a wooded area on the grounds of Ohio State University's South Centers at Piketon. Candace Pollock Rafiq Islam, Shawn Wright
07/02/2002 Pork Producers Invited to AI School COLUMBUS, Ohio - Workers' job satisfaction, working conditions, technical skill and attitude can affect the success of artificial insemination (AI), according to recent studies at North Carolina State University. Producers of show pigs may pay up to $500 per dose of semen, making the success of AI programs an important investment. Emily McConnell Don Levis
07/03/2002 Ohio Raspberries in Short Supply This Season PIKETON, Ohio - Berry lovers who've waited all year for the sweet, juicy goodness of red and black raspberries should head out to their local farmers' markets and pick-your-own operations as early in the season as possible. Candace Pollock Sandy Kuhn
07/03/2002 Frost Damage May Contribute to Low Wheat Yields WOOSTER, Ohio - Frost damage on Ohio wheat that occurred earlier in the growing season is becoming more evident now that harvest has begun. Candace Pollock Pat Lipps
07/08/2002 New Root Rot-Resistant Soybean Gene Discovered WOOSTER, Ohio - A new soybean gene, showing resistance to Phytophthora root rot, has been identified - the first time in nearly 20 years a gene exhibiting effectiveness against the disease has been discovered. Candace Pollock Anne Dorrance, Steve St. Martin
07/10/2002 A Clean Greenhouse Means Healthier Plants COLUMBUS, Ohio - The cleaner the greenhouse, the fewer the problems with insects and plant diseases. Candace Pollock Steve Nameth
07/10/2002 Sixth Annual Tour of Gardens Set for July 14 MARYSVILLE, Ohio - The diversity of Union County gardens will be the focus of the sixth annual Tour of Gardens to be held July 14. Candace Pollock Laura McConnell
07/12/2002 Proper Storage Important to Keeping Seeds Viable COLUMBUS, Ohio - Keeping a plant seed dry is the most important storage rule in maintaining its viability. Candace Pollock Susan Stieve
07/15/2002 Ohio State to Implement Sheep Tail Docking Program COLUMBUS, Ohio - Producers, livestock exhibitors and youth will be introduced to optional methods of tail docking sheep during the Ohio State Fair in August. Candace Pollock Bill Shulaw, Henry Zerby, James Kinder
07/15/2002 New Ohio State Extension Crop Field Guide Available COLUMBUS, Ohio - Growers seeking information about crop management, insect and disease problems and weed identification while in the field may find a new Ohio State University Extension pocket field guide helpful. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
07/15/2002 Increasing Stresses Could Impact Soybean Yields WOOSTER, Ohio - Ohio's soybean crop may be hard-pressed to deliver this growing season. Candace Pollock Anne Dorrance
07/16/2002 'More Beef for Less Money' Highlight of Field Day COSHOCTON, Ohio — Beef cattle farmers know all too well that winter feeding takes a big bite out of the ruminants’ maintenance budget. The good news is that alternative feeding methods can reduce the total cost of raising cows without affecting productivity. Mauricio Espinoza Steven Loerch
07/16/2002 Agronomy Newsletter Worth Millions to Ohio Farmers BUCYRUS, Ohio - Ohio farmers and agri-businesses saved over $11.2 million last year in reduced pesticide and herbicide costs and increased crop production with the help of C.O.R.N. Candace Pollock Steve Prochaska
07/16/2002 Birdseed May Make Your Plants Sick COLUMBUS, Ohio - What homeowners feed wild birds may not be very good for their plants and vegetable garden. Candace Pollock Steve Nameth
07/17/2002 New 4-H Center Receives $50,000 Pledge COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Tiney McComb, chairman, president, and CEO of Heartland Bank, feels he has much to give back to the program that significantly impacted his life as a 9-year-old boy growing up on a farm. Karen Daniels Bill McCleery
07/18/2002 Exotic Tree Pest Generating Concern in Forestry/Nursery Industries WOOSTER, Ohio - A new tree pest, discovered last month in Michigan, could pose a threat to Ohio's nursery industry and native forests if it ever crossed the state border. Candace Pollock Dan Herms
07/18/2002 Follow Label When Using Feed Additive on Show Pigs COLUMBUS, Ohio - A change in Ohio's exhibition livestock laws now allows producers to legally use an FDA-approved feed additive in their show pigs. Candace Pollock Gary Bowman, Steve Moeller
07/22/2002 Ohio State-Sponsored Berry Tour Held July 30 URBANA, Ohio - Thinking about diving into red and black raspberry production? Learn about the successes and failures of some berry growers through an Ohio State University-sponsored berry tour on July 30. Candace Pollock Sandy Kuhn