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02/08/2005 Soybean Rust Next to Impossible to Predict WOOSTER, Ohio — With soybean rust now confirmed in eight southern states, the question on most minds is will the disease strike Ohio, and if so, when? Candace Pollock Anne Dorrance
01/31/2006 Size Matters with Slug Feeding WOOSTER, Ohio -- The first signs of slug activity and feeding in crop fields is correlated with the size of the juveniles, according to Ohio State University entomology research. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
05/09/2002 Keep in Mind Insect Pests When Planting Soybeans WOOSTER, Ohio - Soybean growers may be looking to get their crop in the ground, but they especially need to keep in mind two insect pests this growing season. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
11/01/2007 Follow the Rules When Planting Transgenic Corn WOOSTER, Ohio -- As the number of Ohio growers planting transgenic corn hybrids increases, Ohio State University Extension entomologists are reiterating the importance of following required Insect Resistant Management (IRM) guidelines. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
02/27/2002 Keep Stand Quality in Mind When Preparing for Planting Season COLUMBUS, Ohio - As corn growers ready for this year's growing season, establishing quality stands will no doubt be a key focus of their preparations. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
08/19/2008 Ag Rescue Demos at Farm Science Review Stress Farm Safety LONDON, Ohio -- Tractors and other farm machinery, such as grain augers and corn pickers, lead the pack each year in on-farm fatalities and injuries. This year's Ohio State University Farm Science Review will be the site of agricultural rescue demonstrations to emphasize the importance of safety on the farm. Candace Pollock Dee Jepsen
08/30/2004 Soybeans Overcoming Diseases, Other Issues COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio's soybean crop is holding its own despite getting slammed with diseases and the onset of cooler-than-normal August temperatures, which could delay the grain-filling process. Candace Pollock Anne Dorrance, Jim Beuerlein
04/01/2010 National Speakers Headline Carbon Sequestration Symposium April 14 COLUMBUS, Ohio – Industry stakeholders and scholars from across the nation will discuss current and emerging issues of urbanization and how to better manage environmental, ecological, social, economic and land-use inputs during a carbon sequestration symposium on April 14. Candace Pollock Rattan Lal
04/23/2009 Tap into the Local Foods Movement with a Farmers' Market PIKETON, Ohio -- With the current economy driving increased interest in local foods, more communities are looking to either start a farmers' market or expand an existing one as a way of fulfilling consumer demands. Candace Pollock Christie Welch
04/18/2007 Cold Snap May Slow Crop Pests, But Scouting Still Essential WOOSTER, Ohio -- Farmers shouldn't count on the recent spring cold snap to stop the development of field crop insects, only to slightly slow them down. Several of these pests could potentially pose problems this growing season. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
11/04/2005 Ways to Cut Winter Heating Costs Plentiful COLUMBUS, Ohio —With mountains of debt already weighing heavy on the wallet, potentially high heating bills this winter could put an even tighter chokehold on a consumer's strapped budget. Candace Pollock Susan Shockey
08/30/2007 Save on Fuel Costs with Natural-Air Grain Drying LONDON, Ohio -- A decades-old grain-drying technique is getting a renewed push in the face of today's higher energy costs. Candace Pollock Robert Hansen
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
06/17/2008 Use Glyphosate Properly to Protect Woody Plants COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Glyphosate products, such as Roundup, may be a killer on weeds, but researchers are finding that the product may also damage landscape and nursery woody plants. Candace Pollock Hannah Mathers
10/12/2010 SARE Grant Applications Now Being Accepted COLUMBUS, Ohio – The North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program is now accepting grant applications from farmers and ranchers interested in promoting sustainability on their farms. Candace Pollock Alan Sundermeier, Mike Hogan
01/21/2010 Receive Certified Livestock Manager Training at CTC ADA, Ohio – Livestock producers interested in obtaining a manure management license or who want to learn more about best manure management practices have the opportunity to gain the training they need at Ohio State University's Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference. Candace Pollock Amanda Meddles
02/24/2009 Crop Production Information Means Big Savings for Ohio Farmers COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio farmers and agribusiness who turn to Ohio State University Extension's Crop Observation and Recommendation Network newsletter have used the information to boost their profits -- to the tune of nearly $10 million, according to a recent OSU Extension survey. Candace Pollock Steve Prochaska
12/11/2006 Secrets of Success Offered in Direct Marketing Workshops COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Successful businesses don't rely on customers. Such is the notion consultant John Stanley of John Stanley Associates is presenting during a one-day workshop at the Ohio Direct Agricultural Marketing Association Conference, being held in conjunction with the Ohio Fruit and Vegetable Growers Congress. Candace Pollock Julie Fox
05/29/2002 Choose Fields Wisely If Switching to Soybeans WOOSTER, Ohio - Growers contemplating switching their acreage from corn to soybeans should carefully choose which fields to make the transition. Candace Pollock Anne Dorrance
09/17/2010 Piketon Endeavor Center Celebrates Successes of First Five Years PIKETON, Ohio – A facility on the campus of Ohio State University South Centers at Piketon, designed to serve new and existing businesses throughout Appalachian Ohio and boost the region's economy through job training and development, celebrated its five-year anniversary on Thursday, Sept. 16. Candace Pollock Jerry Driggs
08/03/2005 Grassland/Forages Focus of OSU Extension Event BROWNSVILLE, Ohio -- An extensive aspect of forage production, from management to nutrition to profit, will be the focus of the Ohio State University Extension-sponsored Central Ohio Forage and Grassland Expo. Candace Pollock Howard Siegrist
09/12/2001 Ohio Corn Growers Facing Stalk Quality Issues WOOSTER, Ohio - Severe stalk rot from anthracnose, a corn residue-borne disease, is creating the potential for stalk lodging throughout Ohio cornfields. Candace Pollock Pat Lipps
04/09/2008 Tips to Put Damaged Pastures Back into Production ATHENS, Ohio -- Like many Ohio farmers, livestock producers looking to re-seed or renovate their pasture paddocks after last year's drought are facing high input and seed costs. Ohio State University Extension educator Rory Lewandowski offers a variety of management strategies to help producers ease back into productive forages this spring. Candace Pollock Rory Lewandowski
10/07/2009 More Health Care Options for Some Ohio Residents with New Cooperative PIKETON, Ohio – Some counties across Appalachia Ohio may see a boost in health care management and an increase in more affordable insurance options in early 2010 as the result of a new healthcare cooperative developed, in part, by a $200,000 rural economic development grant awarded to Ohio State University. Candace Pollock Tom Snyder
11/25/2008 Learn How to Maximize Yields at Ohio No-Till Conference PLAIN CITY, Ohio -- Optimum yields and maximum profits of no-till corn start at planting. Attendees to Ohio's No-Till Conference Dec. 9 will learn what is required to improve seed placement and plant stands with the proper adjustments of farm equipment. Candace Pollock Randall Reeder
09/26/2006 Another Farm Science Review, Another Success LONDON, Ohio -- With near-perfect weather, close to 600 exhibitors and a successful collaboration between Ohio State and Purdue universities, Farm Science Review saw attendance increase 8.5 percent over last year to nearly 130,000 visitors. Candace Pollock Chuck Gamble
07/26/2002 Drought-Stressed Corn Struggling to Produce a Crop COLUMBUS, Ohio - Hit-and-miss rain showers that have been recently soaking parts of Ohio may not be enough to relieve the corn crop's drought stress, ultimately resulting in significant yield losses. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
08/05/2010 Launch a Wine Grape Business. Learn How at Farm Science Review LONDON, Ohio – Ohio growers interested in launching a wine grape business or expanding an existing vineyard can learn more about the new Vineyard Expansion Assistance Program at Ohio State University's Farm Science Review. Candace Pollock Maurus Brown
09/02/2009 International IPM Program a Success for Tomato Producers in Africa COLUMBUS, Ohio – An international collaborative Integrated Pest Management (IPM) project to improve tomato production in Uganda has met with success among small-scale farmers in the African nation. Candace Pollock Mark Erbaugh
08/23/2007 Ohio's Crops Could Face Flood Damage COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Many corn and soybean fields are submerged in water after heavy rains swamped portions of north central Ohio earlier this week. Ohio State University Extension agronomists are still evaluating the impact of potential flood damage, the effects of which are dependent on stage of crop development, length of the flooding period, speed of water movement, and other factors. Candace Pollock Anne Dorrance, Jim Beuerlein, Peter Thomison

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