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10/22/2008 Economist: Benefits of Country of Origin Labeling Not Quite Clear COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Whether it's for health and nutrition, safety, sustainability or some other reason, consumers' food-purchasing choices continue to widen. In the mix with local foods, organics and genetically modified products now comes country of origin labeling (COOL). Candace Pollock Ian Sheldon
08/14/2009 Major White Mold Outbreak in Ohio Soybeans WOOSTER, Ohio – Rainy weather and cooler-than-normal summer temperatures have resulted in a white mold outbreak in soybeans throughout parts of Ohio. It's the first major outbreak of the disease in the state in nearly a decade. Candace Pollock Anne Dorrance
06/12/2001 OSU Researcher Giving Turkeys a Stronger Leg to Stand On COLUMBUS, Ohio - A model developed to measure bone strength in poultry may help farmers choose breeds that meet market demand for meaty birds while eradicating bone deformities associated with rapid weight gain. Candace Pollock Alfred Soboyejo
12/07/2004 "Crop Profit Game" Satellite Series Scheduled COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State University Extension is on tap to offer this year's "The Crop Profit Game," a satellite series for Ohio crop producers, agronomy retailers and other agribusiness individuals. Candace Pollock Greg LaBarge
09/16/2002 Some Soil Bacteria Protect Soybeans From Root Diseases WOOSTER, Ohio - In the struggle to protect soybean plants against root diseases, one Ohio State University researcher is taking the fight below the soil surface. Candace Pollock Brian McSpadden Gardener
12/08/2006 Putting Farmers in Driver's Seat of Precision Ag Technology COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Precision agriculture technology is becoming an integral part of crop production, and Ohio State University Extension is offering, for the first time, a workshop to teach farmers how to choose the best equipment, how to confidently use the technology, and how to best use the data in management decision-making. Candace Pollock Nathan Watermeier
04/21/2008 Chadwick Arboretum to Hold Arbor Day Event, April 25 COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The public is invited to celebrate Arbor Day with Ohio State University on Friday, April 25 at 10 a.m. Candace Pollock Mary Maloney
12/02/2005 Soybean Crop Approaches Record Yields COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Despite varied rainfall and high insect populations, Ohio's soybean crop may be headed for a record-breaking year in yields. Candace Pollock Jim Beuerlein
03/25/2010 Symposium to Focus on Reponsible Urban Land-Use Management COLUMBUS, Ohio – As global populations increase, urban centers are becoming the areas of choice for residents. But with increasing urbanization comes more environmental responsibility for the land. Candace Pollock Rattan Lal
06/18/2009 Education, Not Regulation Key to Improving Animal Welfare COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Education, not regulation, and changing attitudes, not facilities, are the keys to improving animal well-being on the farm. Candace Pollock James Kinder, Jeanne Osborne
02/05/2002 List of Herbicide-Resistant Weeds Keeps Growing COLUMBUS, Ohio - The war on weeds appears to be a never-ending battle. Candace Pollock Jeff Stachler
10/20/2004 Soybean Aphid May Be Back Next Year WOOSTER, Ohio — The soybean aphid, which was practically nonexistent in soybean fields this growing season, may be back with a vengeance next year. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
09/06/2006 Planting Wheat on Wheat Increases Disease Pressure WOOSTER, Ohio -- Ohio growers should avoid planting a new wheat crop into the previous season's wheat residue, despite the possibility of later-than-normal planting due to lagging development of the soybean crop in some locations. Candace Pollock Pierce Paul
08/22/2007 Master Gardener Coordinator, Heritage Gardens Teach Ohio's History COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State University Extension's statewide Master Gardener volunteer coordinator has been appointed president of the Friends of the Ohio Governor's Residence and Heritage Garden. Candace Pollock Pam Bennett
02/06/2008 OSU Extension Offering Beginning Beekeeping Workshop PIKETON, Ohio -- Ohio State University Extension will offer a beginning beekeeping workshop for those interested in a beekeeping operation and to discuss the state of bee populations. Candace Pollock Shawn Wright
09/09/2005 Breeding Project Aims for Larger, Fast-Growing Perch PIKETON, Ohio — The aquacultural world of pond-raised fish is governed mainly by two market demands: fish size and filet quality. An absence of either one could leave individuals in the business floundering. Candace Pollock Geoff Wallat
01/14/2010 A Little Something for Everyone in Ag at Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference ADA, Ohio – Nearly 70 field crop production sessions ranging from biofuels to nutrient management to precision agriculture will dominate Ohio State University's Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference in February. Candace Pollock Randall Reeder
01/21/2010 Sharp Decline in Ohio Wheat Seedings for 2010 COLUMBUS, Ohio – Lower international demand, weak prices, and a wet fall in 2009 have driven United States farmers to plant less wheat this year, with Ohio posting one of the sharpest declines in the Eastern Corn Belt region. Candace Pollock Matt Roberts
07/17/2001 Poisonous Carrot Family Plants Can Be Confused For Nontoxic Members COLUMBUS, Ohio – The carrot family, which boasts a variety of familiar edibles such as parsley, celery, carrots, anise, fennel, and cilantro, also contains two highly poisonous plants that many people confuse for their nontoxic counterparts. Candace Pollock Martin Quigley
09/17/2010 Farm Science Review to Begin on Schedule Sept. 21, Despite Minor Damage from Storms LONDON, Ohio – Some of the severe weather that blew through central Ohio late Thursday afternoon swept across the grounds of the Molly Caren Agricultural Center, putting a slight kink in Farm Science Review set-up operations, but not enough to halt the show. Candace Pollock Chuck Gamble, Matt Sullivan
04/06/2009 OSU Extension Raising Animal Welfare Awareness COLUMBUS, Ohio -- From a recent HBO documentary that chronicled a 2006 alleged animal abuse case at an Ohio pig farm to the current rumored movement by the Humane Society of the United States to target animal rights in Ohio, animal welfare is still a hot issue that stirs the emotions no matter what side of the fence one stands on. Candace Pollock Naomi Botheras
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
11/13/2001 Plant-Based Meal Paves Way for \"Organically-Grown\" Fish COLUMBUS, Ohio - Cottonseed meal has been found to be a viable alternative food source for farm-raised trout, giving the aquaculture industry the opportunity to provide "organically grown" fish to consumers. Candace Pollock Konrad Dabrowski
06/10/2004 Be Proactive When it Comes to Soybean Rust WOOSTER, Ohio — For U.S. soybean growers, it's not a matter of if soybean rust will hit the states, just a matter of when. And the more educated growers are about the fungus, the better prepared they will be to manage it when that time does arrive. Candace Pollock Anne Dorrance, Susie Turner
06/25/2007 Frogeye, Not Rust, Found in Ohio Soybean Sentinel Plots WOOSTER, Ohio -- Ohio State University's soybean sentinel plot program, established in 2005 to track soybean rust (still a no-show in Ohio), is fulfilling its purpose as the first line of defense against more immediate, threatening diseases. One of those is frogeye leaf spot. Candace Pollock Anne Dorrance
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
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
08/02/2010 More Wheat Varieties Resistant to Head Scab Now Available WOOSTER, Ohio – As wheat growers prepare to plant their crop this fall, they are encouraged to choose varieties that are resistant to head scab. Candace Pollock Pierce Paul
01/29/2009 Soil Scientist Develops 10 Principles to Sustainable Soil Management COLUMBUS, Ohio -- From food security to climate change to energy demands, the world faces a myriad of critical sustainability issues, all whose potential solution may lie right beneath our feet. Candace Pollock Rattan Lal

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