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09/28/2006 Floriculture Visiting Chair Promotes University Presence in Industry WOOSTER, Ohio -- With floriculture production in Ohio a growing $180 million industry and ranked 6th in the nation, it takes the commitment and expertise of the Ohio State University Floriculture Program to keep the university at the top of floriculture Extension, education, and research. The D.C. Kiplinger Chair in Floriculture helps make this happen. Candace Pollock Michelle Jones
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
09/15/2006 Family Fundamentals: Don't bust the budget: Occasional expenses can add up (for September 2006) My wife and I have a budget. On paper, we should be saving $200-400 a month, but usually unexpected bills prevent us from saving anything. Any advice? Martha Filipic Jean Clements
09/07/2006 Survey Shows Higher Levels of Concern on Food, Agricultural, Environmental Issues COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohioans' level of concern regarding food and agricultural issues has climbed in the past two years, according to a biannual survey conducted by Ohio State University researchers. Martha Filipic Jeff Sharp
09/06/2006 Prepare Wheat Planting with Fall Herbicide Applications COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio growers preparing for no-tillage winter wheat planting should consider a burndown application of glyphosate to effectively control dandelion and winter annual grasses. Candace Pollock Jeff Stachler
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
09/06/2006 Get a Handle on Best Fertilizer Methods at Farm Science Review LONDON, Ohio -- Corn growers may skimp on some fertilizer applications in favor of others as they ride the rollercoaster of fluctuating energy prices, potentially impacting their crop's performance. To maximize crop profits with few on-farm costs, Ohio State University and Purdue University soil specialists will help guide growers in making smart economic decisions during Farm Science Review. Candace Pollock Robert Mullen
09/06/2006 Media Advisory: Call Before You Cut Campaign at FSR LONDON, Ohio -- The Ohio Division of Forestry, along with Ohio State University Extension and Rural Action, will be holding a media event on the "Call Before You Cut" Campaign at Farm Science Review. Candace Pollock Andy Ware
09/05/2006 Early Bird Economic Outlook for Early Risers at FSR LONDON, Ohio -- Early risers looking for the scoop on economic, business or policy issues will have the opportunity to check out new sessions at Ohio State University's Farm Science Review that kick off when the gates open. Candace Pollock Matt Roberts, Stan Ernst
09/05/2006 When Planting Wheat, Don't Put Eggs in One Basket WOOSTER, Ohio -- Growers making wheat planting preparations for next season should spread their choices over varieties that provide good yields, disease resistance, stalk quality and winter hardiness rather than relying only on achieving maximum yields through the use of extra inputs. Candace Pollock Pierce Paul
09/01/2006 Learn to Minimize Spray Drift at Farm Science Review LONDON, Ohio -- Spray drift may be the No. 1 concern of pesticide applicators, but there are ways to minimize the problem. And visitors to Ohio State University's Farm Science Review can check out the latest in techniques and equipment that achieve that goal. Candace Pollock Erdal Ozkan
09/01/2006 Chow Line: When alarms sound, balance risk, benefits (for 9/10/06) I got an e-mail saying prewashed, bagged lettuce might have E. coli. Is it a hoax? Martha Filipic Jeffrey LeJeune
08/25/2006 Ohio's Corn Heading for Record-Breaking Yields COLUMBUS, Ohio -- If the state of Ohio's corn crop stays on track with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's predictions, then farmers could be looking at a record yield. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
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
08/22/2006 New Ohio State Swank Chair to Tackle Rural-Urban Issues COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Gaining a better understanding of the factors that shape rural-urban interdependencies is just one of the goals of Ohio State University's newly appointed C. William Swank Chair in Rural-Urban Policy. The Swank Program conducts research and education on issues that occur where "city meets country." Candace Pollock Mark Partridge
08/21/2006 FSR Hot Topics: Cost Containment, Bioproducts, Nanotechnology LONDON, Ohio -- The Department of Energy predicts that almost half of the country's chemical and industrial material demand will be supplied from renewable feedstocks by 2050. Visitors to Ohio State University's Farm Science Review have the opportunity to take a peek into an effort that is putting Ohio on track to becoming a leader in the manufacturing of such bioproducts. Candace Pollock Barry Ward, Denny Hall
08/18/2006 Chow Line: Chickpeas chock full of nutrition (for 8/27/06) What is the difference between garbanzo beans and chickpeas? Martha Filipic Jaime Foster
08/16/2006 Get Insect and Disease Diagnoses at Farm Science Review LONDON, Ohio -- Got an insect or a disease plaguing your landscape plants or garden crops and don't know what it is? Bring a sample to Farm Science Review to be analyzed by Ohio State University specialists of the C. Wayne Ellett Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic (CWEPPDC). Candace Pollock Barb Bloetscher, Nathan Watermeier
08/15/2006 Have an Unused Barn? Raise Some Fish in It LONDON, Ohio -- Ohio producers unsure of what to make of their unused hog, veal or poultry barns have the option of turning the structures into a viable aquaculture facility. Candace Pollock Laura Tiu, Shawn McWhorter
08/15/2006 44th FSR Dedicated to Molly Caren LONDON, Ohio -- This year's 44th annual Farm Science Review will be dedicated to the late Molly Brown Caren Fisher, who donated her family's 1812 Madison County farm to Ohio State University -- land which is now the Molly Caren Agricultural Center and site of the Review. Candace Pollock Chuck Gamble
08/11/2006 Family Fundamentals: Parents still have influence as kids become teenagers (for August 2006) I've heard that by the time a child is a teen-ager, friends have more influence on their behavior and development than parents. Is that true? Martha Filipic Cindy Torppa
08/11/2006 Bad News for Growers: Too Much Wheat Means Low Prices COLUMBUS, Ohio -- In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is. For Ohio wheat growers, this "Yogism" could not be closer to the truth. Candace Pollock Matt Roberts
08/08/2006 Do Some Millin', Chillin' and Grillin' at Farm Science Review LONDON, Ohio -- Music, food, and a little rest and relaxation will be the order of each day at Ohio State University's Farm Science Review during a new event at Utzinger Garden. Candace Pollock Pam Bennett
08/08/2006 FSR Grounds a Home for Conservation Efforts LONDON, Ohio -- As part of a comprehensive water management plan, Ohio State University's Molly Caren Agricultural Center has become a site for the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP), and farmers attending this year's Farm Science Review have the opportunity to see how it works. Candace Pollock Matt Sullivan
08/03/2006 Soybean Leaf Feeders Out in Full Force WOOSTER, Ohio -- Soybean growers are being encouraged to scout their fields amid scattered reports of high numbers of leaf defoliators making a meal of the crop. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
08/02/2006 Precision Agriculture Technology Leads FSR Field Demos LONDON, Ohio -- Precision agriculture technology will be the highlight of field demonstrations during Farm Science Review, Sept. 19-21 at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London, Ohio. Candace Pollock Nathan Watermeier
07/27/2006 Velleman Receives Turkey Industry Research Award WOOSTER, Ohio — Sandra Velleman, a professor of animal sciences with Ohio State University’s Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) in Wooster, has been awarded the 2006 National Turkey Federation Research Award. Mauricio Espinoza Jim Kinder
07/25/2006 FSR Drainage Field Day Combines Conservation with Profit LONDON, Ohio -- Ohio State University's Farm Science Review will be the site of a three-day event showcasing the latest in cutting edge field drainage technology, combining improved production practices with conservation water management. Candace Pollock Matt Sullivan
07/18/2006 Corn Standing Tall Despite Severe Weather COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Despite severe weather that has been sweeping across Ohio bringing tornadoes and flooding, much of the state's corn crop has withstood the wrath of Mother Nature. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
07/17/2006 Ohio State, Purdue Join Forces at Farm Science Review LONDON, Ohio -- Ohio State University and Purdue University are once again joining forces at Farm Science Review to provide farmers with the latest in agricultural production and management research, technology, exhibits, field demonstrations and equipment. Candace Pollock Matt Sullivan