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05/05/2006 Chadwick Arboretum Celebrates Arbor Day COLUMBUS, Ohio -- "Tenacious" could be a good word to describe the American Elm, a tree once decimated by Dutch Elm Disease that is making a roaring comeback throughout city landscapes with the production of resistant cultivars. It is because of this characteristic that a ‘Princeton' American Elm (Ulmus americana) was chosen by Ohio State University's Chadwick Arboretum and Learning Gardens to honor the unwavering dedication of one of Ohio State's employees during a recent Arbor Day event. Candace Pollock Mary Maloney
04/27/2006 Lt. Gov. Candidate Padgett Tours ATI, OARDC WOOSTER, Ohio — Lieutenant Governor candidate Joy Padgett looked into Ohio’s future April 25 in Wooster, and it featured science and higher education. Kurt Knebusch Steve Slack
04/25/2006 Ohio to Play Host to Ag Agent Conference After 34 Year Absence CINCINNATI, Ohio -- A river may separate Ohio from Kentucky, but for members of the National Association of County Agricultural Agents, it serves as a link to the opportunities that await participants of the 91st annual NACAA Annual Meeting and Professional Improvement Conference (AMPIC). Candace Pollock Mike Hogan
04/24/2006 New Biological Control Book Brainchild of Ohio State Scientist WOOSTER, Ohio — Biocontrol agents are becoming more popular as both the public and regulators recognize the environmental and human-health risks associated with chemical pesticides. Nematodes, one type of biocontrol agent, have proven to be highly effective against a wide variety of plant, animal and human pests. And now, a new book that compiles nematode research from around the world is helping spread the word about these unique natural pesticides. Mauricio Espinoza Parwinder Grewal
04/20/2006 Properly Manage Glyphosate for Best Weed Control COLUMBUS, Ohio -- When it comes to managing weeds with herbicides, the worst thing a grower can do is encourage herbicide resistance through overuse or improper management. Candace Pollock Jeff Stachler
04/17/2006 Transgenic Corn Production Slowly Increasing in Ohio COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Of all the major corn-producing states in the country, Ohio ranks last in adopting biotechnology varieties, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture survey. But with high-yielding hybrids and seed package incentives, the shift to transgenic corn production may be accelerating. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
04/14/2006 Soybean Inoculants Supply Nitrogen Cheaper, More Effectively COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Inoculants are an effective and profitable alternative method of providing soybean plants with nitrogen, according to Ohio State University Extension research. Candace Pollock Jim Beuerlein
04/14/2006 Scout Fields Now for Alfalfa Weevil WOOSTER, Ohio -- Scouting for field crop insects is not just left to corn and soybean growers. Now is the time for alfalfa producers to begin scouting their fields for alfalfa weevil, an insect that can cause severe defoliation if left unchecked. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
04/07/2006 High Fuel Costs, Low Rust Fears Driving Shift in Crop Plantings COLUMBUS, Ohio -- High costs associated with fuel and nitrogen fertilizer and the alleviation of fears of a soybean rust epidemic are driving U.S. growers to plant less corn and more soybeans this season, says an Ohio State University Extension economist. Candace Pollock Matthew Roberts
04/05/2006 Pre-Emergent Herbicides Effective for Weed Control COLUMBUS, Ohio -- With resistance to glyphosate increasing in weed species throughout Ohio, the importance of using pre-emergence products as part of an integrated herbicide program is becoming more evident. Candace Pollock Jeff Stachler
04/04/2006 Stick to Recommended Practices When Planting Corn COLUMBUS, Ohio -- With corn planting fast approaching, Ohio State University Extension agronomists hope Ohio growers keep in mind the trials and tribulations experienced last season when establishing their crop. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
03/30/2006 First Wild Amazon Catfish Bred in North America COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State University aquaculturists have successfully bred and reared the first wild Amazonian catfish in North America, opening the doors for improved sustainability of a species fast becoming overexploited for food fish production. Candace Pollock Konrad Dabrowski
03/24/2006 Chow Line: Using slow cookers for roasts debatable (for 4/1/06) My husband does most of the cooking in our house. However, he sometimes cooks large roasts in our slow cooker. I have to wonder if that's a safe method. What do you think? Martha Filipic Jaime Foster
03/23/2006 Got Beef? Getting the Most Out of Dairy Cattle WOOSTER, Ohio -- Dairy cattle are not only raised for milk production, but they are also raised for beef. With over 260,000 milk cows present in Ohio, getting quality out of the quantity is a challenging aspect for cattle producers. Candace Pollock Diane Shoemaker
03/22/2006 Conference to Share Ways to Promote Locally Grown Products MARIETTA, Ohio – According to a recent Ohio State University survey, nearly 90 percent of Ohioans support locally grown foods, and 60 percent of respondents would spend more money for those products. With demand for "fresh from the farm" increasing, production and marketing opportunities abound for farmers, and an Ohio State University Extension conference will be held to give participants a helping hand. Candace Pollock Eric Barrett
03/22/2006 Extension Publication Teaches Importance of Animal Health and Safety COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Success in raising animals, whether it's for the family farm, for exhibition, or for recreation, starts with keeping that horse, sheep, or waterfowl safe and healthy. A new Ohio State University Extension online booklet teaches young people the importance of protecting animals from disease and keeping their environment hygienic and sanitary. Candace Pollock Jeff Workman
03/21/2006 Workshop Targets Perch Production and Management PIKETON, Ohio -- When it comes to food fish production in Ohio, yellow perch is the bread and butter of the state's aquaculture industry. To help aquaculturists remain competitive in management and marketing, Ohio State University South Centers at Piketon will hold a one-day Perch School training course on April 8. Candace Pollock Geoff Wallatt
03/17/2006 Studies to Tackle Increasing NCLB Infections WOOSTER, Ohio -- Northern corn leaf blight may occur throughout parts of Ohio's cornfields this growing season, continuing the trend of high infection observed in susceptible hybrids over the past four years. Candace Pollock Pierce Paul
03/17/2006 Southern Ohio Corn at Risk for Stewart's Wilt WOOSTER, Ohio -- Southern and south central Ohio's corn crop may be facing a high risk of Stewart's wilt bacterial disease this growing season. Candace Pollock Pierce Paul
03/16/2006 Growers Not Limited to One Sprayer Option for Soybean Rust COLUMBUS, Ohio -- When it comes to managing soybean rust with fungicides, a number of application options that provide effective coverage are available to growers. Candace Pollock Erdal Ozkan
03/08/2006 Economist: Demand, Not Supply Driving High Fuel Prices COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Strong global demand rather than a shortage of supply stateside is what is driving the high costs of gasoline, says an Ohio State University Extension economist. Candace Pollock Matthew Roberts
03/03/2006 Ohio State Research Looks into Value of Cover Crops WOOSTER, Ohio -- Incorporating cover crops into a production rotation may have conservational benefits, but their short-and long-term agronomic value is still being evaluated. With new research, Ohio State University soil fertility specialists are hoping to provide more concrete results. Candace Pollock Robert Mullen
03/03/2006 Entomologist: No Formosan Termite-Infested Mulch in Ohio COLUMBUS, Ohio -- News spreading like wildfire that a destructive structural pest is hitching a ride in mulch beyond the Louisiana borders of hurricane-impacted areas is simply a rumor, says an Ohio State University Extension urban entomologist. Candace Pollock Susan Jones
02/28/2006 Ohio State Extension Hosts First Neonatal Calf Workshop WOOSTER, Ohio -- Cattle producers and others in the industry can increase their knowledge and skills for successfully rearing today's high-value calves by attending the first Ohio State University Neonatal Calf Care and Management Workshop. Candace Pollock Diane Shoemaker
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
02/24/2006 Chow Line: Vitamin guidance changes with age (for 3/5/06) What vitamins should an 84-year-old man take? I am in good health and I do take vitamins, but I wonder if I should take more or less. Martha Filipic Sharron Coplin
02/24/2006 One-Stop Agronomic Resource Still Going Strong After 40 Years COLUMBUS, Ohio -- For four decades, Ohio State University Extension has been providing Ohio farmers with everything they ever wanted to know about crop production and management with the Ohio Agronomy Guide. Candace Pollock Jim Beuerlein
02/21/2006 New Nitrogen Recommendations Now Available WOOSTER, Ohio -- The new nitrogen application recommendations -- focused on dollars and cents -- are now available online. Candace Pollock Robert Mullen
02/17/2006 Soybean Rust Sentinel Plots to Continue in 2006 WOOSTER, Ohio -- Sentinel plots, established throughout the country last year as the first line of defense against soybean rust, will again be a part of the plan to monitor the disease this growing season. Candace Pollock Anne Dorrance
02/17/2006 Family Fundamentals: Tax refunds offer way to pay debt, boost savings I’m anticipating a healthy tax refund this year. What’s the best financial advice on what to do with it? Martha Filipic Caezilia Loibl