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07/22/2002 Don't Skip Soybean Aphid Scouting Despite Low Numbers WOOSTER, Ohio - The soybean aphid has just now made an appearance in Ohio's soybean fields and growers should begin scouting their fields to monitor population levels. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
07/22/2002 Continued Dry Conditions May Favor Spider Mites WOOSTER, Ohio - Continuing drought conditions through much of Ohio may lead to outbreaks of two-spotted spider mites on soybeans. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
07/22/2002 Dry Weather Contributing to High-Quality Wheat Grain WOOSTER, Ohio - While corn and soybean producers continue to sweat out the roller coaster weather ride of the growing season, wheat growers are smiling from ear to ear. Candace Pollock Pat Lipps
07/23/2002 Waterman Field Day Includes Facility Dedication COLUMBUS, Ohio - Summer is nearly half over; gardeners and farmers will soon be reaping the benefits of all their hard work. The public is invited on August 8 to see the hard work that has been done at the Ohio State University Waterman Agricultural and Natural Resources Lab with a field day and open house of a new lab facility. Candace Pollock Mark Schmittgen
07/23/2002 Field Day to Focus on Drought Situation CUSTAR, Ohio - Corn and soybean growers throughout northwest Ohio should get a feel for how dire of a drought situation they are in at an Ohio State University Extension field day on July 25. Candace Pollock Gary Wilson
07/26/2002 Media Advisory: Ohio State Cancer Researcher to Speak at Berry Tour URBANA, Ohio - An Ohio State University cancer researcher, who is receiving national attention for his work on cancer prevention through berry consumption, will be on hand at an Ohio State-sponsored berry tour to discuss his research and the important role agricultural production plays in human health. Candace Pollock Sandy Kuhn
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
08/01/2002 Drought Web Site Provides Management Information COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio producers and growers who have concerns regarding potential drought conditions that may affect crop and livestock performance can refer to an Ohio State University drought Web site for management information. Candace Pollock Nathan Watermeier
08/02/2002 Soybean Yields May Plummet in Absence of Rain COLUMBUS, Ohio - Amid high temperatures and little rain, Ohio soybean growers are struggling to make lemonade out of a lemon of a crop, but their efforts may be fruitless. Candace Pollock Jim Beuerlein
08/05/2002 OARDC Researcher Receives Tomato Award FREMONT, Ohio — David Francis’s tomatoes are redder, more nutritious and highly resistant to diseases. Now, they are also award-winners. Mauricio Espinoza David Francis
08/09/2002 Dry Weather Can Pose A Feeding Risk for Livestock COLUMBUS, Ohio - Livestock grazing on plants or fed cereal grains during drought conditions may run the risk of being poisoned, causing illness and even death. Candace Pollock Maurice Eastridge, Steve Boyles
08/12/2002 Unusual Weather Yields Variable Berry Production COLUMBUS, Ohio - An unseasonably warm winter may have contributed to what's turning out to be a record season for Ohio blackberry growers. Candace Pollock Dick Funt
08/12/2002 Heat Stress Costs U.S. Livestock Producers Billions COLUMBUS, Ohio - The impact of heat stress on livestock costs U.S. livestock producers approximately $2.5 billion a year, as much as 50 percent of their net farm income, according to a recent Ohio State University study. Candace Pollock Normand St-Pierre
08/12/2002 Heat Stress Impacts Not Just Plants COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio farmers may be concerned over the effects warm, dry conditions are having on their crops, but they should also take note of the impacts heat stress can have on livestock. Candace Pollock Normand St-Pierre, Maurice Eastridge, Steve Boyles, Don Levis, Roger High
08/19/2002 Blame the Heat for Delayed Pumpkin Development COLUMBUS, Ohio - A Halloween without pumpkins is like Christmas without a tree. To miss the Halloween marketing seasaon is a scary thought for Ohio pumpkin growers whose plants are just now setting fruit. Candace Pollock Mac Riedel
08/19/2002 Future of Nursery Industry May Lie in A Greenhouse COLUMBUS, Ohio - On the Ohio State University agricultural campus sits two new buildings that university horticulturists are banking will change the face of nursery stock production in Ohio. Candace Pollock Hannah Mathers
08/19/2002 Got Water? Crop Thirst Depends on Soil Type COLUMBUS, Ohio - The biggest element in the world of agricultural production that makes or breaks a crop is water. Candace Pollock Brian Slater
08/19/2002 Harvesting Corn for Silage A Tough Decision OTTAWA, Ohio - Harvesting corn for grain or for forage may be one of the toughest decisions some Ohio growers are facing this season. Candace Pollock Bill Weiss, Maurice Eastridge, Ed Lentz
08/22/2002 2002 Wheat Performance Trials Released WOOSTER, Ohio - When selecting wheat varieties for next season, growers should stick to such characteristics as yield, test weight, lodging potential and disease resistance, and not worry about what the weather might have in store for their crop. Candace Pollock Pat Lipps
08/22/2002 Chow Line: Yogurt: It's the 'whey' to go (for 9/8/02) Sometimes when I open a container of yogurt, I find a bunch of watery stuff on top. Should I pour that off? Martha Filipic Valente Alvarez
08/27/2002 Soybean Disease Could Indicate More Serious Problems WOOSTER, Ohio - A relatively new soybean disease to Ohio is being used as a bio-indicator to diagnose a more serious economic problem. Candace Pollock Anne Dorrance
08/30/2002 Ohio No-Till Field Day Is Sept. 13 CARROLL, Ohio – Cover crops, drought and aerial and high-clearance seeding will be among the topics examined during the Ohio No-Till Field Day Sept. 13. Elizabeth (Betsy) Ludwig Randall Reeder
08/30/2002 Continued Dry Weather May Spell Lodging Trouble for Corn COLUMBUS, Ohio - Though welcomed by corn growers across the state, the recent rainfall throughout Ohio will probably provide little relief for many cornfields. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
08/30/2002 Continued Dry Weather May Spell Lodging Trouble for Corn COLUMBUS, Ohio - Though welcomed by corn growers across the state, the recent rainfall throughout Ohio will probably provide little relief for many cornfields. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
09/03/2002 OARDC Plant Pathologist Honored for International Service WOOSTER, Ohio – Sally Miller, a plant pathologist with the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC), is a one-of-a-kind global fighter. For almost a decade now, she has been cruising the world in search of pests to kill and vegetables to save. Mauricio Espinoza Sally Miller
09/05/2002 Chow Line: Weigh all factors to determine fat (for 9/15/02) I've heard that fried chicken has only slightly more fat than roasted chicken. Can that be true? Martha Filipic Sharron Coplin
09/11/2002 Drought Adding A Wrinkle to Crop Marketing Decisions COLUMBUS, Ohio - Drought conditions impacting over half of the contiguous United States are generating more market uncertainty than normal, which may make marketing decisions more difficult come harvest. Candace Pollock Carl Zulauf
09/11/2002 Corn Diseases Not Helping Drought-Stressed Plants WOOSTER, Ohio - The presence of corn leaf diseases throughout Ohio is adding additional stresses to drought-stressed plants and may predispose the crop to stalk quality problems. Candace Pollock Pat Lipps
09/11/2002 Wheat May Be Making A Comeback WOOSTER, Ohio - Ohio wheat growers may be bucking the trend of several years of shrinking wheat production. Candace Pollock Pat Lipps
09/11/2002 Droughts Have Few Financial Impacts on Farmers COLUMBUS, Ohio - A drought may make a growing season seem pretty ugly for a grower - affecting crop performance that impacts production, shrinks yields and ultimately creates economic problems. Candace Pollock Carl Zulauf