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10/30/2006 Fall Soil Compaction Could Spell Spring Planting Problems COLUMBUS, Ohio -- As Ohio farmers harvest their corn and soybeans during what is turning out to be the wettest fall in at least three years, they are being encouraged to keep in mind the one thing that could negatively impact next year's crops: soil compaction. Candace Pollock Randall Reeder
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
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
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
10/10/2002 A Mulch That Gives Nearly A Year's Worth of Weed Control COLUMBUS, Ohio - Weed control is one of the biggest challenges the nursery and landscape industries face in managing plants and providing top-grade products to consumers. Candace Pollock Hannah Mathers
01/12/2009 Ohio Soybeans Suffer in 2008 COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio's 2008 soybean crop was one of the worst for growers in several years, with yields falling below 40 bushels per acre for the first time since 2003. Candace Pollock Jim Beuerlein
08/29/2001 Managing Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle Focus of OSU-Hosted Meetings WOOSTER, Ohio - Ohio State University entomologists are trying to find out what makes the multicolored Asian lady beetle tick. Candace Pollock Joe Kovach
01/08/2008 OSU Extension Offering Dairy Management Workshops COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State University Extension is aiding farmers in the future of dairy management with a series of workshops this winter. Candace Pollock Diane Shoemaker
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
11/17/2005 Agricultural Tax Issues Workshop Announced COLUMBUS, Ohio — Tax practitioners with an interest in farm income taxes have the opportunity to attend a one-day farm tax workshop being offered on Dec. 16. Candace Pollock Warren Lee
07/24/2007 Ohio Drought Impacting Potential Corn Yields COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio's moderate drought is taking a toll on the state's corn crop, and some fields are already taking a major yield hit. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
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
05/26/2010 Cover Crops Can Serve Corn Nitrogen Needs in Continous No-Till PIKETON, Ohio – Cover crops incorporated into a continuous no-till field crop rotation can produce enough nitrogen to complement, or in some cases, replace corn nitrogen fertilizer applications, according to long-term Ohio State University Extension research. Candace Pollock Rafiq Islam
09/30/2004 Soybean Yields Surprisingly High Early into Harvest COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio soybeans may turn out to be the surprise performance of the growing season. Candace Pollock Jim Beuerlein
10/09/2008 Make Safety Priority as Motorists, Farmers Share Roads This Fall COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Autumn is here. Time to hit the roads for festivals, pumpkin picking and fall foliage. Now is also the time for field crop harvest, and more motorists will be encountering farm equipment on rural roads, increasing the potential for accidents. Candace Pollock Dee Jepsen
08/04/2009 Bienergy Economic Opportunities Focus of OSU Field Night PIKETON, Ohio – Bioenergy and its potential to further southern Ohio economic development will be the focus of an Ohio State University South Centers at Piketon field night on August 20. Candace Pollock Mary Gulas
07/11/2001 Black Raspberries Top Growers List in Survey PIKETON, Ohio - Black raspberry varieties are the number one raspberries being grown in Ohio, according to a pre-season survey by Ohio State University researchers. Candace Pollock Sandy Kuhn
01/12/2005 Training Program a Tool for Improving Agriculture in Africa COLUMBUS, Ohio — East African universities are looking to Ohio State University to strengthen their Colleges of Agriculture to help improve agricultural productivity, food security and the economy throughout the region. Candace Pollock Mark Erbaugh
10/22/2007 OSU Extension Offers Workshops on Income Tax Preparation COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State University Extension will be offering nine two-day workshops in November and December for tax practitioners on new information and changes related to preparing state and federal state returns. Candace Pollock Warren Lee
08/05/2008 New Farm Bill Option Aids Producers in Managing Crop Risk COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Amid volatile markets, high crop prices and rising input costs, a different way of managing the revenue risk associated with producing field crops is being offered through the new Farm Bill. Candace Pollock Carl Zulauf
08/23/2005 Software Increases Chemical Application Accuracy COLUMBUS, Ohio — It is impossible to eliminate spray drift, but a new product developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Ohio State University may aid in keeping chemicals within their intended target. Candace Pollock Erdal Ozkan
05/22/2007 Cattle Breeder, Extension Educator Inducted in Dairy Hall of Service COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A Jersey cattle breeder and a retired Ohio State University Extension educator in dairy management have been inducted into this year's Ohio State University Department of Animal Sciences Dairy Science Hall of Service. Candace Pollock Maurice Eastridge
03/30/2010 Ten Approaches to Achieve High Corn Yields and Improve Profits COLUMBUS, Ohio – With record corn yields in Ohio last year and some fields averaging upwards of 240 bushels per acre, growers will be looking to squeeze every bushel out of their fields this growing season. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
05/09/2002 Satellite Program Answers Farm Bill Questions COLUMBUS, Ohio - Now that Congress has passed the 2002 Farm Bill, Ohio producers, agri-businesses and related agricultural and natural resources agencies may have questions regarding its content and implications. Candace Pollock Carl Zulauf
06/01/2009 ACRE Extension a Benefit to Farmers, Especially Wheat Growers COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Among the major U.S. field crop commodities, wheat is the crop most likely to benefit from the extension to enroll in the new Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) farm support program introduced in the 2008 Farm Bill. Candace Pollock Carl Zulauf
06/04/2009 Plant-Associated Bacteria Can Improve Crop Health in Acidic Soils WOOSTER, Ohio -- Common plant-associated bacteria, best known to suppress soil-borne root diseases, now have been found to boost corn yields in low-pH soils. The discovery made by Ohio State University plant pathologists is the first-known documentation of a root-colonizing bacterium improving plant health in acidic soil conditions. Candace Pollock Brian McSpadden Gardener
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
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
06/02/2008 Cooler Weather Playing a Positive Role in Wheat Development WOOSTER, Ohio -- Cool weather is slowing the development of Ohio's wheat crop, but lower-than-average temperatures are keeping diseases under control and may even result in bumper yields. Candace Pollock Pierce Paul
06/06/2005 Soybeans Off to a Slow Start COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio's soybean crop, like corn, has gotten off to a slow start this growing season. Candace Pollock Jim Beuerlein