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01/30/2006 Warm Winter Weather Could be Trouble for Wheat WOOSTER, Ohio -- Ohio's unseasonably mild winter could cause problems for the wheat crop once it breaks dormancy, especially if the season seesaws from snowy to warmer conditions during green-up. Candace Pollock Pierce Paul
05/08/2007 Now's the Time to Scout for Wheat Foliar Diseases WOOSTER, Ohio -- With Ohio's wheat crop under way, and performing well despite frost damage concerns, now is the time for growers to begin scouting for foliar diseases, especially on susceptible varieties. Candace Pollock Pierce Paul
05/08/2006 Scout Now for Wheat Diseases WOOSTER, Ohio -- Ohio's wheat is performing well, but now is the time for growers to start scouting for leaf diseases to continue keeping the crop in tip-top shape. Candace Pollock Pierce Paul
10/07/2010 Prevent Head Scab: Avoid Planting Wheat After Corn WOOSTER, Ohio – Ohio growers following wheat planting after corn harvest should be mindful of the potential for head scab development in their crop. Candace Pollock Pierce Paul
05/09/2006 Tips Help Corn Growers Diagnose Emergence Problems WOOSTER, Ohio -- Corn growers are being encouraged to scout their newly planted corn fields for any emergence problems as a way of quickly identifying solutions and developing successful replant plans, if warranted. Candace Pollock Pierce Paul
10/16/2009 Know Your Ear Rots Before Feeding Grain to Livestock WOOSTER, Ohio – With several types of ear rot diseases appearing on Ohio's corn crop, properly identifying them is important for producers to make decisions about feeding grain to livestock. Candace Pollock Pierce Paul
06/29/2006 Despite Shaky Start, Wheat Looks Promising in Home Stretch WOOSTER, Ohio -- Ohio's wheat crop is winding down for the season and prospects for a good harvest are looking up. Candace Pollock Pierce Paul
05/31/2012 Wheat Growers Advised to Scout for Stripe Rust; Still Time to Apply Fungicide WOOSTER, Ohio – While most wheat statewide is at the early grain fill stage of development, growers should still scout carefully for stripe rust, as some farmers have reported finding the disease in their fields, according to an Ohio State University Extension wheat researcher. Tracy Turner Pierce Paul
05/08/2007 New Fungicide Available to Combat Wheat Diseases WOOSTER, Ohio -- A new fungicide has been introduced this season to help Ohio wheat growers in their fight against diseases. Candace Pollock Pierce Paul
02/04/2010 Vomitoxin on the Mind of Growers as They Choose Corn Hybrids for This Growing Season WOOSTER, Ohio – As Ohio corn growers struggle with moldy grain in storage and costly vomitoxin problems, they are faced with the challenges of selecting hybrids for the 2010 growing season they hope will help them avoid a repeat of poor grain quality. Candace Pollock Pierce Paul
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
06/16/2010 Head scab hits Ohio's wheat WOOSTER, Ohio – Hot, humid weather coupled with rain during a critical development stage of Ohio's wheat has caused an outbreak of head scab in some areas of the state – the first major outbreak of the disease in the state in about a decade. Candace Pollock Pierce Paul
10/25/2006 Unharvested Corn May Be Exposed to Ear Molds WOOSTER, Ohio -- Ohio's corn crop, subjected to moist, cool conditions as it awaits harvest, is at risk from the development of ear mold -- a disease that can reduce grain quality and cause the accumulation of toxins that are harmful to livestock. Candace Pollock Pierce Paul
10/25/2006 Wheat Planting Delays Raise Winter Worries WOOSTER, Ohio -- Wet conditions and a slow soybean harvest continue to delay wheat planting throughout Ohio, raising concerns that the coming winter could have an impact on a crop struggling to get established. Candace Pollock Pierce Paul
11/13/2012 Drought: Late-harvested Corn Has Increased Concern for Ear Molds WOOSTER, Ohio – While ear mold is always a concern in late-harvested corn, growers who find blackish mold in their fields on corn husks may not have ears that are infested with grain-damaging and toxin-contaminated mold. Rather, the mold could be a variety that may only impact the husks, according to an Ohio State University Extension plant pathologist. Tracy Turner Pierce Paul
07/01/2011 Tough Year for Wheat Production, Yields Highly Varied WOOSTER, Ohio -- The significance of Ohio's extremely wet spring is well documented in terms of corn and soybean production, but wheat fields also suffered considerably from the abundant precipitation. Andy Vance Pierce Paul
07/19/2007 Fungicides Best Used for Disease Control WOOSTER, Ohio -- Applying fungicides as a plant health benefit, in the absence of disease or under low disease pressures, is not a practice recommended by Ohio State University researchers. Candace Pollock Pierce Paul
05/26/2006 Ohio's Wheat Facing Low Head Scab Risk WOOSTER, Ohio – Ohio's wheat is so far facing a low risk of head scab, a serious disease that can impact yields and potentially produce contaminants that are harmful to humans and animals. Candace Pollock Pierce Paul
01/31/2007 Wheat Down, But Not Out WOOSTER, Ohio -- The worst 2006 harvest conditions seen in four decades have left a big question mark on the outcome of Ohio's wheat, but Ohio State University Extension agronomic crop specialists insist on not counting the crop out just yet. Candace Pollock Pierce Paul
11/19/2009 Worried About Moldy Corn? Test Grain to be Certain of Mycotoxins WOOSTER, Ohio – The longer corn stands in the field, the greater the chances for ear molds and subsequent mycotoxin issues, but the only way to determine if grain is contaminated is to have it tested. Candace Pollock Pierce Paul
06/22/2010 Proper Harvesting and Testing of Scabby Wheat Important to Minimize Vomitoxin Levels WOOSTER, Ohio – With wheat harvest now under way in Ohio, sampling and testing for vomitoxin in head scab-infected wheat is vital to prevent further losses and avoid potential health problems in humans and livestock. Candace Pollock Pierce Paul
07/19/2007 Inconsistent Weather Doesn't Hamper Wheat WOOSTER, Ohio -- Despite this year's roller-coaster season -- from a mild early winter to a colder-than-usual early spring to a dry summer -- Ohio's wheat growers have turned out a crop that is better than originally anticipated. Candace Pollock Pierce Paul
05/05/2010 Scout Now for Wheat Diseases, Prepare for Head Scab WOOSTER, Ohio – As Ohio wheat continues to develop, now is the time for growers to scout fields for potential foliar diseases and make any necessary fungicide applications. Candace Pollock Pierce Paul
11/23/2009 Ohio Growers Face Development Risks on Late-Planted Wheat WOOSTER, Ohio – The same weather conditions that have delayed Ohio corn and soybean harvest are also keeping wheat out of the ground. As a result, intended acreage may not be fully realized, says an Ohio State University Extension plant pathologist. Candace Pollock Pierce Paul
11/01/2007 Test Flood-Damaged Corn for Mold Before Feeding to Livestock WOOSTER, Ohio -- As growers wrap up corn harvest this season, they should give special attention to fields inundated by floodwaters earlier this year in parts of northwest and north central Ohio. Candace Pollock Pierce Paul
05/05/2010 Survey to Explore Farmers' Risk Management Approaches WOOSTER, Ohio – Using foliar fungicides on corn in the absence of diseases to potentially improve plant health and protect yield is just one new production management approach of many growers across the Midwest, but the risk impacts are not yet well documented. Candace Pollock Pierce Paul
08/19/2008 A Good Year for Ohio Wheat WOOSTER, Ohio -- Perfect timing of rain and cool temperatures kept disease levels low and crop performance at its peak for Ohio's wheat. The result: a good year for yields. Candace Pollock Pierce Paul
05/25/2007 Proper Proline Management Needed for Effective Results WOOSTER, Ohio -- Proline may be the most effective fungicide on the market to suppress head scab on wheat, but for the product to be the most effective, careful risk assessment, timing of application, and proper application techniques are critical. Candace Pollock Pierce Paul
07/20/2009 Ohio Could Set Record Wheat Yields WOOSTER, Ohio – Ohio could be looking at record wheat yields this year, driven mainly by near-perfect growing conditions and negligible disease development. Candace Pollock Pierce Paul
11/28/2005 Despite Planting Delays, Wheat Getting Good Marks WOOSTER, Ohio — Despite the late start for Ohio wheat planting due to persistent rainfall and delayed corn and soybean harvest, the early performance of the crop is getting good marks. Candace Pollock Pierce Paul