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10/04/2011 Late, Wet Harvest Conditions Cause Concerns Over Ear Molds WOOSTER, Ohio – The combination of a late harvest and wet weather could mean optimal conditions for development of corn ear molds, according to Ohio State University Extension plant pathologist Pierce Paul. Andy Vance Pierce Paul
03/05/2009 Ohio Wheat Off to a Good Start; Farmers Plant Another Million Acres WOOSTER, Ohio --Ohio farmers have planted over a million acres of wheat this season, the second year that seeding has surged over the 1 million mark. 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
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
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
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
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
03/19/2007 Some Ohio Cornfields May Be at Risk for Stewart's Wilt WOOSTER, Ohio -- Cornfields throughout southern Ohio might be at risk this growing season for Stewart's bacterial wilt and leaf blight -- a corn disease caused by a bacterium carried and spread by adult flea beetles. Candace Pollock Pierce Paul
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
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
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
05/20/2009 Ohio Wheat Could Be at Risk for Head Scab, if Rain Coincides with Flowering WOOSTER, Ohio -- Ohio wheat could be facing a risk of head scab if any rain, coupled with warm temperatures, coincides with crop flowering. Candace Pollock Pierce Paul
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
11/10/2010 OSU Extension Specialists Asking for Grower Input on Head Scab Evaluation Tool WOOSTER, Ohio – Ohio State University Extension plant pathologists are asking wheat growers, millers, bakers, and grain handlers for their input on a multi-state web-based tool that evaluates the risk of the development of head scab, a serious disease of wheat that affected several acres throughout in 2010. 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
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
11/28/2005 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
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
06/18/2007 Ohio Wheat Speeding to Early Harvest, But Potentially Low Yields WOOSTER, Ohio -- Due to dry conditions and high temperatures throughout Ohio this season, growers may not be harvesting a bumper wheat crop. 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
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
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
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
04/22/2008 Time to Assess Rapidly Developing Wheat WOOSTER, Ohio -- Spring is here and that means it's time for Ohio wheat growers to head to the fields to assess their crop in order to make timely management decisions. 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
04/18/2007 Ohio's Wheat May Have Escaped Frost Damage WOOSTER, Ohio -- The recent bout of cold weather may have slowed the development of Ohio's wheat crop, but frost damage is anticipated to be less severe in Ohio than in more southern wheat-growing states. Candace Pollock Pierce Paul
05/13/2011 Wheat Disease Management Reaches Critical Stage; Spray Timing Key WOOSTER, Ohio -- Cool, wet weather in the past few weeks and warmer weather expected in the next few days may spell trouble for wheat growers in some parts of Ohio, as conditions become favorable for head scab and vomitoxin as well as a host of foliar diseases such as powdery mildew, Ohio State agronomic crops experts reported today. Mauricio Espinoza Pierce Paul
03/06/2009 Low Risk of Stewart's Disease on Corn Predicted WOOSTER, Ohio -- The risk of Stewart's bacterial wilt and leaf blight is predicted to be low throughout much of Ohio's corn crop this year. The disease is caused by a bacterium carried and spread by adult flea beetles. Candace Pollock Pierce Paul, Ron Hammond
02/11/2008 Take an IPM Approach to Preventing Wheat Disease WOOSTER, Ohio -- As spring approaches, along with the subsequent "green-up" of Ohio's wheat crop, growers are looking to prevent the development and spread of barley yellow dwarf virus. Candace Pollock Pierce Paul, Ron Hammond
04/07/2011 Agriculture and Plastics Sectors Join to Develop Ohio Bio-composites Industry WOOSTER, Ohio -- The Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center is helping a Columbus, Ohio, company use plant-derived fibers to create a new generation of composite materials for cars, homes and other uses -- generating new jobs in the state. Mauricio Espinoza Prabhat Krishnaswamy