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11/01/2004 Nurseries Leading the Charge in Environmental Stewardship GALENA, Ohio — Housing development looms just on the other side of the fences of Acorn Farms, a 24-year-old wholesale container nursery that has seen crop fields and llama farms literally transformed overnight into the bustling urbanization the area has quickly be Candace Pollock Daniel Struve, Jerry Fultz
10/26/2004 Learn About Ag Labor Camps at Upcoming Workshops COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State University Extension's Ag and Hort Labor Education Program and Mid American Ag and Hort Services (MAAHS) are sponsoring a series of workshops this winter for those who own, operate or are considering the development of temporary labor camps for agricultural and food processing workers. Candace Pollock Francisco Espinoza, John Wargowsky, Mo Saif
10/26/2004 Tax Workshops Focus on Law Issues/Changes COLUMBUS, Ohio — Tax season is fast approaching and individuals who prepare and file tax returns for individuals, small business and farmers have the opportunity to attend several Ohio State University Extension-sponsored tax preparation workshops this winter. Candace Pollock Claudio Pasian, Warren Lee
10/26/2004 Extension Program Highlights Latest in Ag Policy COLUMBUS, Ohio — The latest in agricultural information and food, farm and environmental policies and markets will be highlighted in the upcoming 2004 Ohio State University Extension Agricultural Outlook and Policy Program. Candace Pollock Dan Herms, Stan Ernst
10/26/2004 Get the Most of Crop Performance: Soil Sample in the Fall WOOSTER, Ohio — Soils can be sampled and tested at any time during the year, but for plants to get the most of soil fertility, nutrients, and fertilizer, sampling should be conducted in the fall. Candace Pollock Maurice Watson
10/25/2004 Say Good-bye to Manually Controlled Sprayers COLUMBUS, Ohio — Spraying is one of the most stressful operations in agriculture, not only requiring concentration from the operator to avoid chemical drift or overlap, but also manual operation of boom sections that house the sprayer nozzles. A new advancement in precision agriculture technology may change that. Candace Pollock Jeff Rohlena, Reza Ehsani
10/20/2004 Soybean Aphid May Be Back Next Year WOOSTER, Ohio — The soybean aphid, which was practically nonexistent in soybean fields this growing season, may be back with a vengeance next year. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
10/20/2004 Ohio Master Gardeners Look to the Future WOOSTER, Ohio -- "Harvesting the Past, Sowing the Future" marks the theme for the Ohio Master Gardener Conference, an event that attracts more than 400 state Master Gardeners each year. Candace Pollock Mary Maloney
10/13/2004 Soy Biodiesel a Success on Ohio State Campus COLUMBUS, Ohio — Thanks to Ohio soybeans, the Ohio State University campus community is breathing a lot easier. Candace Pollock Denny Hall
10/12/2004 Now's the Time for Fall Herbicide Treatments COLUMBUS, Ohio — Now that Ohio has experienced its first frost of the season, growers should be conducting fall herbicide treatments in preparation for spring planting. Candace Pollock Jeff Stachler
10/06/2004 Media Advisory: Ohio State Wetlands Complex to be Dedicated COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The final stages of Ohio State University's "Buckeye Swamp" will culminate with the dedication of the wetlands teaching, research and service complex on Oct. 8. Candace Pollock Karen Frees
10/06/2004 Shrimp Production Opportunities Continue to Expand PIKETON, Ohio — Production opportunities for growers delving into the shrimp market continue to expand with newly developed Ohio State University research on feeding options. Candace Pollock Laura Tiu
10/05/2004 Improving Grape Quality with Precision Agriculture COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Precision agriculture is mainly equated with production of field crops, but the technology is finding its place among other agricultural industries. Candace Pollock Dharmendra Saraswat, Reza Ehsani
10/05/2004 BioEnergy Conference to Showcase Ohio's Energy Resources COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio is one of the leading states in biomass resources, and an upcoming bioenergy conference is designed to introduce participants to those resources and the feasibility of converting them into potentially useful energy alternatives. Candace Pollock Denny Hall
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
09/29/2004 Lawn Maintenance Made Easy COLUMBUS, Ohio — In the face of insects, diseases and stress, favor the growth of the grass and a lawn will take care of itself. Candace Pollock Dave Gardner
09/27/2004 Ohio State Vet Med Offering Aquaculture Diagnostics Workshop COLUMBUS, Ohio — Individuals interested in aquaculture, fish diseases and hands-on diagnostic training are invited to attend a 2-day workshop at Ohio State University's College of Veterinary Medicine Oct. 1-2. Candace Pollock Jeff Workman
09/17/2004 Chow Line: Vary veggies for vitamins (for 9/26/04) When it comes to vegetables, my husband eats only spinach -- a whole carton of frozen spinach at dinner. Is this advisable? Martha Filipic Jaime Ackerman
09/14/2004 Don't Let Late Soybean Harvest Slow Down Wheat Preparation WOOSTER, Ohio — Late soybean harvest may impact Ohio wheat planting, but growers should take steps to prepare for next season's crop, nonetheless. Candace Pollock Pat Lipps
09/10/2004 Pumpkins Facing Another Year of Diseases COLUMBUS, Ohio — There doesn't seem to be one year where pumpkin growers escape serious disease issues. And this year is no different. Candace Pollock Mac Riedel
09/01/2004 Eyeing Ag. Technology at Farm Science Review LONDON, Ohio -- Agricultural technologies are becoming more varied and more affordable, and growers at Farm Science Review will have the opportunity to view equipment and techniques that best suit their farming needs. Candace Pollock Matt Sullivan, Reza Ehsani
08/30/2004 Soybeans Overcoming Diseases, Other Issues COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio's soybean crop is holding its own despite getting slammed with diseases and the onset of cooler-than-normal August temperatures, which could delay the grain-filling process. Candace Pollock Anne Dorrance, Jim Beuerlein
08/30/2004 International Relations Bringing Agribusiness Skills to Africa PIKETON, Ohio — Ohio State University South Centers at Piketon, in conjunction with Ohio State's International Programs in Agriculture, is teaming up with a university in east Africa to bring agribusiness skills to its country's residents. Candace Pollock Tom Worley, Mark Erbaugh
08/25/2004 4-H Founder Park, Statue Dedicated SPRINGFIELD, Ohio -- A.B. Graham would have been proud. Martha Filipic Mike Haubner
08/24/2004 Fertilizer Costs May Be on the Rise Again for Growers COLUMBUS, Ohio — U.S. growers may be in for another year of high fertilizer costs. Candace Pollock Matt Roberts
08/18/2004 Growers Getting More Variety from Wheat Performance Test WOOSTER, Ohio — More than half of the 60-plus wheat varieties tested in Ohio State University Extension's 2004 Ohio Wheat Performance Test are new — providing growers with additional opportunities to better manage disease and produce high yields and quality grain. Candace Pollock Pat Lipps
08/16/2004 Ohio State Robotic Harvester Sets Eye in Outer Space and Terrestrial Crops WOOSTER, Ohio -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) considers farming a matter of survival for future long-term space missions. Plants provide food when deliveries from Earth aren’t feasible and make air breathable and water drinkable. But who will care for and harvest crops when astronauts are so busy carrying out key mission tasks? Mauricio Espinoza Peter Ling
08/12/2004 Ohio State Plant Pathologist Recognized for Work on Fruit Crops WOOSTER, Ohio -- The next time you enjoy a sweet, juicy, disease-free apple or strawberry, take a few seconds to thank Ohio State University scientist Mike Ellis. Mauricio Espinoza Randy Rowe
08/12/2004 Farm Focus Ag. Event No Longer VAN WERT, Ohio — After 30 years of showcasing the latest in agricultural production, research and equipment, the two-day Farm Focus agricultural event has been discontinued. Candace Pollock Gary Prill
08/11/2004 4-H, Military Join Forces to Support Kids DAYTON, Ohio -- "I'm from Florida, but I live in Kentucky," said 12-year-old Jasmine Mills, whose father is in the U.S. Army. Martha Filipic Theresa Ferrari