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08/11/2004 Wheat Seed Quality Questionable WOOSTER, Ohio — Growers who save seed from their wheat harvest for the following season's planting should probably seek other seed sources for producing next year's crop. Candace Pollock Pat Lipps, Peter Thomison, Valente Alvarez
08/11/2004 Piketon Business Incubator Receives Additional Funds PIKETON, Ohio — Ohio State University South Centers at Piketon has received a grant to aid in the continuation of the development of the Endeavor Center Business Incubator and Training Facility — a business tool designed to increase jobs and enhance the economic development of southern Ohio. Candace Pollock Steve Shepherd
08/04/2004 Cover Crop Options Increase for Growers VAN WERT, Ohio — Oilseed radish, a type of mustard plant originally developed for oil production, is finding another use in Ohio as a cover crop. Candace Pollock Alan Sundermeier
08/04/2004 Apples on Their Way to an Early Harvest COLUMBUS, Ohio — Early bloom and favorable weather are driving apples to an early harvest. Candace Pollock Dick Funt
08/03/2004 Lay the Foundation for a Successful Business LONDON, Ohio -- Starting a farming enterprise is like building a house. You need to lay the foundations before construction can begin. Candace Pollock Mike Hogan
08/03/2004 Farm Science Review Full of Answers LONDON, Ohio -- Got questions about agricultural economic, business or policy issues? Ask them at Farm Science Review. Candace Pollock Stan Ernst
08/02/2004 Corn Leaf Diseases Could Spell Yield Troubles WOOSTER, Ohio — Ohio's corn crop may be plowing its way through rapid growth and development this season, but diseases can still get the upper hand if conditions are right. Candace Pollock Pat Lipps
08/02/2004 Ohio State Extension to Host Direct Marketing Tours COLUMBUS, Ohio — Two Ohio farm markets that combine agricultural produce and agritourism will be the focus of Ohio State University Extension Direct Marketing Twilight Tours in August. Candace Pollock John Ellerman
07/21/2004 Soybean Aphid No-Show? WOOSTER, Ohio — The soybean aphid, an insect pest whose quirky behavior has made it more famous than the actual damage it causes, is doing something this season that Midwest entomologists may have successfully predicted: absolutely nothing. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
07/15/2004 Farm Focus in 30th Year VAN WERT, Ohio — Two days of agricultural and horticultural workshops, educational sessions, wagon tours of research plots, equipment demonstrations and farm collectibles toy shows are ushering in the 30th anniversary of Ohio State University's Farm Focus — northwest Ohio's premiere farm show. Candace Pollock Gary Prill
06/17/2004 Drift Retardant Chemicals Serve Their Purpose COLUMBUS, Ohio — Drift retardant chemicals may be an option to help reduce spray drift on field crops, but their effectiveness continues to be questioned. An Ohio State University agricultural engineering study has shown that the products live up to their purpose. Candace Pollock Erdal Ozkan
06/16/2004 Waterman a Model for Water Conservation COLUMBUS, Ohio — Agricultural run-off into surface waters is one of the leading causes of water pollution, especially in area watersheds. But there are ways to achieve zero nutrient run off and an upcoming field day is designed to show farmers just how to accomplish this. Candace Pollock Dale Arnold, Larry Brown
06/11/2004 Diseases Pressuring Soybeans COLUMBUS, Ohio — Some soybean plants in Ohio are succumbing to disease pressures from excessive moisture, but over 65 percent of the crop remains in good to excellent condition, according to the Ohio Agricultural Statistics Service. Candace Pollock Jim Beuerlein
06/10/2004 Ohio Berries Tops, According to Consumer Taste Test COLUMBUS, Ohio — Sweeter, fresher, juicier — so makes the mark of a good strawberry and, according to Ohio consumers, Ohio-grown berries top the competition in fitting the bill. Candace Pollock Sandy Kuhn
06/10/2004 Be Proactive When it Comes to Soybean Rust WOOSTER, Ohio — For U.S. soybean growers, it's not a matter of if soybean rust will hit the states, just a matter of when. And the more educated growers are about the fungus, the better prepared they will be to manage it when that time does arrive. Candace Pollock Anne Dorrance, Susie Turner
05/27/2004 Industry Decisions May Hold Key in Biotech Future COLUMBUS, Ohio — The recent setbacks in the global introduction of new biotech crops may be setting a precedent for how genetically modified (GM) crops will be produced and marketed in the future. Candace Pollock Ian Sheldon
05/27/2004 Rains May Hold Up Corn Crop COLUMBUS, Ohio — Despite recent scattered thunderstorms with heavy downpours and hail, nearly three-quarters of the state’s corn crop remains in good-to-excellent condition, according to the Ohio Agricultural Statistics Service. But it’s the saturated soils and ponding of some fields that raise questions as to what condition the crop is headed. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
05/26/2004 Chow Line: Weigh fish advisories against fish benefits (for 6/6/04) We usually eat a lot of fish in summer. Some of it we catch ourselves. Should we cut back? Martha Filipic Sharron Coplin
04/28/2004 Ohio Head Scab Prediction Model Now Serves 23 States WOOSTER, Ohio — A Fusarium head scab forecast model, in place in Ohio the past few years to help wheat growers fight the disease, has been broadened to include disease predictions for 23 states. Candace Pollock Pat Lipps
04/22/2004 Follow Good Practices When Planting Corn COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio corn growers may be itching to get their crop in the ground, but they should keep a few guidelines in mind before rushing to plant to ensure maximum yields. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
04/15/2004 Cheese Prices Go Whiz: Future prices hit record high COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Shoppers filling their carts with milk, butter and cheese probably won't see the full impact of spiking milk prices paid to farmers. Suzanne Steel Cameron Thraen
03/16/2004 Early Sampling Key to Better Slug Management WOOSTER, Ohio — As the saying goes, “To defeat the enemy, one must know the enemy.” For Ohio no-till growers, the first step towards slug control is knowing what they may be up against during the growing season. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
02/27/2004 Getting an Early Jump on the Soybean Aphid WOOSTER, Ohio — Crop growers may still be waiting for their fields to thaw, but Ohio State University research entomologists are already putting the bug in their ear regarding the soybean aphid — the soybean plant’s new and most mysterious pest. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
02/17/2004 Organization Bringing Technology to Agriculture ADA, Ohio — Technology and agriculture are becoming more of a common bond and the Ohio Agricultural Technologies Association (OATA) continues to find ways of making a perfect match for technology users. Candace Pollock Nathan Watermeier
02/17/2004 Conservation Tillage Conference in 15th Year ADA, Ohio — From soil fertility to tillage systems comparisons to weed, insect and disease management, over 65 sessions with 70 speakers will encompass the topic of conservation tillage at the 15th annual Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference. Candace Pollock Randall Reeder
01/06/2004 Prion Test Would Allow Early Detection of Mad Cow, Other TSEs WOOSTER, Ohio -- Ohio State University researcher Srinand Sreevatsan not only believes early detection is the best way to fight mad cow disease. He’s also creating tools to make it possible. Mauricio Espinoza Srinand Sreevatsan
12/08/2003 Spruce Up Your Home with Holly-day Sprigs WOOSTER, Ohio -- Each year, Connie Lybarger, 67, of Delaware, Ohio, prunes boughs from her backyard holly. And while she could keep the evergreen sprigs to herself, Lybarger opts to share with her friends. Melissa Brewer Gary Anderson
12/04/2003 What Was Good for Corn Was Bad for Soybeans COLUMBUS, Ohio — A rainy growing season and cooler-than-normal temperatures were a blessing for Ohio’s corn crop, but a thorn in the side of soybean growers. Candace Pollock Jim Beuerlein
11/25/2003 Record-High Corn Yields Expected for Ohio COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio corn growers are marching into a record-yielding season, all thanks to wise hybrid selections, good management practices and, most of all, some well-timed favorable weather. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
11/13/2003 New 4-H Center Going 'Green' COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The new Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, to be completed in 2005 on the Ohio State University campus, will be "green" in more ways than one. Martha Filipic Ryan Schmiesing