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01/30/2008 Want to Save on Fertilizer? Run a Soil Test ADA, Ohio -- With fertilizer prices continuing their upward trend, a soil test is the best tool available to farmers that can help them manage their crops while leaving more money in their pockets. Candace Pollock Robert Mullen
01/14/2012 Ohio State Researcher: Foodborne Illness Costs $77.7 Billion a Year COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The cost of foodborne illness in the United States is now estimated to be up to $77.7 billion a year, according to an analysis by Ohio State University researcher Robert Scharff. Martha Filipic Robert Scharff
08/14/2012 Farmer Views on Nutrient Loss, Water Quality to Be Discussed at Farm Science Review LONDON, Ohio — The majority of farmers in the Maumee watershed that drains into Lake Erie are engaged in best management practices and generally concerned about nutrient loss, said Robyn Wilson, assistant professor of risk analysis and decision science in Ohio State University’s School of Environment and Natural Resources. Robyn Suzanne Wilson
09/04/2012 Specialist hopes to demystify algal blooms during Farm Science Review session LONDON, Ohio — Potentially harmful algal blooms, or HABs, have become more prevalent throughout Ohio in recent years. These blooms on public waters have drawn much attention in the media, but are still a mystery to many people, said Eugene Braig, Ohio State University Extension aquatic ecosystems program director. Kyle Sharp Robyn Wilson, Eugene Braig
06/29/2012 Ohio Sheep Day Day July 14 VAN WERT, Ohio -- Buckeye Acres Farm will host the 2012 Ohio Sheep Day, which offers visitors the opportunity to see a successful sheep farming operation and receive ideas about nutrition, management systems and other areas of sheep production. Elizabeth (Betsy) Ludwig Roger A. High
03/05/2009 Learn How to Trade Carbon at OSU Extension Workshop SIDNEY, Ohio -- Harvesting the land drives revenue for farmers, but what they leave in the soil could also be a moneymaker. Candace Pollock Roger Bender
06/16/2010 Secrest Arboretum to Celebrate National Pollinator Week June 22 WOOSTER, Ohio  Ohio States Secrest Arboretum will celebrate National Pollinator Week with a free program June 22, 2-4 p.m. OARDC's Roger Downer will talk about pollinators, lead a walk to see them, and show how gardeners can help them. Kurt Knebusch Roger Downer
10/15/2007 OSU Extension Brings Back Lamb Short Course COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State University Extension's Lamb 509 short course is being offered again after a two-year absence. The program is tailored to producing and marketing quality lamb products. Candace Pollock Roger High
07/06/2011 Expansion of Sheep Industry Focus of Ohio Sheep Day July 16 COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio needs more sheep. That's the conclusion of Ohio State Extension Sheep Specialist Roger High, coordinator of the annual Ohio Sheep Day slated for July 16 at Blue Heron Farm in Columbiana County. Andy Vance Roger High
12/07/2012 Ohio Sheep and Goat Educational Series Returns in Early 2013 COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Animal-breeding efficiency and drought's effect on pastures will be two of the topics at hand when Ohio State University Extension co-sponsors the 2013 Sheep and Goat WebEx Program Series in February. Mauricio Espinoza Roger High
01/05/2011 OSU Extension/OSIA to Hold Sheep and Goat Programs This Winter COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State University Extension and the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association will offer nine district sheep and goat programs throughout Ohio this winter, as well as a Sheep and Goat Production School in Athens. Roger High
01/30/2008 Learn About Sheep/Goat Management with OSU Extension Programs COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State University Extension is offering a series of outreach programs this winter targeted to sheep and goat producers, designed to provide information in areas of production, management and marketing. Candace Pollock Roger High
06/04/2008 OSU Ag Prof Earns Presidents Volunteer Service Award; Taught Bug-fighting, Eco-friendly Farming in Himalayas WOOSTER, Ohio € Ohio State University entomology professor Roger N. Williams has received a 2008 Presidents Volunteer Service Award for teaching environmentally friendly farming practices in the Himalayas of northern India. Kurt Knebusch Roger N. Williams
05/22/2002 New Insight on Pollinators May Aid Strawberry Production TROY, Ohio - A steady rainfall soaks strawberry fields in this town just outside of Dayton, but the weather doesn't deter Ohio State University entomologists from trekking through standing water and mud to record the growth progression of strawberry blooms - food for many insects whose pollination transforms the flowers into fruit. Candace Pollock Roger Williams
01/04/2010 OSU Extension Entomologists Part of National Award Recognitions on Soybean Pest Management WOOSTER, Ohio – Ohio's long-standing Extension contributions to soybean pest management have resulted in two recognitions for Ohio State University Extension soybean researchers Ron Hammond and Andy Michel. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
05/05/2010 Soybean Aphid Populations Predicted to be Low in Ohio WOOSTER, Ohio – Lower populations of the soybean aphid might be in store for growers this growing season, but based on last year's unusual activity, Ohio State University Extension entomologists are not ruling out any surprises. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
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
06/18/2012 Early Appearance of Twospotted Spider Mites Could Damage Ohio Soybean Crops WOOSTER, Ohio – The early and prolonged period of dry, hot days Ohio has experienced so far this spring is causing an early appearance of the twospotted spider mite, a dangerous pest that can cause severe damage to soybean crops, including the death of the entire plant, an Ohio State University Extension entomologist said.  Tracy Turner Ron Hammond
10/31/2006 Fall Ideal Time to Sample for Slugs WOOSTER, Ohio -- For no-till growers with a history of slug problems, now is the time to sample fields to assess spring populations. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
01/31/2006 Size Matters with Slug Feeding WOOSTER, Ohio -- The first signs of slug activity and feeding in crop fields is correlated with the size of the juveniles, according to Ohio State University entomology research. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
11/23/2010 Put Soybean Aphid Scouting on 2011 To-Do List WOOSTER, Ohio – Results of fall scouting of soybean aphid indicate that soybean growers may face some level of soybean aphid populations next summer. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
05/31/2012 Asiatic Garden Beetle Causing Damage to Ohio Corn WOOSTER, Ohio – A relatively new pest to Ohio field crops is causing concern for some northern Ohio farmers, an Ohio State University Extension entomologist said.  Tracy Turner Ron Hammond
11/04/2011 Unusual Growing Season Could Lead to Unusual Aphid Cycle WOOSTER, Ohio – While farmers across the Eastern Corn Belt persist in harvesting a late soybean crop, Ohio State University Extension experts are working to determine how the soybean aphid might affect the 2012 crop. Andy Vance Ron Hammond
12/01/2009 Business as Usual With the Soybean Aphid? Not This Year WOOSTER, Ohio – Just when entomologists think they have the soybean aphid figured out, the minute sapsucker throws a monkey in the wrench. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
05/23/2006 Scout Fields Weekly for Best Insect Control WOOSTER, Ohio -- Ohio growers should be scouting their fields on a weekly basis to assess the level of populations and subsequent damage from a myriad of pests now making an appearance in corn and soybean fields. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
08/07/2007 Soybean Aphids Reach Economic Thresholds in Ohio WOOSTER, Ohio -- Soybean aphids have arrived in Ohio, and counties along Lake Erie are taking the brunt of the impact. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
05/26/2006 Management Strategies of Field Pests Different from Diseases WOOSTER, Ohio -- Soybean growers have an added decision-making tool in scouting for the soybean aphid. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
10/15/2007 Weather Reins in Aphid Populations This Season WOOSTER, Ohio -- Despite entomologists' predictions for high soybean aphid populations this season, the pest posed little to no problems for most Ohio producers. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
02/05/2002 Don't Let Slugs Rule the Roost in No-Till Fields WOOSTER, Ohio - In the battle against slugs, a sharp eye and savvy management tactics may mean the difference between a damaged crop and successful yields for no-till farmers. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
04/16/2002 Slugs May Be Abundant This Year WOOSTER, Ohio - High slug populations may welcome no-till farmers to the start of the growing season. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond

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