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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
06/02/2003 Slugs Feasting on Slow-Growing Crops WOOSTER, Ohio€” Continued cool temperatures and moist conditions have slowed down crop growth enough that gray garden slugs are beginning to make a meal of no-till corn and soybeans. 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
09/15/2009 New Pest Found in Ohio Soybeans WOOSTER, Ohio – A new pest has been identified in Ohio soybeans, but whether or not its presence will be a problem remains to be seen. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
01/26/2006 Low Soybean Aphid Populations Predicted WOOSTER, Ohio -- If soybean aphids continue their annual alternating high and low population cycles, Ohio soybean growers could see very few of the insects this growing season. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
07/22/2002 Don't Skip Soybean Aphid Scouting Despite Low Numbers WOOSTER, Ohio - The soybean aphid has just now made an appearance in Ohio's soybean fields and growers should begin scouting their fields to monitor population levels. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
10/20/2011 Cutworm Numbers Increasing, Not Yet Presenting Problems in Ohio WOOSTER, Ohio – The number of adult moths of the western bean cutworm trapped by Ohio State University Extension professionals increased for the fifth straight year, but fortunately, larval infestations have yet to present an economic impact on Ohio farms. Andy Vance Ron Hammond
07/22/2002 Continued Dry Conditions May Favor Spider Mites WOOSTER, Ohio - Continuing drought conditions through much of Ohio may lead to outbreaks of two-spotted spider mites on soybeans. 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
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
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
07/17/2001 New Insect Attacking Soybean Fields WOOSTER, Ohio - A new insect that attacks soybean plants is keeping both researchers and growers throughout the Midwest on guard this season. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
06/15/2007 Soybean Aphid Arrival to Ohio Early WOOSTER, Ohio -- The soybean aphid, which is predicted in large numbers throughout the Midwest this season, is showing up in Ohio earlier than anticipated. 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
06/15/2007 Dry Weather Could Aggravate Insect Damage on Crops WOOSTER, Ohio -- Pest pressure on Ohio field crops is not unusual, but with this season's abnormally dry conditions, any extensive feeding injury could put stressed plants in further jeopardy. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
10/19/2007 Corn Rootworm Populations Spreading WOOSTER, Ohio -- Populations of Western corn rootworm and its variant counterpart continue to increase in fields throughout western and northwestern Ohio, and are even beginning to spread east, according to Ohio State University Extension sampling. 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
06/18/2007 Hot, Dry Conditions Could Invite Two-Spotted Spider Mite WOOSTER, Ohio -- Ohio's abnormally dry to moderate drought conditions could set the stage for potential problems from a pest that thrives under such an environment. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
05/05/2010 Keep an Eye on Pest Pressures on Field Crops WOOSTER, Ohio – This warm spring weather may be suitable for planting, but it's also ideal for pest development. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
05/29/2008 Weather Slowing Corn, Increasing Chances for Pest Problems WOOSTER, Ohio -- Planting delays and cool weather have slowed corn development, paving the way for a potential issue with slugs in no-till fields. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
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
06/21/2007 Forgotten Wheat Pest Back in Ohio WOOSTER, Ohio -- A wheat pest that has been off the radar screen for the past three decades in Ohio may be making a comeback. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
10/13/2006 Ohio Farmers Making the Switch to Transgenic Corn WOOSTER, Ohio -- The use of transgenic corn hybrids could increase significantly in Ohio next year, due to rising corn rootworm problems and lower product costs compared to traditional hybrid packages. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond, Peter Thomison
03/17/2008 Southern Ohio Corn May be at Risk for Stewart's Wilt WOOSTER, Ohio -- Southern Ohio's corn crop may face a high risk of Stewart's bacterial wilt and leaf blight this growing season. The disease is caused by a bacterium carried and spread by adult flea beetles. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond, Pierce Paul
11/18/2008 Plant Resistance to Soybean Aphid Found in Ohio WOOSTER, Ohio -- A soybean plant introduction (PI) has been found to show resistance to soybean aphid in Ohio, paving the way to control the insect through new resistant cultivars. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond, Rouf Mian
11/07/2012 Renovations at Ohio State Wetland Aim to Ramp Up Its Programs and Impact COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State’s renowned Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park, which opened its doors 20 years ago, is now in the process of opening them wider. Kurt Knebusch Ron Hendrick, Lynn McCready
02/12/2002 New Agricultural Organization Strives to Improve Working Relationships FINDLAY, Ohio - Agricultural employers seeking to improve their human resource management skills have assistance from a new organization. Candace Pollock Ron Overmyer
02/14/2012 Kensinger Joins Ohio State as Chair of Animal Sciences COLUMBUS, Ohio – As part of his new role as chair of Ohio State University’s Department of Animal Sciences, Ronald S. Kensinger plans to create new partnerships, boost the department’s fundraising efforts and increase the amount of access to hands-on research opportunities for students.  Tracy Turner Ronald S. Kensinger
07/05/2012 Alfalfa Can Weather Drought, but Growers May Find Lower Production as Extreme Weather Lingers WOOSTER, Ohio – Ohio growers may find that although alfalfa can weather the current extreme heat and drought conditions from a quality standpoint, there will be less alfalfa overall because of the lack of moisture the region continues to experience, an Ohio State University Extension educator said.  Tracy Turner Rory Lewandowski
11/09/2011 Poor Forage Quality Requires Solid Nutrition Management This Winter ATHENS, Ohio – Concerned with forage quality, particularly over late-made first cutting hay, an Ohio State University Extension specialist said farmers need to diligently manage livestock nutrition needs this fall and winter. Andy Vance Rory Lewandowski

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