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09/11/2002 Corn Diseases Not Helping Drought-Stressed Plants WOOSTER, Ohio - The presence of corn leaf diseases throughout Ohio is adding additional stresses to drought-stressed plants and may predispose the crop to stalk quality problems. Candace Pollock Pat Lipps
09/16/2002 Some Soil Bacteria Protect Soybeans From Root Diseases WOOSTER, Ohio - In the struggle to protect soybean plants against root diseases, one Ohio State University researcher is taking the fight below the soil surface. Candace Pollock Brian McSpadden Gardener
09/23/2002 Field Crop Irrigation May Work For Some Ohio Growers COLUMBUS, Ohio - When it comes to production practices, irrigating field crops usually does not make an Ohio grower's list of necessary agricultural investments. Candace Pollock Larry Brown
09/26/2002 Soybean Production Woes Continue into Harvest COLUMBUS, Ohio - Soybean harvest, as one Ohio State University Extension agronomist describes it, will be "slow and painful" for Ohio growers. Candace Pollock Jim Beuerlein
10/01/2002 Horse Field Day To Focus On Pasture Management FINDLAY, Ohio - Equine enthusiasts seeking to better utilize their acreage may find topics of interest at a Horse Pasture Field Day to be held Oct. 5. Candace Pollock Gary Wilson
10/01/2002 Heat/Diseases Blamed For Drop In Pumpkin Yields COLUMBUS, Ohio - Microdochium blight, a little-known fungal disease that cosmetically destroys pumpkins, is rearing its ugly head again this year throughout parts of Ohio. Candace Pollock Mac Riedel
10/01/2002 Rains Arrive Too Late To Help Corn Crop COLUMBUS, Ohio - Recent scattered rainfall and saturated conditions generated from the remnants of Tropical Storm Isidore have arrived too late to pull Ohio's corn out its drought-stressed state, and may even prove detrimental for farmers trying to harvest their crop. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
10/04/2002 89 Honored at OARDC Employee Appreciation Night Oct. 3 WOOSTER, Ohio -- The Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) honored 89 faculty and staff members during its annual Employee Appreciation Night Oct. 3 in the Shisler Conference Center in Wooster. Kurt Knebusch OARDC Director's Office
10/07/2002 Spicing Up Ohio's Veggie Market With Exotic Crops PIKETON, Ohio - Looking to grow and market something different than tomatoes, cucumbers or peppers? How does amaranth, jute, Alaskan yard-long beans or malabar spinach grab you? Candace Pollock Rafiq Islam
10/10/2002 A Mulch That Gives Nearly A Year's Worth of Weed Control COLUMBUS, Ohio - Weed control is one of the biggest challenges the nursery and landscape industries face in managing plants and providing top-grade products to consumers. Candace Pollock Hannah Mathers
10/10/2002 Wayne County Farm to Become Unique 'Living Laboratory' for OARDC WOOSTER, Ohio — Ohio State University (OSU) has announced a gift of land from longtime Wayne County, Ohio resident Patricia Miller Quinby and the estate of her late sister, Virginia Miller Reed. Mauricio Espinoza Howard Wise
10/14/2002 Plant Germplasm Center Steadily Building Collection COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio State University Ornamental Plant Germplasm Center has come a long way since its grand opening a little more than a year ago. Candace Pollock David Tay, Susan Stieve
10/14/2002 Management Technique Aids in Treating Plant Problems CINCINNATI, Ohio - The collective onrush of insect and disease problems and environmental stresses on landscape and garden plants are not only overwhelming for the plants, but also overwhelming for those trying to manage plant health. Candace Pollock Joe Boggs
10/15/2002 Dry Weather Boosting Apple Quality COLUMBUS, Ohio - The growing season's dry weather may have hurt some crops, like corn and soybeans, but has done wonders for Ohio's apples. Candace Pollock Dick Funt
10/16/2002 Two-Day Seminar To Focus On Meat Goat Production/Marketing WINCHESTER, Ohio - Ohio producers interested in meat goat production and marketing or improving upon their existing meat goat business may find a two-day seminar helpful. Candace Pollock Yi Yang
10/17/2002 Strip Tillage An Option For Corn Growers COLUMBUS, Ohio - Corn growers considering fall tillage to alleviate soil compaction may find strip tillage a viable alternative to conventional tillage. Candace Pollock Randall Reeder
10/21/2002 Woolly Bear Winter Prediction Not Science, But Fun COLUMBUS, Ohio - The exit of summer always ushers in Fall familiarities - apple cider, pumpkins, changing landscapes and the site of nature's most recognizable caterpillar: the woolly bear. Candace Pollock Barbara Bloetscher
10/21/2002 Woolly Bear Winter Prediction Not Science, But Fun COLUMBUS, Ohio - The exit of summer always ushers in Fall familiarities - apple cider, pumpkins, changing landscapes and the site of nature's most recognizable caterpillar: the woolly bear. Candace Pollock Barbara Bloetscher
10/22/2002 Fall Sampling Helps Assess Spring Slug Populations WOOSTER, Ohio - For no-till growers with a history of slug problems, fall is the time to sample fields to help determine spring populations. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
10/29/2002 Emphasis On Food Safety Possible Through New Grant BOWLING GREEN, Ohio - Driven by customer demand and personal responsibility, many U.S. fruit and vegetable growers are stepping up their food safety practices through improved methods of production, harvesting and post-harvest handling. Candace Pollock Mary Donnell
10/29/2002 Hog Industry Issues Addressed At Upcoming Conference COLUMBUS, Ohio - U.S. hog producers have experienced a dismal year in profits, with a massive sell-off spurred by low pork prices, high corn prices and fluxes in international markets. And the industry outlook going into 2003 doesn't look much better. Candace Pollock Brian Roe
10/31/2002 Media Advisory: Animal Sciences Course Recognized COLUMBUS, Ohio - An Ohio State University Department of Animal Sciences course is being recognized by the Humane Society of the United States for its focus on animal welfare issues. Candace Pollock Jeanne Osborne
11/05/2002 Some Woodland Plants Are Made In The Shade COLUMBUS, Ohio - A little shade goes a long way in the growth and marketing of some woody plants. Candace Pollock Martin Quigley
11/05/2002 Humane Society Recognizes Animal Sciences Course COLUMBUS, Ohio - An Ohio State University animal sciences course has been recognized by the Humane Society of the United States for its focus on animal welfare issues. Candace Pollock Jeanne Osborne
11/06/2002 Viburnum Chewer Makes Its Way Into Ohio WOOSTER, Ohio --Ohio landscapers, nursery managers and home gardeners should begin examining their viburnums a little closer. A new exotic pest has just arrived in town --and it’s hungry for the popular woody ornamentals. Mauricio Espinoza Dan Herms
11/12/2002 Ohio Peach Industry Peachy Keen COLUMBUS, Ohio - Peaches may very well be one of Ohio agriculture's best-kept secrets. Candace Pollock Dick Funt
11/14/2002 Agronomy Meetings Focus On Crop Production Issues COLUMBUS, Ohio - From new guidance system technology to farm safety practices to staying profitable in the face of diseases, insects and drought, Ohio growers can get the scoop on the latest crop production issues through upcoming Ohio Regional Agronomy Meetings. Candace Pollock Greg LaBarge
11/15/2002 High SCN Populations Reminder To Manage Pest COLUMBUS, Ohio - If a soybean grower is experiencing low yields this season, especially throughout northern Ohio, soybean cyst nematode may be to blame. Candace Pollock Mac Riedel
11/19/2002 Varying Soil Conditions Can Impact Nutrient Levels WOOSTER, Ohio - This growing season's topsy-turvy weather may have impacted more than crop performance and subsequent yields. Candace Pollock Maurice Watson
11/22/2002 Management Tips Highlight Dairy Conference COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio dairy producers looking to get the scoop on herd management, farm finances and government programs, as well as information on nearly 20 other dairy topics, can attend the Ohio Dairy Management Conference in December. Candace Pollock Amanda Hargett