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06/04/2008 Survey Says Precision Guidance Tops for Ohio Farmers COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Guidance systems, like real-time kinetic (RTK) auto steer, continue to be one of the top precision agriculture components of choice for Ohio farmers, and the most rapidly adopted precision equipment, according to an Ohio State University agricultural economics survey. Candace Pollock Marv Batte
02/24/2010 Survey Explores Farmers' Use of Precision Agriculture Technology COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio farmers have rapidly adopted precision agriculture technology, with about 50 percent of them incorporating at least one component in their production system. But how satisfied are they with the equipment and the results? Candace Pollock Florien Diekmann, Marv Batte
10/26/2006 Survey Explores Farmers' Opinions of 2007 Farm Bill COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio farmers may have varied opinions regarding polices and issues surrounding the 2007 Farm Bill, but they agree that the continuation of farm programs is important to their overall financial stability, according to an Ohio State University agricultural economic survey. Candace Pollock Carl Zulauf
11/16/2006 Summit Launches Renewable Energy Focus in Ohio COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The vision of a renewable energy-supported Ohio is coming closer to reality with an energy summit on Nov. 20 that launches a state initiative to work towards a more sustainable energy future. Candace Pollock Matt Roberts
05/25/2012 Summer Science Fun for Kids Planned at Columbus 4-H Camps COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A weeklong "Paws, Claws, Feathers and Friends" 4-H day camp and a three-day overnight 4-H "Camp Tech" are planned at Ohio State University's Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center this summer. Martha Filipic Sally McClaskey
05/09/2008 Successful Indoor Spawning May Lead to Ohio Baitfish Industry PIKETON, Ohio -- Ohio fishing enthusiasts, who bait their lines with imported shiners, may soon be catching that Lake Erie smallmouth bass, walleye or crappie with a native baitfish, spawned and raised for the first time in an indoor environment. Candace Pollock Geoff Wallat
08/21/2001 Success With New Commodities Promising for Ohio Farmers PIKETON, Ohio - Several specialty crops being studied by Ohio State University researchers may prove to be promising new commodities for Ohio farmers. Candace Pollock Matt Kleinhenz, Myranda Fout
06/28/2011 Success Uncorked for Ohio’s Wine Industry: Double the Wineries, 4K Jobs, $580M Economic Impact WOOSTER, Ohio -- Andy Troutman sees the good in a bottle of wine from Ohio. It comes in part from his alma mater, Ohio State University. And it has to do with not just taste but jobs and Ohio’s economy. Kurt Knebusch Andy Troutman, Imed Dami, Greg Johns
05/21/2007 Study: Spring Floods Good for Handsome Wood Duck COLUMBUS, Ohio — Springtime flooding by rivers and streams — normal and natural but limited now by dams and other flood-control measures — helps keep nesting wood ducks safe and lets them successfully raise more young, says a study by scientists in Illinois and Ohio. Kurt Knebusch Bob Gates
01/13/2011 Study: Inexpensive Cleaners Can Effectively Sanitize Kitchen Surfaces COLUMBUS, Ohio -- New estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that 1 in 6 Americans gets sick from food-borne illness each year. Consumers can take steps to protect themselves and their families by cleaning and sanitizing kitchen surfaces regularly.   Martha Filipic Lydia Medeiros
02/08/2011 Study: Consumers Value Safer Food More Than Current Analyses Suggest COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Government regulators could more realistically assess the value of improving food safety if they considered the fact that consumers typically want to avoid getting sick -- even if it means they have to pay a little extra for safer food, researchers say. Emily Caldwell Brian Roe
10/02/2012 Study: An Apple a Day Lowers Level of Blood Chemical Linked to Hardening of the Arteries COLUMBUS, Ohio – Eating an apple a day might in fact help keep the cardiologist away, new research suggests. In a study of healthy, middle-aged adults, consumption of one apple a day for four weeks lowered by 40 percent blood levels of a substance linked to hardening of the arteries. Martha Filipic Robert DiSilvestro
12/07/2009 Study Sheds More Light on Managing Soybean Cyst Nematode WOOSTER, Ohio – One of the best techniques a farmer can use to manage soybean cyst nematode is to rotate resistant soybean varieties, based on the preliminary findings of a Midwest soybean cyst nematode project. Candace Pollock Anne Dorrance
10/17/2012 Study Provides Insight on Residents of Rural Food Deserts WOOSTER, Ohio -- "Food deserts" are normally thought of as low-income, blighted urban neighborhoods with little access to fresh, reasonably priced fruits and vegetables. But rural areas, despite their wide-open spaces and fertile farmland, can be food deserts, too. Martha Filipic Tom Blaine
09/20/2007 Study Looks at Wild Birds' Impact on E. coli Spread on Farms WOOSTER, Ohio — Ohio State University scientists are using a $1 million U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) grant to study the relationship between wild birds and E. coli contamination on farms, in an effort to gather crucial data leading to effective pre-harvest control strategies that would help minimize foodborne illnesses throughout the country. Mauricio Espinoza Jeff LeJeune
05/23/2002 Study Examines Rural Low-Income Families in Light of Welfare Reform COLUMBUS, Ohio -- As the government debates the details of welfare reform, a national research project sheds light on how rural low-income families fare in the world of work. Martha Filipic Sharon Seiling
03/04/2011 Study Determining Best Practices to Manage Burcucumber in Corn COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Burcucumber can be one of the most difficult weeds to manage in corn. It can emerge well into the growing season and its vines can spread up to 25 feet and twine around corn plants. Martha Filipic Mark Loux
03/17/2006 Studies to Tackle Increasing NCLB Infections WOOSTER, Ohio -- Northern corn leaf blight may occur throughout parts of Ohio's cornfields this growing season, continuing the trend of high infection observed in susceptible hybrids over the past four years. Candace Pollock Pierce Paul
09/15/2010 Students: Test Your Knowledge of Ag for Prizes at Farm Science Review LONDON, Ohio – High school students visiting Farm Science Review can test their knowledge of all things agriculture by participating in a fun, fast-paced interactive trivia game that could win them some cool prizes. Candace Pollock Dee Jepsen
12/15/2004 Students Rewarded for Business Planning Skills PIKETON, Ohio – Southern Ohio Career and Technology Center (CTC) students who participated in an Ohio State University South Centers at Piketon youth entrepreneur training course are being rewarded for their efforts. Candace Pollock Christie Welch
04/26/2012 Students Invited to Help Feed the World WOOSTER, Ohio -- High school and college students interested in discovering how they can make a career out of helping feed the world's growing population are invited to an open house at Ohio State University's Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) on Wednesday, June 13, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monica Lewandowski
09/06/2012 Student-designed, built ag rescue trailer to be unveiled at Review LONDON, Ohio — Traditionally, organizing a grain storage rescue training and education program for firefighters and other emergency first responders was no easy task. Kyle Sharp Dee Jepsen
11/09/2010 Stronger Economies Together Meeting Set for West Central Ohio Counties LIMA, Ohio – Through a series of training and technical assistance workshops, Ohio is well under way to promoting regional economic development under a new national initiative intended to strengthen economies and create new jobs. Candace Pollock Nancy Bowen-Elizey
03/12/2007 Strip Tillage an Option for No-Till Farmers with Continuous Corn COLUMBUS, Ohio -- No-till farmers looking to plant corn after corn this growing season have the option of practicing strip tillage to maintain soil conservation benefits while reducing production issues associated with no-till monoculture crop systems. Candace Pollock Randall Reeder
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
06/26/2007 Stressed Crops Tapping Hidden Soil Moisture, But Rain Still Needed COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Despite some recent showers, drought-like conditions continue across Ohio and field crops are beginning to exhibit signs of stress. At the moment, however, enough soil moisture is still available for the crops to get by. Candace Pollock Harold Watters, Peter Thomison
03/20/2002 Strength of Wheat Crop Being Questioned WOOSTER, Ohio - Ohio's wheat crop has broken winter dormancy over a month early, raising concerns that the crop may be weakened prior to establishing re-growth come spring. Candace Pollock Pat Lipps
08/15/2001 Strawberry Production Technique May Save Growers Time and Money HILLSBORO, Ohio - A strawberry production technique, new to Ohio, may prove to be an efficient, money-saving practice for growers. Candace Pollock Brad Bergefurd
10/30/2001 Strategies to Help Control Mastitis to be Discussed at Dairy Conference COLUMBUS, Ohio - Effectively managing the period between lactation and calving of dairy cattle is a key to controlling mastitis, a bacterial infection that affects milk quality and production. Candace Pollock Richard Meiring
03/05/2007 Stormwater Pollution/Land Erosion Conference to be Held GROVEPORT, Ohio -- Preventing stormwater pollution and controlling land erosion is just one way to protect the environment while promoting conservation practices. Network with professionals addressing such issues at the Central Ohio Stormwater and Erosion Control Expo. Candace Pollock Leslie Strader