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04/15/2003 Weather Kind to Ohio's Wheat WOOSTER, Ohio — The weather, so far, has been good to Ohio’s wheat with much of the crop rapidly “greening up” throughout the state. Candace Pollock Pat Lipps
06/04/2008 Cereal Leaf Beetle is Back in Ohio WOOSTER, Ohio -- The cereal leaf beetle, a wheat pest of bygone days, is becoming more numerous again in Ohio, and some cereal grain growers are seeing feeding damage to their crop this season. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
04/03/2007 Iceland President Focuses on Green Energy During Ohio State Visit COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The country of Iceland is looking to transform itself into a living laboratory in the battle against climate change, and is partnering with Ohio State University to launch programs in soil conservation, carbon sequestration and other green energy initiatives. Candace Pollock Rattan Lal
11/27/2001 OSU Extension to Hold Vegetable School MARIETTA, Ohio - Vegetable farmers can earn pesticide credits and get a leg up on the competition for the 2002 growing season through a program offered by Ohio State University Extension. Candace Pollock Eric Barrett
08/12/2002 Heat Stress Costs U.S. Livestock Producers Billions COLUMBUS, Ohio - The impact of heat stress on livestock costs U.S. livestock producers approximately $2.5 billion a year, as much as 50 percent of their net farm income, according to a recent Ohio State University study. Candace Pollock Normand St-Pierre
10/24/2008 Ohio Master Gardeners Awarded For Community Service/Projects SPRINGFIELD, Ohio -- Ohio State University Extension Master Gardener volunteers and coordinators were honored recently for outstanding service and support to their county gardening and community service programs during the Ohio Master Gardener State Conference Awards Banquet. Candace Pollock Pam Bennett
01/10/2006 Growing Technology Tracks Commodities Through Marketplace COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The same type of technology that is used to track livestock from the farm to the marketplace is now being used on other commodities, such as fruit and vegetable production. And growers can learn all about the technology at the Ohio Fruit and Vegetable Growers Congress, being held Jan. 16-18 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. Candace Pollock Matt Darr
08/18/2009 Extension Resources Available to Better Diagnose Corn Ear Abnormalities COLUMBUS, Ohio – Corn ear abnormalities, caused by a variety of conditions from weather stress to diseases to insects, can be major limiting factors of yield and grain quality. Knowing what disorders affect the ear can lead to better management and greatly improve crop production. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
01/06/2010 OSU Entomologists Studying the Damaging Impacts of Common Buckthorn WOOSTER, Ohio – An exotic invasive shrub, introduced in the 1800s as a garden plant, is being studied to demonstrate how its presence has a cascading damaging effect on natural flora and fauna, agriculture and public health. Candace Pollock Andy Michel, Mary Gardiner
11/24/2010 4-H Program Explores What Goes Into the Sweets We Find So Sweet COLUMBUS, Ohio – You love chocolate. Now find out what goes into it for it to taste so good. Candace Pollock Sally McClasky
03/31/2008 Careers, Country Benefited From Ohio State University Education COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Denis Kyetere and Bernard Bashaasha are prime examples of what happens when U.S. universities build international bridges to promote agricultural productivity, food security and economic stability. Candace Pollock Mark Erbaugh
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
12/04/2006 Direct Marketing Conference to Highlight Trends, Profits COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio ranks in the top five nationally for direct farm sales, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and a direct marketing conference taking place in January is designed to keep Ohio farmers at the top when it comes to exploring trend opportunities, reaching new markets, and improving their bottom line. Candace Pollock Julie Fox
04/09/2002 New Center to Promote Agricultural Safety and Health COLUMBUS, Ohio - Agriculture is one of the most important United States industries, representing 13 percent of the nation's economy, but it is also one of the most dangerous. Candace Pollock Tom Bean
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
11/05/2002 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
10/18/2005 Producers Be Aware: Some Forages Toxic to Livestock COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio producers who graze their livestock on sorghum, sudangrass or sorghum-sudangrass crosses should keep in mind toxicity issues associated with the forages. Candace Pollock Steve Boyles
06/24/2009 New Network to Protect Crops, Forests, Food Supply REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio -- A new partnership announced June 24 between Ohio State University and the Ohio Department of Agriculture will enhance the protection of Ohio's crops, forests and food supply. Candace Pollock Barb Bloetscher, Joanne Kick-Raack, Mike Boehm, Nancy Taylor
01/14/2008 Management Key to Getting the Most Out of Manure COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Manure may be a cheaper alternative to high-priced commercial fertilizers, but management is the key to profit and crop performance. Candace Pollock Jon Rausch
07/26/2010 Ribes Trials to Evalute Resistance and Immunity to White Pine Blister Rust PIKETON, Ohio – The small fruit industry in Ohio is quickly expanding beyond blueberries, brambles and strawberries. Candace Pollock Maurus Brown
09/05/2006 Early Bird Economic Outlook for Early Risers at FSR LONDON, Ohio -- Early risers looking for the scoop on economic, business or policy issues will have the opportunity to check out new sessions at Ohio State University's Farm Science Review that kick off when the gates open. Candace Pollock Matt Roberts, Stan Ernst
06/27/2001 Southern Ohio Farmers Harvesting Sweet Corn Early MARIETTA, Ohio - Sweet corn production in southern Ohio is early this year, about 10 days ahead of schedule and two to three weeks earlier than the rest of the state. Candace Pollock Eric Barrett
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
08/15/2007 Millin', Chillin', and Grillin' Returns to Farm Science Review LONDON, Ohio -- Music, food, and a little rest and relaxation will be the order of each day at Utzinger Garden during at Ohio State University's Farm Science Review. Candace Pollock Pam Bennett
01/04/2005 Minimizing Compaction of Vegetable Crops Tricky COLUMBUS, Ohio — Controlling compaction in field crops is not easy, but minimizing compaction in vegetable crops is even trickier. Candace Pollock Randall Reeder
07/15/2005 Berry Farm Fundraiser to Support Ohio State Cancer Research MUTUAL, Ohio — Central Ohio berry lovers have the opportunity to not only eat healthier, but also give back to the science that supports the varied health benefits of the fruit. Candace Pollock Mike Pullins, Sandy Kuhn
04/16/2009 Ohio State Soil Scientist Recognized for Food Security Efforts COLUMBUS, Ohio -- When it comes to furthering food security efforts in developing countries, Ohio State University soil scientist Rattan Lal is in good company. Candace Pollock Rattan Lal
10/29/2007 Ohio Growers Looking to Double Profits with One System COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Based on historically high futures market prices of wheat and soybeans, Ohio growers may try to grab double the profits with one production system. Candace Pollock Jim Beuerlein
05/24/2010 Promising Rootstocks Could Expand Grafting into New Markets WOOSTER, Ohio – Promising Ohio State University research on grafting may help pave the way for expanded uses of the technique in tomato production systems. Candace Pollock David Francis
08/11/2008 Protecting Aquaculture Operations with Biosecurity Seminar REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio -- Aquaculturists looking for more information on improving management practices or protecting their species from diseases can attend an aquaculture biosecurity seminar on Aug. 23 at the Ohio Department of Agriculture. Candace Pollock Julie Strawser