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03/01/2012 Seed Selection Key to Managing Soybean Disease, Achieving High Yields COLUMBUS, Ohio --As spring planting season approaches, soybean growers should be aware that one of the best ways to manage soybean disease is to make sure they plant the right varieties for their fields, said an Ohio State University Extension soybean expert. Tracy Turner Anne Dorrance
03/29/2012 OSU Expert: Warm Winter Brings Severe Threat of Corn Flea Beetle and Increased Potential for Stewart’s Bacterial Wilt WOOSTER, Ohio – Field crop growers should take extra precaution to scout their fields this spring for corn flea beetle as the near-record warm winter Ohio has experienced this year is expected to cause a severe infestation of the pest, an Ohio State University Extension entomologist said. Tracy Turner Ron Hammond
12/06/2012 OSU Extension Ag Economics Expert to Offer Market Update During Annual Grain Farmers Symposium WILMINGTON, Ohio – With the U.S. Agriculture Department’s forecast that corn production this year will drop to its lowest point since 2006 as a result of the historic drought nationwide, growers can expect to see tight supplies next year and lower grain prices, Ohio State University Extension economist Matt Roberts said.  Tracy Turner Matt Roberts, Harold Watters
07/17/2012 Aug. 8 Sprayer Workshop to Showcase Latest Application Equipment and Techniques WAUSEON, Ohio – Growers and other applicators can get an updated look at the most efficient and effective application equipment and techniques available in agriculture during an upcoming workshop offered by the Ohio State University Extension’s Agronomic Crops Team. Tracy Turner Greg LaBarge
02/14/2012 Cover Crops Boost Soil Health, Nutrients, Earthworms and Lower Costs PIKETON, Ohio – Ohio farmers looking to improve the overall health of their soil should consider planting oilseed radish, cereal rye, cowpea or Austrian winter pea as a cover crop, which can improve soil health and save money, says a soil scientist at the Ohio State University South Centers in Piketon.” Tracy Turner Rafiq Islam
12/06/2012 OSU Extension to Host Informational Meeting on Bovine Anaplasmosis MCCONNELSVILLE, Ohio – A disease that could cause death in cattle but hasn’t gotten much attention in Ohio is being reported to veterinarians, indicating a need to get more producers to understand what the disease is and how to combat it, a pair of Ohio State University Extension experts said. Tracy Turner Chris Penrose, William Shulaw
11/06/2012 Ohio State Researcher to Re-write Ohio’s Phosphorus Index to Improve Water Quality COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Grand Lake St. Marys has lost an estimated $60-80 million in tourism due to harmful algae blooms. And in 2011, algae blooms covered 990 square miles of Lake Erie’s surface area, the largest in the lake’s history.  Tracy Turner Elizabeth Dayton
06/08/2012 New Website Offers Farm Safety and Health Information and Resources COLUMBUS, Ohio – A new farm-related educational resource has been added to a national website that offers everyone from beginning farmers to veteran grower’s answers to hundreds of farm-related safety and health questions, in an easy-to-navigate format featuring information offered from a consortium of 74 land-grant universities, including Ohio State University.  Tracy Turner Dee Jepsen
08/10/2012 USDA: Ongoing Drought Causes Significant Crop Yield Declines COLUMBUS, Ohio – Corn production will drop 13 percent to a six-year low, the U.S. Agriculture Department said today, confirming what many farmers already knew – they are having a very bad year, Ohio State University Extension economist Matt Roberts said. Tracy Turner Matt Roberts
03/29/2012 Ohio State Experts Work with State Agriculture Professionals to Devise Water Quality Recommendations COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio crop growers can find ways to continue to help reduce excess agricultural nutrients from affecting or entering the western basin of Lake Erie using best management practices recommended by Ohio State University Extension experts. Tracy Turner Greg LaBarge
05/11/2012 Farmers to Learn New Strawberry Production Method that Creates Earlier and Longer Harvest PIKETON, Ohio – Strawberry growers can learn about a new production method taught by an Ohio State University Extension specialist that can help them grow larger, sweeter strawberries that can be harvested in early May and well into fall. Tracy Turner Brad Bergefurd
11/06/2012 OSU Extension, USDA to Discuss Forages and Pasture Management SARDINIA, Ohio – Farmers and producers interested in learning more about how to improve forage and pasture management after a drought can participate in a discussion of the issue by experts from Ohio State University Extension and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Nov. 15. Tracy Turner David Allen Dugan
07/12/2014 Despite Weekend Rain Forecast, Drought Conditions throughout Ohio Likely to Persist COLUMBUS, Ohio – While forecasters are calling for the potential of up to an inch of rain in parts of Ohio this weekend, the rainfall amounts may be enough to stave off disaster for corn and soybean growers but likely won’t be enough to end drought conditions statewide, said an Ohio State University climatologist. Tracy Turner Jeff Rogers
03/16/2012 OSU Expert: Warm Winter May Bring Early Insects, But Effect on Field Crops Depends More on Weather and Growers’ Planting Dates WOOSTER, Ohio – While the near-record warm winter Ohio has experienced this year will cause some insects to appear earlier than normal, whether or not the bugs will impact field crops negatively depends more on the weather in spring, the variety of insect, and how early or late farmers decide to plant this year, an Ohio State University Extension entomologist said. Tracy Turner Ron Hammond
05/11/2012 Wheat Growers Watching Weather in Ohio as Crops Are Ahead Two Weeks and Could Result in Strong Yields or Diseased Fields WOOSTER, Ohio -- Wheat is already heading in some fields in northern and central Ohio and is flowering in some fields in the southern third of the state, some two weeks earlier than expected, according to an Ohio State University Extension wheat researcher.   Tracy Turner Pierce Paul
11/06/2012 Ohio State University Extension Experts to Discuss Algae and Water Quality Issues NEWARK, Ohio – Farmers, producers, consumers and others interested in learning more about the growing issue of algae in Ohio waters can participate in a discussion of the issue by experts from Ohio State University Extension and the U. S. Department of Agriculture Nov. 8. Tracy Turner Ted Wiseman
07/12/2012 Producers Still Need to Watch for Heat Stress Signs in Livestock COLUMBUS, Ohio – While Ohio’s heat wave with multiple 100 degree days has subsided, producers still need to watch for potential heat stress symptoms in their livestock as the animals are still dealing with hot and humid temperature swings and drought conditions, a pair of Ohio State University Extension experts said.   Tracy Turner Stephen Boyles, John Grimes
03/16/2012 Conference to Help Small Farm Owners Market Products, Increase Profits Massillon, Ohio -- Small farm owners who want to tap into the growing demand for local foods and learn more about selling directly to grocery stores and restaurants can get tips from the experts during a small farm conference on March 31 in Massillon, Ohio. Tracy Turner Mike Hogan
11/30/2012 OSU Extension: Ohio Oats Expected to Produce Excellent Yields and Good Supplement for Low Forage Supplies Thanks to Drought LANCASTER, Ohio – Ohio growers this year have planted more oats after wheat and into early harvested corn silage fields. And thanks to late-season rains, the crop is expected to produce “excellent yields,” which is a boost to producers suffering through low forage supplies after drought, an Ohio State University Extension beef cattle expert said. Tracy Turner Stan Smith
05/10/2012 Slug Feeding Injury Rampant for Crop Growers as Near-record Warm Winter Causes the Pests to Attack Weeks Earlier than Normal WOOSTER, Ohio – Crop growers should take extra precaution to scout their fields this spring for slugs as the near-record warm winter Ohio has experienced this year has caused these plant feeders to have attacked earlier than normal and reach a size that causes noticeable feeding injury much sooner than normal, an Ohio State University Extension entomologist said. Tracy Turner Ron Hammond
06/07/2012 OSU Researchers Working to Boost Blueberry Production in Ohio PIKETON, Ohio – While blueberries aren’t yet grown in abundance in Ohio, scientists at Ohio State University are working on a multi-year research trial to try to change that. Tracy Turner Gary Gao
02/29/2012 Selling Direct to Consumers Can Net Farmers and Producers More Money, Ohio State Expert Says WILMINGTON, Ohio – The "buy local" movement that has sparked an increased demand for locally grown and produced foods means that those farmers and producers who know how to market and sell their products directly to consumers can increase their farm income substantially by doing so, says an Ohio State University Extension educator. Tracy Turner Tony Nye, Mark Mechling
11/30/2012 OSU Extension to Host Statewide Land-Use Conference January 2013 COLUMBUS, Ohio – Government officials, planners, developers, landowners, farmers, producers and those interested in land-use implications regarding everything from agriculture as an economic force to planning for oil and gas use, can participate in discussions on those issues and more during the 2013 Ohio Land Use Conference, Jan. 11 in Columbus. Tracy Turner David Civittolo
09/27/2012 How to Test for Prussic Acid Content in Forages COLUMBUS, Ohio – Fall frost can raise the potential for prussic acid poisoning in livestock. In addition to taking measures to prevent livestock toxicity, producers can also consider testing forage for prussic acid content, according to an Ohio State University Extension specialist. Tracy Turner Mark Sulc
09/27/2012 OSU Extension: Fall Frost Increases the Potential for Toxicity in Livestock COLUMBUS, Ohio – While fall frost is an annual concern for livestock producers because of the potential for prussic acid poisoning, the potential for toxicity in livestock is perhaps of wider concern this year because of the drought that many livestock producers suffered, according to an Ohio State University Extension specialist. Tracy Turner Mark Sulc
05/08/2012 New Strawberry Production Method Allows Growers Earlier and Longer Fruit Harvest PIKETON, Ohio – Fresh Ohio strawberries harvested in early May? How about the locally grown, sweet fruit well into fall?  Tracy Turner Brad Bergefurd
02/23/2012 Ohio State Expert: Late Planting Can Still Result in Strong Yields if Corn Growers Make Adjustments ADA, Ohio – While late planting concerns may cause some growers to reconsider planting corn, an Ohio State University Extension specialist says producers may not have to fear lower yields when planting late if they make some adjustments and still manage the late-planted corn as effectively as they manage early planted corn. Tracy Turner Peter Thomison
08/09/2012 Drought-Stressed Corn Has Increased Potential for Elevated Nitrate Levels DEFIANCE, Ohio – Drought conditions that have gripped Ohio and many parts of the Midwest could increase the potential for rising nitrate levels in forages, an Ohio State University Extension expert said. Tracy Turner Bruce Clevenger
08/29/2012 Ongoing Drought Means Livestock Producers Need to Be Creative to Manage Feed Rations LANCASTER, Ohio – As the worst drought on record in Ohio has caused many livestock producers to have to choose between culling their herds or forking over significantly more money to feed their cattle, a pair of Ohio State University Extension experts said that producers may want to consider “outside-the-box” ideas to try to minimize the negative economic impact from the continued extreme weather. Tracy Turner Stan Smith, John Grimes
09/27/2012 Farm Science Review: Water Control Structure Benefits Farmers and Environment LONDON, Ohio – A new field drainage technology could help reduce runoff from farm fields and reduce the risk of harmful algae blooms in Lake Erie and other Ohio lakes.  Tracy Turner Matt Sullivan

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