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04/27/2010 Jury Still Out in Ohio on Twin-Row Corn Yield Potential COLUMBUS, Ohio – Twin-row corn is becoming more of an attractive production practice for growers across the Midwest, but the jury is still out in Ohio on its yield potential, according to Ohio State University Extension research. Candace Pollock John Smith
05/26/2010 Cover Crops Can Serve Corn Nitrogen Needs in Continous No-Till PIKETON, Ohio – Cover crops incorporated into a continuous no-till field crop rotation can produce enough nitrogen to complement, or in some cases, replace corn nitrogen fertilizer applications, according to long-term Ohio State University Extension research. Candace Pollock Rafiq Islam
08/04/2004 Apples on Their Way to an Early Harvest COLUMBUS, Ohio — Early bloom and favorable weather are driving apples to an early harvest. Candace Pollock Dick Funt
10/23/2006 Using Carbon Trading to Boost Economics of Developing Countries COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State University is teaming up with the United Nations and the Chicago Climate Exchange in a unique project that could boost economic opportunities for farmers in developing countries while, at the same time, improve the environment. Candace Pollock Rattan Lal
04/25/2002 Corn Planting Behind Schedule COLUMBUS, Ohio - Recent wet weather conditions are working against Ohio growers in getting their corn crop in the ground. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
01/05/2000 OSU South Centers Offers Workshop on Business Ownership PIKETON, Ohio -- Being one's own boss can be a rewarding experience. But poor execution and operation can quickly hinder success. Ohio State University Extension is offering a workshop on the important components of developing and running a business. Candace Pollock Julie Strawser
09/11/2007 OSU Extension to Host an Organic Poultry Program COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State University Extension will be hosting an organic poultry production program via videoconference on Sept. 20 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Candace Pollock Mike Hogan
06/17/2008 Some Blackberry Varieties Make Bramble Production Easier PIKETON, Ohio -- Blackberries are a popular, high-value fruit crop for Ohio growers looking to produce a niche agricultural product. But getting the most out of the crop requires intensive inputs and high maintenance. Ohio State University Extension horticulturists are evaluating cultivars that may make production easier. Candace Pollock Shawn Wright
03/15/2005 Selecting the Right Corn Hybrids Important COLUMBUS, Ohio — Corn yield potential has increased as much as 2.5 percent per year over the past half-century due to genetic improvements in hybrids. But getting the most out of a crop's performance involves more than just relying on advances in agricultural research. Candace Pollock Pat Lipps, Peter Thomison
02/15/2010 Get the Latest on Sudden Death Syndrome at Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference ADA, Ohio – Sudden death syndrome, a soybean disease once confined to just northern areas of Ohio, is now commonly found as far south as the Ohio River. Farmers attending the Ohio State University Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference in February will get the latest information about the disease and ways they can manage it. Candace Pollock Anne Dorrance
02/20/2003 Be Prepared For High Slug Populations This Season WOOSTER, Ohio — Ohio no-till growers may be wrestling with high slug populations again this growing season. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
03/03/2006 Entomologist: No Formosan Termite-Infested Mulch in Ohio COLUMBUS, Ohio -- News spreading like wildfire that a destructive structural pest is hitching a ride in mulch beyond the Louisiana borders of hurricane-impacted areas is simply a rumor, says an Ohio State University Extension urban entomologist. Candace Pollock Susan Jones
06/10/2002 Ohio's Wheat Production Continues to Shrink COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio's first wheat production forecast is down 10 percent compared to last year, continuing the state's trend of a shrinking crop the past several years. Candace Pollock Matt Roberts, Pat Lipps
07/17/2006 Ag Agent Conference Showcases the Success of Extension CINCINNATI, Ohio -- The 91st annual National Association of County Agricultural Agents (NACAA) Annual Meeting and Professional Improvement Conference, being held July 23-27 in Cincinnati, Ohio, is simply more than just a conference for professional development. The event celebrates the organization that has been serving U.S. citizens for nearly a century: the Cooperative Extension System. Candace Pollock Steve Baertsche
07/19/2007 New Department of Plant Pathology Chair Named COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Mike Boehm's Ohio State University career in plant pathology has come full circle, and it's exactly where he wants to be. Candace Pollock Mike Boehm
06/12/2001 Marysville Gardens Featured in OSU Extension Event MARYSVILLE, Ohio - Seven Union County gardens will be highlighted on the Ohio State University Extension Union County Master Gardeners fifth annual Union County Tour of Gardens. Candace Pollock Laura McConnell
11/24/2004 Ohio Soybeans On Track For Record Yields COLUMBUS, Ohio — Harvest has been long for Ohio soybean growers, but the end result is nothing to scoff at. Candace Pollock Jim Beuerlein
09/30/2008 OSU South Centers Lands Grant to Assist Farmers' Markets PIKETON, Ohio -- Ohio farmers' markets and their vendors looking to boost their marketing efforts in providing fresh, local foods to consumers will receive assistance through a new Ohio State University Extension program. Candace Pollock Christie Welch
07/30/2009 Ohio Soybeans Behind But the Stage is Set for Good Yields COLUMBUS, Ohio – Like corn, Ohio's soybean crop may be a bit behind on development due to cooler-than-normal weather, but the stage is set for potentially good yields. Candace Pollock Jim Beuerlein
04/17/2008 Newly Named Chadwick Director Sees Arboretum as Campus Unifier COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State University, with more than 400 buildings stretching across 1,700 acres in the heart of metro Columbus, prides itself in its diversity of educational experiences, public service and economic opportunities. But, amid 50,000 students and about 30,000 faculty and staff, there is one thing that all corners of the campus share: the landscape. Candace Pollock Mary Maloney, Jenny Pope
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
11/09/2009 Master Gardeners Help Brighten Community With New Children's Garden VAN WERT, Ohio – Anyone taking a drive down Leeson Avenue in Van Wert, Ohio, would be hard pressed to miss the city's new children's garden – a one-acre world of vibrant rainbow colors that does wonders to brighten the drab of a windy, gray October afternoon. Fitting, then, that the garden is located at Smiley Recreational Park. Candace Pollock Louise Hartwig
08/20/2010 Fight Back Against Emerald Ash Borer; Inventory Community Trees XENIA, Ohio – As more Ohio counties are quarantined for the emerald ash borer, preparing for the invasive insect through tree inventory is the first step in putting together a comprehensive community management plan. Candace Pollock Cindy Meyer
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
05/15/2007 Increased Corn Production Could Pose Grain Storage Problems COLUMBUS, Ohio -- If the intended number of the country's corn acres is planted, growers could be facing grain storage issues this fall and weak cash prices reflective of the market's reaction to the shortage. Candace Pollock Matt Roberts
01/29/2002 Insect's Sweet Tooth Troublesome for Fruit Growers WOOSTER, Ohio - It isn't enough that homeowners must battle to keep the multicolored Asian lady beetle out of their homes, now Ohio fruit growers must contend with another one of the insect's behavioral quirks: an insatiable appetite for sugar. Candace Pollock Joe Kovach
05/22/2009 Learn More About the Aquaculture Industry at OSU South Centers Aquaculture Field Day PIKETON, Ohio -- Ohio State University's South Centers at Piketon, located off State Route 32 in Pike County, may not look like the ideal place for lake sturgeon, largemouth bass and blue gill. But it's full of surprises. The facility boasts the only fish genetics lab in the Midwest and is the cornerstone of research and education for Ohio's $6 million aquaculture industry. Candace Pollock Laura Tiu
01/30/2008 Israel Trip to Further Ag Technology/Collaboration with Ohio COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A group of Ohio agriculture professionals, from farmers to Ohio State University experts, will be taking a trip to Israel in February to build relations and learn more about the country's ag industry and how it could benefit Ohio. Candace Pollock Keith Smith, Steve Slack
11/09/2010 Beef Cattle Competition Teaches Youth Farm to Market Management Techniques WOOSTER, Ohio – The best quality steaks that consumers demand at the grocery store start with the right beef cattle management techniques on the farm, and Ohio youth can learn what it takes to be successful in the livestock industry through a "real world" Ohio State University Extension beef cattle production competition. Candace Pollock Carrie Pickworth
08/25/2005 Media Advisory: International Horticulturist to Visit Chadwick Arboretum COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Internationally renown horticulturist Adrian Bloom will visit Ohio State University's Chadwick Arboretum and Learning Gardens Sept. 7 to aid in the installation of a new perennial garden. Candace Pollock Mary Maloney