OSU Extension e-Store Selling Educational Publications at Farm Science Review

September 13, 2010

LONDON, Ohio – Farm Science Review visitors will have the opportunity to take home a little piece of Ohio State University educational sessions being offered during the show.

For the first time, Ohio State University Extension will be selling select handbooks, production guides and management publications during Farm Science Review. The publications, offered through the OSU Extension eStore (http://estore.osu-extension.org/), are intended to complement the programs taking place at OSU Central and the Gwynne Conservation Area.

Farm Science Review will be held Sept. 21-23 at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London, Ohio. The OSU Extension eStore booth will be located in the Firebaugh Building on Friday Avenue of the exhibitor grounds. Staff will be available 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Sept. 21 and 22, and from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Sept. 23.

Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase the following publications at a special Farm Science Review discount (tax included):

• Abnormal Corn Ears Poster – A 26 X 33-inch poster highlighting some of the most frequently encountered corn ear disorders. The cost is $10.81.

• Ash Replacements Urban/Woodland Planting – An 82-page publication that identifies trees species that can be used to replace ash trees. The cost is $10.81.

• Brambles Production/Management/Marketing – A 92-page bulletin that serves as a complete source for brambles production. The cost is $16.33.

• Common Tree Fruit Pests – A 256-page publication providing an expansive list of insects and pests that may harm apple, pear, cherry, peach, plum, nectarine and apricot production in Ohio and other North Central states. The cost is $49.24.

• Control of Insect Pests of Field Crops – A 31-page booklet of pest identification and management of alfalfa, corn, small grains and soybeans. The cost is $7.21.

• Controlling Diseases/Insects in Home Fruit Plantings – A 35-page guide for home fruit production and management of insects and diseases. The cost is $9.61.

• Corn, Soybean, Wheat, and Alfalfa Guide – A 245-page pocket guide for scouts, educators, consultants and growers in field crop management. The publication was revised in July of this year. The cost is $12.49.

• Herbicide Resistant Weeds – A booklet that provides tips on how to manage and control weeds that are herbicide-resistant. The cost is $6.73.

• Improving Wheat Profits in Ohio – A 27-page bulletin on products and practices to reduce production costs and increase wheat yields and profits. The cost is $6.49.

• Leaf ID Key to Eighty-Eight Ohio Trees – A 25-page guide for the novice student, woodland owner or bird watcher for identifying 88 of Ohio's tree species. The cost is $6.24.

• Midwest Grape Production Guide – The popular 155-page extensive instruction manual on establishing, managing, harvesting and marketing for grape operations. The cost is $19.70.

• Midwest Home Fruit Production Guide – Grow your own backyard fruit from apples to blackberries with this 148-page manual. The cost is $18.25.

• Midwest Strawberry Production Guide – An extensive how-to manual for the established strawberry grower and those who are just starting in the business. The cost is $14.85.

• Native Plants of Ohio – A 48-page comprehensive guide to native plants and how to grow them in the landscape. The cost is $9.85.

• North American Maple Syrup Manual (soft cover) – This second-edition manual serves as a basic handbook for the production of pure maple products. The cost is $29.78.

• Ohio Pond Management – Maintain good water quality in your pond and watershed. This bulletin covers the physical and chemical properties of pond water, weed control, fish population, and wildlife problems. The cost is $6.73.

• Ohio Trees (hardbound) – A 212-page extensive guide to identifying Ohio's native tree species. The cost is $15.85.

• Ohio Vegetable Production Guide, 2010 – An extensive guide for the commercial vegetable grower. The cost is $21.86.

• Parasite Control in Sheep – A bulletin designed to give sheep farmers an understanding of the basic biology of parasites and provide instruction for prevention and management. The cost is $8.17.

• Profitable Soybean Disease Management in Ohio – A 30-page bulletin addressing the importance of soybean disease management. The cost is $6.01.

• Reducing Spray Drift – A bulletin that explains management strategies for eliminating spray drift. The cost is $21.38.

• Selecting and Planting Trees – A 20-page publication designed to assist homeowners in urban and suburban areas with selecting and planting shade and ornamental trees. The cost is $6.01.

• Using Foliar Fungicides to Manage Soybean Rust – A 111-page book that discusses strategies for managing soybean rust and limiting potential losses. The cost is $6.73.

• Wine Making for the Amateur – A publication designed to aid those interested in starting and managing their own small-scale winery. The cost is $6.01.

For an additional treat, a free Ohio Agronomy Guide or a free Weed Control Guide for Ohio and Indiana will be offered with each purchase, while supplies last. The Ohio Agronomy Guide serves as the official compilation of results and recommendations from research and educational programs. The Weed Control Guide for Ohio and Indiana is a 192-page publication that explains the importance of weed control and gives management recommendations.

Purchases are made via cash only, while supplies last. For additional information, contact Cindy McCain, manager of media distribution, Ohio State University Communications and Technology at 614-292-1607 or e-mail mccain.55@osu.edu.

Farm Science Review is sponsored by the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, Ohio State University Extension, and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center. It attracts upwards of 140,000 visitors from all over the country and Canada, who come for three days to peruse 4,000 product lines from 600 commercial exhibitors, and learn the latest in agricultural research, conservation, family and nutrition, and gardening and landscape.

Farm Science Review pre-show tickets are now on sale for $5 at all OSU Extension county offices. Tickets will also be available at local agribusinesses. Tickets are $8 at the gate. Children 5 and younger are admitted free. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 21-22 and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 23.

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Author(s): 
Candace Pollock
Source(s): 
Cindy McCain