Stewart's Wilt Risk Low for Ohio's Corn
March 15, 2010 WOOSTER, Ohio-- The risk of Stewart's bacterial wilt and leaf blight is predicted to be low throughout much of Ohio's corn crop this year. The disease is caused by a bacterium carried and spread by adult flea beetles. Based on the ...
Use Equipment/Technology to Manage Risk
March 19, 2010 COLUMBUS, Ohio – For farmers looking to manage weather-related economic risks, equipment and technology are their best friends. Randall Reeder, an Ohio State University Extension agricultural engineer, said that weather is a major factor in ...
Symposium to Focus on Reponsible Urban Land-Use Management
March 25, 2010 Editor's note: Media are invited to attend the event. To RSVP, contact Candace Pollock at 614-292-3799 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by April 9. COLUMBUS, Ohio – As global populations increase, urban centers are becoming the areas ...
Ten Approaches to Achieve High Corn Yields and Improve Profits
March 30, 2010 COLUMBUS, Ohio – With record corn yields in Ohio last year and some fields averaging upwards of 240 bushels per acre, growers will be looking to squeeze every bushel out of their fields this growing season. "Growers have tasted the hig ...
National Speakers Headline Carbon Sequestration Symposium April 14
April 1, 2010 COLUMBUS, Ohio – Industry stakeholders and scholars from across the nation will discuss current and emerging issues of urbanization and how to better manage environmental, ecological, social, economic and land-use inputs during a carbon sequ ...
Ohio Wheat Greening Up and It Looks Promising
April 2, 2010 WOOSTER, Ohio – Wheat is beginning to "green up" across Ohio, and the crop – despite a late planting in some areas – looks promising. Pierce Paul, an Ohio State University Extension plant pathologist and wheat specialist, said that ...
Want to Grow Your Own Backyard Fruits? It's Not Hard to Get Started
April 6, 2010 DELAWARE, Ohio – With the downturn in the economy and the move toward healthier, locally produced foods, more Ohio homeowners are interested in growing their own backyard fruits. They'll be happy to learn that it isn't hard to get ...
Prospective Plantings Not a Surprise. It's Weather that Could Shape Grower Decisions
April 7, 2010 COLUMBUS, Ohio – There are many factors that drive crop producers' management plans, but ultimately the weather may make the decision for them. U.S. growers are projected to plant record soybean acres this year, fewer corn acres than an ...
Producers See Huge Value in Livestock Grazing School
April 16, 2010 CALDWELL, Ohio – Livestock producers who have turned to an Ohio State University Extension forage management school that teaches the basics of rotational livestock grazing have increased their profits, improved production practices and exte ...
Avoiding Fatigue Can Prevent Injuries on the Farm
April 26, 2010 COLUMBUS, Ohio –There are a number of factors that determine the length of farm workday-- weather, soil conditions, livestock, equipment – and the farmer may be working against any or all of them when timely planting is on the line. So it ...