Feb 3, 2016
WOOSTER, Ohio — Peter Piermarini, an entomologist with the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University, is available to speak with the media about the mosquitoes that transmit Zika virus, which is now present throughout Latin America and has also infected more than 30 people in the U.S. who contracted the disease while traveling abroad.
Jan 26, 2016
CINCINNATI, Ohio — What’s new in the business of landscaping, plant nurseries and grounds maintenance?
Soil health, turf pests, deer damage, pollinators, hydroponics, invasive species, new urban green space, new pesticide regulations, and new types of annuals and perennials will be some of the nearly three dozen topics at the 2016 Tri-State Green Industry Conference.
The annual event is from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. 4 in Cincinnati.
Jan 19, 2016
WOOSTER, Ohio — The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University has announced the creation of a research lecture series in recognition of Steve Slack, who served as director of the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center for 16 years untilhis retirement in December 2015.
Jan 16, 2016
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Agricultural economists from the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University want to know how much Ohio growers engage farm workers and machinery operators as part of the college’s 2016 Ohio Farm Custom Rate Survey.
The survey is conducted biannually by Barry Ward, production business management leader for Ohio State University Extension, as a means of gauging farm work completed by others, which is often referred to as “custom farm work” or “custom work,” he said.
Jan 16, 2016
WOOSTER, Ohio — Master Gardener volunteers from across Ohio helped Secrest Arboretum regrow after a 2010 tornado.
Now the 115-acre plant collection, part of the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center in Wooster, hopes to return the favor.
Jan 16, 2016
LOVELAND, Ohio – Fruit, vegetable and specialty crop growers can learn how to do everything from increase sales using social media, control pests in their greenhouses, produce barley for malting and understand food marketing regulations during a day-long conference offered by horticulture, entomology and local foods experts from the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.
Jan 13, 2016
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Learn more about seafood safety and the 2016 economic outlook for the aquaculture, or fish farming, industry during the Ohio Aquaculture Association Annual Conference Jan. 29-30.
Jan 7, 2016
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ever since the Food Safety Modernization Act was signed into law in January 2011 and the act’s Produce Safety Rule was proposed two years later, fruit and vegetable growers have waited for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to finalize the regulations they will be expected to follow on the farm.
Jan 6, 2016
GREENVILLE, Ohio – Producers and agriculture professionals can get an update on the 2016 corn market and learn how to budget a profitable corn crop at a workshop led by farm management experts with the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.
The 2016 Corn College is a daylong workshop offered on Feb. 10 that will focus on what farmers need to know to operate a successful operation, said Sam Custer, an Ohio State University Extension educator who is organizing the program.
OSU Extension is CFAES’s outreach arm.
Oct 9, 2015
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio farmers harvested fewer pumpkins this year compared to the 2014 crop, and the fruits are smaller than usual, according to experts with the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.
“Growers faced significant challenges during both ends of the growing season in 2015,” said Jim Jasinski, Ohio State University Extension educator and coordinator of the Integrated Pest Management program. OSU Extension is the statewide outreach arm of the college.