1. Ohio State Greenhouse Management Workshop Is Jan. 22-23

    Dec 16, 2014

    WOOSTER, Ohio — New, better ways to control pests will be the focus of Ohio State University’s 2015 Greenhouse Management Workshop in January. Registration is now open, with a discount rate until Jan. 9.

    The workshop, which is for greenhouse growers, operators and pesticide applicators, takes place Jan. 22-23 in the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center’s Fisher Auditorium, 1680 Madison Ave., in Wooster.

  2. 12 Days of Experts: Farmers, Don’t Wait for New Year’s to Resolve Farm Bill Questions

    Dec 15, 2014

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – Top New Year’s resolutions typically include pledges to lose weight, exercise more, get organized or quit smoking.

    But one New Year’s resolution farmers and farm land owners may want to include on their list is to make sure they understand all of the factors they should consider before making decisions about crop programs offered as part of the 2014 farm bill, according to a farm policy expert with Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

  3. 12 Days of Experts: Livestock May Need Extra Feed in Colder Weather to Keep Warm

    Dec 10, 2014

    WOOSTER, Ohio – While the weather outside isn’t frightful – yet – livestock producers still need to be thinking now about how they’ll keep their animals warm when the temperatures drop, wind chills rise and it starts to snow, snow, snow.

    Colder winter weather means producers need to be aware of increased livestock energy requirements to ensure their animals are able to withstand harsh conditions outdoors, said Rory Lewandowski, an Ohio State University Extension agriculture and natural resources educator.

  4. Cover Crops Can Improve Soil Health, Water Quality and Yields

    Dec 9, 2014

    OTTAWA, Ohio – Farmers who add cover crops to their fields not only can help improve Ohio’s water quality, they can also cut input costs and improve their soil’s health.

    Growers who plant cover crops — including oilseed radish, cereal rye, Austrian winter pea and crimson clover — can also expect to reduce soil erosion and cut down on nutrient losses, according to Jim Hoorman, a soil expert with Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

  5. OSU Dairy Economist: Milk Prices, Global Export Demand and New Margin Protection Program Will Be Topics to Watch in 2015

    Dec 8, 2014

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – Milk prices, the global export demand and the 2014 farm bill’s new Margin Protection Program will be the topics to watch in the dairy industry next year, according to a dairy markets and policy specialist with Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

  6. 12 Days of Experts: Take These Steps for Healthy Holidays

    Dec 8, 2014

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- If visions of sugarplums and other holiday treats dance in your head, materialize in your mouth and then on your hips, you’re not alone. It’s that time of year.

    Fortunately, studies show that most people gain just 1 or 2 pounds over the holidays. Unfortunately, people who are already battling the bulge tend to gain more. And it can be difficult for anyone to shed those pounds after the holidays are over.