High Tunnels May Protect Brambles from Winter Injury
June 17, 2008 PIKETON, Ohio-- High tunnels, plastic-covered structures placed on small tracts of land, can lengthen the growing season of high-value vegetable crops, such as tomatoes. Now Ohio State University Extension horticulturists are using them to i ...
Some Blackberry Varieties Make Bramble Production Easier
June 17, 2008 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 Ex ...
Project Focusing on Pawpaw for Preservation and Niche Crop
June 17, 2008 PIKETON, Ohio-- A native Ohio tree, once farmed by American Indians on large plantations for its fruit and medicinal benefits, is being re-introduced to horticulture for preservation and as a potential niche market crop. Ohio State Universit ...
Researchers Eyeing New Small Fruit Opportunities
June 23, 2008 PIKETON, Ohio-- With small fruit production, such as brambles and strawberries, becoming a sustainable enterprise in Ohio, Ohio State University Extension researchers are looking at another potential niche fruit crop. Horticulturists with OS ...
Safety Important Even with Manure Management
June 23, 2008 LONDON, Ohio-- The routine of agricultural production can become perilous when attention to safety takes a back seat to the ease and efficiency of operating farm machinery. A team of safety specialists from Ohio State University Extension wi ...
Soils at Risk from Compaction When Spreading Manure
June 26, 2008 LONDON, Ohio-- Crop fields can be at risk from compaction when spreading manure just as much as when using any other farm equipment. Visitors to the Great Lakes Manure Handling Expo can learn how to minimize the impacts of manure-spreading e ...
Learn to Manage Manure Effectively at Manure Expo, July 9
June 26, 2008 LONDON, Ohio-- Manure is a tremendous fertilizer source that many crop producers have at their disposal, but managing manure effectively begins with knowing a soil's fertility criteria and then documenting and maintaining proper nutrien ...
Media Advisory: President Gee to Visit OSU South Centers July 2
July 1, 2008 PIKETON, Ohio-- Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee will visit OSU South Centers in Piketon, Ohio on July 2 to learn more about agricultural, economic, community development, natural resources and aquaculture programs benefiting App ...
New Initiative to Boost Business End of Ohio Tourism
July 1, 2008 PIKETON, Ohio-- Ohio State University Extension is providing leadership to create a new resource tool enabling Ohio businesses to tap into the $38 billion Ohio tourism industry. The Ohio Tourism Toolbox, a Web-based site, is currently being d ...
Ag Economist Summarizes Themes of New Farm Bill
July 1, 2008 COLUMBUS, Ohio-- With over 600 pages and 15 titles, grasping a firm understanding of the 2008 Farm Bill can be a daunting task. But an Ohio State University agricultural economist has made things a bit easier. Carl Zulauf, a professor with th ...