Long, Painful Recovery for U.S. Dairy Farmers
October 30, 2009 COLUMBUS, Ohio – The U.S. dairy industry needs to shed an additional 200,000 head of cattle to return to what an Ohio State University Extension dairy economist refers to as a "state of normalcy" where production is more in bala ...
Look to Soil Tests, Not Yields When Making Fertilizer Applications
November 3, 2009 WOOSTER, Ohio – Crop producers may have shied away from making phosphorus or potassium applications last year due to high fertilizer prices, but don't let bumper corn and soybean yields fool one into thinking an application this fall ...
OSU Soil Scientist Lends His Expertise for Al Gore's New Book
November 18, 2009 COLUMBUS, Ohio – An internationally renown Ohio State University soil scientist has offered his expertise in carbon sequestration and soil management for a new book authored by Nobel Peace Prize winner and former Vice President Al Gore. ...
Worried About Moldy Corn? Test Grain to be Certain of Mycotoxins
November 19, 2009 WOOSTER, Ohio – The longer corn stands in the field, the greater the chances for ear molds and subsequent mycotoxin issues, but the only way to determine if grain is contaminated is to have it tested. "The presence of fungi is an in ...
Ohio Growers Face Development Risks on Late-Planted Wheat
November 23, 2009 Editor's note: The number of intended acres of wheat was incorrectly reported in this press release last week. The number should be 900,000 acres. Please note the change in the revision below. WOOSTER, Ohio – The same weather condit ...
Ohio State University Offering Locations to View Virtual Bioeconomy Conference
November 20, 2009 COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohioans interested in learning more about how the developing bioeconomy can be a part of agriculturally based solutions to global climate change and energy supply have the opportunity to participate in a virtual conferen ...
Agronomist: The Longer Corn Sits in Fields, the Greater the Yield Losses
November 23, 2009 COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio growers waiting to harvest their corn most likely won't see a significant decrease in grain moisture, but run the risk of increased stalk lodging, moldy ears and yield losses the longer corn sits in the fields. ...
Ohio Growers Facing Compaction Harvesting in Wet Soils
November 24, 2009 COLUMBUS, Ohio – Many Ohio corn and soybean growers are harvesting record crops. However, they may be facing compaction issues because of saturated soils at harvest. "Many farmers will be unable to get back in their fields after har ...
Business as Usual With the Soybean Aphid? Not This Year
December 1, 2009 WOOSTER, Ohio – Just when entomologists think they have the soybean aphid figured out, the minute sapsucker throws a monkey in the wrench. Ron Hammond, an Ohio State University Extension entomologist with the Ohio Agricultural Research an ...
Iceland President Returning to Ohio to Raise Climate Change Awareness
December 1, 2009 WOOSTER, Ohio – Iceland President Olafur Ragnar Grimsson is returning to Ohio to strengthen the bonds he created with Ohio State University faculty and staff when he visited campus in 2007. Grimsson will visit Ohio from Dec. 9 to Dec. 13 ...