Timing is Right for a Slug Fest
June 7, 2005 WOOSTER, Ohio — Slugs are making a buffet out of slow developing corn and soybeans, and growers need to be scouting their fields now for potential treatment. A cool, moist Ohio spring has caused emergence delays in both crops, and in some par ...
Wheat and Heat Don't Mix
June 13, 2005 WOOSTER, Ohio — Wheat is a cool weather-loving plant. It doesn't respond too kindly to the heat and lately in Ohio the crop's been showing it. Pat Lipps, an Ohio State University plant pathologist with the Ohio Agricultural Researc ...
Ohio State Launches Endeavor Center
June 20, 2005 PIKETON, Ohio — The future of southern Ohio is now. With just a snip of the ribbon giving way to the entrance of the new Ohio State University South Centers at Piketon Endeavor Center Business Incubator and Training Facility, seven years of ...
Online Newsletter Focuses on Entrepreneurships
June 24, 2005 COLUMBUS, Ohio — An online newsletter, targeted to business management, policy-making and entrepreneurship education, is now available through Ohio State University's Farm Income Enhancement Program of the College of Food, Agricultural, ...
Ohio State Extension Kicks Off Summer Farm Tour Series
July 1, 2005 CARROLTON, Ohio-- Ohio State University Extension's Sustainable Agriculture Team has kicked off its annual Summer Farm Tour Series-- on-farm visits and learning workshops that focus on sustainable agricultural and gardening enterprises a ...
Soybean Aphid Populations on the Rise
July 5, 2005 WOOSTER, Ohio — Soybean aphid populations are on the rise in Ohio, just as entomologists and other industry specialists have predicted. Ron Hammond, an Ohio State University research entomologist with the Ohio Agricultural Research and Develo ...
Potential Spider Mite Outbreak on Soybeans
July 5, 2005 WOOSTER, Ohio — The soybean aphid is not the only insect pest Ohio growers have to keep a close eye on this growing season. The two-spotted spider mite, a sapsucker that can kill soybean plants if in high enough numbers and left untreated, ma ...
Safety First on the Farm
July 11, 2005 COLUMBUS, Ohio — The summer months are the busiest time of the year in Ohio agriculture, and being so, they are also the most dangerous. Dee Jepsen, Ohio State University Extension's director of agricultural safety and health with the D ...
Moisture Stress Biggest Limiting Factor in Crop Production
July 11, 2005 COLUMBUS, Ohio — The biggest element in the world of agricultural production that makes or breaks a crop is water, and potential rains from Tropical Depression Dennis may bring much needed relief from the abnormally dry conditions Ohio is cu ...
Vinegar Makes Good Organic Herbicide
July 14, 2005 PIKETON, Ohio — A common food product, famous for its smorgasbord of uses in everything from the home to health to lawn care, has been found to be an effective herbicide in vegetable and high-value fruit production. Vinegar, known to knock o ...