Land Values Survey Aids in Farm Financial Management
June 11, 2007 COLUMBUS, Ohio-- The value of Ohio's cropland is projected to increase an average of 4.5 percent this year, according to an Ohio State University agricultural economics survey-- continuing the sharp upward trend of the state's land ...
Test Fish Farms to Control Deadly Virus
June 13, 2007 PIKETON, Ohio-- A newly emerging fish virus spreading among wild species is causing concerns in Ohio's farmed aquaculture industry. But testing fish farms for the disease can help contain it. Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia (VHS) is a high ...
Soybean Aphid Arrival to Ohio Early
June 15, 2007 WOOSTER, Ohio-- The soybean aphid, which is predicted in large numbers throughout the Midwest this season, is showing up in Ohio earlier than anticipated. Soybean fields throughout northwest Ohio are already reporting the presence of the aph ...
Hot, Dry Conditions Could Invite Two-Spotted Spider Mite
June 18, 2007 WOOSTER, Ohio-- Ohio's abnormally dry to moderate drought conditions could set the stage for potential problems from a pest that thrives under such an environment. Ron Hammond, an Ohio State University Extension entomologist with the Oh ...
Ohio Wheat Speeding to Early Harvest, But Potentially Low Yields
June 18, 2007 WOOSTER, Ohio-- Due to dry conditions and high temperatures throughout Ohio this season, growers may not be harvesting a bumper wheat crop. The crop is maturing (turning) more quickly than anticipated and harvest may begin at some locations ...
OSU Extension and 4-H Team Up on ATV Safety
June 26, 2007 COLUMBUS, Ohio-- Improper use and lack of safety gear are the two major causes of ATV (all-terrain vehicle) crashes for both youth and adults. Ohio State University Extension and the National 4-H Council are teaming up this summer and fall t ...
Producers Facing Hay Shortage, But Forage Options Aplenty
June 27, 2007 COLUMBUS, Ohio-- Ohio producers may be facing a hay shortage this season due to dry conditions, but other forage and grazing alternatives exist to feed livestock. Steve Boyles, an Ohio State University Extension livestock specialist, said th ...
Under Dry Conditions, Toxic Plants May Attract Livestock
July 3, 2007 COLUMBUS, Ohio-- What green foliage that is thriving in Ohio's moisture-starved pasturelands may not necessarily be healthy for the livestock feeding on it. Steve Boyles, an Ohio State University Extension beef specialist, encourages pro ...
OSU Extension Survey Sheds Light on Green Industry Labor Force
July 3, 2007 COLUMBUS, Ohio-- Despite over 40 percent of green industry sales going to labor, little is known about the demographic makeup of its workforce. But an Ohio State University Department of Horticulture and Crop Science study is shedding new lig ...
Take Steps to Protect Livestock from Heat Stress
July 9, 2007 COLUMBUS, Ohio-- As summer progresses and the temperature rises, livestock producers should be mindful of stresses the heat can put on animals. Maurice Eastridge, an Ohio State University Extension dairy specialist, said that keeping livestoc ...