OSU Extension Raising Animal Welfare Awareness
April 6, 2009 COLUMBUS, Ohio-- From a recent HBO documentary that chronicled a 2006 alleged animal abuse case at an Ohio pig farm to the current rumored movement by the Humane Society of the United States to target animal rights in Ohio, animal welfare is ...
Ohio State University Software Tool Can Help Dairy Producers Manage Feed Costs
April 8, 2009 COLUMBUS, Ohio-- With more livestock feedstuffs than corn and soybean grains available to Ohio dairy producers, finding the bargains while managing a balanced diet can be a challenge. As the industry faces a dire economic situation, an Ohio ...
$1 Million Grant Furthering Efforts to Eliminate Food Crisis in Africa
April 16, 2009 COLUMBUS, Ohio-- Ohio State University is partnering with Virginia Tech to strengthen food security in Africa with a three-year, $1 million initiative to improve productivity, availability and marketing of key staple commodities and cash cr ...
OSU Extension to Host Free Green Energy Seminar
April 20, 2009 MILFORD, Ohio-- Ohio State University Extension in Clermont County will be hosting a free green energy seminar on May 7 for agricultural producers and business owners interested in incorporating green energy technologies. The event will be ...
Ohio Cash Rents, Cropland Values Expected to Slide in 2009
April 20, 2009 COLUMBUS, Ohio-- Ohio cropland and cash rents are anticipated to level off in 2009, and in some cases, decline slightly, according to results of the Ohio State University Extension 2009 Ohio Cropland Values and Cash Rents Survey. "High ...
Tap into the Local Foods Movement with a Farmers' Market
April 23, 2009 PIKETON, Ohio-- With the current economy driving increased interest in local foods, more communities are looking to either start a farmers' market or expand an existing one as a way of fulfilling consumer demands. Through a new Ohio St ...
Using the Weather to Control Dollar Spot
May 4, 2009 COLUMBUS, Ohio-- Phenology calendars have been found to effectively track the emergence of tree and garden pests at any given location based on the blooming of ornamental plants, and now Ohio State University plant pathologists are looking at ...
Ohio State University Economist: Education Key to Limiting H1N1 Virus Impacts on U.S. Pork Industry
May 4, 2009 COLUMBUS, Ohio-- Educating the American public that they can't contract the H1N1 (swine flu) virus by eating pork will be a big factor in how much the U.S. pork industry will be impacted by the growing pandemic, says an Ohio State Univers ...
Ohio Master Gardeners Teaching Green During MGV Week May 17-23
May 5, 2009 COLUMBUS, Ohio-- From money management to environmental stewardship to good gardening practices, Ohio State University Extension Master Gardeners are finding ways to be more "green." They'll showcase their efforts during Master ...
New Pythium Species Isolated In Ohio
May 7, 2009 WOOSTER, Ohio-- A new species of Pythium, a water mold that attacks soybeans and corn in saturated soils, has been identified in Ohio. Anne Dorrance, an Ohio State University plant pathologist with the Ohio Agricultural Research and Developmen ...