OSU Extension to Offer New Crop Opportunities Workshop
June 1, 2009 PIKETON, Ohio-- From jostaberries to winegrapes to pawpaws, new crop and on-farm diversification opportunities abound for southern Ohio farmers. An Ohio State University Extension workshop on these and other crop alternatives will be offered ...
ACRE Extension a Benefit to Farmers, Especially Wheat Growers
June 1, 2009 COLUMBUS, Ohio-- Among the major U.S. field crop commodities, wheat is the crop most likely to benefit from the extension to enroll in the new Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) farm support program introduced in the 2008 Farm Bill. The U.S ...
Plant-Associated Bacteria Can Improve Crop Health in Acidic Soils
June 4, 2009 WOOSTER, Ohio-- Common plant-associated bacteria, best known to suppress soil-borne root diseases, now have been found to boost corn yields in low-pH soils. The discovery made by Ohio State University plant pathologists is the first-known doc ...
Soybean Aphids Arrive in Ohio, and in Big Numbers
June 17, 2009 WOOSTER, Ohio-- The soybean aphid has arrived in Ohio. Ohio State University Extension entomologists have found the sapsucker on early planted soybeans, and in some fields at numbers higher than expected. Ron Hammond, an OSU Extension entomo ...
Animal Welfare Regulations Would Impact Ohio's Agriculture Industry
June 18, 2009 Editor's note: Luther Tweeten's full paper, "The Economics of Animal Welfare Regulations Proposed for Ohio," is attached. COLUMBUS, Ohio-- The implementation of animal welfare legislation, similar to what was passed in Ca ...
Using Custom Rates to Show On-Farm Savings with No-Till
June 22, 2009 COLUMBUS, Ohio-- The environmental and conservation benefits of no-till production may be reason enough to adopt the practice, but for many farmers the answer to one question remains a driving factor: "Will it improve my bottom line?&qu ...
Chadwick Arboretum Open House July 19
June 30, 2009 COLUMBUS, Ohio-- Ohio State University's Chadwick Arboretum and Learning Gardens will be hosting its annual Open House event on Sunday, July 19, and the public is invited to attend. The free event, taking place from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m., ...
OSU Extension Part of COSI's Farm Days
July 8, 2009 COLUMBUS, Ohio-- Ohio State University Extension will play a role in educating kids and their parents about how agriculture impacts their lifestyle during COSI's Farm Days: Little Seeds, Big Tractors, being held July 15-19 in Columbus, O ...
OSU Extension Master Gardeners Sponsoring Free Presentation on Ash Seed Collection and Preservation
July 9, 2009 COLUMBUS, Ohio – With fears that Emerald ash borer will decimate the nation's ash tree population, efforts are underway to save the species through seed collection and preservation. Ohio State University Extension Franklin County Master ...
OSU Extension Workshop Demonstrates Drip Irrigation Management
July 9, 2009 PIKETON, Ohio – Specialty fruit and vegetable crop producers looking to gain a better understanding of how drip irrigation can boost on-farm profits have the opportunity to attend an Ohio State University Extension drip irrigation workshop on ...