Insect Pest Not So Pesky
January 29, 2002 WOOSTER, Ohio- The strawberry bud weevil, an insect that feeds on strawberry plants, may not be as much of a concern as once originally thought. Though labeled a pest because of the considerable damage the insect can do to strawberry plan ...
Producer Certification First Step Toward Beef Industry Alliance
January 31, 2002 COLUMBUS, Ohio- The ability for beef producers to exchange information, track the production of an animal and study marketing trends is the key to providing a product that not only satisfies consumers but is more profitable for the produc ...
List of Herbicide-Resistant Weeds Keeps Growing
February 5, 2002 COLUMBUS, Ohio- The war on weeds appears to be a never-ending battle. Ohio State University weed scientists have discovered another herbicide-resistant weed, making it the eighth confirmed weed species in the state that has gotten the upp ...
New Agricultural Organization Strives to Improve Working Relationships
February 12, 2002 FINDLAY, Ohio- Agricultural employers seeking to improve their human resource management skills have assistance from a new organization. Mid American Ag and Hort Services, Inc. (MAAHS), a consortium of Ohio and Indiana associations, orga ...
Organic Mulches May Boost Transition from Plowed Land to No-Till
February 12, 2002 WOOSTER, Ohio- Farmers looking to convert their plowed land to no-till may be able to control disease pressure and improve soil fertility by spreading organic mulches such as animal manures and composts. Ohio State University researchers ...
More Efficient Beef Cattle Production, Marketing Eyed With Tagging Program
February 21, 2002 WOOSTER, Ohio- Ohio beef cattle producers may soon be leaping into the age of technology with the help of a newly implemented electronic identification program. Ohio State University animal scientists have installed an electronic verific ...
Ag. Organization Looks to Strengthen Industry's Technology Future
February 21, 2002 COLUMBUS, Ohio- As the adoption of technology into agricultural and natural resource environments grows, so does the importance for farmers and industry leaders to remain abreast of issues, new developments and research advances that may ...
Nematode Species Effective Biological Control of Slugs
March 6, 2002 WOOSTER, Ohio- A common European nematode has been found to be an effective parasite of grey garden slugs, and Ohio State University researchers are hoping to find the species in the United States or Canada for use as a biological control. T ...
Researchers Using Weather to Predit Potential Head Scab Outbreaks
March 13, 2002 WOOSTER, Ohio- Ohio State University researchers are trying to stay one step ahead of head scab, a fungal disease of wheat that can cause severe yield and economic losses. University plant pathologists have developed a head scab forecasting ...
Tillage vs. No-Till: A Tough Choice to Make
March 20, 2002 COLUMBUS, Ohio- To till or not to till? Balancing conservation with productivity makes for a weighty decision, says an Ohio State University agronomist. Tillage is a practice whereby fields are plowed to loosen the soil and bury crop residu ...