Yields Inconsistent with Fungicide-Treated Corn Plots, Study Finds
May 12, 2008 WOOSTER, Ohio-- The jury is still out on the effectiveness and feasibility of using fungicides on corn, in the absence of diseases, to boost yields, and plant pathologists continue to recommend their use in an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) ...
Southern Ohio to See 17-Year Periodical Cicadas
May 28, 2008 COLUMBUS, Ohio-- Neighborhoods, parks, wooded areas and forests throughout southern Ohio will soon be filled with the cacophony of thousands of periodical cicadas, emerging from underground after 17 years of development. Brood XIV, one of the ...
OSU Extension to Offer Bramble Production Workshop
May 28, 2008 PIKETON, Ohio-- The popularity of brambles, coupled with their versatile food uses and health benefits, make for ideal niche crops for both large and small farms. Ohio State University Extension is offering a workshop to help interested indiv ...
Weather Slowing Corn, Increasing Chances for Pest Problems
May 29, 2008 WOOSTER, Ohio-- Planting delays and cool weather have slowed corn development, paving the way for a potential issue with slugs in no-till fields. Slugs are pests that can make a meal of young corn plants in the spring, impacting plant perform ...
Survey Says Precision Guidance Tops for Ohio Farmers
June 4, 2008 COLUMBUS, Ohio-- Guidance systems, like real-time kinetic (RTK) auto steer, continue to be one of the top precision agriculture components of choice for Ohio farmers, and the most rapidly adopted precision equipment, according to an Ohio Stat ...
Cereal Leaf Beetle is Back in Ohio
June 4, 2008 WOOSTER, Ohio-- The cereal leaf beetle, a wheat pest of bygone days, is becoming more numerous again in Ohio, and some cereal grain growers are seeing feeding damage to their crop this season. Ron Hammond, an Ohio State University entomologis ...
OSU Extension Offers Meat Goat Field Day
June 5, 2008 PLEASANTVILLE, Ohio-- Diversifying and sustaining a forage base to improve health and enhance animal performance will be the focus of an Ohio State University Extension meat goat field day. Forages for Goats Field Day will be held June 28 fro ...
What is Wrong with This Plant? New OSU Extension Program Helps to Diagnosis Problems
June 5, 2008 WOOSTER, Ohio-- A new Ohio State University Extension program makes it easier for natural resources and horticulture professionals to identify what ails woody plants and shrubs. The Plant Diagnostic Academy, hosted by the Woodland Stewards Te ...
No-Till Integral in Ethanol-Based Corn Production
June 11, 2008 COLUMBUS, Ohio-- Ethanol-based corn may be getting a bum rap, in light of the growing global food crisis, but the biofuel does have value, especially when produced using the right agricultural technique. Randall Reeder, an Ohio State Univers ...
High Tunnels May Protect Brambles from Winter Injury
June 17, 2008 PIKETON, Ohio-- High tunnels, plastic-covered structures placed on small tracts of land, can lengthen the growing season of high-value vegetable crops, such as tomatoes. Now Ohio State University Extension horticulturists are using them to i ...