Promising Rootstocks Could Expand Grafting into New Markets
May 24, 2010 WOOSTER, Ohio – Promising Ohio State University research on grafting may help pave the way for expanded uses of the technique in tomato production systems. Grafting is a technique whereby the root system (or rootstock) of one plant is fused o ...
As Wheat Flowers, Risk for Head Scab Spreads Across Ohio
May 25, 2010 WOOSTER, Ohio – With wheat flowering throughout Ohio, now is the time for the potential for head scab – a disease that affects the crop during wet, warm conditions. Wheat growers can refer to the Fusarium Head Blight Risk Assessment Tool (htt ...
Scout Soybean Fields for Water-Borne Diseases
May 27, 2010 WOOSTER, Ohio – Ohio soybean growers should be keeping an eye on their crop for water-borne diseases that may have cropped up during the recent heavy rains. Anne Dorrance, an Ohio State University Extension plant pathologist, said that satura ...
OSU Extension to Hold Herbicide Spray Drift Awareness Workshops
June 3, 2010 COLUMBUS, Ohio – New herbicide-resistant field crop cultivars will be hitting the market in a few years, and while that's good for corn and soybeans when it comes to weed management, it may be less so for more sensitive vegetable crops e ...
Some Ohio Corn May Need Replanting
June 4, 2010 COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio's corn planting may be nearing completion, but corn damaged from saturated soils and ponding conditions from intermittent heavy rains may need to be replanted. "There are fields that may have been adversely aff ...
Keep Livestock Away from Poison Hemlock
June 16, 2010 COLUMBUS, Ohio—The carrot family, which boasts a variety of familiar edibles such as parsley, celery, carrots, anise, fennel and cilantro, also contains a highly poisonous plant that many people confuse for its nontoxic counterparts. Stan Sm ...
Learn How Drip Irrigation Can Boost On-Farm Profits at July 15 Workshop
June 17, 2010 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 o ...
Soybean Rust Confirmed in Southern U.S., But Little Threat to Ohio Crop
June 17, 2010 WOOSTER, Ohio – Soybean rust has been reported on soybeans in the southern United States for the first time this year, but it's unlikely that Ohio soybean growers will have to worry about the disease this growing season. "The first ...
Soybean Growers: Keep an Eye Out for White Mold
June 22, 2010 WOOSTER, Ohio – Ohio soybean growers may not have to worry about soybean rust, but they should be keeping their eyes out for potential white mold developments. "The weather conditions over the past few weeks are very similar to last yea ...
Proper Harvesting and Testing of Scabby Wheat Important to Minimize Vomitoxin Levels
June 22, 2010 WOOSTER, Ohio – With wheat harvest now under way in Ohio, sampling and testing for vomitoxin in head scab-infected wheat is vital to prevent further losses and avoid potential health problems in humans and livestock. Pierce Paul, an Ohio Sta ...