Carbon Storage in No-Till Varies with Soil Type/Depth
April 28, 2008 COLUMBUS, Ohio-- No-till production is widely considered an appropriate crop production system for sequestering carbon-- the process of storing carbon in plants and the soil so that the buildup of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is reduced ...
Chadwick Arboretum Tree Collection Given Official Name
April 29, 2008 COLUMBUS, Ohio-- A garden of Ohio State University's Chadwick Arboretum and Learning Gardens, which showcases over 1,000 native Ohio trees, has been given an official designation in honor of the visionary who helped establish the colle ...
Learn to Grow Blueberries at Home
May 1, 2008 PIKETON, Ohio-- Don't let rising food prices keep you from enjoying your favorite summer fruit crops, like blueberries. With the right soil and little space required, blueberries can be easily incorporated into a home garden. Ohio State U ...
Some Fall Cover Crops Can Reduce SCN Populations
May 5, 2008 COLUMBUS, Ohio-- The benefits of cover crops continue to grow. Touted for conserving soil while filling forage needs, some plant varieties also have the potential to suppress soybean cyst nematode populations in no-till fields. Ohio State Univ ...
Using New Genetic Techniques to Raise Bigger Yellow Perch
May 5, 2008 PIKETON, Ohio-- With the help of genetics, Ohio fish farmers will be able to raise the crème de la crème of yellow perch-- the state's No. 1 food fish-- with the potential to increase production efficiency up to 50 percent over current gr ...
Ag Economist: Look to Long-Term Sustainability to Solve Food Crisis
May 7, 2008 COLUMBUS, Ohio-- When it comes to a food crisis, history has taught the world a thing or two. One is what we don't learn tends to repeat. And this current lesson might be the most challenging one we've ever faced, says an Ohio State ...
Successful Indoor Spawning May Lead to Ohio Baitfish Industry
May 9, 2008 PIKETON, Ohio-- Ohio fishing enthusiasts, who bait their lines with imported shiners, may soon be catching that Lake Erie smallmouth bass, walleye or crappie with a native baitfish, spawned and raised for the first time in an indoor environmen ...
Wet Soils Delaying Ohio Corn Planting
May 9, 2008 COLUMBUS, Ohio-- Ohio is already facing corn-planting delays, but growers have time to get their crop in the ground and walk away with potentially decent yields. According to the Ohio Agricultural Statistics Service, about 30 percent of the co ...
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 ...