Tilling the Soil? Vertical Tillage Offers the Most Benefits
March 31, 2008 COLUMBUS, Ohio-- Farmers may practice tillage to break up compacted soil, aid in seed germination and control weeds, but how the soil is tilled has the most impact on crop productivity. Although agronomists encourage the use of no-till for ...
Manure Management Focus of One-Day Summer Event
April 2, 2008 LONDON, Ohio-- As fertilizer prices continue to soar, crop producers may be turning to manure for their fertility needs. Manure management will be the focus of a one-day event, being held this summer at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center in ...
High Market Prices, Low Production Costs Drive Planting Decisions
April 4, 2008 COLUMBUS, Ohio-- High soybean prices and low input costs won out over the demand for ethanol production in U.S. farmers' decisions to plant more soybeans and less corn this year. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in its p ...
Largemouth Bass Production and Marketing Focus of Workshop
April 8, 2008 WOOSTER, Ohio-- From a sport fish to a food fish, largemouth bass is increasing in popularity in Ohio. The state is currently ranked 4th in the nation in pounds of largemouth bass produced. Those interested getting in on the action have the ...
Managing Soybean Seed Supply When Quality Comes into Question
April 8, 2008 WOOSTER, Ohio-- Ohio soybean growers, their sights set on increasing soybean acreage this year, may face crop production challenges due to less than optimum seed quality. Anne Dorrance, an Ohio State University plant pathologist with the Ohi ...
Tips to Put Damaged Pastures Back into Production
April 9, 2008 ATHENS, Ohio-- Like many Ohio farmers, livestock producers looking to re-seed or renovate their pasture paddocks after last year's drought are facing high input and seed costs. Ohio State University Extension educator Rory Lewandowski o ...
Researchers Exploring Ways to Convert Manure Gas into Fertilizer
April 14, 2008 COLUMBUS, Ohio-- Many farmers are looking to manure application for their fertility needs as a way of combating high commercial fertilizer costs. Now new strides in technology may soon make it possible to capture and recycle gas emissions f ...
Tips to Get Corn Off to a Good Start
April 17, 2008 COLUMBUS, Ohio-- Planting mismanagement can put a ceiling on yield potential, even before the plant emerges from the soil. Farmers should keep this in mind as they prepare for this year's corn production. Spring started off much like l ...
Researchers Domesticating Amazonian Fish for Conservation
April 17, 2008 Editor's Note: Photos are available. Contact Candace Pollock at (614) 292-3799 or firstname.lastname@example.org. COLUMBUS, Ohio-- Aquarium enthusiasts, drawn to the unique and unusual nature of South American fish, may eventually be able to ...
Chadwick Arboretum to Hold Arbor Day Event, April 25
April 21, 2008 COLUMBUS, Ohio-- The public is invited to celebrate Arbor Day with Ohio State University on Friday, April 25 at 10 a.m. The free event, sponsored by Chadwick Arboretum and Learning Gardens, will take place at Arboretum North, located north ...