OSU Extension Survey Sheds Light on Green Industry Labor Force
July 3, 2007 COLUMBUS, Ohio-- Despite over 40 percent of green industry sales going to labor, little is known about the demographic makeup of its workforce. But an Ohio State University Department of Horticulture and Crop Science study is shedding new lig ...
Take Steps to Protect Livestock from Heat Stress
July 9, 2007 COLUMBUS, Ohio-- As summer progresses and the temperature rises, livestock producers should be mindful of stresses the heat can put on animals. Maurice Eastridge, an Ohio State University Extension dairy specialist, said that keeping livestoc ...
Assess Corn for Rootworm Injury
July 12, 2007 WOOSTER, Ohio-- Like other insects and plant pests, Western corn rootworm is making an early appearance in Ohio due to hot, dry conditions-- prompting field scouting for feeding injury. Ron Hammond, an Ohio State University Extension entomol ...
Inconsistent Weather Doesn't Hamper Wheat
July 19, 2007 WOOSTER, Ohio-- Despite this year's roller-coaster season-- from a mild early winter to a colder-than-usual early spring to a dry summer-- Ohio's wheat growers have turned out a crop that is better than originally anticipated. With ...
Learn About Farm Financing at Farm Science Review
July 24, 2007 LONDON, Ohio-- The lure of rising commodity prices in the face of increasing biofuels production, coupled with high fuel and fertilizer prices, is creating on-farm financial management challenges for many Ohio growers. Ohio State University ...
Ohio Drought Impacting Potential Corn Yields
July 24, 2007 COLUMBUS, Ohio-- Ohio's moderate drought is taking a toll on the state's corn crop, and some fields are already taking a major yield hit. Peter Thomison, an Ohio State University Extension agronomist, said that corn is entering the ...
Safety Still Key Message with New Ohio Law
August 2, 2007 COLUMBUS, Ohio-- Safety remains the key message for motorists sharing the roads with farm machinery, despite a new Ohio law that now allows farmers to drive their tractors, or other equipment, faster. Governor Ted Strickland recently signed ...
Soybean Aphids Reach Economic Thresholds in Ohio
August 7, 2007 WOOSTER, Ohio-- Soybean aphids have arrived in Ohio, and counties along Lake Erie are taking the brunt of the impact. Ron Hammond, an Ohio State University Extension entomologist, said that soybean aphid populations in soybean fields throug ...
Some Soybean Fields Losing the Battle Against Ohio's Drought
August 7, 2007 COLUMBUS, Ohio-- Like Ohio's corn crop, soybeans are reaching a stage of development where current drought conditions could impact yields. Jim Beuerlein, an Ohio State University Extension agronomist, said some fields, specifically thr ...
Learn Best Lawn Care/Turfgrass Practices at Farm Science Review
August 9, 2007 LONDON, Ohio-- This season's moderate drought has impacted more than just Ohio's field and vegetable crops. The hot, dry conditions have turned lawns brown, stressed turfgrass on golf courses and sports fields, and favored the spr ...