Workshop to Aid Producers in Managing Crop Risk
January 25, 2010 COLUMBUS, Ohio – Changes in farm legislation, expansion of new technologies such as biofuels, and volatile shifts in crop prices have driven many producers to change the way they manage crop production and risk. A workshop, sponsored by O ...
Moldy Grain, Vomitoxin Contamination Putting a Damper on Record Ohio Corn Yields
January 25, 2010 WOOSTER, Ohio – Ohio corn growers may have relished record corn yields in 2009 – with a state average of 174 bushels per acre – but grain quality is turning out to be a different story. Abnormally cool, wet weather late in the production ...
OSU Extension Offers Farmers' Market Series This Winter
February 1, 2010 OWENSVILLE, Ohio – Ohio State University Extension will offer two workshops this winter as part of its Farmers' Market series for those interested in learning about food safety and direct marketing. The first workshop, "Food Saf ...
Vomitoxin on the Mind of Growers as They Choose Corn Hybrids for This Growing Season
February 4, 2010 WOOSTER, Ohio – As Ohio corn growers struggle with moldy grain in storage and costly vomitoxin problems, they are faced with the challenges of selecting hybrids for the 2010 growing season they hope will help them avoid a repeat of poor g ...
Alternative Method to Protect Rootstock Available to Grape Growers
February 5, 2010 WOOSTER, Ohio – An alternative method for protecting rootstock while controlling weeds and promoting environmental sustainability may be available to grape producers, specifically those who grow the crop in cold climates. Ohio State Unive ...
Production Practices Recommended to Help Reduce Ear Mold Risk in Corn
February 11, 2010 COLUMBUS, Ohio – There may not be much corn growers can do to prevent the spread of ear molds and mycotoxins if weather conditions are right for development, as was the case in 2009. However, there are some production practices they can ...
Biomass Crop Makes for Good Nursery Container Potting Mix
February 18, 2010 WOOSTER, Ohio – Switchgrass is proving to be a viable nursery container potting mix, providing the green industry an alternative to the industry standard and potentially opening the doors for biomass production in Ohio. U.S. Department o ...
Stay Safe This Winter When Handling Stored Grain
February 23, 2010 COLUMBUS, Ohio – Moldy corn grain is not only harmful to livestock, but it can be unhealthy for farmers as well. As a result, farmers should take extra safety precautions as they manage their stored corn this winter. Dee Jepsen, an Ohio ...
Plant Leaf Surface Impacts Effectiveness of Pesticide Applications
February 24, 2010 COLUMBUS, Ohio – Whether in the green industry, turfgrass profession or agriculture, those who think that pesticide applications work the same on all target surfaces, think again. Ohio State University researchers have found that the sur ...
Record Crowd Attends Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference
March 1, 2010 ADA, Ohio – Snowy conditions didn't stop a record crowd from attending the Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference in Ada, Ohio, to get the latest in conservation tillage production management, research and technological advances ...