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 ...
Cheese May Help Struggling Dairies. OSU Extension Cheese-Making Workshop is Back
March 2, 2010 WINDSOR, Ohio – Ohio State University Extension's popular cheese-making workshop is back. "Hands-On Basic Cheese Making – Enhancing Dairy Profitability with Cheese" will be held from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. April 26-28 at the Grin ...
OSU Department of Entomology Returns to College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences
March 3, 2010 COLUMBUS, Ohio-- Split between two colleges for 42 years, Ohio State University's Department of Entomology has come home. Since 1968, department faculty have shared appointments with the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental ...
Take Steps to Reduce Compaction Before Spring Planting
March 5, 2010 COLUMBUS, Ohio – With a late harvest, a wet fall and slow-melting snow, Ohio farmers may be facing more compaction issues than usual this spring. But no-till farmers may be better off than others, says Randall Reeder, an Ohio State Universit ...
New Ohio Program to Help Expand Food Producers' Businesses. First Training Session March 9
March 5, 2010 REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio – A national program connecting food producers to local restaurants, grocery stores and wholesale buyers is being launched in Ohio. The first training workshop takes place March 9. Retail Ready is supported by the Ohio Dir ...
More Ohio Producers Exploring Grass-Fed Beef Production
March 8, 2010 MT. GILEAD, Ohio – Ohio livestock producers are exploring grass-fed beef production to meet market demands for what many consider to be a healthful and ecologically sustainable product. However, the production side of the system can be daunt ...
Symposium in April to Explore Carbon Sequestration in Urban Green Spaces
March 8, 2010 COLUMBUS, Ohio – Americans covet urban green spaces. We manicure golf courses, tend lawns, work the soil for home gardens, create landscaping masterpieces, and turn parks into playgrounds. Yet little is known of the carbon footprint impacts ...