Worried About Fuel Prices? Grow Cover Crops for Fertilizer Needs
May 14, 2007 PIKETON, Ohio-- Cover crops, if planted at the right time and used with the proper crop rotation, can be biomass workhorses. Based on the results of five years of Ohio State University research, cover crops supply ample nitrogen and recycle p ...
Ohio's Ethanol Production Lags Behind, But Rising
May 15, 2007 COLUMBUS, Ohio-- Ohio is lagging behind other major corn-producing states in the ethanol production race, but being in that position could be more lucrative for Ohio in the long term, says an Ohio State University Extension agricultural econo ...
Increased Corn Production Could Pose Grain Storage Problems
May 15, 2007 COLUMBUS, Ohio-- If the intended number of the country's corn acres is planted, growers could be facing grain storage issues this fall and weak cash prices reflective of the market's reaction to the shortage. "If we do see the ...
Media Advisory: Ohio First Lady to Attend Ohio State University Ag Event
May 17, 2007 COLUMBUS, Ohio-- Ohio First Lady Frances Strickland will be participating in Ohio State University's Scarlet and Gray Ag Day on Friday, May 18 in Columbus, Ohio. Scarlet and Gray Ag Day, held on the campus of the College of Food, Agricul ...
Cattle Breeder, Extension Educator Inducted in Dairy Hall of Service
May 22, 2007 COLUMBUS, Ohio-- A Jersey cattle breeder and a retired Ohio State University Extension educator in dairy management have been inducted into this year's Ohio State University Department of Animal Sciences Dairy Science Hall of Service. Th ...
New Course Focuses on Workplace Relations with Hispanics
May 23, 2007 COLUMBUS, Ohio-- With the labor force of agricultural-based industries dominated by Hispanic migrant workers, and owners having little knowledge of the language and culture, effective communication and relations between employer and employee ...
A Peek into the World Beneath Our Feet
May 23, 2007 WOOSTER, Ohio-- There's more to soil than just dirt. Within the top six to eight inches of the Earth's crust lies a world of chemical processes and very small forms of life whose function and purpose are so closely intertwined that ...
Proper Proline Management Needed for Effective Results
May 25, 2007 WOOSTER, Ohio-- Proline may be the most effective fungicide on the market to suppress head scab on wheat, but for the product to be the most effective, careful risk assessment, timing of application, and proper application techniques are crit ...
Researchers Evaluating Switchgrass Production in Ohio
May 31, 2007 COLUMBUS, Ohio-- With double the biomass output compared to corn and low management inputs, switchgrass is shaping up to be a viable alternative crop for biofuels production. But is it an option for Ohio farmers? Based on what Ohio State Univ ...
Soybean Breeding Program Growing to Meet Industry Demands
June 5, 2007 COLUMBUS, Ohio-- Growing demand for food-grade and industrial-use soybean varieties has spurred an expansion of Ohio State University's soybean breeding program-- a welcome boost in a highly competitive industry. The program, part of Ohi ...