Survey to Explore Farmers' Risk Management Approaches
May 5, 2010 WOOSTER, Ohio – Using foliar fungicides on corn in the absence of diseases to potentially improve plant health and protect yield is just one new production management approach of many growers across the Midwest, but the risk impacts are not ye ...
Western Bean Cutworm Monitored in Ohio Again This Year
May 10, 2010 WOOSTER, Ohio – Ohio State University Extension entomologists will once again trap for the Western bean cutworm, a common pest of Western corn-producing states rapidly expanding eastward and finding a niche throughout the Midwest. The adult m ...
Miscanthus Being Evaluated as Potential Ohio Biomass Crop
May 10, 2010 PIKETON, Ohio – Corn isn't the only plant being explored in Ohio as a potential biomass crop. Ohio State University Extension researchers at OSU South Centers at Piketon are studying the feasibility of growing giant miscanthus (Miscanthu ...
Master Gardeners Give Back During Master Gardener Volunteer Program Week, May 17-24
May 11, 2010 SPRINGFIELD, Ohio – Ohio Master Gardener volunteers love plants and teaching others about gardening. So much so that they spent over 151,000 hours last year leading beautification projects, giving horticultural presentations and raising garde ...
One Stop, Row Crop Production Resource Gets New Look
May 11, 2010 COLUMBUS, Ohio — Staying profitable in farming means having quick and easy access to practical and concise research-based information and expert recommendations – which is exactly what the newly revised Ohio State University Agronomic Crops N ...
Inspect Crops for Ponding or Freezing Damage
May 17, 2010 COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio growers have enjoyed early corn and soybean planting this growing season, but now they may be facing some crop damage due to recent heavy rains and some freezing nighttime temperatures. According to the Ohio Agricultural ...
With Rains, Corn Growers Face Herbicide Challenges
May 19, 2010 COLUMBUS, Ohio – Growers who got their corn in the ground, but missed their window to apply pre-emergent herbicides to control weeds need not panic. An early post-emergence application may help prevent yield losses, but be mindful of specific ...
Promising Rootstocks Could Expand Grafting into New Markets
May 24, 2010 WOOSTER, Ohio – Promising Ohio State University research on grafting may help pave the way for expanded uses of the technique in tomato production systems. Grafting is a technique whereby the root system (or rootstock) of one plant is fused o ...
As Wheat Flowers, Risk for Head Scab Spreads Across Ohio
May 25, 2010 WOOSTER, Ohio – With wheat flowering throughout Ohio, now is the time for the potential for head scab – a disease that affects the crop during wet, warm conditions. Wheat growers can refer to the Fusarium Head Blight Risk Assessment Tool (htt ...
Scout Soybean Fields for Water-Borne Diseases
May 27, 2010 WOOSTER, Ohio – Ohio soybean growers should be keeping an eye on their crop for water-borne diseases that may have cropped up during the recent heavy rains. Anne Dorrance, an Ohio State University Extension plant pathologist, said that satura ...