Media Advisory: Animal Sciences Course Recognized
October 31, 2002 COLUMBUS, Ohio- An Ohio State University Department of Animal Sciences course is being recognized by the Humane Society of the United States for its focus on animal welfare issues. The public and members of the media are invited to attend ...
Woolly Bear Winter Prediction Not Science, But Fun
October 21, 2002 COLUMBUS, Ohio- The exit of summer always ushers in Fall familiarities- apple cider, pumpkins, changing landscapes and the site of nature's most recognizable caterpillar: the woolly bear. Cute, fuzzy and downright fun to watch it inc ...
Strip Tillage An Option For Corn Growers
October 17, 2002 COLUMBUS, Ohio- Corn growers considering fall tillage to alleviate soil compaction may find strip tillage a viable alternative to conventional tillage. Randall Reeder, an Ohio State University agricultural engineer, said strip tillage pro ...
Two-Day Seminar To Focus On Meat Goat Production/Marketing
October 16, 2002 WINCHESTER, Ohio- Ohio producers interested in meat goat production and marketing or improving upon their existing meat goat business may find a two-day seminar helpful. The Southern Ohio Professional Meat Goat Seminar, sponsored by Ohio ...
Management Technique Aids in Treating Plant Problems
October 14, 2002 CINCINNATI, Ohio- The collective onrush of insect and disease problems and environmental stresses on landscape and garden plants are not only overwhelming for the plants, but also overwhelming for those trying to manage plant health. But ...
A Mulch That Gives Nearly A Year's Worth of Weed Control
October 10, 2002 COLUMBUS, Ohio- Weed control is one of the biggest challenges the nursery and landscape industries face in managing plants and providing top-grade products to consumers. Not only is weed control costly, but not all products used to inhibi ...
Horse Field Day To Focus On Pasture Management
October 1, 2002 FINDLAY, Ohio- Equine enthusiasts seeking to better utilize their acreage may find topics of interest at a Horse Pasture Field Day to be held Oct. 5. The field day, hosted by Ohio State University Extension, will take place from 11 a.m. to ...
Heat/Diseases Blamed For Drop In Pumpkin Yields
October 1, 2002 COLUMBUS, Ohio- Microdochium blight, a little-known fungal disease that cosmetically destroys pumpkins, is rearing its ugly head again this year throughout parts of Ohio. Spurred on by warm weather and wet conditions, the disease is showin ...
Some Soil Bacteria Protect Soybeans From Root Diseases
September 16, 2002 WOOSTER, Ohio- In the struggle to protect soybean plants against root diseases, one Ohio State University researcher is taking the fight below the soil surface. Brian McSpadden Gardener, a plant pathologist with the Ohio Agricultural Re ...
Blame the Heat for Delayed Pumpkin Development
August 19, 2002 COLUMBUS, Ohio- A Halloween without pumpkins is like Christmas without a tree. To miss the Halloween marketing seasaon is a scary thought for Ohio pumpkin growers whose plants are just now setting fruit. Mac Riedel, an Ohio State Universit ...