Herbicide-Treated Mulches May Provide Good Weed Control
June 27, 2001 COLUMBUS, Ohio- Mulches pre-treated with herbicides may provide a new, better way to control weeds in nurseries. Hannah Mathers, an Ohio State University Extension nursery and landscape specialist, along with graduate student Luke Case, is s ...
Southern Ohio Farmers Harvesting Sweet Corn Early
June 27, 2001 MARIETTA, Ohio- Sweet corn production in southern Ohio is early this year, about 10 days ahead of schedule and two to three weeks earlier than the rest of the state. Eric Barrett, an Ohio State University Extension agent for Washington Count ...
New Soybean Varieties Show Resistance to Root Rot
July 11, 2001 WOOSTER, Ohio- Ohio State University researchers have identified new soybean varieties that exhibit both partial and complete resistance to Phytophthora sojae, a pathogen responsible for severe production losses. But farmers may have to wait ...
Black Raspberries Top Growers List in Survey
July 11, 2001 PIKETON, Ohio- Black raspberry varieties are the number one raspberries being grown in Ohio, according to a pre-season survey by Ohio State University researchers. Fifty-seven percent of the 174 growers sampled in the survey said they grow b ...
Third Annual Night Insect Walk Scheduled for July 21
July 17, 2001 WOOSTER, Ohio- Children who enjoy creeping, crawling animals and insects that buzz in the night will have the opportunity to get their fill during the 3rd annual Night Insect Walk being held on the grounds of the Ohio Agricultural Research a ...
Ample Profitable Crop Enterprises Exist for Ohio Growers
August 8, 2001 LONDON, Ohio-- From traditional field crops to specialty fruits and vegetables, ample economic opportunities abound for Ohio growers looking to grow something different or who just want a supplemental income. Robert Moore, an Ohio State Uni ...
New Precision Agriculture Device Provides Clues to Crop Health
August 8, 2001 LONDON, Ohio-- Growers may be able to determine the overall health of their crop by measuring plant growth rate throughout the season. Ohio State University agricultural engineers have developed a device, known as a biomass sensor, that cal ...
Protein May Hold Key for Vaccine Development of Pathogen
August 15, 2001 WOOSTER, Ohio- Ohio State University researchers are hoping that a protein in a food-borne pathogen may lead to vaccine development in its common host- chickens. Qijing Zhang, a researcher with the university's Food Animal Health Rese ...
Wide Variety of Lettuces Can Be Grown in Ohio
August 15, 2001 WOOSTER, Ohio- There's more to lettuce than what's found in your local grocery store. From exotic, tangy varieties to small, intensely colored heads that fit in your hand, lettuces have a multitude of leaf shapes, head sizes, col ...
Strawberry Production Technique May Save Growers Time and Money
August 15, 2001 HILLSBORO, Ohio- A strawberry production technique, new to Ohio, may prove to be an efficient, money-saving practice for growers. Ohio State University researchers at the South Centers in Piketon are growing 10,000 strawberry runners, or t ...