Ohio Corn Growers Facing Stalk Quality Issues
September 12, 2001 WOOSTER, Ohio- Severe stalk rot from anthracnose, a corn residue-borne disease, is creating the potential for stalk lodging throughout Ohio cornfields. Ohio State University plant pathologist Pat Lipps said growers should be scouting th ...
Best Time to Harvest Corn a Guessing Game
September 12, 2001 COLUMBUS, Ohio- From too much rain to not enough, to threatening diseases, uneven fields and early season cold injury, the performance of Ohio's corn crop has remained an uncertainty for growers all season. But one thing that is ce ...
Alternative Farming Opportunities Focus of Field Day
September 17, 2001 AUGUSTA, Ohio- Dogs, which have long been used to guard and herd livestock, are taking a back seat to a rather unusual, exotic animal. The llama, a member of the camel family and generally used as a beast of burden, is finding its place ...
Pumpkin Diseases Severe This Year
September 17, 2001 COLUMBUS, Ohio- It may be slim pickings for customers looking for a pumpkin to carve for Halloween this year. Fungal diseases, such as powdery mildew, downy mildew and the little-known Microdochium blight, have not been kind to this yea ...
Asian Ladybeetle Infestations May Be Severe This Season
October 2, 2001 WOOSTER, Ohio- Images of insects swarming upon a residential neighborhood is the stuff science fiction movies are made of. But fiction has become reality for many Ohio residents who are invaded year after year by the multicolored Asian lad ...
OARDC Event Focuses on the Edible Garden
October 9, 2001 WOOSTER, Ohio-- Innovative horticulture designs, such as the "edible landscape", are breaking the bonds of traditional planting principles. Martin Quigley, an Ohio State University landscape ecologist, said such designs shatter t ...
Sweet Corn Production and Management Focus of Ohio State Extension Program
October 18, 2001 PIKETON-- Growers interested in getting the skinny on sweet corn production--from selecting BT varieties to managing insects to effectively marketing the crop-- will have the opportunity to attend a Sweet Corn School to be held on Nov. 16 ...
Herbicide Varieties Effectively Control Winter Annual Weeds
October 30, 2001 COLUMBUS, Ohio- The struggle to effectively manage winter annual weeds may get easier for corn and soybean farmers. Ohio State University weed scientists have identified several herbicides that help control common chickweed and purple dea ...
Strategies to Help Control Mastitis to be Discussed at Dairy Conference
October 30, 2001 COLUMBUS, Ohio- Effectively managing the period between lactation and calving of dairy cattle is a key to controlling mastitis, a bacterial infection that affects milk quality and production. Richard Meiring, of Ohio State University' ...
Preliminary Data Links Human Illness to Animal Disease Found in Sheep
November 6, 2001 WOOSTER, Ohio- An animal disease that has potential links to a human intestinal illness may be more closely tied to sheep rather than dairy cattle, where the disease is most commonly associated. Ohio State University veterinary researcher ...