Producers Facing Hay Shortage, But Forage Options Aplenty
June 27, 2007 COLUMBUS, Ohio-- Ohio producers may be facing a hay shortage this season due to dry conditions, but other forage and grazing alternatives exist to feed livestock. Steve Boyles, an Ohio State University Extension livestock specialist, said th ...
Under Dry Conditions, Toxic Plants May Attract Livestock
July 3, 2007 COLUMBUS, Ohio-- What green foliage that is thriving in Ohio's moisture-starved pasturelands may not necessarily be healthy for the livestock feeding on it. Steve Boyles, an Ohio State University Extension beef specialist, encourages pro ...
OSU Extension Survey Sheds Light on Green Industry Labor Force
July 3, 2007 COLUMBUS, Ohio-- Despite over 40 percent of green industry sales going to labor, little is known about the demographic makeup of its workforce. But an Ohio State University Department of Horticulture and Crop Science study is shedding new lig ...
Take Steps to Protect Livestock from Heat Stress
July 9, 2007 COLUMBUS, Ohio-- As summer progresses and the temperature rises, livestock producers should be mindful of stresses the heat can put on animals. Maurice Eastridge, an Ohio State University Extension dairy specialist, said that keeping livestoc ...
Assess Corn for Rootworm Injury
July 12, 2007 WOOSTER, Ohio-- Like other insects and plant pests, Western corn rootworm is making an early appearance in Ohio due to hot, dry conditions-- prompting field scouting for feeding injury. Ron Hammond, an Ohio State University Extension entomol ...
Inconsistent Weather Doesn't Hamper Wheat
July 19, 2007 WOOSTER, Ohio-- Despite this year's roller-coaster season-- from a mild early winter to a colder-than-usual early spring to a dry summer-- Ohio's wheat growers have turned out a crop that is better than originally anticipated. With ...
Learn About Farm Financing at Farm Science Review
July 24, 2007 LONDON, Ohio-- The lure of rising commodity prices in the face of increasing biofuels production, coupled with high fuel and fertilizer prices, is creating on-farm financial management challenges for many Ohio growers. Ohio State University ...
Ohio Drought Impacting Potential Corn Yields
July 24, 2007 COLUMBUS, Ohio-- Ohio's moderate drought is taking a toll on the state's corn crop, and some fields are already taking a major yield hit. Peter Thomison, an Ohio State University Extension agronomist, said that corn is entering the ...
Safety Still Key Message with New Ohio Law
August 2, 2007 COLUMBUS, Ohio-- Safety remains the key message for motorists sharing the roads with farm machinery, despite a new Ohio law that now allows farmers to drive their tractors, or other equipment, faster. Governor Ted Strickland recently signed ...
Soybean Aphids Reach Economic Thresholds in Ohio
August 7, 2007 WOOSTER, Ohio-- Soybean aphids have arrived in Ohio, and counties along Lake Erie are taking the brunt of the impact. Ron Hammond, an Ohio State University Extension entomologist, said that soybean aphid populations in soybean fields throug ...