Using New Genetic Techniques to Raise Bigger Yellow Perch
May 5, 2008 PIKETON, Ohio-- With the help of genetics, Ohio fish farmers will be able to raise the crème de la crème of yellow perch-- the state's No. 1 food fish-- with the potential to increase production efficiency up to 50 percent over current gr ...
Ag Economist: Look to Long-Term Sustainability to Solve Food Crisis
May 7, 2008 COLUMBUS, Ohio-- When it comes to a food crisis, history has taught the world a thing or two. One is what we don't learn tends to repeat. And this current lesson might be the most challenging one we've ever faced, says an Ohio State ...
Successful Indoor Spawning May Lead to Ohio Baitfish Industry
May 9, 2008 PIKETON, Ohio-- Ohio fishing enthusiasts, who bait their lines with imported shiners, may soon be catching that Lake Erie smallmouth bass, walleye or crappie with a native baitfish, spawned and raised for the first time in an indoor environmen ...
Wet Soils Delaying Ohio Corn Planting
May 9, 2008 COLUMBUS, Ohio-- Ohio is already facing corn-planting delays, but growers have time to get their crop in the ground and walk away with potentially decent yields. According to the Ohio Agricultural Statistics Service, about 30 percent of the co ...
Yields Inconsistent with Fungicide-Treated Corn Plots, Study Finds
May 12, 2008 WOOSTER, Ohio-- The jury is still out on the effectiveness and feasibility of using fungicides on corn, in the absence of diseases, to boost yields, and plant pathologists continue to recommend their use in an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) ...
Southern Ohio to See 17-Year Periodical Cicadas
May 28, 2008 COLUMBUS, Ohio-- Neighborhoods, parks, wooded areas and forests throughout southern Ohio will soon be filled with the cacophony of thousands of periodical cicadas, emerging from underground after 17 years of development. Brood XIV, one of the ...
OSU Extension to Offer Bramble Production Workshop
May 28, 2008 PIKETON, Ohio-- The popularity of brambles, coupled with their versatile food uses and health benefits, make for ideal niche crops for both large and small farms. Ohio State University Extension is offering a workshop to help interested indiv ...
Weather Slowing Corn, Increasing Chances for Pest Problems
May 29, 2008 WOOSTER, Ohio-- Planting delays and cool weather have slowed corn development, paving the way for a potential issue with slugs in no-till fields. Slugs are pests that can make a meal of young corn plants in the spring, impacting plant perform ...
Survey Says Precision Guidance Tops for Ohio Farmers
June 4, 2008 COLUMBUS, Ohio-- Guidance systems, like real-time kinetic (RTK) auto steer, continue to be one of the top precision agriculture components of choice for Ohio farmers, and the most rapidly adopted precision equipment, according to an Ohio Stat ...
Cereal Leaf Beetle is Back in Ohio
June 4, 2008 WOOSTER, Ohio-- The cereal leaf beetle, a wheat pest of bygone days, is becoming more numerous again in Ohio, and some cereal grain growers are seeing feeding damage to their crop this season. Ron Hammond, an Ohio State University entomologis ...