Composting Boosts Turfgrass Growth
due to a slower germination period for Kentucky bluegrass. Boehm speculates that other composts, such ... are," said Boehm. "Our goal is to develop a sustainable agriculture guide for homeowners that ... planted is depleted of nutrients, and is weakened and becomes more susceptible to diseases," said ...
Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference Invaluable for Certified Crop Advisers
February 1, 2010 ADA, Ohio – For certified crop advisers looking to meet their credit requirements ... conference will offer sessions eligible for continuing education credits that are normally difficult to ... Technology Conference is the place to be. The conference boasts the largest certified crop adviser ...
Study Looks at Wild Birds' Impact on E. coli Spread on Farms
farms.Ã¢â¬Â According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), E. coli O157:H7 (one of ... U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) grant to study the relationship between wild birds and E. coli ... contamination on farms, in an effort to gather crucial data leading to effective pre-harvest control strategies ...
Survey Explores Farmers' Use of Precision Agriculture Technology
of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics is surveying Ohio farmers to better ... understand precision agriculture adoption and the extent to which farmers are happy with using the ... technology. The "2010 Ohio Farming Practices Survey" is currently under way and is intended to ...
Drift Retardant Chemicals Serve Their Purpose
June 17, 2004 COLUMBUS, Ohio — Drift retardant chemicals may be an option to help reduce spray ... drift on field crops, but their effectiveness continues to be questioned. An Ohio State University ... agricultural engineering study has shown that the products live up to their purpose. The study, conducted by ...
Get Insects and Plant Diseases Analyzed at Farm Science Review
untreated. The insect first appeared in Ohio in 2001. For more information on the clinic and how to properly ... 5 p.m. Sept 18-19 and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 20. For more information, log on to http://fsr.osu.edu. ... crops and don't know what it is? Bring a sample to Farm Science Review to be analyzed by Ohio State ...
Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Eating (Low-fat, High-carb) (Gag) Slugs (for the Week of May 11, 2008)
written at, to and for a 4th-grade reading level. For details, to ask Twig a question, and/or to receive ... slugs? The thought makes most of the humans I know gag. But actually there are recipes. I found one, for ... instance, for, yum, slug fritters. And check this out from the New York Times: California's giant ...
Learn How to Maximize Yields at Ohio No-Till Conference
coordinator with the University of Wisconsin, will provide several tips for modifying machinery to optimize ... planting. Attendees to Ohio's No-Till Conference Dec. 9 will learn what is required to improve seed ... placement and plant stands with the proper adjustments of farm equipment. Setting the planter for optimum ...
Follow Guidelines When Planting Soybeans
April 19, 2010 WOOSTER, Ohio – With Ohio growers projected to increase their soybean acreage this ... comes back to get you," she said. The biggest caution growers should be taking this growing season ... Dorrance. "We have high inoculum density right now and we have to get it knocked down or this problem ...
Temperatures Key to Increasing Floriculture Diversity
characteristics that make for ideal floriculture crops. "Our goal is to find crops that can be grown ... December 3, 2001 COLUMBUS, Ohio- Cool temperature treatments may be the key to the successful ... a production technique of subjecting plants to low temperatures (between 32 and 45 degrees Fahrenheit), ...