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Spring Planting Requires Increased Focus on Safety

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Working fast to get crops in to beat incoming weather is just one instance in which farmers increase their risk of injury, a safety expert with Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences said.

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Ohio State Aquaculture Research Program Offers Fish Farmers Online Instructional Videos

PIKETON, Ohio – A new set of how-to videos that teach beginning aquaculturists the ins and outs of fish farming is now available online.

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Ohio State Weed Specialist: Preventing the Spread of Costly Herbicide-Resistant Weed    Calls for Zero Tolerance

Ohio State Weed Specialist: Preventing the Spread of Costly Herbicide-Resistant Weed Calls for Zero Tolerance

COLUMBUS, Ohio – If you see even one of this notoriously damaging weed in your field, pull it up – fast!

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Statewide Tour Series Features Hops Production, Aquaponics and Urban Agriculture

Statewide Tour Series Features Hops Production, Aquaponics and Urban Agriculture

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Hops production, aquaponics and urban agriculture are hot topics in agriculture today -- so much so that they are among the topics featured in the 2014 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series.

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Family Fundamentals: Know risks before you decide to co-sign on a loan (May 2014)

Family Fundamentals: Know risks before you decide to co-sign on a loan (May 2014)

Some good friends asked us to co-sign on a loan to allow them to get a lower interest rate. They said they won’t have any problem making payments (especially with the lower rate). My husband and I disagree about this. Where can we find information about the risks we’d be taking on?

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Spotted Wing Drosophila Impacts Berry Crops

Spotted Wing Drosophila Impacts Berry Crops

COLUMBUS, Ohio – John Albert is keeping an eye out for a new winged pest in Ohio that, while it looks like a common vinegar fly, instead has the potential to wipe out entire fruit crops because of its propensity to attack healthy ripening fruit.

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Ohio State Offers Free Screening of Film Dedicated to Increasing Urban Agriculture

Ohio State Offers Free Screening of Film Dedicated to Increasing Urban Agriculture

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State University Extension will host a free viewing of a film next month that examines urban agriculture and the ways growers are increasing food production in urban settings.

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Ohio State Entomologist: Begin Scouting for Spring Pests at Planting Time

Ohio State Entomologist: Begin Scouting for Spring Pests at Planting Time

WOOSTER, Ohio – A migrating moth that can cause significant stand loss in corn is just one of the pests growers should be on the lookout for as they gear up for spring planting, an entomologist with Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences said.

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Ohio State: Blankets Helped Protect Strawberries During Polar Vortexes

Ohio State: Blankets Helped Protect Strawberries During Polar Vortexes

PIKETON, Ohio – Humans weren’t the only ones reaching for extra blankets this past winter thanks to the polar vortexes and subsequent arctic cold temperatures that swept throughout the region.

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Chow Line: Be sure produce is washed properly (5/2/14)

Chow Line: Be sure produce is washed properly (5/2/14)

My wife always rinses packaged lettuce that’s marked as prewashed. She said it sometimes smells funny so she likes to rinse it off. If it smells funny, should we eat it? And is washing it necessary?

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First Friday Tours: Ohio State Aquaculture Research Program

First Friday Tours: Ohio State Aquaculture Research Program

PIKETON, Ohio – An innovative fish farming program offered by the Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences is offering monthly tours of its facilities, including its fish hatchery.

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Ohio State Entomologist: Warmer Weather Brings Need to Scout for Alfalfa Weevil in Ohio

Ohio State Entomologist: Warmer Weather Brings Need to Scout for Alfalfa Weevil in Ohio

WOOSTER, Ohio – With the warmer weather that’s finally hit the region, growers in southern and central Ohio need to start scouting for alfalfa weevil at the end of the week (May 2), while field crop growers in northern Ohio should prepare to start scouting for the pest later next month, said an entomologist with Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

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Chow Line: More fruit,veggies in school lunches (4/25/14)

Chow Line: More fruit,veggies in school lunches (4/25/14)

My daughter says students at her school throw away a lot more cafeteria food these days because they get too many vegetables. Why serve a food if kids just throw it away?

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Family Fundamentals: Resilient families better able to cope with crisis  (4/2014)

Family Fundamentals: Resilient families better able to cope with crisis (4/2014)

We know two families who are dealing with a serious illness of one of their family members. One family appears to coping well, while the other seems to be in a tailspin. Are there certain strategies a family can take to help them get through such a situation?

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Spring Planting Delays from Wet Conditions Not a Concern…Yet

Spring Planting Delays from Wet Conditions Not a Concern…Yet

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Despite the wet conditions that have affected many Ohio corn fields so far this season, growers who haven’t begun planting yet shouldn’t be concerned yet, according to an agronomist with Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

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Southeastern Ohio Hay Day is June 19

CALDWELL, Ohio – Growers and producers can learn the latest tips and techniques in forage harvesting and forage handling machinery as well as how to save money during a field day offered by educators from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

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Discover Woodland Wildlife at Ohio State Mansfield May 9

Discover Woodland Wildlife at Ohio State Mansfield May 9

The Ohio Woodland Stewards Program will hold a “Wildlife in Your Woods” workshop May 9 on Ohio State's Mansfield campus.

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Chow Line: Many Americans improving their diet (4/18/14)

Chow Line: Many Americans improving their diet (4/18/14)

I met some friends for lunch, and we all realized we’re eating better than we used to. Some of us think it’s because we’re “older and wiser,” but some think everyone is eating better these days. Any idea who’s right?

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New OSU Extension Expert Working with Growers to Reduce Nutrient Loads

New OSU Extension Expert Working with Growers to Reduce Nutrient Loads

WOOSTER, Ohio -- A new soil fertility specialist with Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences is looking for a few good growers to help update fertility recommendations for Ohio soybeans.

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May 1: How Are Human, Animal and Environmental Health Connected?

May 1: How Are Human, Animal and Environmental Health Connected?

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Links between human, animal and environmental health -- factors in the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa, for example -- are the focus of May’s monthly breakfast program of the Environmental Professionals Network.

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