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Ohio wheat growers: Be on the lookout

Thursday, May 17, 2001

Powdery mildew is present in certain fields of susceptible varieties in north central and northeast sections of the state.

Postal rates going up again

Thursday, May 17, 2001

The cost of postage raised on just about everything except the first-class stamp, that went up in January.

Practicing phenology: The art of gardening in rhythm with nature

Thursday, May 17, 2001

Phenology is a field of science concerned with the timing of natural living processes with weather events over a period of years. Studies in phenology focus on when plants bud, flower and fruit; when insects emerge; when frogs get active in spring; when lakes freeze and thaw; and when birds migrate.

Price reporting creates confusion

Thursday, May 17, 2001

The switch to Mandatory Price Reporting for livestock sales data has been rocky, but the new system has the potential to provide more detailed information price information, segmented by livestock weights and quality levels.

Solar power system sends power back to grid

Thursday, May 17, 2001

Jean Bahr a University of Wisconsin professor of geology and environmental studies and an international authority on ground water, has installed an affordable, practical system into her Wisconsin home that transforms light from the sun into electricity, enabling her to meet a significant portion of her own electrical needs and to feed excess electricity into the Madison Gas and Electric power grid.

The Great Depression stayed by photography

Thursday, May 17, 2001

“The Art of Humane Propaganda: Photographers of the Farm Security Administration During the Great Depression,” is a photographic documentary on exhibit at the Columbus Museum of Art through Sept. 2.

Tissue, please: Leaf analysis tells a vegetable’s tale

Thursday, May 17, 2001

Every small fruit and commercial vegetable grower should have at least one complete plant tissue nutrient analysis from each field for each crop before harvests begin, said Virginia Tech horticulturist.

USDA report no surprise

Thursday, May 17, 2001

New soybean crop is headed toward setting a record production.

Baileys named outstanding woodlot owners

Thursday, May 10, 2001

The Northeast Ohio Forestry Association met recently for the 29th annual banquet and benefit auction.

Budget policy fits farmers’ needs

Thursday, May 10, 2001

House and Senate budget negotiators have committed an extra $79 billion to agriculture.

Canfield Fair boosts premiums for top hay and grain entries

Thursday, May 10, 2001

The new first-place premium in four classes – grain seeds, wheat, oats and “other grain” – have been doubled, from $5 to $10 per winning entry. Second-place premiums in those classes were increased to $5, from $4.

Compact’s future rests on the Hill

Thursday, May 10, 2001

Legislation introduced to extend the Northeast Dairy Compact and to create a Southern Dairy Compact.

Corn growers push counter-cyclical plan

Thursday, May 10, 2001

National association proposes giving growers the support they need – only when they need it.

Guest Commentary: Don’t back away from biotechnology

Thursday, May 10, 2001

Emerson Nafziger, crop production specialist with University of Illinois Extension, writes about the unfortunate tendency to condemn GM crops before their benefits have been realized.

Hemlocks are dying in Pennsylvania

Thursday, May 10, 2001

Although experts are putting the blame on the hemlock wolly adelgid, the answer isn’t that simple.

Iowa CornCam has Web visitors grinning ear-to-ear

Thursday, May 10, 2001

Once again, visitors from around the world will be able to log onto their Internet browsers, sit back and witness one of nature’s wonders: a crop of corn growing in eastern Iowa.

Leave cute baby creatures alone, they’re not abandoned

Thursday, May 10, 2001

The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources warns that the best of intentions often lead to bad results when people pick up young animals, instead of leaving them where they were found.

Northeastern Ohio boasts one of the country’s largest arboreta

Thursday, May 10, 2001

The Holden Arboretum at Kirtland encompasses more than 3,400 acres, and has trails through gardens, fields, woods, past ponds, and down into the valley. Tours are available.

Oak picked as nation’s top tree

Thursday, May 10, 2001

With nearly a half million votes logged, the oak received more than 100,000 votes in the National Arbor Day national tree poll.

Ohio budget illustrates party splits

Thursday, May 10, 2001

State representatives spoke at the annual Columbiana and Mahoning county ag leaders’ breakfast May 4.

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