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Pasture plant may have big benefits

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Forage plant wards off ruminant gastrointestinal nematode.

USDA’s World Agricultural Outlook Board revises projections

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

URBANA, Ill. — In its February report, USDA’s World Agricultural Outlook Board revised projections of 2009-10 marketing year corn and soybean exports. Corn United States corn exports for the current marketing year are projected at 2 billion bushels, 50 million below the January projection, but 142 million above the very low level of a year […]

Jersey bull’s genetics include Holstein; Select Sires pulls bull family from line

Friday, February 19, 2010

Select Sires has temporarily suspended sales of semen from offspring of a Jersey bull/dam line that has been found to contain Holstein genetics.

Workshop to teach barn preservation

Friday, February 19, 2010

JASPER, Ind. — Ohio and Indiana barn enthusiasts striving to preserve history through the restoration of old barns and other vintage structures have the opportunity to attend a BARN AGAIN! workshop in southern Indiana, March 5-6. The preservation workshop will take place at the Dubois County Museum, 2704 Newton St., Jasper, Ind., from 8:30 a.m. […]

Ohio’s Biopreferred bill passes House, awaits Strickland’s signature

Thursday, February 18, 2010

COLUMBUS — The Ohio House of Representatives voted 92-1 to approve Senate Bill 131, a bill jointly sponsored by Sen. Capri S. Cafaro (D-Hubbard) and Sen. Karen Gillmor (R-Tiffin) that encourages the use of biobased products. The bill, which was voted upon Feb. 17, previously passed the Senate unanimously and now awaits Governor Strickland’s signature. […]

Purdue: Does no-till stunt growth in corn fields?

Thursday, February 18, 2010

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — It might not look like there’s much going on in those roadside corn fields, but a Purdue University researcher has shown that corn plants are in a fierce battle with each other for resources. Tony Vyn, a professor of agronomy, said it’s been known for a long time that young corn […]

University of Kentucky study looks at food web predators

Thursday, February 18, 2010

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Are there bad guys that could be good guys? In Mother Nature’s circle of life, maybe. University of Kentucky doctoral student Katelyn Kowles and her adviser, entomologist James Harwood, are in the first year of a study to examine the structure of food webs in winter wheat, focusing on predators that feed […]

A roundup of FFA news for the week of Feb. 18, 2010

Thursday, February 18, 2010

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio — The Zane Trace FFA chapter held a leadership night Feb. 2. In attendance were four members of the Ohio FFA officer team: President Jeremy Grove, Secretary Justin Bachman, Vice President Suzie McMullen and District 2 President Jeffrey Stimmell. Also attending were more than 75 members from the Logan, Amanda-Clearcreek, Adena, Paint Valley […]

Tillage does the trick with pathogens

Thursday, February 18, 2010

WOOSTER, Ohio — By following a few simple recommendations, farmers who apply manure as a fertilizer to their no-till field can decrease the chance that pathogens end up in runoff and pose environmental and health hazards. Cryptosporidium Ohio State University scientists with the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center studied the transport of Cryptosporidium (a […]

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of Feb. 18, 2010

Thursday, February 18, 2010

ROGERS, Ohio — Country Friends 4-H group held its monthly meeting Feb. 1. The group decided to put a booth up in the Rogers Community Auction’s Restaurant for 4-H week, which is Feb. 7-13. Also the group had its first of several square dances Jan. 31. The next dance will be held from 7 until […]

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