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Volunteer corn harbors rootworm

Thursday, August 6, 2009

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Volunteer corn can act as a safe harbor for some pests by expressing lower doses of the insecticide found in newly planted corn, according to Purdue University researchers. Christian Krupke, Purdue entomologist, said western corn rootworm larvae feed on volunteer corn, unwanted plants that grow from seed dropped during the previous […]

Food purity has always been an issue

Thursday, August 6, 2009

WASHINGTON — At a state fair in Meadville, Pa., in 1895, judges awarded a prize in the butter competition to a concoction called Butterine — fake butter shipped in from Chicago that was touted to have uniform appearance, taste and flavor. A local dairyman entered it as the real thing, but the joke was on both […]

New hope gaining speed for building Hispanic farm businesses in Ohio

Thursday, August 6, 2009

PAINESVILLE, Ohio — A collaboration of organizations, businesses and individuals is working to help Hispanic farmers start farm market businesses in Northeast Ohio. Funding received The project received grant funding this spring from the Ohio State University Center for Farmland Policy Innovation’s Farmland Protection Partnership Program, which was matched by the Ohio Department of Agriculture […]

For tree farms, research shows less is more when it comes to pesticides

Thursday, August 6, 2009

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. — Some commercial tree farm managers who are used to applying large volumes of pesticides to control insects and diseases on their operations are trying a new management system using half the amount. Education Horticulturists with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture are part of an effort led by The Ohio State […]

Country estate auctioned for $700,000

Thursday, August 6, 2009

– Auctioneer Eugene F. Kiko of Russ Kiko Associates Inc. Auctioneers, Canton, Ohio, held the Robert L. Hunker trust auction July 18 in Waynesburg, Ohio, with 650 registered bidders. The 73-acre country estate sold for $700,000. The top-selling item was a New Holland 6610 diesel tractor that sold for $21,000. Other highlights included a Steinway […]

Ag Progress offers equine experience

Thursday, August 6, 2009

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Equine Experience at Penn State’s Ag Progress Days has a history of offering attractions and activities that educate and entertain horse lovers of all ages and experience levels. Visitors at this year’s event, to be held Aug. 18-20, will have the opportunity to learn about a variety of topics through […]

USDA move helps milk producers in short-term, but most still struggling

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Surviving the dairy crisis may mean changes to operation SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. — Perseverance, heart, soul, patience and optimism. These are the traits a dairy farmer has had to develop in order to make it through the past several months of low milk prices. Or what many of them say they had to develop in […]

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of August 6, 2009

Thursday, August 6, 2009

MINERVA, Ohio — The M-Town Clovers 4-H club met July 19 at the fairgrounds with 13 members in attendance. The club will participate again this year in the Carroll County Back to School Extravaganza by filling two backpacks, one for a girl and one for a boy. Honor member, honor club forms and secretary and […]

Ag Progress Days: Crops, Soils and Conservation Area offers array of activities for all ages

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service again join forces with Penn State’s Department of Crop and Soil Sciences to co-sponsor the exposition’s Crops, Soils and Conservation Area at this year’s Ag Progress Days. The learning center brings together specialists and exhibits from USDA’s Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Research Unit, the […]

Ag Progress Days: Exhibits to show water issues in Pa.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A wide range of research and outreach related to water quality will be highlighted by special exhibits at Penn State’s Ag Progress Days Aug. 18-20 at Rock Springs. With the theme, “Water: Our Resource, Our Future,” the College of Agricultural Sciences Exhibits Building, on Main Street between West 9th and West […]

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