The bean pod mottle virus, seen throughout the Midwest last year, is a little-known virus spread by a familiar insect – the bean leaf beetle. It causes reduction in seed quality and yield.
Farm and Dairy Publisher Scot Darling reports on ths recent trip to Cuba with a group of media sponsored by the Inland Press Association.
A chance meeting has brought together two men who met for the first time 18 years ago when one was evacuating the other from the Island of Granada.
In this week’s commentary, Editor Susan Crowell comments on the many sides of limited vision, whether it be in athletes or in cattlemen.
The Ohio Department of Agriculture rule has been amended to allow herds that have tested negative for tuberculosis within 12 months to enter the state. The original rule required herds to be free of the disease within six months prior to entry.
Alisa Shenigo won a triple crown, of sorts, at this year’s Junior Livestock Sale, showing the reserve champion hog and the grand and reserve champion lambs. Jenny Blatt raised the 223-pound grand champion market hog that earned a record bid of $8.75 a pound.
Little Beaver Creek Nature Preserve will buy 1,350 acreas in Columbiana County.
Cliff Kovacic, 45, and his son, William, 27, both of Medina, along with Dennis Jungbluth, 58, and Alan Kimble, 46, both of the Litchfield area, were killed when the antique steam tractor Kovacic was bringing onto the Medina County fairground exploded.
Seventy percent of the soybean crop has bloomed and 20 percent of the plants are setting pods. With timely rain the poor condition of the crop could recover.
After pleading guilty to 30 charges, Harlan Baldwin was sentenced to jail time, electronically supervised surveillance, probation, and community service. He was also prohibited from owning cows or horses, and fined $6,000.
Calves consigned to the pool are vaccinated, weaned, wormed, and graded. They are then sorted into lots, and sold in late September. Consignment forms are due.
“The Agricultural Act of 2001″ H.R. 2646, will go to the full House this fall. The Senate Agriculture Committee is just beginning work on its own version.
There are about 25-30 common injuries that can occur to members of a marching band, and one of the most dangerous instruments to play is the piccolo.
A study at New York University Medical Center is is evaluating whether yoga can reduce the number of seizures in people with epilepsy and improve their emotional well-being.
Even when controlling for variables such as age and body mass index – two risk factors for high blood pressure – among African-Americans, those reporting higher levels of religious coping had lower blood pressure.
The practice uses 15 percent to 25 percent less energy than operating tractors at full power with light operations such as planting, cultivating, spraying, and some light tillage that do not require full power.
Dry weather is bringing two-spotted spider mites are moving into northeast Ohio fields. Some fields with areas of large egg populations are about ready to have the population explode.
The Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village in Dearborn will offer a weekend of African-Americation culture and traditions in celebration of the spirit of freedom.
While yields per acre are up, production is down, primarily because most farmers can no longer afford to grow wheat.
In the attempt to lessen the chance of abduction, the U.S. now requires both parents’ consent to obtain passports and visas for overseas travel of children under 14.