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New book completes pasture-based livestock production series

Friday, April 10, 2009

ITHACA, N.Y. — The fourth and final book in the pasture-based livestock production series, Animal Production Systems for Pasture-Based Livestock Production, NRAES-171, is available through NRAES. This new book closely examines the nutritional requirements and special health needs of grazing and browsing animals — including beef and dairy cattle, sheep, goats and horses — and […]

Aquaculture program still going strong

Friday, April 10, 2009

PIKETON, Ohio — At a time when some aquaculture research programs across the nation are struggling, the aquaculture program at Ohio State University’s South Centers at Piketon is still going strong. The Ohio Aquaculture Research and Development Integration Program will receive about $580,000 in federal funding for fiscal year 2009 to continue supporting Ohio’s $6 […]

New farmland and wildlife publication available from Penn State

Friday, April 10, 2009

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A new publication available from Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciencesprovides a guide for agricultural property owners who want to develop a wildlife-management plan for their farmland. Written by Margaret Brittingham, professor of wildlife resources and graduate student Amanda Yeager, Farmlands and Wildlife of Pennsylvania and the Northeast, is a 67-page […]

Be on the lookout for soybean aphids

Friday, April 10, 2009

WOOSTER, Ohio — High soybean aphid populations are predicted for this growing season in Ohio, continuing the trend of low populations one year and high populations the next, according to Ohio State University Extension entomologists. Prediction basis The prediction is based on information collected last fall in neighboring states. “The main criteria we are basing […]

Program estimates break-even prices

Friday, April 10, 2009

COLUMBUS — With more livestock feedstuffs than corn and soybean grains available to Ohio dairy producers, finding the bargains while managing a balanced diet can be a challenge. As the industry faces a dire economic situation, an Ohio State University computer software program is available to help alleviate some unnecessary management costs. Price estimates SESAME, […]

Pa. milk board: We’re not expanding

Friday, April 10, 2009

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Milk Marketing Board decided April 1 it would not try to capture additional premiums on Pennsylvania milk sold in other marketing areas.

ACRE program enrollment opens April 27

Thursday, April 9, 2009

WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced producers can elect and enroll in the Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) program beginning April 27. ACRE is a provision of the 2008 farm bill. “The Average Crop Revenue Election program is an innovative alternative to the traditional farm safety,” Vilsack said. “This new option presents an opportunity […]

Extension 4-H program honored by Ohio National Guard

Thursday, April 9, 2009

COLUMBUS — Just two days shy of the fourth anniversary of “Operation: Military Kids,” the Ohio National Guard honored Ohio State University Extension’s 4-H Youth Development Program with a 2009 Adjutant General Recognition Award. The award Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland and Major General Gregory Wayt, the Ohio National Guard’s Adjutant General, presented the award at […]

You can get EMS training online

Thursday, April 9, 2009

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Division of Emergency Medical Services (EMS), a division of the Ohio Department of Public Safety, has launched an online training center that provides first responders of all levels free online training opportunities for career development through continuing education (CE) requirements. These requirements are needed for renewal of EMS and Fire certifications […]

Don’t waste your money on bogus nontraditional fertilizer products

Thursday, April 9, 2009

By ED LENTZ and ROBERT MULLEN WOOSTER, Ohio — Many products are frequently marketed as the latest and greatest technology that will improve agronomic productivity of all major crops in Ohio. The question is which ones are legitimate and which ones are wastes of money? Real or fake? Here are a few simple ways to […]

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