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OSU trials show new bio-fertilizer can increase hydroponic vegetable growth

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

WOOSTER, Ohio — A new organic-based fertilizer for commercial hydroponic production can boost lettuce growth by about 13 percent, according to preliminary trials conducted by Ohio State University’s Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center in Wooster.

Researchers discover another invasive pest in Pennsylvania

Saturday, November 24, 2012

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State researchers recently discovered the African fig fly in Pennsylvania for the first time, giving fruit growers across the state another invasive pest to be on the look out for. Zaprionus indianus Gupta, commonly known in Brazil as the African fig fly, was discovered last month by the Pennsylvania Department […]

‘Twas the night before Christmas … and then what happened?

Friday, November 23, 2012

Join us in rewriting the holiday classic, “Twas the Night Before Christmas.”

Tinsel, Gum Drop and Jingle Bell: Part of the team at Pine Acres Reindeer Farm

Thursday, November 22, 2012

LA RUE, Ohio — Dan and Linda Downs knew very little about reindeer nine years ago when they bought their first pair — Fritz and Flossie. It was one of the first “live” additions to their Christmas display, and they would spend several more years getting to know these legendary creatures. Today, the Downs keep […]

Jacob’s Story: Dreams and determination

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Kristy Foster Seachrist tells the heartwarming tale of Jacob Baker, a young man who is defying the odds.

Celebrating Thanksgiving with U.S. history

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The National Archives is celebrating Thanksgiving by releasing photographs and documents pertaining to the holiday.

EPA upholds Renewable Energy Standard, triggering mixed reaction

Friday, November 16, 2012

Decision draws support among many crop farmers, opposition among livestock farmers.

Phone app makes spraying insecticide easier

Friday, November 16, 2012

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists have released two mobile phone applications, or “apps,” to make things easier for anyone who needs to adjust insecticide spray equipment.

Farming plus consulting = connections for John Buck

Thursday, November 15, 2012

He manages a well-kept, 700-acre grain farm in Ohio’s Marion County. But the profession for which John Buck is best known is helping other farmers and businesses.

Pigs look healthy but test positive for flu at fairs

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

More than 80 percent of pigs that tested positive for influenza A virus at Ohio county fairs between 2009 and 2011 showed no signs of illness, according to a new study.

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