WOOSTER, Ohio — When Ohio State University completes its state-of-the-art plant and animal agrosecurity research facility in 2012, it will be a timely investment for Ohio, and the nation. The $22 million facility is being built to advance the research of infectious disease in plants and animals — at a time when researchers say such […]
Farmers and neighbors work to rescue animals, secure buildings.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Ten people are losing their jobs and dozens of additional positions are being eliminated through attrition as a result of budget shortfalls in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences.
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio’s corn planting may be nearing completion, but corn damaged from saturated soils and ponding conditions from intermittent heavy rains may need to be replanted. “There are fields that may have been adversely affected by localized ponding and protracted saturated soil conditions, along with recent hail injury,” said Peter Thomison, an Ohio […]
A grassroots effort is under way in Carroll County to develop a plan for funding the extension office.
Dog lovers, breeders express divided views on the marketing of dogs at auctions.
How can farmers deal with making hay and getting it dry between rains? This is a challenge at times, but there are some proven techniques to speed drying that can help shorten the window between cutting and storing the forage.
By JUDY KOCAB Contributing Writer Every day, we hear so many numbers that we becorne numb to their significance except when the price of gas is reaching $4 a gallon. Hundreds of this, thousands of that, millions of people, cars or dollars. What does the number trillions mean, even when we think of the national […]
WOOSTER, Ohio — High tunnels, raised beds, crop and plant diversity — they’re terms that are becoming commonplace on fruit and vegetable farms in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Fred Finney of Moreland Fruit Farm, in Wayne County, Ohio, invested in high tunnels about four years ago. Since then, he’s been able to increase the length of […]
Of the available fungicides, Proline, Prosaro and Caramba are the most effective.
EARLIER STORY: Dairy farm worker fired and arrested. MARYSVILLE, Ohio — The man arrested May 26 in connection with abuse to livestock at an Ohio dairy farm remains in custody on $100,000 bond. Billy Joe Gregg, 25, of Delaware County, was charged May 27 for multiple violations to Ohio law on animal treatment, which prohibits […]
(Editor’s Note: This is the first article in a two-part series on dog auctions in Ohio, and a recent campaign to ban them. Next week, an inside look at Ohio’s dog auction and the nature of a breeding facility.) MILLERSBURG, Ohio — Home owned … home grown … Holmes County. That’s how residents in this […]
A 25-year-old man is behind bars after abusing dairy cows in Ohio. The industry says this is not typical behavior, and wants justice for all involved.
Dairy industry condemns abuse, says not a reflection of their farms.
Pasture walk gives others a chance to learn and gain ideas from other grazing systems.
The Pa. Department of Environment Protection can help protect your property, but that might not be enough.
ABOVE: CEREAL LEAF BEETLE LARVA WOOSTER, Ohio — This could be the year cereal leaf beetle makes a comeback in Ohio, causing widespread problems. Ohio State University Extension entomologist Ron Hammond said there are populations of cereal leaf beetle in the southern and central parts of the state, but there is also potential for outbreaks […]
Grafting may improve tomato varieties more quickly, compared to traditional genetic breeding.
Ashland County volunteer makes her county a leader in farm protection programs
An agribusiness supports this Kent State University student during the school year.