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Scientists develop phosphorus index to control runoff

Thursday, April 26, 2001

The index can be used to predict the risk of phosphorus runoff from pastures fertilized with animal manure or commercial fertilizers

Secondary insects can be primary pests

Thursday, April 26, 2001

Wireworm, white grub and seed corn maggot are known as secondary insects only because the total economic damage caused by them is low. In some cases, any one of those insects can become a field’s primary pest.

Smithfield buys Moyer Packing

Thursday, April 26, 2001

Smithfield Foods board, saying says processing earnings have doubled, votes to increase shares in anticipation of a stock split.

Staying on Survivor Island in latest economic downturn rerun

Thursday, April 26, 2001

David Kohn, professor of farm management/ag economics at Virginia Polytechnic Institute, offers a few tips to assist in economic belt tightening.

Still time to attend free-range poultry workshop

Thursday, April 26, 2001

Herman Beck-Chenoweth will conduct a hands-on course May 10-12 at his research farm in Creola.

The stars came out for FFA banquet

Thursday, April 26, 2001

Western Reserve held its annual FFA banquet and awards ceremony March 30.

Washington State study proves organic apple orchards competitive

Thursday, April 26, 2001

The Washington State University study compared the economic and environmental sustainability of conventional, organic and integrated growing systems.

West Branch FFA recognizes its own

Thursday, April 26, 2001

Brad Baker, class of ’89, was the guest speaker at the West Branch FFA Awards Banquet April 19, which also recognized West Branch graduate and now ag education teacher Greg Sharp as its Honorary Chapter Farmer.

An Appalachian Herb Gathering planned in Meigs County

Thursday, April 19, 2001

As many as 400 landowners, herb growers, and small business owners expected June 23-24 to learn about growing, marketing, and conserving native plants.

Are your alfalfa stands good enough?

Thursday, April 19, 2001

There are several easy guidelines growers can use when evaluating whether to keep a stand.

Art Nouveau Style advertisement tops ewolf’s April auction

Thursday, April 19, 2001

Alphonse Maria Mucha’s “Papier a Cigarettes Job” was estimated at $500 to $1,000. The 1898 poster sold for $2,357.

Economist: USDA crop report is same old story

Thursday, April 19, 2001

Producers holding out hope for higher corn and soybean prices may find no optimism in world crop report.

Family-A-Fair comes to Kent-Ashtabula

Thursday, April 19, 2001

The schedule of events for the May 5 extension fair will includes Ashtabula County’s own version of Family Feud.

Farmer shares dairy mission statement

Thursday, April 19, 2001

James Comp of Dorset explains the guidelines under which he operates his dairy farm.

First 72 hours critical for calves

Thursday, April 19, 2001

It is easy in all the excitement and rush of calving season to overlook some basic management procedures that affect the calf for the rest of his life.

Improving teenage financial literacy

Thursday, April 19, 2001

A coalition of more than 100 governmental, educational and business organizations working together to improve financial literacy among young people has published “Improving Financial Literacy: What Schools and Parents Can and Cannot Do.”

Improving your pawpaw patch

Thursday, April 19, 2001

Neal Peterson, founder of the Pawpaw Foundation and grower of the largest developed variety pawpaw orchard in the United States will speak at a horticulture workshop April 28 in Albany, Ohio.

Indian reformers spoke out to save their native cultures

Thursday, April 19, 2001

In the book, “Talking Back to Civilization: Indian Voices From the Progressive Era” historian Frederick Hoxie writes that the expansionof the United States “fell short” of wiping out the continent’s indigenous cultures. As tragic as the 19th century was, it marked “but a moment in the long history of a people.”

Intensive grazing meeting arranged as start to network

Thursday, April 19, 2001

Irish dairy management highlighted at April 27 meeting at the Miller dairy farm in Millersburg.

Mahoning SWCD to sponsor amateur photography contest

Thursday, April 19, 2001

Mahoning County photographers are encouraged to capture the essence of soil and water on film.

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