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Land Improvement Contractors return to FSR

The organization, an affiliate of the Land Improvement Contractors of America, will showcase the latest in cutting edge field drainage technology, combining improved production practices with conservation water management. The group, which strives to protect land and water resources, will be designing and installing drainage structures on 50 acres of the Molly Caren Agricultural Center [...]

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Learn how to view wildlife, increase diversity at FSR

Wildlife viewing around the homestead is becoming a popular hobby, and visitors to Ohio State University’s Farm Science Review can learn how to attract and monitor various species on their property. Marne Titchenell, an Ohio State University Extension wildlife program specialist, will present two sessions at the Gwynne Conservation Area to offer attendees tips and [...]

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FSR at a glance

2010 FSR features at a glance • This is the 48th Farm Science Review, the 28th at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center. • Hundreds of demonstration plots and several million dollars worth of machinery. • Twenty-first-year inductions into the Farm Science Review Hall of Fame. • Ohio Farmer Conservation Awards; Thursday at 11:30 a.m. • [...]

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Biodiesel tax incentive still stalled

The American Soybean Association (ASA) expressed extreme disappointment and frustration with the United States Senate for its inability to extend the Biodiesel Tax Incentive that expired on December 31, 2009. The Senate voted 41-58 against a motion to suspend the rules and accept an amendment offered by Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA) to enact a retroactive [...]

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Ohio farm custom rates

By Barry Ward, Leader, Production Business Management, Ohio State University Extension, Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics A large number of Ohio farmers hire machinery operations and other farm related work to be completed by others. This is often due to lack of proper equipment or lack of time or expertise for a particular [...]

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Atrazine found safe, again

In a scientific meeting convened by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) scientists for Syngenta presented data that more closely replicate real-world exposure, supporting the safety of the trusted herbicide atrazine. One of the studies measured the potential effects of atrazine on animals using two delivery methods: 1) after distributed doses or 2) after a large, single [...]

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Wineries developing a new generation of wine drinkers

By Matt Reese Ohio has a long history of grape and wine production, particularly along the Ohio River and Lake Erie. As it turns out, Ohio is a great place for growing grapes. The trouble in terms of wine is the grapes that readily grow in Ohio are sweet varieties that do not produce the [...]

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Self-guided exhibit at FSR to teach on-farm electrical safety

Electricity from power lines near grain bins can arc to a conductor and farm equipment can be that target, putting the farmer, family, friends or farm hands at risk for electrocution. Ohio State University Extension’s Agricultural Safety and Health Program will have an exhibit at this year’s Farm Science Review explaining the dangers of overhead [...]

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Energy effeciency a focus of Ohio Rural Electric Cooperative at FSR

The Ohio Rural Electric Cooperatives (OREC), long-time sponsors of the Farm Science Review, are bringing the Touchstone Energy hot air balloon back to the Review this year. The 18-story balloon will make morning and evening flights (weather permitting) over the grounds each day of the event. This year’s exhibits located in the OREC Education Center [...]

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