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Learn about rain gardens at FSR

Gardens do more than beautify an area, instill a love for plants, and provide food and shelter for wildlife. They also can be a source of environmental conservation. Visitors to Ohio State University’s Farm Science Review have the opportunity to tour a newly installed rain garden on the grounds of the Lawrence G. Vance Soil [...]

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CRP land signed up

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that USDA will accept 4.3 million acres offered by landowners under the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general sign-up. The selections preserve and enhance environmentally sensitive lands, including wetlands, while providing payments to property owners. “Interest in this open enrollment period was high, and I’m pleased that producers and landowners across [...]

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Time to Wrap Up the Last Cutting of Alfalfa

By Mark Sulc, Ohio State University Extension It is time to take the last cutting of alfalfa and red clover in Ohio. Cutting this week will allow plenty of time for the stand to regrow and store energy and proteins in the taproots, which are important for winter survival and early growth next spring. It [...]

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Learn to launch grape business at FSR

Ohio growers interested in launching a wine grape business or expanding an existing vineyard can learn more about the new Vineyard Expansion Assistance Program at Ohio State University’s Farm Science Review. Maurus Brown, an OSU Extension small fruit specialist, and Christy Eckstein with the Ohio Grape Industries Committee, will present a session on the program [...]

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Learn how to grow lettuce using hydroponics at FSR

Ohio lettuce growers looking for new, innovative ways of growing produce year-round have hydroponics as a viable alternative. The technology will be demonstrated during Farm Science Review, Sept. 21-23 at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London. Robert Hansen, an Ohio State University agricultural engineer with the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, will share [...]

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Soggy fields offer oppurtunity at FSR

Those with soggy fields on their farms see a problem. Those with soggy fields at one of the nation’s premier farm shows see an opportunity to create a win-win solution. “One of our production fields had some drainage problems. We had problems with gully erosion and wet conditions in the field due to poor drainage,” [...]

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Wheat shortage creates opportunity for U.S. farmers

Russia’s ban of wheat exports is giving U.S. farmers the opportunity to produce more of the crop to meet demands around the world, a Purdue University agricultural economist says. Chris Hurt predicts there will be an increase of 50-75 percent in the amount of wheat planted in the Eastern Corn Belt this fall over 2009, [...]

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FSR programs focus on business for farm women

Farm women who want to become more comfortable with the business side of farming will find out how they can learn more by visiting the Farm Science Review, Sept. 21-23 at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London. Ohio State University Extension educators plan to share information about projects aimed to help women in agriculture [...]

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Ag safety bin rescue demonstration return to FSR

Last year’s popular grain bin rescue demonstrations highlighting the proper safety precautions of grain storage and handling are returning to Ohio State University’s Farm Science Review. Dee Jepsen, Ohio State University Extension state safety leader, said more times have been added to the daily demonstrations to accommodate more requests for information related to the potential [...]

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What's new at FSR this year

This year’s Farm Science Review will feature a little new in addition to all of the popular staples that make the event a must visit for the world’s agriculturists. The field demonstrations at the event are a highlight for many visitors because there are few opportunities to see side-by-side comparisons of harvest and tillage equipment [...]

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