OSU Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources
Nov 17 2014 - 11:35am
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Four workshops designed to teach Certified Crop Advisers how to help farmers develop nutrient management plans will be offered by agronomists with Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.
Nov 13 2014 - 4:20pm
The increase in this year’s fall acorn crop means that livestock producers who have oak trees in their pastures need to be on the lookout - acorns from these trees could cause kidney failure in their animals, particularly in cattle and sheep.
Acorn poisoning can be a significant issue for producers, especially in feeder calves that are more susceptible to developing kidney failure after ingesting acorns, said Stan Smith, an Ohio State University Extension program assistant in agriculture and natural resources.
Nov 13 2014 - 3:02pm
Working long hours without an adequate amount of sleep is just one example of how farmers can increase their risk of injury during harvest, a safety expert with Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences said.Knowing some simple safety precautions to take during harvesting is critical for farmers to reduce the potential for injuries, said Andy Bauer, an Ohio State University Extension agricultural health and safety professional. OSU Extension is the outreach arm of the college.