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O S U Extension Ag and Natural Resources
Nutrient Stewardship for Cleaner Water
The Nutrient Stewardship for Cleaner Water initiative is an Ohio State University Extension Signature Program designed to improve water quality by helping growers efficiently use nitrogen and phosphorus to keep more of it on the field resulting in increased crop yields and farm profits and cleaner water.
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Something's Fishy in Piketon
Learn about Ohio's aquaculture industry and tour a working hatchery at OSU South Center's First Friday Aquaculture Tour held April through October.
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Well Water Interpretation Tool
Wondering if your well water is safe? To help you find out, we've teamed up with the Ohio Department of Health and the Ohio EPA to bring you an online tool to help interpret findings from your water quality test.
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Get the latest information on agronomic crops.
The Agronomic Crops Network is an online resource dedicated to bring you the latest news, information, and resources for making important management decision in agronomic crop production. Visit the team's website at http://agcrops.osu.edu.
Get the latest information on agronomic crops.
         

Agriculture and Natural Resources

News

  1. Media Advisory: Experts Available to Speak about Listeria and Ice Cream

    Apr 24 2015 - 11:41am

    Two experts with The Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences are available to speak about listeria and ice cream in light of two recent recalls, one of which involves Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams in Columbus. On Tuesday, Blue Bell Creameries of Texas expanded an earlier recall to include all of its products, sold in 23 states. Eight cases of listeriosis in Kansas and Texas, including three deaths, have been linked to Blue Bell products.
  2. Reports of black cutworms in Midwest signal potential concern for Ohio growers

    Apr 24 2015 - 11:08am

    Large populations of black cutworms reported last week in Indiana and Kentucky means Ohio farmers can soon expect to see the migratory moths in the Buckeye State, an entomologist with the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University said.
  3. Workshop Teaches Growers to Identify Spotted Wing Drosophila

    Apr 22 2015 - 2:28pm

    In order to combat the damaging impact of spotted wing drosophila on small fruit crops, growers have to know what the winged pests look like so they can start treatment even after finding just one of them in their fields, according to an entomologist with the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University. The spotted wing drosophila, which can destroy an entire fruit crop, looks like a common vinegar fly to the untrained eye, said Jim Jasinski, an Ohio State University Extension educator and Integrated Pest Management program coordinator.