Agriculture and Natural Resources
Oct 12 2015 - 1:00pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio farmers harvested fewer pumpkins this year compared to the 2014 crop, and the fruits are smaller than usual, according to experts with the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.
“Growers faced significant challenges during both ends of the growing season in 2015,” said Jim Jasinski, Ohio State University Extension educator and coordinator of the Integrated Pest Management program. OSU Extension is the statewide outreach arm of the college.
Oct 8 2015 - 5:59pm
MANSFIELD, Ohio — There’s still time to register for Capturing Nature’s Wonders, an Oct. 17 photography workshop by Jim Doty Jr. at the Mansfield campus of The Ohio State University.
Registration for the event is open through Monday, Oct. 12, said Kathy Smith, coordinator of the event’s sponsor, the Ohio Woodland Stewards Program. The program is part of Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.
Oct 8 2015 - 5:54pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio – With grain harvest well underway statewide thanks to favorable weather conditions throughout the region, growers are reminded that taking extra precautions when handling grain can lessen the potential for injury.
When working around grain storage facilities, incidents such as slips, trips, falls, severe trauma injuries, entanglement or engulfment can happen in a fraction of a second, said Kent McGuire, agriculture safety and health coordinator for Ohio State University Extension.