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Agriculture and Natural Resources


  1. Photo of wheat plants with wheat strip and wheat rust. Photo by O S U College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

    Mild Winter Could Increase Chance for Wheat Disease, Rusts in Particular

    May 11, 2016

    WOOSTER, Ohio — Growers need to keep a vigilant eye on their wheat fields this year, thanks to a mild winter that has set the stage for the potential of early diseases in wheat crops, says a wheat expert from the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.

    This year’s warm winter means that growers need to be on the lookout for several wheat diseases such as stripe rust, which could cause yield loss if untreated, said Pierce Paul, an Ohio State University Extension wheat researcher.

  2. Photo of two baby birds in a nest

    New Book Shows Status of Ohio's Breeding Birds

    May 11, 2016

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — A highly anticipated new book on breeding birds in Ohio sheds light on the current distribution and changes in the status of the state’s bird populations.

    The Second Atlas of Breeding Birds in Ohio — published by the Pennsylvania State University Press and edited by Paul G. Rodewald, Matthew B. Shumar, Aaron T. Boone, David L. Slager and Jim McCormac — comes 25 years after the state’s first breeding bird atlas and provides a new look at contemporary Ohio bird life and how it has changed since the first atlas. 

  3. Photo of a pile of malting barley with a person's hand holding a pod. Photo by Thinkstock

    June 14 Field Day Looks at Multiple Uses of Small Grains

    May 9, 2016

    WOOSTER, Ohio – One crop, multiple profit options?

    Farmers who grow small grains can find additional uses for them, including as cover crops and as alternative or supplemental livestock forages, besides using them as a cash grain crop, says an Ohio State University Extension educator.

    Small grains — including cereal rye, wheat, oats and barley — can be planted and put to use to fulfill a variety of needs, said Rory Lewandowski, an OSU Extension agriculture and natural resources educator.