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  1. Family Fundamentals: Make plan, be firm to curb holiday spending (for November 2012)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/family-fundamentals-make-plan-be-firm-curb-holiday-spending-november-2012

    realistically cut back in other areas? On the other hand, is it possible (and reasonable) to increase your ... year to cut back so you don’t end up with large credit card bills in January. But then, as a next step, ... change to long-held habits (think “I’m going to lose weight” or “I’m going to quit smoking”), it will ...

  2. Dry Weather Could Aggravate Insect Damage on Crops

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/dry-weather-could-aggravate-insect-damage-crops

    season's abnormally dry conditions, any extensive feeding injury could put stressed plants in further ... appearance. If hot, dry conditions continue these pests could also cause excessive injury to underdeveloped, ... jeopardy.   Ron Hammond, an Ohio State University Extension entomologist with the Ohio Agricultural Research ...

  3. Continued Dry Conditions May Favor Spider Mites

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/continued-dry-conditions-may-favor-spider-mites

    Hammond. He added, however, that spider mite populations could be a lot worse if it hadn't been for ... as it's been, it isn't as bad as it could be," he said. Yellow/bronze discoloration of ... outbreaks of two-spotted spider mites on soybeans. Ron Hammond, an Ohio State University entomologist with ...

  4. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: The Polar Bear Question (for the Week of Jan. 6, 2008)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-polar-bear-question-week-jan-6-2008-1

    http://www.ag.ohio-state.edu/~news/story.php?id=4432.) Polar bears, which live in the wild only in the Arctic, need sea ice in summer to travel and hunt ... January 9, 2008 Q. Dear Twig: The polar bears, remember? If the Arctic ice cap melts and shrinks, ... what will that do to them? A.: Bad things, it would seem. If the Arctic Ocean ends up losing the ice ...

  5. OSU Extension Offers Resources and Information to Manage Drought as Conditions Intensify Statewide

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/osu-extension-offers-resources-and-information-manage-drought-conditions-intensify

    projected yields for corn and soybeans statewide now at 65 to 80 percent of normal, it now comes down to ... forecast to continue at least through August, unless the state gets a significant amount of rain soon, it ... Rogers said. This year it is much stronger than usual, which is preventing moisture from getting into the ...

  6. Chow Line: Try heat, drying if fresh garlic turns blue (for 5/24/09)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/chow-line-try-heat-drying-if-fresh-garlic-turns-blue-52409-0

    it for about 30 seconds in boiling water and then cooling it ice water-- could prevent the reaction ... before using it. Another food specialist, this one at North Carolina State University, recommends storing ... freshly picked garlic bulbs in warm, dry air (between 70 to 80 degrees F) to prevent the green/blue-green ...

  7. Extended Drought Could Lead to Aspergillus Ear Rot in Corn – An Unusual Problem for Ohio Growers

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/extended-drought-could-lead-aspergillus-ear-rot-corn-%E2%80%93-unusual-problem-ohio-growers

    severe and extreme drought over much of the state, so Ohio growers should start looking for signs of it ... Ohio, but the dry conditions experienced across the state could lead to such a problem this year,” Paul ... definitely are concerned that we could see it." Paul said the fungus can infect grain and produce ...

  8. Chow Line: Detailed food safety information online (for 9/27/09)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/chow-line-detailed-food-safety-information-online-92709-0

    safety tips, including guidelines for back-to-school, summer and holidays. Food poisoning, including ... time you have a food safety question or concern. Chow Line is a service of Ohio State University ... Safety Month. This column was reviewed by Lydia Medeiros, food safety specialist for Ohio State ...

  9. Chow Line: Focus on safety with mailed food gifts (12/7/12)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/chow-line-focus-safety-mailed-food-gifts-12712

    http://www.fsis.usda.gov and search for “Mail Order Food Safety.” It includes a chart with time limits for storage of ... possible. For additional guidance, Ohio State University offers a food safety hotline during business hours, ... by Linnette Goard, food safety field specialist for Ohio State University Extension. Martha Filipic ...

  10. Ohio's Corn Crop Parched

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/ohios-corn-crop-parched

    rolling." "It's a defense mechanism. The plant is shutting down to prevent loss of moisture, but ... State University Extension agronomist, said that lack of rain across the state is the biggest problem ... growers are facing, and if the dry weather pattern doesn't change, yields could be impacted. ...

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