Farm Briefs: 01-07-14 PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 07 January 2014 09:44
The Wood County Extension Office will be hosting a free webinar on corn production on Jan. 14 from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Extension office basement meeting room, 639 Dunbridge Road,
Dr. Peter Thomison, OSU Agronomist, will discuss "Optimizing Corn Yields - Assessing the Contribution of Key Agronomic Management Factors."
Dr. Andy Michel, Extension Entomologist, will discuss "Seed Treatments in Corn: Impacts on Pests and Pollinators."
No reservation needed. Contact Alan Sundermeier at 419-354-9050 for questions.
Alternatives to weed-resistant seeds offered by scientists PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 07 January 2014 09:24
The Union of Concerned Scientists, based in Washington, has provided a press release regarding the U.S. Department of Agriculture release of its draft environmental impact statement of experimental corn and soybean seeds genetically engineered by Dow Agrosciences to tolerate application of the weed killer 2, 4-D and other herbicides.
Dow has put these new seeds forward for regulatory approval because of the spread of weeds that have grown resistant to another herbicide - Monsanto's Roundup.
According to UCS release, "The problem of these so-called 'superweeds' - which already plague over 60 million acres and are a huge and costly challenge for farmers across the country - is detailed in a Union of Concerned Scientists policy brief, at USDA approval of additional herbicide-tolerant crops would only make the problem worse, as the UCS brief explains."
Beekeeping class offered for beginners PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 31 December 2013 10:04
WESTON - Anyone interested in learning about beekeeping can soon learn about the basic equipment, tools, costs, legal issues, what to expect when harvesting your honey, resources and references.
This class is the basis for a series coordinated and offered through Schooner Farms, Weston. To become a beekeeper you need to know what you are getting into, while beekeeping is enjoyable it is also very complex and many folks jump in without regard to some of the realities involved. Organizers tout this class is a must for people considering beekeeping.
Students will receive a beekeeping book along with handouts. The session will be held at 10 a.m. Jan. 11 at Schooner Farms. Participants must register in advance at 419-261-0908.
Annual meeting rescheduled PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 04 January 2014 09:35
NORTH BALTIMORE - After canceling its scheduled December meeting, the Wood County Farmers Union will hold its annual meeting Jan. 18 beginning at 10 a.m. It will be held at the Iron Skillet Restaurant, 12906 Deshler Road, in the truck plaza.
Because of the date change, president Phil Bresler was unable to confirm as of press time if the originally scheduled speakers would be attending.
Original speakers included Wood County Commissioner Joel Kuhlman, Ohio Farmers Union President Roger Wise, and Farm Service Agency state committee member John Bresler.  Joe Logan was scheduled to speak on Senate Bill 150. Vickie Askins was to talk on CAFOs and the ODA manure loophole.
Corn and soybeans featured PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 31 December 2013 10:00
ARCHBOLD - The 2014 Corn/Soybean Day coordinated by Ohio State University Extension, Fulton County, will be held Jan. 23 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The program will be held at Founder's Hall at Sauder Village, 22611 Ohio Route 2.
There is a $25 registration fee which includes both a continental breakfast and lunch, a presentation folder and pesticide credits available.
There is an optional "Core and Category 6" session for pesticide applicator credit available following the program from 3:45 to 5:15 p.m.
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