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Farm Briefs: 01-18-14 PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 18 January 2014 09:17
Soil/Water meeting set
The Wood Soil and Water Conservation District regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors will be held at 8 a.m. Friday at the district office, 1616 E. Wooster St., Suite 32.
 
Farm Briefs: 01-14-14 PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 14 January 2014 10:24
Arbor sets meeting
Portage Center Arbor  #524 Gleaners, will be meeting at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Zion Family Life Center. The meeting will include the annual Samaritan give away.
This is were Portage Center Arbor invites 21 different organizations to learn about them as they learned about the Gleaners.
The church is located at the corner of Bays Road and Reynolds Road.
Meat will be furnished. Those attending are asked to bring their own table service, drink, and a potluck dish.
After the meal all the organizations will be introduced and explain what they do to help the community.
The public is invited to attend.
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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.
 
Farm Briefs: 01-11-14 PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 11 January 2014 08:59
Cattle feeding shortcourse plans
Cattle producers are invited to learn about developing cost effective rations, marketing strategies, feeding corn stalks, increasing carcass gain and more at the cattle feeding shortcourse on Jan. 22, starting at 6 p.m. at the Wood County Junior Fair Building. Registration is $35 payable at the door or online at https:/commerce.cashnet.com/msu_3645
A second session will be held at the same time and location on Feb. 11.  
Contact the Wood County Extension office at 419-354-9050 for details.
Last Updated on Saturday, 11 January 2014 09:01
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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 http://www.ucsusa.org/food_and_agriculture/our-failing-food-system/industrial-agriculture/the-rise-of-superweeds.html. USDA approval of additional herbicide-tolerant crops would only make the problem worse, as the UCS brief explains."
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